Jerry  Hultin

Jerry Hultin

President and Co-founder, Global Futures Group

Jerry is President, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Global Futures Group and the founder of Smart Cities New York. Jerry was the 15th President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (2005 - 2013) where he is currently the President Emeritus. Global Futures Group, a firm the supports the use of 21st-century technology to create smart cities and to improve the quality of life of urban citizens around the world.

In addition, Jerry was named as Co-Chair of the Smart Cities Alliance in Malaysia and is an adviser on urban innovation and infrastructure for the World Economic Forum (Davos) and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. 

Mr. Hultin is chair of the board of Educational Housing Services, founder of Smart Cities NY, a member of the President’s Council of the New York Academy of Sciences, and an adviser to the Urban Futures Lab of New York University. 

As a university leader, Jerry was an advocate and architect for programs that increased innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for his students. Jerry encourages the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation in the lives of young people in communities as diverse as New York City, Shanghai, Singapore, New Delhi, Bogota, and Barcelona.  

Jerry served as the Under Secretary of the Navy for President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000, where he led Vice President Al Gore’s programs in business innovation. Since 2015, he has been an adviser to the United States Secretary of Defense as a member of the Defense Business Board where he lead a study on the use of artificial intelligence in defense business processes.

In 2017, President Obama appointed Jerry as a Commissioner of the ABMC to maintain memorials around the world that honor American soldiers and sailors who died in WWI and WWII.

Jerry Hultin attended Ohio State University, receiving his B.A. in 1964 and enrolled at Yale Law School, where he received J.D. in 1972.

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