Past Events

Moving the Technology Department to Center Stage thru Enhanced Customer Experiences

January 29, 2020

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. 
While at Port Authority, Robert deployed mobile apps for PATH, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and mobile websites JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports, worked with the Chief Security Officer to develop and implement an agency-wide Cybersecurity program and begun moving the organization to a secured cloud environment.
For his work at Port Authority, Robert recently received CIO 100 Award for Leadership and Innovation 
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.
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.

Speaker Presentation
PA-TEC_Moving_Center_Stage__1_.pdf


Trade Winds and Economic Policy -  How Recession Prone is the Economy ?


September 25, 2019 

The current economic expansion is the longest on record, and questions have been raised about how long it will continue. Dr. Heil will be outlining the outlook for the US economy in the medium and long term. He will address the current path of monetary and fiscal policy in light of how consumers and businesses have responded to some of the recent policy changes. In addition, Dr. Heil will identify the most critical factors affecting the regional economy in New York and New Jersey and how employment dynamics will be shaping the metro area in the future

Speaker Presentation
Economic_Outlook_SIM_Event_09232019__1_.pdf



The Pitfalls of The Cloud

May 22, 2019

Tony DiLoreto, Professional Services Cloud Consultant from Google discussed the economics of the cloud. Many IT management professionals have found themselves with escalating costs and heightened security concerns as it relates to their evolving cloud environment. This engaging discussion focused on best practices for cloud system and cost management.

Speaker Presentation 
The_Pitfalls_of_The_Cloud_-_SIM_NYC_-_Tony_DiLoreto.pdf