Speaker's BiographyMichael Idelchik
Vice President, Advanced Technologies, GE Global Research
Michael Idelchik is vice president of advanced technologies for GE Global Research, the centralized research and development organization of General Electric Co. In that capacity, he oversees the company's longest-range technology endeavors. Idelchik started with GE in 1978, progressing through various engineering and management roles within the Aircraft Engines, Healthcare and Lighting divisions. In 2002, he founded GE's first integrated technology center in China and served as managing director prior to assuming his current role. In January 2006, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt presented Idelchik with the Chairman's Award for Technology Leadership, recognizing a lifetime of achievement in driving innovation and growth.