Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Erich Nickel, IBM, DE
Director Global Sales
IBM Telematics Solutions
IBM Germany
D- 70548 Stuttgart
Tel: +49/711-785-4946
Fax: +49/711-785-4991
Mobile: +49/171-3373-648

Erich Nickel was recently appointed Director of IBM Global Telematics 
and Automotive Software Foundry Solutions - a business which over the
past couple of years has experienced tremendous growth, increasing
revenues more than twofold between 2001 and 2002.  In this role he is
responsible for driving our strategy and leading a dedicated telematics
team who leverage technology to deliver real business value at an
accelerated pace to customers. Erich's work focuses on identifying
strategic partnerships, thought leadership and future requirements of
end-to-end telematics solutions, relevant to multiple industries such
as Automotive, Commercial Vehicles, Insurance and Public Sector.

Erich has over 20 years of IBM experience and has held management
positions in manufacturing, industrial and embedded systems, joining
the European automotive embedded systems team in 1995. Prior to
joining IBM Erich served an apprenticeship as and Electronics
Technician and gained an MBA from the Univeristy of Hannover, Germany.