Florian Baumann

Florian Baumann

Director Cloud & SW Strategy, Aptiv
I have been the Director for Cloud & Software Strategy at Aptiv since August 2021. From a young age, I have been obsessed with technology especially machine learning (ML), leading up to a PhD on the topic from the Leibniz University of Hannover. I bring that experience to develop AD/ADAS solutions. In the automotive industry today, the focus for most companies is on creating a consolidated data structure – getting their cloud strategy and data management right. Once those steps are taken, we can start applying ML to improve efficiency and save costs. But the technology has a lot more visionary potential. It will improve road safety and make transport systems more efficient. By integrating with smart infrastructure, ML will help us create better urban environments. These ‘big picture’ possibilities fascinate me – and I am excited every day about working with people to make them a reality. I have published more than 20 studies on human action recognition and object tracking, and I am a regular speaker at events and conferences.