GE: Digital Disruption Takeover?

Industrial titan General Electric and France keep the plot twists coming. 2014 was the year the merger with Alstom took place. Two years later, GE is deploying its first Digital Foundry in Paris, where developers and data scientists will create predictive maintenance applications for GE’s clients. The Predix platform is GE Digital’s answer to the disruptive GAFA barbarians. The GE Digital business unit was recently created with the mission to accomplish the cultural revolution towards digital, or, as we like to say in Presans, to become the barbarians. It is headed by Bill Ruh, who doubles as GE’s Chief Digital Officer. Louis Naugès recently provided an interesting competitive analysis of the digital industrial field. He first places the digital industrial vertical on

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HEC-Roundtable: Managers from GE, Safran, IBM, Total, Airbus Discuss Digitalization

On April 11, 2016, the HEC Advanced Technology Group organized a roundtable on the topic of the digitalization of capital-intensive industries. 120 people attended this sold-out event, which took place in the now well-known halls of Remix Coworking, rue des Petites Écuries. Albert Meige, CEO of industrial open innovation company Presans, handled host duties. The invited panelists were: Ghislaine Doukhan, Executive Vice-President Safran Analytics Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Vice-President IBM Cognitive Solutions Denis Gardin, SVP New Technologies Ventures at Airbus Yves Le Stunff, Chief Digital Officer at Total Exploration & Production Robert Plana, Senior Engineer Emerging Technologies at General Electrics It’s no secret a big digital push is currently underway from all the major industrial players. How big? How disruptive? Are we sure

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