Klaus Straub

CIO & Senior Vice President Information Management BMW Group

Game Changer Agile Organization

BMW Group IT is currently undergoing the biggest transformation in its history and relies 100 percent on agility. In this age of digitization, it is no longer expedient if all technical requirements for IT systems are defined years before they are implemented. Until the software is written and tested, too much time goes by in the waterfall model and the functionality no longer covers the requirements of the departments which are constantly changing. Group IT therefore focuses on speed, means short development cycles and flexibility. The gradual creation and delivery of software products generates business benefits at an early stage. In mixed teams, representatives of the contracting divisions pull together with software developers and operational managers. CIO Klaus Straub describes in his presentation the reasons for the reorientation, shows the company-wide consequences and presents concrete results.


Following a degree in engineering, in 1990 Klaus Straub started his professional career at Daimler Benz AG where he held several executive positions in different business units across the company.

From 2002 until September 2004 Mr. Straub worked for the Siemens VDO Automotive AG as CIO and Corporate Vice President. From 2004 until 2012 Mr. Straub was CIO and Vice President at Audi AG.

In April 2012 Klaus Straub relocated to the BMW Group located in Munich as Leader of Organization Development and Process Management. In mid-2014 Mr. Straub was appointed Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Management of the BMW Group.