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David Ackerman

ORG New York University Title Chief Digital Officer BIO "Dr. David Ackerman currently serves New York University in a dual appointment as Chief Digital Officer and Associate Vice President. As Chief Digital Officer in NYU Libraries and Associate Vice President for Research Technology in NYU IT, David is responsible for the overall global NYU research technology strategy and services. This includes high performance computing, 3D additive fabrication, data services, digital humanities and scholarship support, the Libraries digital strategy, and digital library technology services and preservation. During his more than 25 years at NYU, David was responsible for the invention and implementation of NYU Home (the enterprise portal); NYU CWIS (campus-wide information system for dissemination of information in electronic form); NYU Web as the first NYU Webmaster (replacing NYU CWIS); the first non-text email system and the migration of it to Google; the first modern day HPC machine to make the top 500 list; the first NYU Abu Dhabi supercomputer; one of the top higher education 3D printing programs in the world; the design and rollout of the NYU Co-op (a next generation computer lab); and establishing and developing the now Peta-scale NYU Digital Library. While at NYU, he has also served as technology consultant to the Soros Foundations, Expert on Mission to the United Nations, and the Founding Chairman of the Board of the New York chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY). He was the dissolving Chairman of the Board of the Sakai Foundation and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Apereo Foundation.