Guest of the Week (11/18)
Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer, GE Power at General Electric
Congratulations Ganesh! You are theCUBE Guest of the Week.
General Electric is not your grandfather’s power company any longer. The 124-year-old company is now an innovator in the digital transformation, developing software-defined machines and connected, responsive and predictive solutions. To that end, GE Power & Water hired its first Chief Digital Officer Ganesh Bell to be the architect of this digital transformation and drive business growth. Since he began back in February 2014, Bell’s team has grown to approximately 1,800 people who are reinventing the way the world is powered.
To understand the explosive growth of how large an impact the digital transformation is having on the industrial sector, look to the increased attendance at the GE Minds + Machines event. While at the event in San Francisco, Bell sat down with Jeff Frick, host of theCUBE from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to elaborate on GE digital initiatives and the Electricity Value Network. This week, theCUBE features Ganesh Bell as our Guest of the Week.
One of the reasons the show is more popular and becoming more mainstream is due to the decrease in productivity in the industrial sector over the last few years. According to Bell, it is only 25 percent of what it used to be and that is the motivating factor for industry to seek efficiency and extracting new value through digital transformation. “It’s not just automation, it’s about creating new value, new revenue from digital assets and that’s why you see the excitement across all the industries here,” noted Bell.