A new door opens: MBition GmbH

This month of June I have started a new adventure. I have joined MBition, GmbH, a 100% owned subsidiary of Daimler AG focused on …

“MBition focuses on Infotainment-Software, Navigation-Software, Cloud-Software and UI-Software. ” (extracted from the MBition website).

Automotive is one of those industries that is going through disruptive changes. I think it is a very interesting place to be right now if you are looking for some excitement.mbition_logo_color_4

Back in 2018, I did a talk at the Autonomous Vehicle Software Symposium, in Stuttgart, Germany, where I said something like this, when referring to software platforms for automotive in the autonomous driving era:

  • What the industry is doing today will not work then.
  • What the industry knows today in this field will not be enough.
  • Learning fast becomes the only suitable strategy to succeed.

Then I asked if OEMs and Tier 1s were learning fast enough. I still believe today that in general no they are not.

Will we at MBition be able to make a positive impact in the way Daimler is learning about how to design, develop, deliver and maintain a software stack that meets the current and future industry requirements, providing at the same time a premium experience to customers, developers and partners?

I will work to answer YES to that question. It will be an outstanding challenge to face during the coming months. I am very excited about it.

Thanks Gregor, Johan and the rest of the MBition crew for giving me this opportunity. A new journey begins.

I will remain in Málaga working remotely for now but visiting Berlin frequently since MBition’s office is located there.

Moving to Madrid for a few weeks

As I posted a couple of weeks ago, I’m looking for a new job. I’m moving to Madrid to have some interviews and, hopefully, to attend to some Free Software/Free culture events. Let’s see if I can also give a talk about KDE too.

I’ve been in Madrid many times before. I even have family there, but most of the times, I couldn’t enjoy the city or visit some of my friends there since I went to work. It’ll be different this time.

During these weeks in Madrid, I’ll finish the Building innovation nodes through Free Software Communities series of posts and will try to help launching KDE ON Program.

You probably haven’t heard anything about it. You can get some idea by reading the following previous posts from my blog:

Yes, I know, it is too much to read, but hey, I’ve been busy.