Press Release: Berylls becomes a member of the Eclipse Foundation

Munich, June 2023

Press Release: Berylls becomes a member of the Eclipse foundation

Munich, June 2023

ctive shaping role for Berylls on the way to the software defined vehicle

The Berylls Group has joined the Eclipse Foundation and will support the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) Working Group in particular. The Eclipse Foundation is dedicated to supporting open source projects where the source code of the software is available to the general public and is jointly developed, maintained and improved by the contributors.

Founders of the SDV Working Group include Microsoft, German suppliers Bosch, Continental and ZF. For Berylls, a leading company in the field of digitalization and innovation in the automotive world, it is an important step to contribute its own expertise to one of the most renowned open source organizations worldwide.

Christian Kaiser, Partner at Berylls Strategy Advisors adds: „We are convinced that the exchange of knowledge and experience within the Eclipse community will play a crucial role in shaping the digital future. We already see leading technology companies using more than 50 percent open source code, but the automotive industry is still struggling with this trend. This is something we as Berylls Group would like to actively change.“

Dr. Matthias Kempf, Partner at Berylls, said, „By joining the Foundation, we want to help drive collaboration in a cross-industry open source community, and accelerate progress in digital technologies in the automotive sector.“

As part of the Eclipse Foundation, Berylls will focus specifically on developing solutions for the automotive industry. We aim to play an intermediary role between all those companies working on SDV issues. As a neutra-les Eclipse member, Berylls can play an important role in maximizing parallel efficiency and mutual collaboration. In numerous projects with leading OEMs and suppliers, Berylls has defined the value-added contributions, software architectures, and delivery and control models of modern SW organizations and put them into practice in large-scale transformation projects. The topic of Open Source Software (OSS) is the next logical and consistent step to drive transformation not only in iso-lated projects with individual companies, but with and for the automotive industry as a whole.

Berylls believes that the greatest leverage for incumbents lies in larger-scale collaboration rather than pursuing isolated strategies in fields with low differentiation potential and scarce developer resources.

Currently and in the past, Berylls has worked with a number of different Foundation members, including: AVL, Bosch, CARIAD, Continental, Elektrobit, ETAS, IAV, LG, Luxoft, MBTI, MSFT, Toyota, T-Systems, Vitesco, VW, ZF. Berylls‘ membership in the Eclipse community will further deepen this collaboration in the future.

At this point we would like to thank Fares Agua for the very good cooperation in the area of Open-Source and SDV.

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Press Release: Berylls becomes member of the Eclipse Foundation
Dr. Matthias Kempf

Dr. Matthias Kempf (1974) was one of the founding partners of Berylls Strategy Advisors in August 2011. He began his career with Mercer Management Consulting in Munich, Germany, in 2000. After earning his doctorate degree and further consulting work at Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management Consulting), he joined the management of Hilti Germany in 2008. At Berylls, his area of expertise is new mobility services and traffic concepts. In addition, he is an expert in developing and implementing new digital business models, and in the digitalization of sales and after sales.

Industrial engineering and management studies at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, doctorate degree at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Christian Kaiser

Christian Kaiser (1978) is Partner and Head of IT at Berylls by AlixPartners (formerly Berylls Strategy Advisors), specialising in software and digitalisation. He started his career at DaimlerChrysler AG in 1997 and has 27 years of industry and consulting experience in the automotive sector and has worked as CDO, CIO and CEO in various international OEMs and software companies.
Mr Kaiser has also held roles as chairman or board member of various companies in the software industry.
At Berylls, he specialises in the areas of software defined vehicles, software development, digital business models, digital operating models and software task forces.
Christian holds a degree in ‘Business Economist (EBW)’ from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg.