Joseph Salvo

GE Global Research Center Executive Director

Digital Industrial Ecosystems, Complex Systems Engineering, Cognitive Analytics Systems


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 their 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. 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 platforms promise to further democratize the flow of information and ideas. Commercial business implementations of this work are currently active in Asia, Europe as well as North and South America. Dr. Salvo joined the GE Global Research Center in 1988. He received his his A.B. from Harvard University and M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is a member of the board at the M.I.T. Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and the IEEE Computer Society.


Digital Industrial Ecosystems, Complex Systems Engineering, Cognitive Analytics Systems


GE has taken advantage of that network thinking for over 100 years, and the Industrial Internet is the logical extension of that.
I’m paid by GE to work in the future and create the things that are going to be transformational.