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GE Customer Innovation Centre

GE Customer Innovation Centre (CIC), Calgary, Alberta

Innovation is the primary lever for a more competitive economy and the key to successful innovation is collaboration. The GE Customer Innovation Centre (CIC) located in Calgary, Alberta, brings together global experts and advanced analytical tools to explore, analyze and solve business challenges. We are focused on developing scalable solutions that can be applied quickly and commercialized for maximum return on investment.

CIC Vision

CIC Toolkit

The Customer Innovation Centre leverages our people, process and place to help drive a competitive advantage for our customers.


Our experts are disciplined LEAN engineering specialists, creating more value for customers with fewer resources. The team, under the leadership of Gandeephan Ganeshalingam has a wide range of industry expertise along with experience in the development and application of innovative technology and processes.

Gandeephan Ganeshalingam

CIC Leader

Gandeephan is responsible for accelerating GE’s growth through innovation and customer collaboration. He oversees the long term development of our innovation ecosystem at the CIC as well as actively engages with GGO, GE businesses and customers to facilitate solution development and selling.

Gandeephan holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science from The University of Waterloo. He is a Professional Engineer experienced in Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. A returning Canadian, Gandeephan comes to GE from Avery Dennison, Mentor in Ohio where as Director, Global Innovation he launched 19 new products in 2 years. Gandeephan will be based at the Customer Innovation Center in Calgary.


Our commercial innovation architecture leverages key insights and domain expertise across four disciplines : Understand, Concept, Prototype, and Pilot.