Written by: Tim Saumier, CEO TYGES International
Q1 is coming to a close and I hope the year has gotten off to a great start for you. I received some feedback from a couple of friends on my blog written earlier this year READ entire blog here (pertaining to GE’s launch of Predix). I’ve watered down their feedback and thought it would be insightful for all:
One person wrote: “We had a couple of GE leaders speak to our team at the annual leadership meeting. I think they are correct on the future view of the Industrial Internet and the role it will play in impacting overall operating costs in all types of operating processes and systems by providing real time intelligence synergies to make the best decisions on the most efficient process design. They are definitely “all in” on installing the systems broadly across their own enterprise and it is delivering highly impactful savings by enabling their team to understand and more importantly see how to improve in real time. We see this as reality and not hype from what we see, hear and do.”
A second person wrote: “On the GE front I actually have a former colleague on the inside as a product manager who is traveling between their sites to get Predix setup. He shares the same concern of GE unable to sell this product at the moment, so their hope is to build up “brilliant factories” internally as catalyst for future marketing. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!”
In reading the two notes, it’s clear that there is both skepticism and anticipation in to what GE is bringing to the table. I must admit that GE has a captive audience/customer base of their own that they can install and debug before rolling it to the rest of the world. Is this just the next chapter of the Industrial Revolution or is it a new Revolution – maybe the Digital Revolution? If you have a perspective I’d love to hear about it.
As you go in to Q2, I thought this 2 minute video would take you down memory lane and be an encouragement in your daily work – WATCH – Enjoy.
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