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Krannert Executive Forum - Brad Surak

Brad Surak

Brad Surak

Chief Operating Officer
GE Digital

Brad Surak is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) leading the integration efforts for the GE Digital organization. He is responsible for establishing and leading an Integration Management Office to align our products, people, processes, and systems through cross functional work streams that span corporate IT and all 8 GE businesses. The goal is to accelerate the transition to GE Digital and drive the integration strategy.

Brad also has responsibility for the GE Digital strategy organization and the global operations of GE’s Digital Foundries – a network of centers around the world through which GE Digital incubates Industrial Internet startup companies, collaborates with customers on new application development, engages with the open source community and promotes international standards related to the Industrial Internet.

Prior to joining GE, Mr. Surak was Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Analytic Applications at SAP, where he was responsible for launching and growing this new line of business. Mr. Surak was one of the original founders of SAP's Mobile Application Business Unit and spearheaded a plan to integrate the Sybase Unwired Platform with SAP’s Business Analytics portfolio to enable SAP to bring the industry’s first end-to-end mobile analytics platform to market. Prior to this role, Mr. Surak was Chief Operating Officer for the Business Analytics Solutions Unit, where he established the operating model and product strategy for SAP to compete in the analytic applications market. Prior to SAP, Mr. Surak held key leadership positions at Business Objects, Eleven Acceleration, DayNine, Cambridge Technology Partners, and Ernst & Young LLC.

GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people, providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities driving digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. We do this by leveraging Predix, our industrial cloud platform purpose built for the demanding safety & security needs of industrials.