Milton met with GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt at the GE Minds and Machines 2012 conference last week, where he also rubbed elbows with other leading technologists, business leaders, and academics including Marc Andreessen, Tim O’Reilly and DJ Patil.
Milton shared with Jeff that there are no tools on the market designed specifically for creative people to get things done – tools that augment the creative team process. For example, WebEx and GotoMeeting are great for sales presentations, while Skype and Google Hangout are great for hanging out with friends and family. However, If you were to use these tools for getting things done, you would pay a heavy collaboration tax (measured by the number of clicks it takes to do things) – and this tax can lead to huge productivity decreases.
In contrast, VSee makes performing common tasks one click in the creative process and therefore eliminates the collaboration tax. The message hit the right note with Jeff who noted that every enterprise has a productivity challenge – and that enterprises which can’t adopt to new productivity tools/processes simply die.
GE, in it is visionary style, is anticipating the future by scoping out partnerships in the Silicon Valley.
- Forbes on GE’s interest in partnering with Silicon Valley startups
- GigaOm talks with Jeff Immelt and covers Minds and Machines 2012