The Industrial Internet: GE’s Vision of a World With Connected People And Machines


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What this episode is about and why you should care

The world as we know it is becoming more and more connected. But, what will a world look like when devices as small as your watch to as large as a jet engine are all connected to each other and to people? In this episode of the future of work podcast, I speak with Rich Carpenter who is the Chief of Strategy for GE in their Intelligent Platforms division. Rich shares fascinating insight around how connected machines (usually very large machines) and devices are going to impact our economy, our jobs, and our future. He shares several examples and provides some great advice for business leaders and employees alike. Rich also touches on the importance of creating more data scientist jobs at companies around the world. This is definitely an interesting look at what the “industrial internet” is going to look like, we even touch on the possibility of a Skynet-like scenario happening! Listen to learn more!

What you will learn in this episode

  • Rich Carpenter’s background and his work at GE
  • What is the “industrial internet”
  • Carpenter’s views on Millennials and the industrial internet, and GE’s efforts
  • How the average consumer interacts with the industrial internet
  • Privacy and security: a perspective on the risks we face with expanding connectivity
  • Big Data and the industrial internet — the roles of data science and data engineering
  • Carpenter’s perspective on the effects of robots, technology and automation on human jobs
  • Industrial internet applications for companies in other industries and in the workplace
  • The industrial internet market forecast
  • The impact of the industrial internet on the future of work for employees and organizations, and what we should be thinking about and doing
  • Final thoughts from Rich Carpenter

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Jacob Morgan
I'm a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores what the future of work is going to look like and how to create great experiences so that employees actually want to show up to work. I've written three best-selling books which are: The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012).


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