Gary is currently leading the Internet of Things standards efforts at Cisco Systems in the Intent Based Network Group CTO’s office. Gary was the Director of Telecommunications at Mutual Life of Canada until 1996. In 1996 he went into private consulting. He moved to Charlotte, NC in 1996 and managed the Telecom group at Belk Stores Services. In 2000, he joined Duke Energy as a member of the IT Strategies and Architecture group with responsibility for IT communications and infrastructure services. During this time he was also a key member of the Mergers and Acquisitions team. He led a group, which managed the integration of IT for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In 2004 he became a permanent member of the Power Line Communications Group at Duke Energy. It was during this time where he led the efforts to build a business case for “smart” Power Distribution communications. Gary had been the lead for Powerline Communications standards and regulatory work at Duke Energy. In 2007 Gary joined the Smart Grid PLC and Network Design team as a Strategic Planning Manager. In 2012, Gary led the efforts for Smart Grid Standard in Cisco’s Connected Energy business group. He is currently the Strategic Planning Manager for IoT Technology Development. Gary currently represents Cisco in a number of standardization efforts related to IoT and Smart Energy. These include IEEE, ITU, IEC and the UCAIug. He represents Cisco on a number of Alliance Boards including LoRa (Treasurer), Avnu (Chairman of Board). Gary is also the chair of the IEEE-SA Entity Conformance Activities Governance (CAG) and a member of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors.