August 8 - 10, 2017

San Diego, California

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Speaker Bio

Eric Gebhardt

Chief Platforms and Operations Officer

Current by GE

Eric Gebhardt is Chief Platforms and Operations Officer at Current, powered by GE. He drives Current’s operational strategy across Light Emitting Diodes (LED), Solar, Energy Storage and Elecric Vehicles (EV), to deliver next generation products and services. He is responsible for Product Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, Sourcing and Project Management across the organization as Current brings to market a holistic, scalable energy-as-a-service offering absent from industry today. Eric is an Officer of the General Electric Company and has been engaged in the Energy Industry for his entire 25 year career with GE. He began in the Power Generation industry working across steam turbines, gas turbines, nuclear and wind. He later worked in the Transmission & Distribution sector, including smart grid and industrial. Most recently before joining Current, Eric served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering at GE Oil & Gas where he led 7,000+ engineers through a vision built on systems-level thinking, lifecycle value and customer collaboration. He consistently works across GE to leverage technologies from the GE Store to create novel solutions for customers. He was a key contributor to GE’s Industrial Internet, focusing on software and analytics, and was also instrumental in launching GE’s Growth Boards focused on unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit of GE by driving an internal start-up culture. Eric is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is also a frequent speaker at industry, government and academic forums and holds 9 patents.