GE held its fourth annual Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco last week. The big themes included opening Predix, the company’s software platform for the Industrial Internet, to outside developers and the launch of the world’s first digital power plant.
This year the event drew 1,300 visitors, a record. The roster of speakers included GE’s Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt and GE Digital chief Bill Ruh as well as leading thinkers and practitioners in the field like MIT’s Andrew McAfee, NASA’s Adam Steltzner, the engineer behind the Sky Crane that helped land the rover Curiosity on Mars, futurist Mickey McManus, theoretical neuroscientist Vivienne Ming and Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios who started out as a computer scientist. Take a look at the highlights and explore GEreports.com for more Minds + Machines content.