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Jim Fowler, CIO of General Electric

January 25, 2016

Among other topics, Jim discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • How he has transitioned to the role of GE’s CIO, having come from GE Capital
  • His area of responsibility
  • The financial acumen required for the job, and how he associates with those that have a deeper financial background
  • Digital, and his vision for it within the company, including the Predix platform
  • Succession and career planning within GE
  • How he has organized his first few months within the role of CIO
  • Security and how data is secured within GE

Jim Fowler’s Biography

Jim is the Chief Information Officer at General Electric, a $149B industrial company.  Jim recently ascended to the CIO role, coming from GE Capital in October of 2015.

Jim has previously held many roles within GE, including roles within every business unit of GE, with the exception of GE Healthcare.  He has been with the organization since 2000.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Marketing from Miami University of Ohio, and an MBA from Xavier University.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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