GE opens global Digital Hub in Bengaluru, to hire 1,000 techies

The Digital Hub is a center for co-creating industrial software and analytics solutions with customers and GE experts


GE expects to become a $15 billion software business by 2020.
GE expects to become a $15 billion software business by 2020.

Bengaluru: As a key step forward in GE’s digital transformation, the company on Wednesday announced the opening of its largest Digital Hub globally in the city. At present, employing 1,500 highly skilled IT and software professionals, GE Digital’s Hub in India will create an additional 1,000 technology positions, the company said.

The new location will deliver world-class solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for GE’s customers, making it easier for industrial companies to execute a strategic digital transformation to drive internal productivity, it said in a statement here.

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The Digital Hub is a center for co-creating industrial software and analytics solutions with customers and GE experts, aimed at solving complex business problems. At the centre of the collaboration is Predix, GE’s distributed operating system built for the industrial world. Predix helps customers harness the power of the Industrial Internet and contribute significantly to GE’s goal of achieving $1 billion in productivity by 2020, it said.

“GE’s global Digital Hubs are at the core of our transformation into a premiere digital industrial company. We’re excited to bring the best and brightest into GE’s new location in India to help us in our journey,” said Jim Fowler, VP & chief information officer (CIO) for GE.

“Talent is our utmost priority in advancing outcomes and we are keen to harness additional talent from India, specialised in data sciences, analytics and product development space,” he said. The new location, inaugurated on Wednesday, is spread over 200,000 sq. ft. with state-of-the-art facilities.

“Bengaluru is one of the six key locations around the world which is focused on IT and software development in line with our business strategy,” Anthony Thomas, Group CIO for GE, said. He said GE is looking to hire talent that can fit its lean and agile culture, wants to work in a unique global set up which has a start-up like feel, within a large enterprise with access to R&D, engineering and manufacturing.

GE Digital’s India Hub is part of the company’s network of global locations in San Ramon, California;Detroit, Michigan; New Orleans, Louisiana; Glen Allen, Virginia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Budapest, Hungary, it said. It said GE’s Predix-based software and solutions are set to deliver more than $6 billion in incremental revenue this year, and GE expects to become a $15 billion software business by 2020.

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