Dr. Christoph Grote

    Christoph has worked for the BMW Group in Munich since 1999. His responsibilities always ventured between innovation and delivery. Currently he serves as Senior Vice President Electronics and as Senior Vice President Digital Car. After graduating in physics at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Christoph obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK. After three years at McKinsey he joined BMW. He was responsible for diverse subject areas – batteries, fuel cell technology and the cockpit – before managing the series development of information and communication systems. He was appointed as Senior Vice President of Research, Advanced Technologies and Innovation in 2014 with offices in Munich, Mountain View (CA), Tokio and Shanghai. Christoph is a veteran when it comes to building the seamless digital connection between the car, its driver and its environment. Apart from delivering BMW’s next generation of automotive electronics, he currently focuses his work on crowd- and cloud-enabled architectures, next generation multimodal user interfaces and new automotive core technologies. Christoph is passionate about delivering outstanding digital (in-car) experiences for the customers by pushing technological boundaries.