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Pat Byrne

Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital

Pat Byrne brings more than three decades of deep domain expertise in technology and strategic business development to his roles at GE, leading organizations that are collaborating across businesses, and contributing toward GE’s work in the energy transition. Pat is CEO of GE Digital, leading the company’s software business focused on digital transformation in grid operations, power generation, oil and gas, manufacturing and aviation industries. He is also Chief Executive Officer for GE’s Onshore Wind business, which is innovating, manufacturing and servicing an installed base of more than 49,000 onshore wind turbines and he leads GE’s global Safety and Lean Transformation initiatives.

Pat joined GE from Fortive, where he served as Senior Vice President, leading their Product Realization business. Prior to Fortive, Pat was the Vice President of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer for Danaher’s test and measurement segment, where he drove strategic market development, business development and M&A. Pat also served as President of Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, and President and CEO of Intermec Technologies and Agilent’s electronic measurement group. Pat began his career at Hewlett-Packard, holding various leadership roles in R&D, technology development, marketing, quality and general management. Throughout his career, Pat has served as a member of the board of directors for multiple publicly-traded companies, including Micron Technology, the global leader in memory solutions and recently at Verra Mobility, a leader in smart transportation technology.  

Pat holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.