How to Optimize Costs at Formula 1 Speed

09 September 2009

On October 29, 2009 Graeme K. Hackland, Head of Information Systems, Renault F1 Team, will deliver a speech at the IT Leader Forum 2009 in Moscow, Russia. His presentation will be closely related to this year's key theme of the IT Leader Forum: "Innovations during the Period of Cost-Cutting". In fact, the world economic crisis has affected the automotive industry to great extent and subjected expenses related to F1 Championship to considerable corrections.

Graeme K. Hackland, Head of Information Systems, Renault F1 Team, will tell the Forum attendees about his experience in maintaining competitive advantage and how the Team has managed to achieve amazing results through the use of innovative information technologies: increase economic efficiency and save $2.5 million per year.

Mr. Hackland has been working with Renault F1 Team for 12 years, is a member of the Senior Management Group responsible for the entire range of Information Systems of the Team. He started his career with the Team as a Network Support Analyst and then, after 5 years, promoted to IT Manager. As an IT Manager, Mr. Hackland was responsible for the Renault F1 Team's IT performance in the UK: from infrastructure and network links at Grand Prix and Qualifications, to the entire factory infrastructure, IT security, budget and staff. Since July 2009, Mr. Hackland is a Head of Information Systems of the Renault F1 Team. Now he is also responsible for IT strategy, IT risks management, budget control and planning.

See detailed information about the IT Leader Forum 2009.

Event agenda is available at the Forum Agenda page.

The IT Leader Forum is organized by the Russian Managers Association, Itogi, CIO and Intelligent Enterprise Magazines, and CROC incorporated.


About the Renault F1 Team

Renault F1 is the Renault company's Formula 1 racing team from the late 1970s to the present day. Renault first tasted world championship success as a supplier of normally aspirated engines to the Benetton and Williams teams in the 1990s. Renault returned to the category as a constructor in 2001 by taking over the Benetton team, which was renamed Renault in 2002. Their first championship as a constructor was achieved in 2005; the same year that won their first drivers' championship. Renault F1 is coordinated from the team's UK base at Enstone, UK, where the chassis are designed and built. Engines are manufactured at Renault's facility at Viry-Châtillon outside Paris. As well as their championship wins in 2005 and 2006, Renault also contributed to 5 driver's world championships (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997) and 6 constructor's world championships (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997) as engine supplier for Benetton and Williams.

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