Berthold Hellenthal | Volkswagen car.SW Org Wolfsburg AG

Head of Computing Platform and Semiconductors

Since September 1, 2020, Dipl.-Ing. Berthold Hellenthal is Head of Computing Platform and Semiconductors in the newly founded Car. Software Org of VW.

Prior to this, Berthold Hellenthal was a member of the technical development management team at AUDI AG. He was responsible for the comprehensive Competence Center Electronics & Semiconductors as well as for the Audi semiconductor strategy, the Progressive Semiconductor Program (PSCP).

Before joining Audi, Mr. Hellenthal worked as a consultant for electronics development in the automotive industry. Previously, he was co-founder and Co-CEO of a venture capital-funded start-up company. He started his career as a consultant for the implementation and application of complex control theories (fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence) in Europe and the US, specifically for the semiconductor industry. Mr. Hellenthal studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University.

9:20 - 10:00

Thursday, November 19

Developing next generation Automotive Computing Platforms based on a new value chain


Future vehicle architectures need to be continuously innovation ready, scalable, a “great” home for software and enable an attractive business case. Building successful scalable architectures for high performance end-2-end use cases requires competences and experiences which are not found in the traditional automotive value chain. The distribution of intelligence within the vehicle and between vehicle and cloud needs to be software driven to enable the desired customer functions, a controllable complexity, new business models and a sustainable as well as affordable life cycle support.