Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 44

FEATURE: IOT “We are the world’s digital industrial company and our goal is to be one of the top software companies in the world by 2020.” Bill Ruh is CEO of GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer GE. GE’s initiative into the Industrial Internet of Things and its cloud based Predix platform have established a path for its vast industrial customer base to follow and gain dividends. “We are the world’s digital industrial company and our goal is to be one of the top software companies in the world by 2020. At the heart of this organisation-wide transformation is the immense opportunity we see in the Industrial Internet of Things, the merging of industrial hardware with big data and advanced analytics to achieve unprecedented levels of productivity, efficiency and resource use optimisation for our clients as well as our own operations,” elaborates Ruh. Bill Ruh is CEO of GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer GE A s the Chief Executive Officer of GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer, Bill Ruh is responsible for internal and external strategy regarding digital solutions, processes and services. As the leader of GE Digital, Ruh is working with a team to reimagine the industry’s infrastructure by connecting software, applications and analytics to industrial businesses, enabling them to operate more efficiently. GE Digital supports its customers around the globe with a broad range of Industrial Internet of Things applications, including asset performance management, operations optimisation solutions and cyber security. Ruh joined GE in 2011 to establish the company’s digital and industrial Internet strategy and has led the team in the development of Predix and GE’s organic and inorganic growth in the software industry. 44 INTELLIGENTCIO “In terms of solutions, we are now enabling our clients, in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, to move beyond automation into digital autonomous systems, driven by industry-leading tools from our digital portfolio. We have developed applications for the industry that drive value for customers, such as Asset Performance Management “Just 1% efficiency gains could equate to more than $150 billion dollars saved annually for industries like energy, transportation and healthcare.” www.intelligentcio.com