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Professional Opportunities Orientation Program September 6, 2001 Craig Walker IT Leader. Who We Are... Respected Among our Peers. America’s Most Admired Company 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001 World’s Most Admired Company 1998, 1999 & 2000 World’s Most Respected Company 1998, 1999, 2000.

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Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Professional Opportunities Orientation Program

September 6, 2001

Craig Walker

IT Leader


Who we are respected among our peers

Who We Are...Respected Among our Peers

America’s

Most Admired Company

1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001

World’s Most Admired Company

1998, 1999 & 2000

World’s Most Respected Company

1998, 1999, 2000

“What Makes GE Admired? … Leadership …”


Who we are a growth company

Who We Are...A Growth Company

GE Earnings Growth

$12.7B

1990 - 2000

A Diversified, Technology, Manufacturing and Services Company

…with a Rich History of Innovation….a Company to Watch for Future, Steady Earnings Growth

$10.7B

$9.3B

$4.3B

2000

1990

1998

1999

Earnings Have Nearly Tripled Since 1990


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

What We Do

  • Aircraft Engines

  • Appliances

  • Aviation Services

  • Capital Services

  • Card Services

  • Commercial Equipment Financing

  • Commercial Finance

  • Employers Reinsurance Corporation

  • Financial Assurance

  • Global Consumer Finance

  • Global eXchange Services

  • Industrial Systems

  • Lighting

  • Medical Systems

  • Mortgage Insurance

  • NBC

  • Plastics

  • Power Systems

  • Real Estate

  • Specialty Materials

  • Supply

  • Transportation Systems

Leaders in Many Industries--Within One Company !


Who we are a global company

Employees Outside US

137,000

44%

Revenues Outside US

40%

US Revenues

60%

US-Based Employees

175,000

56%

Who We Are…A Global Company

Operations in Over 100 CountriesManufacturing Facilities in 25 Countries

40% of GE’s Revenues Come from Outside U.S.


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Where We’re Going

Four Main Growth Initiatives are Uniting Employees around the World and Directing GE’s Future Success

Globalization: Every Aspect of the Company

Services: Leveraging Technology to Provide High-Value Service Solutions in Served Markets

Six Sigma: A Disciplined Methodology of Eliminating Defects from Products and Processes

e-Business: The Internet Based Revolution that with It Brings Enormous Opportunity


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Information Technology at GE

e-Business: “This Is the Greatest Opportunity Yet”

  • "Never has there been a better time to be in a company with GE's business diversity than in 2001. It is increasingly clear that GE's initiatives are going to be a driving force for our success..."

  • "Today, my focus is on digitization."

  • Jeff Immelt

  • Jeff Immelt: Business Update... February 16, 2001

“The success of GE’s high growth plan ... is absolutely dependent on Information Technology.”

Jack Welch

June 18, 1999ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

IT Recognized as a Key Growth Initiative and IT Professionals are in High Demand


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

IT Evolution

Technology

Systems

Process

Process Change

Analyst

Technical

Integrator

Strategic P&L

Systems

Integrator

Business Partner

Functional

Analyst

Systems

Specialist

Service

Technical

Specialist

Support

Project Management

Integration of technologies

Mainframe

Client Server

  • ODC

  • Buy vs. Make

ERP Integrator;

Multiple Systems

Programmer

  • Six Sigma

  • E - Commerce

Process Flow,

Integration, Speed

Manufacturing,

Financials, Sales

Today:

Then:

The evolution of an IT organization requires an evolution of skills...


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Full-Time Entry Paths

Communications Leadership Development Program (CLDP)

Information Management

Leadership Program

(IMLP)

Edison Engineering Development

Program (EEDP)

Financial Management

Program

(FMP)

Operations Management Leadership

Program (OMLP)

Technical Sales Leadership

Program (TSLP)

Human Resources

Leadership Program

(HRLP)

Business-Specific Leadership Programs

Business-Specific Positions

(See www.gecareers.com for more information)


The information management program

The Information Management Program

The purpose of IMLP is to develop your...

business acumen

leadership abilities

technical aptitude

In order to meet the future IM leadership needs of GE’s diverse businesses

Designed to Develop IT Leaders of the Future


Your diverse rotational assignments may include

Your Diverse Rotational Assignments May Include

e-Business/Web Development

Six Sigma Projects

Infrastructure Management

Product Development

  • Rotational Elements:

  • Challenging Work With Defined Deliverables and Visible Impact

  • Experiences with Distinct Technical Applications and Solutions

  • Coaching/Feedback

  • Sr. Level Visibility/Exposure

Financial Sector Systems

Project Management

Process

Re-engineering

Manufacturing Systems

Customer Interaction

Quality Systems

Telecommunications

Real Jobs - Real Responsibility - Exciting Experience


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Advice from Successful Executives

  • Focus on current job performance.

  • Do everything with a sense of urgency and drive to win.

  • Make a difference on every job.

  • Develop a reputation for delivering results above and beyond.

  • It’s OK to think and talk about your career, but secondary to job performance and better when you are hitting the ball out of the park in your current job.

  • 1.Performance


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Advice from Successful Executives

  • 1.Performance

  • 2.Expertise

  • Become proficient in one business/technical area.

  • Build a strong functional competence.

  • Look for opportunities to apply your expertise in a broader business context; multi-functional teams; process initiatives, etc.

  • Learn Finance . . . it’s the language of business.

  • Manage your career so that you can evolve (rather than leap) into a cross-functional assignment.


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Advice from Successful Executives

  • 1.Performance

  • 2.Expertise

  • 3.Ownership

  • Don’t whine about your career. Others can provide advice but — in the end, you are responsible.

  • Get in the habit of constantly developing yourself . . . like a professional athlete.

  • Commit to continuous learning (deeper/broader).

  • Develop skills as opposed to accumulating titles.


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Advice from Successful Executives

  • 1.Performance

  • 2.Expertise

  • 3.Ownership

  • 4.Challenge and Visibility

  • Take the hard job. Err on the side of the bigger challenge.

  • Take on work that the business considers important.

  • Seek out assignments with visibility, recognizing the upside and downside potential, then perform.

  • Play offense with your career.


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Advice from Successful Executives

  • 1.Performance

  • 2.Expertise

  • 3.Ownership

  • 4.Challenge and Visibility

  • 5.Mentors/Supporters/Role Models

  • Broaden your base of support. Take jobs with different managers/clients. Work for people who will challenge you.

  • Seek out constructive input on a regular basis and don’t be defensive when you get it.

  • Surround yourselfwith great people and learn from them. Be persistent.

  • When you encounter the imperfect boss, hang in . . . Learn . . . make a difference.


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Advice from Successful Executives

  • 1.Performance

  • 2.Expertise

  • 3.Ownership

  • 4.Challenge and Visibility

  • 5.Mentors/Supporters/Role Models

  • 6.Global Experience/Cultural Breadth

  • Expose yourself and family to different regions and cultures early.

  • Seek out positions which require interaction across countries and cultures.

  • Consider assignments outside your home country (short or longer term), but prepare by becoming expert at something, by developing teaching, as well as functional skills, and by committing to get a specific job done.


Professional opportunities orientation program september 6 2001 craig walker it leader

Take Charge of your Career

  • You are responsible for your career development

  • You are responsible for your own happiness

  • Your attitude is everything:

    • Take Risks - Go outside comfort zone

    • Focus on continuous learning

    • Follow your passion - Have fun!

    • Do Everything with Excellence


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