By Renée Francoeur
September 15, 2015 – GE has announced the creation of GE Digital, a “transformative move that brings together all of the digital capabilities from across the company into one organization.”
GE Digital will integrate GE’s Software Center, the expertise of GE’s global IT and commercial software teams, and the industrial security strength of Wurldtech. Bill Ruh, chief digital officer, will lead this new model.
“It will make GE a digital show site and grow our software and analytics enterprise from $6B in 2015 to a top 10 software company by 2020,” said Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE of the integration.
GE says it plans to update advancements and customer collaboration at the Minds & Machines event on Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.
In addition, the company announced a series of key leadership changes. Mark Begor is retiring from GE. Russell Stokes will succeed him at GE Energy Management and Jamie Miller will succeed Russell at GE Transportation. All of these changes are effective Oct. 1, 2015. Jim Fowler, a 15-year IT leader at GE, will succeed Miller as CIO.