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Executing a Fully Fledged Digital Business Transformation

Presented by Tim Gieske

GE Aviation joined PI in 2015 to discuss the foundation of their digital vision and strategy which centered very much around the alignment of their engineering processes. With data residing in multiple places and formats globally, consolidating this information into one place to maximize speed, visibility and efficiency, was near impossible. That is, they hoped, until they embarked on their digital transformation journey which leveraged GE’s parent company success within the Industrial Internet space.

A year on, and after an aggressive execution, they are now aligning their efforts not just with digital engineering practices but with an entire, fully digital organization. Armed with a year's worth of successes, challenges and practical applications, the team return to continue their story.

This session covers:

  • Broadening product lifecycle management to be inclusive of data analytics and business intelligence
  • How successfully has the strategy been translated from plans on paper to a practical, digital reality?
  • What are the digital business initiatives that have been created and how have they been set out?
  • Exploring the process re-imagination effort across the digital business
  • Creating digital lakes across all systems to better store, manage and surface insights from connected machines
  • Aligning data management with business outcome
  • Digital Thread Engineering - how do we understand information and how engineers consume it?
  • Extracting the PLM piece from traditional software to create a more contemporary view of the product lifecycle
Tim Gieske, GE Aviation
Tim Gieske

Software Director – Digital Thread, GE Aviation

As the Software Director for Aviation’s Digital Thread, Tim is responsible for setting the vision and priorities for software technology enablement for Aviaton Engineering. He introduced a version of GE FastWorks combining concepts with Agile development that transformed project delivery continuously aligned to business priorities. Prior to his current role, Tim had 15+ years of experience specific to Business Intelligence, leading GE’s visualization and unstructured data strategies.  Tim’s focus has been the pursuit of simplifying the consumption of data, converting information to decision.

Jaswinder Walia, GE Aviation
Jaswinder Walia

CIO Engineering, GE Aviation

As the Engineering CIO of GE Aviation, Jaswinder is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for digital transformation of Engineering. His current focus is on Digital Thread, Model Based Enterprise and PLM. He has been instrumental in shaping the vision of the IT teams in executing products and programs around Digital Thread, that have been successfully rolled out globally with wide user acceptance. He is driving GE FastWorks concepts along with Agile development that has transformed project delivery and aligned the outcomes closely to the business priorities.