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Christof Hellmis is Vice President Strategic Program Management in the Technology Office at HERE. In this position he played a leading role in the development of the company’s next generation vehicle-sourced data services for the auto industry aimed at making driving safer and more enjoyable for millions of people around the world.

Christof has a track record of more than 15 years of experience in technology management and product development for mobile, internet and connected car software and services. Prior to HERE he was chief operating officer for gate5, a navigation and mapping software company acquired by Nokia in 2006 and nucleus of HERE’s operations in Berlin today. Previously he worked as a manager, case leader and strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in various European countries.
Christof holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen in Germany and a MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

#newurbanism | next-gen navigation: the connected driving experience

Smart navigation tends to rely on big data gatherers, which pull together location information to estimate traffic flow. Anyone who’s tried to get across a congested town at rush hour, however, will know that the systems are still far from perfect. The next generation of navigation includes data that’s transmitted by actual vehicles out on the roads, making for a much smoother and reliable experience. Welcome to the world of connected driving.

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