Harel Kodesh

GE Software
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Harel Kodesh is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for GE Software, focused on broadening and maturing GE’s software platform for the Industrial Internet.   

Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he acted as Executive VP for Cloud Business Systems and as CEO of Mozy, its wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Kodesh served as Chief Product Officer at Amdocs, transforming the organization from a professional services company to product driven. He also served as CEO of Wingcast, the Ford Motor Company-Qualcomm joint venture.  

Until 2000, Mr. Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including VP of Information Appliances, leading development of the Microsoft Windows CE – or Windows Mobile – operating system, and pioneered its mobility business. He also managed Microsoft’s Object Linking and Embedding team, creating a key technology for the Windows operating system. He also managed a Motorola team responsible for its early wireless data efforts. 

Mr. Kodesh holds a BS in computer engineering and a MS in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He has served on boards for Mobilitec, DreamBox Learnings, BSquare and Blue Phoenix.