EDC Podcast Ep29: Hans Puvogel, COO of Parkopedia, World's Leading Connected Car Services Provider

EDC Podcast Ep29: Hans Puvogel, COO of Parkopedia, World's Leading Connected Car Services Provider

Martin Koderisch
November 15, 2023

About This Episode

This week, we meet up with Hans Puvogel COO of Parkopedia. This is a natural follow up to a previous episode on in car payment with Mercedes Pay. I find the transformation of the automotive industry totally fascinating. Its quite incredible how fast things are moving both in terms of migration from fossil fuel to EV vehicles but also in terms of the emergence of highly connected cars capable of supporting all kinds of in car commerce use cases.

Founded in 2007, Parkopedia has become a key player in this emerging market. It is the world's leading connected car services provider used by millions of drivers, car manufactures and other organisations. And its not just parking as the name implies, today Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for petrol, fuel, EV charging stations, road tolls and other connected car services in over 20,000 cities across 90 countries.

In our conversation, Hans expands on Parkopedia’s journey and we discuss how important and integral Parkopedia’s in house developed payment processing platform has become to the Parkopedia solution and proposition to its B2B customers. In particular I was struck by how much back end complexity the Parkopedia team have managed to solve for, providing technical, operational and contractual aggregation of all stakeholders across connected car value chains for a wide variety of different payment use cases.

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Episode Links

Guest Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hans-hendrik-puvogel/

Company Website: https://business.parkopedia.com/

Company on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/parkopedia/

Guest Bio

Dr. Hans-Hendrik Puvogel is COO of Parkopedia– the world’s leading connected car services provider. Dr. Puvogel’s main responsibilities at Parkopedia include driving sales and marketing, as well as managing operations across Parkopedia’s markets in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.

Prior to joining Parkopedia, Dr. Puvogel was General Manager at ICT Automotive and General Manager at INRIX Europe. Fluent in 6 languages, Hans has a 25-year track record in building and growing international businesses, as well as experience in software and data services for the automotive and telecommunications industry.


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