GE CEO sees more partnerships ahead for digital business

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - General Electric Co will use partnerships to build its digital-industrial business in coming years, Chief Executive Officer John Flannery said at a conference on Wednesday.

The comments come as GE has said it plans to scale back its investment in its GE Digital business in 2018, from about $2.1 billion this year, and as Flannery is due unveil expanded partnership with Microsoft Corp on Wednesday. (Reporting by Alwyn Scott)