Robert James

Robert  James

Executive Technology Innovation Advisor Office of Information & Digital Technology

NJ Transit

Robert is an Executive Innovator in the fields of Connected Automated Shared Electric (CASE) Mobility. He was the first in the country to patent connected automated vehicles and to improve vehicle safety and increase roadway capacity.  He currently is the Executive Technology Innovation Advisor for NJTRANSIT.  He is a Smart Cities expert building partnerships between the public and private sector to deploy the technology of the future today. NYC MTA Genius Transit Challenge winner. One of the founders of the Smart Road at Virginia Tech and the first to design the facility for testing automated vehicles and concepts.

He is a visionary senior executive recognized for enterprise level technology utilization and strategy leadership. Resourceful big-picture thinker; confidently champion business objectives and public private partnerships through outstanding technical direction and cost-saving transformation initiatives. He has saved billions of dollars for public sector clients with innovative applications of technology.

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