Daniels, GE's Immelt hold public discussion on innovation, talent

October 7, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Purdue President Mitch Daniels sat down Oct. 3 to talk about how the company and the university can work together on global problems.  

The talk, titled "Meeting Our Challenges: A Conversation" was held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to a nearly full Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center.

Among other things, Daniels and Immelt discussed how innovation and talent development affect GE's global business environment. GE has been the top employer of Purdue graduates over the most recent five-year period.

Immelt also spent the day on campus talking to students, faculty and staff about the importance of continued cooperation between GE and Purdue, focused on the education of a global workforce and continued innovation through research.

GE held a free technology showcase on Oct. 2 in Purdue Memorial Union, where students, faculty and the public were able to meet GE researchers who are working on breakthrough technology in areas including advanced manufacturing, intelligent software, sustainable power and the future of medicine.

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