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 Business, with a focus on Research and Innovation, from the Lally School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Eric served as Chief Information Security Officer 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 team led GE’s cloud technologies adoption effort and presently oversees GE’s Enterprise High Performance Computing service, which enables the company to design next generation products using cutting edge Modeling and Simulation Based Engineering capabilities. The team is also leading the scale-out of GE Research’s Machine Learning training and runtime environment in partnership with GE’s Thermosciences organization to deliver Digital Thread for Design.
Eric is a certified DMAIC and DFSS Blackbelt, and 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 as member of the AIAA Digital Engineering Integration Committee and is the co-chair for the AIAA Digital Twin Subcommittee. In his free time, Eric serves on the Board of Albany Can Code, a nonprofit that develops non-traditional talent and advocates for a vibrant and inclusive tech talent pipeline in the Capital Region.
Keep your eye clear and hit ‘em where they ain’t; that’s all