“The next 10 or 15 years will be about the Industrial Internet”
Interview with Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO of General Electric GE, on the 2015 GES motto “Values to Guide Economies”. Immelt has held leadership positions at GE for almost 30 years. He does business all over the world and is used to encountering a wide range of different values. His role involves dealing with many different mentalities within his own team and among customers, business partners, and governments. And as head of an industrial enterprise, he has to be aware of environmental issues.
“So far it has been about the consumer Internet, social media, things like that. But the next 10 or 15 years will be about the Industrial Internet. I think it is going to transform the way people work. It is going to transform the way airlines fly planes or railroads run locomotives. And we are just in the beginning days of that.”
The interview was held on the occasion of his presentation with the 2015 Global Economy Prize.
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