Job Title : Chief Operating Officer for GE’s Power Digital Solution
Jay Allardyce is the Chief Operating Officer for GE’s Power Digital Solution’s business. He is responsible for scaling the P/L, Partner Ecosystem, IoT growth, M&A, and operations creating and driving digital industrial software solutions for the Energy Industry. 2016 grew the pipeline to $1.5B with a 385% V YoY in commitments. Upon joining GE in February 2015, Jay was the Executive Head of Software Strategy and Solutions for GE’s Power & Water business focused on Power Generation Services. He led the overall software portfolio, business development, and marketing, growing IoT connectivity 7x and with the team won the first APM and OO customers. Prior to GE, Mr. Allardyce spent 15 years with Hewlett-Packard and notably the last three as Vice President (GM and COO) of Hewlett-Packard Software; a $4 billion dollar enterprise software business. He was responsible for driving a growth turnaround across a portfolio focused on applications development, IT operations, big data, security and marketing solutions. Specifically, he drove critical efforts to rebuild SW’s GTM model, product management discipline, SaaS operations and M&A integration discipline driving value creation for recent acquisitions in security and big data (e.g. – Arcsight, Vertica). He helped form and run the spin-off of the marketing solutions BU ($250M), which grew double digits first year. (was acquired by OpenText in June ‘16) Prior, Jay led the strategic business development efforts for Vertica Systems, a Boston based big data company, to scale the ecosystem and channel programs across SI’s and technology partners. Before Vertica, Jay was the founder and GM of HP’s Energy and Sustainability Management (ESM) business focused on Big Data for Cleantech and created the New Business Incubation Unit in the Enterprise Group; an incubator that scaled new businesses in healthcare, cloud, retail and media/entertainment. Previously, he was a Director in HP’s Strategy and Corporate Development (SCD) group. He successfully led a number of acquisitions and integrations across PC gaming, mobility, thin clients, networking, software and services, ~$15B+ in value to HP. Jay started his career coding B2B and EAI solutions as a technical consultant. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He attended Oregon State University focused on civil engineering and has a B.S. in MIS & Business from CSU Chico. He serves on the Board for BizWorld.org and is an executive advisor to Actian Corp. A native of the Bay Area, he resides in Danville with his wife and three daughters.