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William Ruh

Vice President and Global Technology Director, General Electric

Mr. William Ruh is vice president of GE's global software and analytics center. Mr. Ruh is responsible for setting and leading the software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development and operations across all of GE. His team develops software to power the Industrial Internet, a living network of intelligent machines and systems designed to advance industry and improve lives. These systems and solutions put data to work for GE¹s customers, giving businesses intelligent insight to make more sustainable and safe products. Mr.Ruh has more than 25 years of industry experience in enterprise application integration and object oriented technology. Previously, he was vice president at Cisco where he held global responsibility for developing advanced services and solutions. Before that, Mr. Ruh served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of Concept Five Technologies, Inc. Prior to that, he served as the chief technology officer and senior vice president of Software AG, Inc. where he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the solutions and consulting services team to provide customers with customized and industry-specific solutions. Mr. Ruh has also held various management roles at The Advisory Board, The MITRE Corporation, IBM and AkroMetrix, LLC. He is an accomplished author and a frequent speaker on such topics as emerging business models, cloud computing, analytics, mobile computing, agile development, large scale distributed systems and m2m communications. Mr. Ruh earned a B.S. and M.S.in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton


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