GE appoints former IBM, EMC execs to software leadership posts

General Electric, which is bulking up its technology unit to focus on the industrial Internet, names a former EMC exec CTO of GE Software. A former IBMer is now VP of software research at GE Software.

In a move highlighting how General Electric is increasingly looking more like an Internet of things and information technology vendor, the company named former EMC and IBM executives to key leadership roles.


GE named Harel Kodesh chief technology officer of GE Software. Kodesh comes from Nurego as CEO and founder. Nurego, an analytics company, was hatched in 2013, but before that stint Kodesh was executive vice president of EMC's cloud unit, CEO of Mozy, which was acquired by EMC, an an executive at VMware.

Before EMC, Kodesh was chief product officer of Amdocs from 2003 to 2008

Meanwhile, GE also named Colin Parris vice president of software research for GE Software. Parris came from IBM where he was most recently vice president of systems research for IBM Research. Parris also was general manager of IBM's Power Unix systems unit.

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