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Burkhard Huhnke, Vice President, Automotive, Synopsys
Dr. Burkhard Huhnke is the Vice President of Automotive at Synopsys. Prior to joining the company in early 2018, he was SVP of Product Innovation & E-Mobility at VW, based in Silicon Valley. In this role, he synchronized VW's innovation activities and alliances to identify new concept ideas, business models, and partners in the US and had end-to-end ownership of the electric vehicle platform in North America.
Dr. Huhnke initiated the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) at Stanford University together with Stanford Professors Thrun, Nass, and Gerdes. He was the project leader for the autonomous car Volkswagen Passat Junior, participating in the DARPA Grand Challenge, and the Pikes Peak hill-climbing driverless Audi TTS. His positions in the US and Germany included Senior GM, Electronics System Integration, and Whole Vehicle Integration.
Dr. Huhnke serves as Research Fellow for the Hult Business School in San Francisco and is a member of the Board of Industry Leaders of SEMI.