In-Car Payments – How to Make Them Successful
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As GM and VP of the Apps Business Unit, Nils leads a global team focused on delivering end-to-end applications that bring innovative business models to the automotive and mobility industries. This involves integration of Conversational AI technologies created within Cerence as well as management of a global partner ecosystem.
As a supervisory board member, Nils represents Cerence as a shareholder at DFKI, the German AI Research Centre. Before his appointment as head of the Apps BU, Nils led Innovation Management and previously spent ten years in Corporate Research during Cerence’s time as Nuance Communications’ Automotive division.
Nils’ career in speech and AI spans 25 years and positions with Philips, ScanSoft, Nuance Communications, and now Cerence. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Bonn for his thesis on “The communication model of AI research,” as well as a degree in Computer Science (Diplom-Inform.) from the University of Koblenz and a PhD in Computer Linguistics from the University of Duisburg for his dissertation in AI on Natural Language Generation of Paraphrases. Since this is clearly not enough, he also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Hagen in Environmental Sciences. Nils currently holds 15 patents. In his spare time, Nils likes hiking and scanning archives for documents on the history of Science (especially Astronomy and Alchemy) in the early modern period.