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Episode Info: EP009 - Partner at McKinsey & Company, Kersten Heineke http://www.vehicle2.getspiffy.com Episode 9 is an interview with Kersten Heineke, Partner at McKinsey & Company; recorded on April 26th, 2019. Kersten and Scot discuss a variety of topics, including: Kersten’s career path at McKinsey and the creation of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility. Differences in car sharing, ride hailing, and other ownership models between Europe and North America. The future of connectivity, including data sharing with cities/municipalities to improve infrastructure. Latest developments with electric vehicles and predicting the rate of customer adoption. Interesting and realistic use cases for autonomous vehicles, including robotaxis/shuttles and long haul trucking. Exploring the transition from AV geo-fencing and regulatory issues to complete autonomous mobility. Be sure to follow Kersten on LinkedIn and keep up with the latest from the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility! If you enjoyed this episode, please write us a review on iTunes! The four pillars of Vehicle 2.0 are electrification, connectivity, autonomy, and changing ownership models. In the Vehicle 2.0 Podcast, we will look at the future of the auto industry through guest expert interviews, deep dives into specific topics, news coverage, and hot takes with instant analysis on what the latest breaking news means for today and in time to come. This episode was produced and sound engineered by Jackson Balling, and hosted by Scot Wingo.   Transcript: Scot: [00:51] Welcome to the vehicle 2.0 podcast. This is episode nine and it's being recorded Friday, April 26 2019. Welcome back vehicle 2.0 listeners this week on the show. We are really excited to have Kersten Heineke on the show. Kersten is a partner at McKinsey where he leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility in Europe. Uh, there he focuses on connected cars, autonomous driving, shared mobility, as well as the impact of all these developments on organizations across all industries. Welcome to the show. Kersten. Kersten: [01:29] Thank you so much for having me! Scot: [01:31] Cool. Let's, let's start off by kind of understanding how did you end up in the world of mobility? Kersten: [01:37] Well, I started at McKinsey doing a couple of engagements in, in banking initially and then I said, okay, banking is not really what I want to do. I need a physical product, something you it can be passionate about. And I went into automotive and did a couple of projects in an automotive, mostly traditional stuff and growth plans, expansion plans, material cost optimization, you know, the things that a consultancy is famous for and in some ways, and then we started getting more and more requests about automotive from automotive companies going into the new topics. So be that mobility, shared mobility. Also the question on what the impact of connectivity is and then eventually how you can make money with topics like eight us eventually autonomous driving...
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