We were happy to participate in the 11th edition of the Allianz Deutschland Autotag, themed "Car Data - My Decision?"
Participating in the 11th edition of the Allianz Deutschland Autotag, themed “Car Data – My Decision?” marked a significant milestone for our team, providing a platform to explore the critical facets of vehicle data. The event, hosted at the AZT, was an immersive experience that delved into the intricacies of information stored in cars, addressing concerns about access, and evaluating the risks and benefits associated with sharing such data.
The Autotag event is widely recognized for its unique blend of on-site and online experiences, offering a dynamic and inclusive approach to engaging with attendees. The event kicked off with a focus on the German audience, featuring Frank Sommerfeld, CEO of Allianz Versicherungs-AG, who shared valuable insights into the challenges drivers encounter concerning vehicle data. Lucie Bakker, Chief Claims Officer at Allianz Versicherungs-AG, and Christoph Lauterwasser, Managing Director of AZT, delved into the potential applications of vehicle data for efficient and customer-centric claims processes. Natallia Dziamchuk, IT Security Expert at AZT, added depth to the discussion by providing illuminating perspectives on the opportunities and risks associated with using smartphones as car keys, complete with a live demonstration.
In the international segment, Klaus-Peter Röhler, Member of the Board of Allianz SE, delivered a keynote address that highlighted the significance of the EU Data Act in handling vehicle data and its future implications for consumers and businesses on a global scale.
Our Managing Director, Norbert Dohmen, actively participated in a panel discussion alongside distinguished experts from the automotive, regulatory, and insurance sectors. This insightful panel delved deep into the event’s theme, “Car Data – My Decision?” Special recognition was extended to Claudia Bechstein for her excellent moderation, facilitating a rich exchange of ideas and perspectives.
At our booth, Micha Weißer, our Manager for B2B Integration, took the opportunity to showcase the incredible possibilities achievable with connected car data from CARUSO. The presentation demonstrated the tangible benefits and innovations that arise from harnessing advanced technologies in the automotive landscape.
A notable highlight of the event was the presentation of survey results conducted by Driven By – Ein Unternehmen der Allianz, Allianz Center for Technology (AZT), and Ipsos. The survey provided valuable insights into consumer expectations, revealing that 57–82% of respondents expect to be informed about telephone data storage and anticipate simple solutions for data deletion. Moreover, 37–51% expressed concerns about cyber-attacks, underscoring the importance of addressing these fears to enhance data use acceptance.
These survey results underscored the continued significance of events like the Allianz Autotag. They emphasized the imperative need to clarify and inform about innovation in the insurance sector, playing a crucial role in ensuring consumer protection and navigating the evolving landscape of vehicle data.
In conclusion, the 11th edition of the Allianz Deutschland Autotag offered a comprehensive exploration of the complexities surrounding car data. The event brought together industry experts, thought leaders, and stakeholders to collectively address issues related to data privacy, cybersecurity, and customer awareness in the ever-evolving automotive landscape. The active participation and insights shared during the event contribute to fostering innovation, transparency, and consumer trust in the digital era of connected vehicles.
The exceptional organization of the event, spearheaded by Dr. Florian Kitzmann, Eva Broecker, and many more, deserves heartfelt appreciation for providing an invaluable platform for such critical discussions and exchanges of knowledge.