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Beth Comstock

Beth Comstock

Vice Chair, GE

Beth Comstock is passionate about change and innovation. She leads GE’s growth efforts via marketing, sales, licensing and communications, and oversees GE Ventures. Her current priorities include partnering with and investing in startups, developing new markets in analytics, energy and affordable health through GE’s industrial Internet, ecomagination and healthymagination initiatives, and making connections that spur a culture of inventiveness and grow brand value. In 2015, she became the company's first-ever female vice chair.

Business model innovation is constant in this economy. You start with a vision of a platform. For a while, you think there's a line of sight, and then it's gone. There's suddenly a new angle.