Michael Salvato,Vice President of Advisory Services, Mott MacDonald
Michael A. Salvato is the Vice President of Advisory Services at Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consultancy. Mr. Salvato has pioneered the application of digital technologies to asset management, urban infrastructure, and smart cities and is a recognized thought leader in the fields of Urban Systems and Informatics. As a strategic partner, Mr. Salvato works with infrastructure owners and operators to advance business initiatives that unlock asset value, efficiencies, and sustainability required to meet the rising expectations of customers, government, industry, and society.
Mr. Salvato retired in 2018 as the Director and Program Executive for Enterprise Information and Asset Management from the NY State Metropolitan Transportation Authority where he led a transformational program affecting $1 trillion in public infrastructure to improve the safety, reliability, lifecycle costs, and resiliency of the New York transportation system. He served as the founding Chair and Country Vice President of the Institute of Asset Management in the United States and was a member of the US delegation that produced the ISO 55000 standard for asset management.
Mr. Salvato is a member of the Board for Smart City New York, and a research professor of urban infrastructure systems at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering where he helped establish the Center for Urban Science and Progress. He is an advisor to Blueprint 2025, a National Infrastructure Plan. Having worked in architecture, engineering, construction, program management, economic development, information technology and public policy for over 35 years, the question that drives his work is how innovation can be applied to create a more sustainable built environment.