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William "Bill" A. Ruh
Vice President & Corporate Officer, GE Global Software Headquarters

CSU Fullerton

B.S. Computer Science (1983)M.S. Computer Science (1984)
  • Employee number one of GE’s newest business division, GE Digital, providing premier digital software solutions and services through Predix, GE’s cloud-based platform for the Industrial Internet.
  • Ruh led the charge to develop the first cloud-based platform for the industrial world.
  • He played an instrumental role in establishing the Industrial Internet Consortium by bringing together government, academic, and industry leaders for setting the standards, best practices, and processes for the Industrial Internet.
  • He is a 30-year veteran of the software and internet industries, including executive management positions at Software AG, The Advisory Board, The MITRE Corporation, and Concept 5 Technologies.
  • Former vice president at Cisco, responsible for developing advanced services and solutions globally.
  • Accomplished author and frequent speaker on emerging business models, cloud computing, analytics, the industrial internet and digital transformation.​

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