Alumni

GE Meets Lean Startup to Create Fast Leadership

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

May 20, 2016: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

The certainty of change doesn't keep every CEO up at night, because at GE each CEO remakes GE to be relevant and beats the odds and grow.

Where

Lockton Company
500 W. Monroe
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

After Jack Welch and the rippling success of six sigma thinking, Jeffrey Immelt, who famously groused in the 1990s, "his dog could have run GE..." demonstrated his leadership and strategy chops by find new purpose through exploration to once again reinvent GE.

At a time in which Silicon Valley based engineering company creations lay claim to a digital future, GE is proving itself a powerful rival. Its discipline in acquisition and focus on simplification has added the distinction of profitable value creation. Today, Immelt destroyed its old way of being and created a series of new businesses.

How does GE consistently beat the odds and demonstrate the first iron law that history drives strategy? Not only does GE now create the biggest machines, it's in the software business to be sure they operate effectively and efficiently.

Register and Join us to take a close look at the challenges and secrets behind GE's continuing success.

*Our hosts, graciously provide coffee and light breakfast, thus registration is required for security and to keep our discussion focused, attendance is limited to the first 20 registrations.

If you find after registering, you are unable to attend, please notify Rachel Kaberon (rkaberon@arkaysolutions.com) so she can give your seat to another.

Please read the following articles in advance, and bring your questions

ARTICLES

Work Simplification

http://dupress.com/articles/work-simplification-human-capital-trends-2015/

How GE Exorcised the ghost of Jack Welch to become a 124 year old startup

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-17/how-ge-exorcised-the-ghost-of-jack-welch-to-become-a-124-year-old-startup

The visionary rebuilding of GE from Scratch to become a digital powerhouse

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/11909721/The-visionary-rebuilding-GE-from-scratch-to-become-a-digital-powerhouse.html

Optional—added background

Eric Ries interview: Successful startup approach means answering the right questions

http://pulse.com.gh/building/interview-with-eric-ries-successful-startup-approach-is-about-answering-the-right-questions-id4910825.html

GE mammoth office 365 rollout

http://www.cio.com.au/article/580107/ge-mammoth-office-365-rollout/

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Our hosts, graciously provide coffee and light breakfast, thus registration is required for security and to keep our discussion focused, attendance is limited to the first 20 registrations.

If you find after registering, you are unable to attend, please notify Rachel Kaberon (rkaberon@arkaysolutions.com) so she can give your seat to another.

Deadline: 5/19/2016

Questions

Rachel Kaberon