Director of Programs and Partnerships, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space – ISS National Lab
Gary joined the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory’s team as director of partnerships and programs in 2019.
Prior to joining the ISS National Lab, Gary was the worldwide lead for IBM’s blockchain offering.
In his career, he has had the opportunity to be at the forefront of three major transformative technology events that were driven by a convergence of technologies:
The first was as a product line manager with Rockwell International. This involved the first introduction of communications devices (modems) into personal computers.
The second was with IBM’s Technology Group as vice president of sales North America. He helped lead the effort to integrate advanced semiconductor technology into mobile devices, which led to the creation of the smartphone.
The third was with IBM blockchain. He led the move from the science of Blockchain to the applied science of blockchain. Once again, a convergence of technologies (Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain) propelled blockchain forward. This will transform how supply chains are managed and how we do business.
His leadership and communication skills, strategic vision, and ability to develop deep customer relationships, helped the companies he worked for excel as market-share leaders.
Gary has degrees from Providence College and the University of Southern California. He also attended Harvard’s IBM Executive MBA program. In addition, he has lived in New Zealand, Austria, Italy, Venezuela, and Hong Kong.