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Joseph Salvo
Director, GE Global Research

Joseph J. Salvo,
Director, Industrial Internet
Manager – Complex Systems Engineering Laboratory
GE Global Research
Niskayuna, NY, USA
Education:
M. Phil. Ph.D. Yale University
A.B. Harvard University

Dr. Salvo joined the GE Global Research Center in 1988. His early work focused on the development of genetically modified bacteria and fungus, for the production of novel high performance polymers via large-scale fermentation with renewable feed stocks.

For the past 15 years Dr. Salvo and his laboratory have developed a series of large-scale internet-based sensing arrays to manage and oversee business systems and deliver value-added services.

Some of the many commercial business releases include complex decision platforms (e.g. GE Veriwise™ GE RailwiseTM, Global Vendor Managed Inventory, Ener.GE™, and E-Materials Management) that deliver near real-time customer value through system transparency and knowledge-based computational algorithms. Many of the commercial start-ups were based on innovative recurring revenue business models that delivered critical information for near-real time decisioning on a global basis. For example, over $I trillion dollars of retail goods have been tracked (on commercial trailers) with the Veriwise system since it’s release in 2004.

Pervasive networked sensors systems combined with near-real time collaboration can deliver time-critical, high fidelity data to enable information analysis across traditional business process boundaries. Total supply chain, energy management and financial services can be integrated to create a virtual enterprise environment that encourages discovery and process improvement on a global basis. Electronic RFID tagging and distributed knowledge networks extend the reach of these systems with anywhere/anytime access to mission critical information.

Crowdsourcing and cloud computing platforms promise to further democratize the flow of information, computation and ideas. Commercial business implementations of this work are currently active in Asia, Europe as well as North and South America.

Recently he has begun to help define a next generation internet called the “Industrial Internet” from both a technological and business perspective.

Dr. Salvo currently has 15 U.S. patents with more than 15 others pending.

He is a member of the board at the M.I.T. Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and the
IEEE Computer Society.