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Predix is GE’s software platform for the Industrial Internet. It enables asset and operations optimization by providing a standard way to run industrial-scale analytics and connect machines, data and people. Deployed on machines on-premises or in the cloud, Predix combines an industry-leading stack of technologies for distributed computing and big data analytics, asset management, machine-to-machine communication and mobility.
User Interface/User Experience
The GE Design & Experience Studio creates the platform, products and services that form GE’s Industrial Internet and healthcare offerings. By conducting research around people’s daily lives, GE Software understands how people work, allowing us to create new, novel solutions and experiences that help them get their jobs done more easily. Creating user experiences and interfaces that operate like the tools used in our daily lives helps people accomplish their jobs with ease and excitement.
Predictivity Industrial Internet solutions leverage connectivity, advanced analytics and innovative user experiences to advance assets and networks toward zero unplanned downtime and maximized productivity. With Predictivity, industrial organizations have better visibility into the past, transparency into the present and foresight into the future. Predictivity’s vertical-specific solutions range from condition-based maintenance and asset life cycle optimization to fuel consumption management and plant automation.
Software Development Tools and Methodologies
These tools provide best practices for engaging capable, reliable people in effective teams. They involve objectively looking at the software development lifecycle and making sure GE is building things that matter—verifying and validating the company is moving in the right direction. Together, these tools and methodologies integrate and implement agile development with the lean six sigma to create, define and execute projects with established metrics that rapidly meet customer needs.
Areas of Research Concentration
- Data Science extracts meaning from data and creates data products
- UX Research & Design studies behaviors, attitudes and feelings about using a product
- Advanced Analytics & Algorithms explores the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data
- Human-Computer Interaction is the study and design of interactions between people and computers
- M2M Mobile Communications is the design and development of technologies that allow machines to communicate with other machines in a global environment
- Image Analytics studies the extraction of meaningful information from images by means of digital image processing techniques
- Data Quality Monitoring comprises research into best practices that improve data quality reactively and preventatively
- NoSQL Database Design is the design and use of next-generation database architectures to enhance the creation of Industrial Internet big data environments
- Scalable Cloud Architectures is the design and construction of scalable, cloud-based architectures that meet the requirements of Industrial Internet big data environments
- Hadoop Infrastructures includes design and architecture to provide timely insights from large quantities of Industrial Internet big data