GE Awards Pitney Bowes for Industrial Internet Innovation at the GE Minds + Machines Event

Inaugural "INNIES" Awards Honor Pitney Bowes for Efficiency and Improved Customer Service

SAN FRANCISCO, October 01, 2015 - GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it has awarded Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) an Industrial Internet Innovation (“INNIE”) Award at GE’s fourth annual Minds + Machines event.

Pitney Bowes was specifically recognized for Most Innovative Industrial Internet Solution. The Pitney Bowes enterprise team used GE’s Predix cloud-based platform for creating innovative Industrial Internet applications to create analytics-enabled asset performance management solutions for Pitney Bowes’ solutions and clients. GE is also working with Pitney Bowes on Location Intelligence and Data Quality applications, leveraging GE’s Predix platform, to be made available to GE’s other customers.

“As we launch this new annual recognition program, we are excited to honor Pitney Bowes for Most Innovative Industrial Internet Solution. Pitney Bowes, like GE, is transforming itself to leverage Industrial Internet opportunities for its existing customers and for new markets,” said Kate Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer for GE Digital.

“We are honored to accept this award recognizing our work in the Industrial Internet,” said Roger Pilc, Chief Innovation Officer, Pitney Bowes. “Together with GE, we’re transforming businesses with the Predix platform and our location intelligence and data quality software. Innovating around the Industrial Internet is core to our mission, and it’s especially gratifying to be recognized by GE in this space.”

Collaborating on the Predix platform enables business leaders to address mission-critical challenges across large-scale industrial environments. This level of intelligence spans physical and digital networks to speed operational decisions that deliver cost efficiencies, improve performance and increase revenues.

About Minds + Machines

This week, GE hosted its fourth annual Minds + Machines event with 1,000+ customers, developers, thought leaders, partners and media joining focused sessions on the state of the Industrial Internet. The agenda includes deep-dive presentations on GE's Predix platform, strategies for Asset Performance Management and adjacent technologies driving successful Industrial Internet outcomes today. Pitney Bowes Chief Innovation Officer Roger Pilc joined GE Digital Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer Bill Ruh on stage at the event.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes is a global technology company offering innovative products and solutions that enable commerce in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce. More than 1.5 million clients in approximately 100 countries around the world rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes at