MICHAEL LECKIE & JON WHEELER – Moving from an Industrial to a Digital Industrial Business Model

They established the GE Digital business unit in 2012 with the goal of delivering $20B of revenue by 2020 while acting as an active agent for structural, cultural and leadership capability change within their peer industrial business units. The discussion will bring forward the complexity of this challenge and the ways in which GE is organizing, adapting and investing in this change…a change the CEO Jeffery Immelt has declared, “there is nothing more important”.

Session objectives included:

  • Solid understating of the GE context and strategic mandate for change
  • Organizational design choices, frameworks, tools and approaches being employed to enable the business model change
  • Substantial dialog around what is working/not working, in particular GE Digital’s ability to act as an active agent for change within the highly structured industrial business units
  • Application of approaches and learning to the participants’ organizations.

Michael LeckieDigital Industrial Learning Leader at GE: Former senior executive at Gartner, Michael was hired by GE in early 2016 to help lead the GE senior leadership through the rethinking of their business model and help guide the change.

Jonathan Wheeler – Partner at The Clarion Group: A veteran Advisor who has worked with many organizations across many industries and sizes, including technology startups to Fortune 100. Jon have been working with Michael over the past 9 months to help design the approach and support the dramatic organization design, culture and leadership change.