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 developed and implemented an agency-wide Cybersecurity program, deployed several thousand mobile devices, created an internal digital disruption team focused on enhancing customer services and begun moving the organization to a secured cloud environment.

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 mentors graduate students at Columbia University seeking degrees in Technology Management.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Central Michigan University, majoring in Management Information Systems.