GE Digital’s Colin Parris elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 11, 2022
Fellow inductees include Tesla CEO Elon Musk and head of Microsoft Satya Nadella.

GE Digital announced that its Chief Technology Officer Dr. Colin Parris has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Dr. Parris, Dr. Manoj Shah, an engineer with GE and GE Research, and John D. McDonald, smart grid business development leader, GE Grid Solutions, are among the 133 US and international members elected as part of the 2022 class. 

Election as a member of the NAE is one of the most prestigious professional honors an engineer can receive, GE Digital states. Members must be nominated by a peer, with nominations going through a year-long process before final selections are made. To be selected as a member, an engineer must demonstrate that they have helped to pioneer new developments in their field and made outstanding contributions in engineering. 

At GE Digital, Dr. Parris leads teams that leverage digital technologies in the energy industry and other industrial environments. He is currently working across GE to accelerate business impact and transformation by combining lean principles with digital solutions. His expertise spans engineering, software, and AI-driven analytics, they note.

Working closely with some of GE’s biggest customers, he is leading a team that champions breakthrough technologies and capabilities to accelerate innovative solutions to solve emerging customer problems. Dr. Parris, an alumnus of GE Research, created and leads the Digital Twin Initiative across GE and is a board member of the Digital Twin Consortium.