GE Bringing Good things - And the Internet of Things - To Life


GE Bringing Good things - And the Internet of Things - To Life

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 GE User Summit in Orlando, Fla. It was a worthwhile event with some significant takeaways. (For the record: It was not, as some in my office have suggested, a boondoggle so I could go scuba diving and get a little too close to an eight-foot sandbar shark.)

The highlight of the conference for me was a presentation by CEO Jeff Immelt, who was handpicked by the legendary Jack Welch in 2000 to succeed him. The presentation answered the question “Where is GE going?” The short answer is “Industrial Automation” and specifically the Internet of Things (IoT), or, as they call it, the Industrial Internet.

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