Sanjeev Addala

Chief Digital Officer

GE Renewable Energy

Sanjeev Addala is the Chief Digital Officer for GE Renewable Energy. Sanjeev brings diverse business background to GE, including digital leadership, formulation and execution of end-to-end digital business strategies, business growth, digital transformations, big data analytics and digital innovations. As CDO, he leads the Industrial Internet transformation for the renewables industry and ensures GE Renewable Energy has digital business strategies, execution delivery, SW portfolio offerings, investments, digital platforms, and commercial strategies to support customers and key business strategies. Also, he currently serves on appLariat advisory board and Invenergy Future Fund advisory board.

Sanjeev was previously Chief Digital Officer for Caterpillar, where he provided digital leadership and led market-facing digital business transformations & innovations including the digital vision, innovation, eCommerce, IoT, big data analytics, digital products & services, digital platforms, and startup ventures. He was responsible for a $5B shadow P&L, championed digital-first mindset within Caterpillar and Customers’ organizations. He served on JV’s advisory boards.

He has 25 years of experience in successfully formulating and executing the Strategic Business/Technology vision roadmaps, as well as a track record of developing and leading high performing teams to initiate business growth and innovation. Sanjeev’s past experiences include corporate strategy, product strategy/engineering, Software/Analytics, services, telematics, IoT, digital transformations, and information technology (CIO/CTO) with General Motors, and Ford Motor Company.

Sanjeev holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also completed Executive Leadership program at Duke University.