Dr. Dirk Abendroth

Dr. Dirk Abendroth

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Dirk Abendroth

Chief Technology Officer at Continental Automotive

As a leading technology company Continental is constantly evaluating its existing product portfolio and pursuing future, next-level technological innovation. The driving force for those endeavors is the Corporate Technology Officer and the Corporate Systems & Technology organization. Since January of 2019, Dirk Abendroth serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the future Continental Automotive group sector.  

Continental will unite the technologies for autonomous driving and connected mobility in this sector. Abendroth will assume responsibility for the associated global research and development function. 

Corporate Systems & Technology shapes the direction and vision of Continental’s future technology and innovation portfolio in order to maintain Continental´s role as a global technology leader. Abendroth reports directly to Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the Executive Board.

Enhancement of Continental’s power of innovation

The CTO’s tasks include further developing research and development processes, methods, and instruments in relation to embedded software and coordinating the ongoing optimization of Continental’s global research and development network. Dirk Abendroth is a central contact for customers and business partners on strategic technological and innovation matters worldwide. The diverse tasks of the CTO include the enhancement of Continental’s innovative power. This is pursued by technology trend scouting centered on the future-related fields of artificial intelligence, automation, electrification, connectivity, wireless technologies, and new mobility services for future products, services and solutions.

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