“If you went to bed as an industrial company, you’re waking up as a data & analytics company”
GE Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt welcomed and opened remarks on the state of the Industrial Internet at Minds + Machines 2014.
Over the last three years GE’s portfolio has steadily grown from 10 to 40 software and services offerings. The company’s goal is to extend its prowess in connecting machines and applying big-data analysis beyond GE’s world of turbines, jet engines, locomotives, and industrial equipment.
GE also announced new partnerships with Cisco to use its ruggedized routers, Intel to use its chips and servers, and Verizon to use its networks to connect with GE sensors.