Laura Paál

Senior Director
GE Digital

on stage

29 Mar 2018 , 10:40 - 12:10 @ Panel I

Humans and Machines and their Cooperation in the 21st Century – Perspectives of the CEE Region

on stage

29 Mar 2018 , 10:30 - 12:00 @ Panel I of the Conference

Humans and Machines and their Cooperation in the 21st Century – Perspectives of the CEE Region


Professional Experience:

IT Leader, GE Global Operations Europe & RCIS
GE Digital
March 2016 – Present


IT Transition & Integration Leader
January 2014 – March 2016

Built and led a team of IT program managers, responsible for managing a portfolio of 150+ transition and simplification projects related to transition of multifunctional services to GE's Global Operations Center in Budapest.


IT Program Manager & Finance Leader
GE Energy Management
April 2011 – January 2014

Was responsible to drive the overall financial planning and control process for the IT organization at GE Energy Management.


IT Team Leader - Operations & Compliance
GE Lighting
October 2009 – April 2011


IT Client Leader - Finance, HR & Legal
July 2007 – October 2009


IT Team Leader - Sourcing & Technology
GE Consumer & Industrial
February 2005 – July 2007

IT Operations Leader - E-Business & Data Warehouse
GE Consumer & Industrial
November 2003 – February 2005


IT Simplification Leader
GE Lighting
May 2003 – November 2003


Lead Finance System Specialist
GE Lighting
June 2001 – May 2003


IT System Analyst
GE Lighting
June 1999 – June 2001



Oxford Brookes University
Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies
Major in Marketing Communications and Information Systems
1997 – 2001

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László Arany

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Jeroen Bastiaanssen

PhD Candidate

Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Anat Lea Bonshtien

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Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, Office of the Prime Minister of Israel

Tomáš Cholinský

Project Manager

Dronet Plzen

Dr Jacob Cohen

Chief Scientist

NASA Ames Research Center

HE Dr Zoltán Cséfalvay

Permanent Representative of Hungary to the OECD

Ralf Diemer

Head of Brussels Office and Head of European Affairs Department

German Association of the Automotive Industry

Zoltán Dunai

Country Manager

Stadler Rail Group

Bartosz Dziugieł

Professor Assistant

Institute of Aviation

Bethan Garner

Future Mobility Design and Transformation Consultant


Tommaso Gecchelin

Founder, Inventor and CTO

NEXT Future Transportation Inc

Karel J Golta


Indeed Innovation GmbH

Květoslav Havlík

Coordinator of South Moravian Integrated Public Transport System


Vik Kachoria

President and CEO

Spike Aerospace Inc.

Bálint Kádár


Department of Urban Planning and Design, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Wang Gu Kang


UVARC, Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Patrik Križanský


Emocity-Cluster for Smart City

Chang Whan Ma

Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination

Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea

Levente Magyar

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

György Matolcsy


National Bank of Hungary

Michal Mazúr

PwC Drone Consultancy

Máté Mester

Tech Strategy, Policy and Regulatory Expert

Robert Missen

Head of Unit

DG MOVE, Innovation & Research, European Commission

Young Jun Moon

Chief Director

Korea Transport Institute

Dániel Mráz

CEO Financial and Business Development Area

Prolan Group

Anton Ondrej

HR Director

Kia Motors Slovakia

Dr József Pálinkás


National Research, Development and Innovation Office Hungary

Dániel Palotai

Executive Director & Chief Economist

National Bank of Hungary

Radim Polčák

Head of Institute

Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University

Jens Redmer

Principal for New Products


Attila Süle-Szigeti

HR & Marketing Lead

STILL Hungary

Tamás Szabó

Director of Product Management


Dr Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky

Deputy Mayor

Municipality of the City of Budapest

Kornél Szepessy


HungaroControl Ltd

Teodor Varga

Levente Varga

Founder and CEO


Zsófia Végh


Budapest Business Journal

Dávid Vitézy


Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport

Lord David Willetts

Board Member

UK Research and Innovation

David Winickoff


Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technologies, OECD