GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt discusses new developments in the various fields where GE does business, from energy products to media.
He gives his perspective on the condition of the economic recovery and the current healthcare debate in congress.
John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author. Currently founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, he is also a founder and executive producer of conferences in the media, technology, communications, and entertainment industries as well as "band manager" with BoingBoing.net.
Previously, Battelle was founder, chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures.
He is the author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (Portfolio, 2005).
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Jeffrey R. Immelt, the CEO of General Electric since 2001, has been named one of the World's Best CEOs by Barron's three times. He is also a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Board.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt discusses clean energy and smart grid advancements. Immelt says decades of low oil prices stifled advancement in the sector and he believes progress now depends on both entrepreneurs and policy makers on Capitol Hill.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt introduces the Vscan, a Blackberry-sized ultrasound machine that he calls the "stethoscope of the 21st century." The device, he says, has great potential both here and abroad, especially in countries where clinics cannot afford expensive ultrasound systems.