By Manu Sharma
General Electric (GE), the American multinational conglomerate corporation has announced the launch of their Digital Technology Centre in Bangalore. Jim Fowler, Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) will launch the new centre on November 30, 2016 and will be located initially at the Prestige Shantiniketan at Whitefield.
In a Fireside Chat on ‘Industrial Digital Transformation’ session in association with Nasscom, conducted by C.P. Gurnani Chairman, Nasscom and MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra. Fowler says, “Despite being a global company, GE opted for Bangalore looking at the high quality of talent in offers. We short listed Bangalore over San Francisco, Paris and several other locations in Asia.”
The on-going BengaluruITE.biz is currently happening at the Bangalore Palace grounds and has attracted a large number of global corporates.
The new centre will be GE’s game plan to invest $1 billion globally in digital technologies, as the company is gearing up for digital transformation with Predix Platform. “The next industrial revolution is about the connection of enterprise data, machine data and models that predict future outcomes,” said Fowler.
GE is expected to hire over 1,000 techies over the next three years. “We will focus our operations on Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial internet,” he said.
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