The Data Center on Wheels Speeds into View: Envisioning the Future of Automotive

The quickening pace of innovation in the automotive sector is gaining speed with the intensity and intrigue of a Fast & Furious film. The industry also is transforming rapidly, impacting next-generation vehicle architectures, driving experiences, partner ecosystems and production manufacturing. Increasingly, tomorrow’s cars and trucks will embody the traits and technologies of powerful computer systems fueled by software, storage, connectivity and computing—essentially performing like a “data center on wheels.”

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What it Takes to ‘Win’ the Unstoppable Electrification Race

It’s too early to place bets on the ultimate winners of the great vehicle electrification race, but the best odds are on automakers and suppliers that embrace disruption and empower innovation to fulfill customer expectations. The accelerated pace of invention and transformation across the entire electrified vehicle (EV) ecosystem is creating countless opportunities and obstacles, as reinforced in Molex’s recent survey, Innovation in Automotive Electrification.

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Mike Bloomgren was named Senior Vice President and President of Molex’s Transportation and Industrial Solutions Division in January 2016. Mike joined Molex in 1984 as a Sales Engineer and assumed various sales management roles including Director of Sales, Automotive in 2001. In 2003, Mike was promoted to President, Automotive Division for the Americas Region. Following a global restructuring in 2007, Mike was named Vice President, Product and Project Management, Global Transportation Division, a position he retained until being promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Transportation Business Unit in July 2011. In that role he was responsible for managing the business and operations for TBU as part of the Global Commercial Products Division. Prior to joining Molex, Mike worked as a Manufacturers’ Representative serving EMS and component manufacturers in Southern California. Mike graduated from Redlands University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.