Jerry MacArthur Hultin

Jerry MacArthur Hultin Chairman, The Global Futures Group, LLC

Chairman, The Global Futures Group, LLC, President Emeritus, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Chairman, Smart City Expo World Congress Advisory Board; former Under Secretary of the Navy (United States)

Jerry Hultin is an authority on innovation and its role in creating a more dynamic 21st century global economy.  He is the Chairman of the Global Futures Group, LLC, a company organized to support technology’s role in improving the quality of life and inclusiveness of cities around the world.

Mr. Hultin recently completed fifteen years of academic leadership in New York City, including the creation of business incubators, student competitions, angel funding, media labs, game design centers, and more.  Working closely with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mr. Hultin’s creation of these business, academic, and government initiatives helped transform NYC into one the world’s leading high-tech economies.

From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Hultin served as Senior Presidential Fellow for global innovation at New York University and from 2005 to 2013 as president of Polytechnic University / Institute (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering).  From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Hultin was dean of the school of technology management at Stevens Institute of Technology.

From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Hultin was President Clinton’s Under Secretary of the Navy.  In this role, he was Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen’s adviser on innovation and business transformation at the Pentagon. 

Mr. Hultin is currently an urban strategy adviser to the World Economic Forum (Davos) and UN Habitat; chair of the Global Advisory Board for the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona; a science and technology expert on Malaysia’ Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council; and an adviser to presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on innovation.

Mr. Hultin is a graduate of Yale Law School, Ohio State University and Harvard University’s new presidents program. 

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