by Txchnologist staff

Starting at 11 a.m. EDT today, GE will be holding its second annual Minds + Machines Conference on the state of the Industrial Internet. Speakers will include CEO Jeff Immelt, industry leaders, and GE customers and partners.

The meeting coincides with the release of a new report,The Industrial Internet @ Work, written by GE’s Chief Economist, Marco Annunziata, and Director of Global Strategy and Analytics, Peter C. Evans. The conference and report explore how the Industrial Internet—a digital network that links machines, sensors generating data, predictive analytics and new machine-human collaboration in the workplace—can significantly boost productivity, create new jobs and skills, and minimize unplanned downtime in major industries.

We’ll be streaming Minds + Machines live here:

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