TechTarget: General Electric is losing its greatest digital advocate and CIO ally. What now?
That was the salient question when Jeffrey R. Immelt announced this week that he was stepping down on August 1st as GE’s chairman and CEO, after serving 16 years at the helm.
“Jeff Immelt was a catalyst for GE’s pivot to becoming a digital enterprise. He took over a workforce that had been indoctrinated through adherence to process excellence and was able to instill a culture of creativity and innovation,” said Shawn Banerji, managing partner for the Technology, Digital and Data Leaders practice at Caldwell Partners.