GE has announced opening the company’s largest digital hub in Bengaluru. The centre will come up at the Prestige Shantiniketan in Whitefield. It plans to employ about 1,500 highly skilled IT and software professionals. The GE Digital Hub in India will also lead to additional 1000 jobs in the technology field.
The new digital hub in Bengaluru will provide world-class solutions related to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for the company’s customers. This will make it well-suited for execution of a strategic digital transformation. It will help in driving the internal productivity of a company according to a statement issued by GE.
Jim Fowler, the GE Global CIP inaugurated this digital hub on Thursday. Sources with information state GE’s game plan is to invest $1 billion globally in digital technologies. This is because the company is pulling up its socks for the digital transformation connected with the Predix Platform.
According to Fowler, the centre will help the company prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. He says the next industrial revolution is all about the connection of enterprise data, machine data and models that can predict the future result. This will help move the world where machines are told what to do by people to a scenario where machines will tell people who to run assets that help them get the maximum from them.
Internal restructuring of GE has taken place with the vision of GE for GE. GE for Customers and GE for the World programme. The source also mentions the new centre will be a part of the GE for GE initiative. The centre is a state-of-the-art 200,000 sq.ft digital hub.
Talent in India Tapped by GE
Fowler says GE’s global Digital Hubs are the core of their transformation as a premier digital industrial company. They are excited to bring the best and brightest into GE’s new location in India that will help the company with its new journey.
The company’s utmost priority is talent and they are ready to harness additional Indian talent in the field of data sciences, analytics, and product development space, according to Fowler.
He also pointed out that Bengaluru has a good startup ecosystem that will help them see more of innovation in small startups. The bigger companies will help take these innovations to a larger scale. The big companies who not react to the change soon enough will soon disappear.
The Bengaluru digital hub will be a part of GE’s network of global locations in San Ramon, Detroit, Michigan, California, Louisiana, New Orleans, Glen Allen, Virginia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Hungry, and Budapest. The GE’s Predix-based software and solutions will be able to raise more than $6 billion in incremental revenue this year. GE anticipates it will soon become a $15 billion software business by the year 2020.
Source: Live Mint