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Honorable Jerry MacArthur Hultin

Chair, Board of Governors

Chair and Co-Founder, Global Futures Group, LLC

Dr. Hultin is Chair and Co-Founder of Global Futures Group, LLC. Global Futures Group offers thought-leadership, advice and counsel for the rapidly expanding market of “smart cities” around the world. GFG services include corporate and governmental consulting, innovation and investment services, media production and conference organizing. GFG is a co-founder of North America’s largest smart city exposition, Smart Cities New York held annually each May in NYC.

GFG works with developers, financiers, government leaders, and corporate executives in major cities around the world. In addition, GFG serves as advisor on innovation and urban technology to the US Department of Commerce, UN Habitat, the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, and the World Economic Forum.

Dr. Hultin has a stellar past career as Senior Presidential Fellow at New York University, President of Polytechnic University and Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Dean, Stevens Institute of Technology and Under Secretary of the Navy, Department of Defense.