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Robert Galvin Biography

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 strategy for implementing technology at the Agency, developed a Cybersecurity program, deployed or upgraded over 6,500 computers and mobile devices, and moved the organization to Microsoft Office 365.

Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Galvin was CTO of the NYC School Construction Authority, an organization responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of over 1,500 public schools supporting over 1 million K-12 students. There, 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 provided corporate IT leadership in a number of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, consumer products, consulting services, software design, engineering and commercial construction. As a senior management consultant for Penta Technologies, a leading supplier of ERP and field service management software for the construction industry, Galvin provided support and business process change guidance to AMEC, the world’s third largest engineering services company.

He served in senior leadership for the international curtain wall company, Enclos Corporation, renown for such projects as the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and Bloomberg Tower in New York City. Previously, Galvin’s work at 3M in the consumer products, international, and IT divisions earned him the company’s IT award for excellence.

Galvin serves on the board of the New York Metro Society for Information Management (SIMNY). He holds a B.S. degree in management information systems from Central Michigan University.