Johann Jungwirth, since 1st November 2015 Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Volkswagen AG is responsible for the digital transformation of the Volkswagen Group and reports directly to Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG.
Johann Jungwirth transferred from Apple in Cupertino, CA (USA), where he was Director, Mac Systems Engineering for over a year. He was responsible for innovation in design and engineering in product development as well as hiring, growing and leading a multicultural research & development team and supporting the Special Projects Group. In 2009 Jungwirth was appointed as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America to head the Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA (USA), with additional locations. From the center in Silicon Valley, Jungwirth and his team were responsible for all research and development units in the US market such as autonomous driving, powertrain and electric drive, technology and vehicle development, as well as business innovation and user interaction design. From 2008 to 2014 Jungwirth was also Vice-President Connected Car, User Interaction & Telematics responsible for all research, engineering and product development for infotainment and connected car solutions. Johann Jungwirth was born on 3rd of May 1973, in Reußmarkt, Romania. He holds an electrical engineering degree Dipl.-Ing. (BA) from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart. He also participated in the International Motor Vehicle Program of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Wharton School of the University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Johann Jungwirth is married and has three children.
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