Christian Seider is Vice President and Executive Client Partner for NTT DATA’s Automotive and Manufacturing business. He has more than 18 years of experience in the consulting and IT services market. His focus is on the digital transformation of the automotive and manufacturing industry and how this change affects companies in regards to their business model, process excellence and IT application implementation and support. He is a certified consultant and has published numerous articles and white papers on disruptive market trends and product innovations. He graduated in the field of Business Engineering from university of Karlsruhe and has enjoyed executive education at Stanford Center for Professional Development. Professionally and privately, he is a car enthusiast and he finds his personal inspiration and motivation in the unprecedented level of change in the automotive and manufacturing industry. Belonging to a Tokyo headquartered global player, he often deals with companies that have a Japan-based heritage.