is applying the leadership and operations skills she
gained as the CIO of a $6 billion company to open a digital solutions business at GE Transportation's
General Electric's transportation business is setting up a digital solutions business in Chicago, where it intends to hire 100 workers to accelerate the company's industrial technology strategy, says Jamie Miller, president and CEO of GE Transportation.
is applying the IT leadership and operations skills she
honed in two years as GE's global CIO as the leader of a $6 billion business that sells heavy machines and services to railroad, mining and other industries.
Jamie Miller, president and CEO of GE Transportation and former global CIO at GE.
"The demand for the digital skill set is as high as it's ever been, and I think as we really look to grow talent to run any element of the business over the next few decades., Digital is going to be a critical asset and skillset for anybody.," Miller
told CIO.com yesterday.
She says GE must hire more employees with "digital DNA" because customers are increasingly looking to interact with GE through applications, data and mobile devices.
says investments seek to tap Chicago's deep talent depth, supported by several global businesses and major Illinois universities.
"The demand for digital productivity has never been higher, which is why we pulled together all of our digital product into our digital solutions business and why we're doubling down and investing for growth in that space," Miller
expects the new hub to generate 30 percent of top-line growth in 2016.
team will incorporate Predix technology from GE Digital
"We pull them in, we leverage Predix, we leverage a lot of their talent, but we also build out our own capability in software development, data sciences ... and we have to bring the real business domain, the transport, the rail, the actual equipment domain to the equation to drive the right outcomes for the customer," Miller
"So it's a bit of marriage."
promotion is largely due to a digital business acumen she
honed in her
two years as global CIO, where she
closed several data centers and migrated to cloud applications and infrastructure.
Or as Miller
put it, "When you're running a business, you've got to have deep market insight, you've got to be deep with customers, you've got to know the product and you've got to be able to think about the services element post-sale."