Erik K. Grimmelmann

Industry Professor

Erik K. Grimmelmann

Erik K. Grimmelmann is currently President of the NY Tech Alliance, a non-profit whose mission is to represent, inspire, support, and help lead the New York technology community and ecosystem to create a better future for all. The NY Tech Alliance was formed through the merger of NY Tech Meetup and the New York Technology Council. Prior to this position, he was President & CEO of the New York Technology Council.

He has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology including twelve years at Bell Labs. He has held executive positions at AT&T, where he served as Internet Strategist starting in 1991, and Dun & Bradstreet, where he was SVP, Technology Infrastructure. Beginning in 2000 he held positions as CIO and CTO at a number of startups including Cometa Networks that was founded by IBM, Intel, and AT&T and SendWordNow that successfully exited in 2017. He currently teaches machine learning in the Computer Science Department at the City College of New York (CCNY).

He has served as a White House technology advisor and on panels of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council and the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. In addition he has severed on the boards of numerous industry organizations including the National Information Infrastructure Testbed, the Information Industry Association, and the New York Software Industry Association. 

Dr. Grimmelmann holds a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.S. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan.  He completed his post-doctoral study at Bell Labs and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition he has completed executive education programs at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.