Dyan Finkhousen

SpecialityGlobal Director at GE Genius (former) / Founder and CEO of Shoshin Works
Global Director at GE Genius (former) / Founder and CEO of Shoshin WorksDyan Finkhousen is a leading strategist, adviser and entrepreneur building expert ecosystems and platform operations that drive growth and productivity in all industries. She is the Founder and CEO of Shoshin Works and is known for her strategic work in enterprise-scale ecosystems that leverage open innovation, collaboration, crowdsourcing, and freelance resourcing. Before launching Shoshin Works, Dyan was GE’s Global Director of Open Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, and Founder of GE GeniusLink and GE Fuse – where she cultivated an expert ecosystem with reach to over 21 million resources and enabled over $6 billion in impact. Her pioneering platform and ecosystem work in connected vehicles, connected equipment, and now connected experts has enabled organizations in financial, industrial and healthcare sectors to optimize performance. She also helped coach GE’s industrials on the development of new IoT product and service portfolios, and oversaw the development of GE’s global IoT brand, Predix. Valued for her record of creating and scaling transformational business models, Dyan has served on client advisory boards for Expert Economy companies and is an Advisor and Founding Member for Open Assembly. Her award-winning thought leadership has been showcased in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired, Harvard Innovation Lab, Harvard Analytics curriculum, MIT Sloan, Singularity University, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Nikkei Business, CIO Review, Slush, keynote speaking engagements and podcasts.