Robert Galvin

Robert Galvin is the Chief Technology Officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which builds, operates, and maintains the airports, rail, bridges and tunnels between the two states, as well as seaport facilities, and the 16-acre World Trade Center site. Since joining the Port Authority in December 2013, Robert has created a technology strategy and 3-year business plan for the Agency, developed a Cybersecurity program, deployed or upgraded over 6500 computers and mobile devices, and moved the organization to Microsoft Office365. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Galvin was CTO of the NYC School Construction Authority, where he reorganized the Technology Department and modernized their enterprise applications by deploying data warehousing, cloud, and mobile technologies. Before entering the public sector, Mr. Galvin served in senior leadership for one of the largest specialty design-build contractors in the world – and as an executive at a leading supplier of ERP and field service management software for the construction industry. Mr. Galvin has over 25 years experience in both public and private sectors, and serves as mentor to graduate students at Columbia University seeking degrees in Technology Management.