GE Capital Technology Center Reaches Hiring Milestone
CE Capital reached an significant milestone last week, when it obtained its 100th IT professional for the GE Capital Technology Center in New Orleans. The new hire help keeps the Company on track to employ 150 IT professionals by the end of the 2013. By 2015, GE Capital wants to produce a total of 300 jobs with salaries ranging from $60,000 to $100,000 (plus benefits) that will support the Company’s growth as a leader in New Orleans’ developing technology sector.
“We are aggressively looking to bring more dynamic IT talent to New Orleans. This city is truly one of the nation’s unique treasures. New Orleans is an exciting place to work due to the spirit of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and, most of all, its rich culture,” says Mike De Boer, chief information officer, GE Capital Technology Center New Orleans.
The most recent hire by GE Capital’s is a native of New Orleans, and is great representation of the amazing talent that New Orleans has to offer. Among recent honors, the city was named “No. 1 Metro for IT Job Growth in the USA,” and Forbes named the New Orleans metro area second “Best Big City for a Job”.
Read related content:
- Top 10 Largest Companies in North America
- Dell Board of Directors Committee Votes to Make Company Private
- In Today's Workforce, A High IQ Isn't Enough
Over half of GE Capital’s new hires are from Louisiana, and the Company will continue to recruit experienced candidates from Louisiana and New Orleans. Recruitment efforts will also include a national outreach campaign emphasizing New Orleans as a dynamic place to work and live.
The GE Capital Technology Center is located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District on the 30th floor of Place St. Charles. The first phase of the technology center, dedicated in April, has 24,000 square feet of operational workspace. The second phase of construction, encompassing 20,000 square feet, is currently underway on the 32nd and 33rd floors and should be operational by the end of October 2013. By 2015, the company plans to build out a total of 70,000 square feet of space, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, collaborative workspaces and breathtaking views of New Orleans.
Information Technology has become one of the main industries behind ecomonic growth in New Orleans. GE Capital is motivated to continue developing this important segment of New Orleans industry and is currently hiring experienced IT professionals in the following categories: business solutions, system administrators, data management, enterprise and networking services.
“This milestone is an exciting one for the GE Capital Technology Center New Orleans,” said Martha Poulter, GE Capital vice president and chief information officer. “Knowing we can recruit qualified talent to work and live in this exceptional city reaffirms our decision to build our Technology Center here.”
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.