Eric Gebhardt is Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering, GE Oil & Gas; he is also an Officer of the General Electric Corporation. He leads 7,000+ engineers through a vision built on systems-level thinking, lifecycle value and customer collaboration. To advance solutions for remote, harsher and hotter environments, he works across GE to leverage technologies. He is a key contributor to GE’s Industrial Internet, focusing on software and analytics, and was also instrumental in launching GE’s first Global Technology Center dedicated to applied research in oil and gas.
Mr. Gebhardt is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He began his GE career as a field engineer in 1991, and advanced through roles in Quality, EHS, Product Management, Lifecycle Service and Engineering. He is a frequent speaker at industry, government and academic forums, including IEEE, US DoE and MIT.