GM of Intelligent Cities
Current Powered by GEAustin Ashe is the Co-founder and General Manager of GE Intelligent Cities. In this role, he
leads the sales, marketing, alliances, and engineering teams required to deliver the
world’s most advanced IoT sensor platform for cities, CityIQ. This open, cutting-edge IoT
technology enables scalable smart city applications that address a multitude of existing
challenges and prepare cities for future growth.
Prior to being appointed General Manager, Austin led global product management and sales, where his
team sold the World’s largest IoT sensor platform to the City of San Diego. Austin has held multiple roles
within the past 10 years at GE, including LED Driver Global Product Manager, Regional Sales Manager,
Government Relations Operations Manager, Cross-GE Business sales leader, Area Sales Manager (GE
Water), and Regional Environmental, Health, & Safety leader (GE Water)
Before joining GE, Austin held manufacturing and engineering roles at The Boeing Company, Haliburton
Energy Services, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lynntech’s Fuel Cell division, and NASA. He is an Eagle Scout and
enjoys playing ice hockey, skydiving, drumming and is an amateur magician.