Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

CO-FOUNDER & CEO — BIT STEW SYSTEMS (ENTREPRENEUR, ACQUIRED BY GE)

Kevin brings more than 30 years of experience in architecting and designing enterprise-class software and systems solutions, both as a start-up entrepreneur and as a corporate executive. Kevin has extensive domain knowledge about the technology challenges facing industrial operations today.

As CEO and Co-Founder of Bit Stew Systems, Kevin established the vision and direction for the company, led the evolution of the data intelligence platform, MIx Core™ and served as chief customer advocate. In November 2016, GE Digital acquired Bit Stew Systems to advance its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities.

While at GE Digital, Kevin led the Predix Application Platform Group and drove the vision and strategy for Predix Studio, a visual app builder designed to accelerate industrial app development, and Predix App Engine, a scalable runtime foundation that powers the apps created in Predix Studio.

Before founding Bit Stew, Kevin worked closely with a number of Silicon Valley companies while at Ernst & Young, and was a key innovator within Navio Systems and NetReliance. Prior to his time in Silicon Valley, Kevin worked in the high-tech networking and security field, and led technology firms specializing in cryptography, public key infrastructures and high-performance and scalable networks. He also spent many years working on networking technologies in Motorola’s Wireless Research Group.

Kevin is passionate about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and has dedicated his career to advancing digital industrial technologies that create better business outcomes for our customers.