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Mark Little, PhD

Former CTO, General Electric

Mark Little, PhD

In his 37 year career at General Electric, Mark Little served in diverse senior leadership roles in operations, research, strategic planning, joint venture development, and product management. From 2005, as GE’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President/Director of GE Global Research, Mark reported to the CEO and developed fundamental technologies to help GE compete and grow in each of its businesses: energy, oil & gas, aviation, healthcare, transportation, consumer products, and financial services. A company officer for 21 years, his team led transformative initiatives in software, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity. Mark’s research team of over 3,600 people was from every major scientific and engineering discipline, working at nine research facilities in the USA, India, China, Germany, Brazil, and Israel.

Mark trained as a mechanical engineer, with a Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts, a Master’s Degree from Northeastern, and a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of which Mark is a Trustee.

​He is an avid book reader, a self-taught guitarist (rock, blues, jazz), a golfer, and is self-described as “a crazy Boston sports fan.”