Eric Tucker is a strategist and information systems innovator who is consistently engaged at the leading edge of technology. Eric began his career with GE in 1999 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in computer science and applied mathematics from the University at Albany. His early work focused on leading the introduction of open source technologies for the enterprise, setting the foundation both for his future work in shaping culture change, and delivering step function improvements in business performance through the application of new technologies. After receiving a master’s degree in management from the Lally School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Eric served as chief information security officer of GE Research while also leading the advanced digital technology function.
For much of the last decade, Eric and his team have focused on identifying and leading a broad array of breakthrough technology initiatives. His organization oversees GE’s Enterprise high performance computing products, which enable the company to design next generation energy and transportation technologies using cutting edge modeling and simulation-based engineering capabilities. Their portfolio of services also includes the GE Research 5G testbed and machine learning training and runtime environment.
Eric is a certified DMAIC and DFSS Blackbelt. He co-authored GE’s DFSS for Business Process training curriculum. He was the keynote speaker at the 2016 AWS Summit in Tokyo and presently serves on the Board of Can Code Communities, a nonprofit that develops non-traditional talent and advocates for a vibrant and inclusive tech talent pipeline in the Capital Region.