Eric Tucker, IT Chief Technology Officer, GE Global Research, is a technology strategist and change agent who has participated in and led a broad array of breakthrough technology initiatives in his 17 years with GE Global. His team oversees GE’s High Performance Computing service, which enables the company to design next generation products using cutting edge simulation technologies. Born and educated in the Capital Region, Eric studied at both UAlbany (B.S. Computer Science and Applied Mathematics) and RPI (Masters in Management, focus in Research Innovation.) Tucker brings to the board a passion for organizational strategy, which he sees as critical in reducing the disconnects between education, employer, and training sectors.