Lecture: May 15, 2018


Digital Transformation of Aviation Industry

Jon Dunsdon, GE Aviation Digital


Jon Dunsdon has 20 years of digital software and services experience with GE, including roles with increasing responsibility across Aviation Systems, GRC and Aviation. Jon is currently serving as Chief Technology Officer for GE Aviation Digital working with our customers on their Digital Transformations. Prior to this, Jon served as the Chief Architect for GE Aviation where he led the technical strategy for adopting Predix. He has prior experience in data analytics; solution architecture; product definition; and the development of strategic service, product, and technology roadmaps. Jonathan holds a BEng degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics (Southampton, UK) and is a Chartered Engineer. He is also an advisor to the UK government on about the impact effects of research across the aerospace industry.


Transforming an industry does not happen overnight. It takes focus and commitment to both strategy and execution. By using sensor data and integrating business data to create Digital Twins, we are leading the industry in defining and evolving real-time analytics and predictive modeling. By incorporating a Digital Twin with a foundation aviation expertise, decision makers are empowered to build and execute on business strategies informed by historical and real-time data. But thatís just the beginning. With the foundation of a digital twin, you will have the capacity and the capability to evolve and fully realize a Digital Transformation. Multiple options and business criteria impact both opportunities and consequences of strategic decision making. Balancing customer loyalty, revenue growth and the options focused on maximizing operational efficiency is challenging. GE Aviation Digital provides customers a clear path and direction when weighing the value of planning and investing for the future.

Lecture Notes

Presentation on the IIoT in the Aviation Industry by Jon Dunsdon. (pdf)