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Mastermind Interview: CEOs and CIOs Can Learn From Jeffrey Immelt's Drive to Make GE a Digital Industrial Company

Published: 18 January 2016

ID: G00293559

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino


Gartner interviewed Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt about GE's digital business strategic journey at Symposium/ITxpo 2015. He explains GE's view of digital business in asset-intensive industries and what CIOs need to do.

Table Of Contents


  • The Industrial Internet Is About Outcomes
    • GE's Strategy Is Driven From Internal Capability Belief and "Healthy Paranoia"
    • Focus on the Digital Twin of Physical Assets
    • The Platform Is the Foundation of an Industrial-Analytical Asset Ecosystem
    • Share Data and Focus on Industrial Outcome Measures
    • What Things Might Connect to the Industrial Internet?
    • Don't Let Security Worries Derail the Search for Productivity Growth
    • Competing for a Share of the Industrial Internet
  • The Transition to Digital Business Depends on the CIO
    • Review What Businesses You Want to Be In
    • CIOs Need to Stand Up
  • Beyond the Scope of the Industrial Internet

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