You have to look at consumer businesses today because it happens there first, and then the expectation comes to industrial businesses. Rich Carpenter talks about how the cloud works to bring information together, leveraging an ecosystem of relevant information. This helps businesses, for example, diagnose a problem such as an equipment failure and quickly provide the insight to solve it. That’s how the world changes and that’s the direction we’re going with the Industrial Internet to help people in their everyday work lives.

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About the author

Rich Carpenter

Product General Manager, GE Energy Connections’ Automation & Controls Business

Rich Carpenter is the Product General Manager at GE Energy Connections’ Automation & Controls business. Rich’s focus in this role is to help GE and its customers connect and control assets with pioneering technologies and systems so the promise of the Industrial Internet can be realized.