GE Digital Urges Partners to Seek Opportunities in the Industrial Internet of Things, Features GrayMatter CEO Jim Gillespie
In a world that is becoming rapidly digitized, 125-year-old GE has worked hard to reinvent itself from a company that sells lightbulbs and military engines to one that is known for providing the software that powers industrial control systems on manufacturing floors.
Jim Gillespie, CEO of Pittsburgh, Pa.-based GrayMatter, said his company has been part of GE’s ecosystem since 2004, when it partnered with GE to deploy automation and connectivity solutions on the plant floor.
Over the years, Gillespie said his company has been able to innovate at the forefront of IIoT.
“We’ve seen a radical increase in focus and investments around digital here in the past three years, which has been accelerating over the past 18 months,” said Gillespie. “I think there’s a ton of opportunities around digital transformation overall, but inside of that GE has many more opportunities around Brilliant Manufacturing, asset performance management, field service transformation, and cyber security. There’s just a lot of great areas for partners.”