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William Ruh

General Electric
CDO, GE & CEO, GE Digital
Bill Ruh is the CEO for GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for GE. GE Digital, a $6B business of GE, provides premier digital software solutions and services for the industrial world. GE Digital supports customers globally with a broad range of Industrial Internet applications, including asset performance management, operations optimization, brilliant manufacturing, platform-as-a-service, cloud and cyber security.

A 30-year veteran of the software and internet industries, Ruh joined GE in 2011 to establish its Industrial Internet strategy and lead the convergence of the physical and digital worlds within GE. His focus is on building advanced software and analytics capabilities, and driving the global strategy, operations and portfolio of software services across all of GE’s businesses. Ruh has led the charge to develop the first cloud-based platform for the industrial world. He earned a bachelors and masters degree in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton.