GE Digital's Mark Bernardo: 'We Need Partners Now More Than Ever'

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The Internet of Things in industrial applications is big business, and GE Digital is putting out a call for partners.

"Gartner would say that there’s about $225 billion worth of value in the industrial internet over the next four years. If you think about that and the opportunity, we believe that GE is at the epicenter of the transformation, which means we need partners to help us," said Mark Bernardo, VP of professional services at GE Digital.

Bernardo said partners can help extend GE’s capabilities into adjacent markets and that, even if a customer doesn’t have a certain capability right off the bat – such as in the warehouse or with energy management – GE's Predix IoT platform and associated products can facilitate solutions in these areas.

"Having partners that can bring certain capabilities to bear and work with us on those very specific topics are the types of applications we think will unlock the true potential of industrial IoT that Gartner mentioned," said Bernardo.

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