About Minds + Machines

GE CEO Jeff Immelt and a global community of industry experts gathered together at Minds + Machines, GE’s fifth annual premier Industrial Internet event. Featuring keynotes from industry luminaries, insightful forums, and hands-on demos, Minds + Machines showed you what it takes to become a digital industrial company and how to get started. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #GEMM16.


Minds + Machines 2016 is GE’s premier Industrial Internet event dedicated to software, innovation, and the most powerful digital industrial outcomes.

Hosted by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, Minds + Machines convenes a global community of GE customers, developers, partners, industry luminaries, and technology thought leaders to explore the digital transformation of industry, the state of the Industrial Internet, and what this means for your business.

This year marked our fifth annual gathering, as we continued to unveil new learnings, opportunities, and outcomes of digital industrial transformation—powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Through two days of featured keynotes, insightful forums, and hands-on demos, Minds + Machines attendees learned how to start their own digital transformation journey; heard about GE’s latest technology solutions, including Predix, our cloud-based operating system for the Industrial Internet; and discovered how our new Digital Foundries help accelerate IIoT innovation.

Minds + Machines brought together the best and the brightest of the technology world. And this year, we dove deeper into what it takes to become a digital industrial company.

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Agenda 2016

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Speakers from Minds + Machines 2016

Hosted by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, Minds + Machines brought together a global community of GE customers, developers, partners, industry experts, and technology leaders, who shared their experiences, insights, and know-how on digital industrial transformation.

  • Jeff Immelt

    Chairman & CEO, GE

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  • Minds + Machines Bill Ruh

    Bill Ruh

    Chief Digital Officer, GE and CEO, GE Digital

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  • Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE

    Beth Comstock

    Vice Chair, GE

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  • Jim Fowler, GE CIO

    Jim Fowler

    Chief Information Officer, GE

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  • Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala Intel

    Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala

    President, Client & Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group, Intel

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  • John Flannery GE Healthcare

    John L. Flannery

    SVP, GE and President & CEO, GE Healthcare

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  • Steve Bolze, GE Power

    Steve Bolze

    SVP and President & CEO, GE Power

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  • Michael-Nilles

    Michael Nilles

    EVP and Chief Digital Officer, Schindler Group

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  • Ahmed-Hasmi-BP

    Ahmed Hashmi

    Head of Upstream Technology, BP.

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  • Ganesh Bell, GE Power

    Ganesh Bell

    Chief Digital Officer & General Manager, Software & Analytics

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  • Jennifer Waldo, GE Digital

    Jennifer Waldo

    Senior Human Resource Manager, GE Digital

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  • Rob Mee, Pivotal

    Rob Mee

    Chief Executive Officer, Pivotal

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  • Susan Landahl, SVP, Exelon Generation

    Susan R. Landahl

    Senior Vice President, Exelon Generation

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  • Harel Kodesh, Vice President, Predix and Chief Technology Officer, GE Digital

    Harel Kodesh

    Vice President, Predix and Chief Technology Officer, GE Digital

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  • Colin Parris, GE Global Research Center

    Colin J. Parris, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Software Research General Electric Global Research Center

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  • Denzil Samuels, GE Digital

    Denzil Samuels

    Global Head of Channels & Alliances, GE Digital

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  • John Launchbury, DARPA

    John Launchbury

    Director, Information Innovation Office, DARPA

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  • Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics

    Rodney Brooks

    Founder, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics

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  • Jim Daily, VP, GE Aviation

    Jim Daily

    Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, GE Aviation

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  • John Gordon, Current by GE

    John Gordon

    Chief Digital Officer, Current by GE

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  • Bonz Hart, Meridium by GE

    Bonz Hart

    CEO, Meridium from GE Digital

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  • Mohamed Ehteshami, GE Aviation

    Mohammad Ehteshami

    Vice President, Additive Integration, GE

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  • Nate Arnold, GE Transportation

    Nate Arnold

    Global Supply Chain CIO, GE Transportation

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  • Sanjeev Addala, Chief Digital Officer GE Renewable Energy

    Sanjeev Addala

    Chief Digital Officer, GE Renewable Energy

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  • Khozema Shipchandler, GE Digital

    Khozema Z. Shipchandler

    Chief Financial Officer, GE Digital

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  • Thierry Pilenko

    Thierry Pilenko

    President, Technip

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  • Mat Honan

    Mat Honan

    Executive Editor and San Francisco Bureau Chief, BuzzFeed News

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  • Kate Johnson, GE Digital

    Kate Johnson

    Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital

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  • Karim Bibawi, PWC

    Karim Bibawi

    PwC , Industrial IoT Lead , GE Digital Global Alliance Lead

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  • Makoto Enomoto

    Makoto Enomoto

    Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation

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  • Seth Bodnar, GE Transportation

    Seth Bodnar

    Chief Digital Officer, GE Transportation

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  • T.J. Miller

    T.J. Miller


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Sessions from Minds + Machines 2016

Attendees will discover the latest industry innovations, solutions, and best practices, choosing from more than 50 sessions to gain incredible insights that can help business leverage the power of the Industrial Internet and accelerate digital transformation journey.

Hackathon at Minds + Machines

Predix on-Ramp Acceleration

This event was SOLD OUT. Looking for a fast on-ramp to get your developers on Predix? Already working on Predix and eager to expand your application? This was our first-ever Hackathon for developers at Minds + Machines. Powered by GE Digital Foundries, the Hackathon took place beginning Tuesday morning, November 15. Teams of up to five participants each hacked on-site, building end-to-end applications on the platform built for the Industrial Internet. Winners were announced at the end of the day on Wednesday.



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