Eric Ackerman
Perry Ellis International
Vice President of Commercial Technology

Defining and delivering the technology strategic vision of the company in order to support short and long-term business objectives.

Dr. Ackerman has been active in the engineering and information sciences field for over 30 years. His recent experiences includes working as a Vice President at Magic Leap (Augmented Reality (AR) startup) and being the Dean of NSU's College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Ackerman has been involved in numerous engineering projects including designing space hardware that has flown on the three Space Shuttles (STS-91 Discovery, STS-134 Endeavour, STS-135 Atlantis). Active in the local community Dr. Ackerman was a past President of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) South-Florida InfraGard chapter and currently is an advisor to the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the FBI's Citizens Academy and has consulted with local, state, and federal agencies on cybersecurity topics. Dr. Ackerman is currently involved in multiple leadership positions within IEEE and was a past IEEE-USA Vice President. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, ASEE, AIS, AIAA, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon. In his past time he collects and restores vintage computers, arcade, and pinball machines.