Ganesh Bell

President, Uptake

Ganesh Bell is the President of Uptake, the industrial AI and IoT software leader.
Headquartered in Chicago, Uptake works with global industrial customers of all sizes
to use software and data to reimagine their industry. Uptake is privately held and
valued at $2.3B, and was named a WEF Technology Pioneer in 2017 while landing on
the CNBC Disruptor 50 list in both 2017 and 2018.
A proven entrepreneur, Bell has held executive positions across a rare mix of global
giants, industry leaders, startups and hyper-growth companies. In 2017, he was named
No. 11 in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in the world.
Bell came to Uptake from GE, where he was the first-ever Chief Digital Officer. As CEO
of GE Power Digital, he built the largest and fastest growing industrial internet
business that kick-started the digital transformation of GE’s customers. Prior, he was
the Chief Products Officer & EVP at ServiceSource and guided the company through a
successful IPO.
A veteran of Silicon Valley and enterprise software, Bell has driven corporate strategy
as well as built and led product management, engineering, sales and marketing teams.
His breadth of expertise spans platforms, analytics and enterprise applications across
leaders like SAP, PeopleSoft & J.D.Edwards. Bell created YouCentric’s leading CRM
products and led its core development to successful acquisition by J.D.Edwards.
Bell holds a BS in Mathematics from University of Madras, India, and a MS in Computer
Science from North Dakota State University