Dr. Salvo is the Director and Founder of the Industrial Internet Consortium, which aims to connect brilliant minds and machines in powerful value-creation networks. For the past 15 years, he and his laboratory have developed a series of large-scale Internet-based sensing arrays to manage and oversee business systems and deliver a portfolio of information-based services. Some of their commercial business releases include complex decision platforms (e.g., GE Veriwise™, GE Railwise™, 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. Dr. Salvo’s group provides the core Digital Market Commons to UI Labs for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute recently announced by President Obama at a press briefing at the White House. He is very interested in how systems architecture influences the rate of innovation and believes that crowdsourcing and cloud-computing platforms promise to further democratize the flow of information, computation, and ideas.