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William Ruh

Vice President, GE Software, General Electric Company

William Ruh is vice president of GE Software. He is responsible for setting and leading the software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development, and operations across all of GE Software. 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 put data to work for GE Software’s customers, giving businesses intelligent insight to make more sustainable and safe products.

William 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, William served as EVP and CTO of Concept Five Technologies, Inc. Prior, he served as CTO and SVP of Software AG, Inc., where he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the solutions and consulting services team.

William 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.