As President and CEO, Gary is leading Liquid Robotics through a period of unprecedented growth and industry recognition. The Economist and the World Economic Forum are a few industry notables who have recognized Liquid Robotics for their pioneering technology that is fundamentally changing the way the world accesses, collects, and monitors ocean data through the innovative use of ocean robots.
With more than thirty years of executive experience, Gary has delivered worldwide revenue growth and established market leadership for innovative technology, renewable energy, and cloud computing companies. As Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Silver Spring Networks, he led the transformation of how utility companies and cities measure, monitor, and manage energy usage by leveraging IP networking technologies to build Smart Grids. Prior to Silver Spring Networks, Gary was President/CEO of Asempra Technologies and has served in a number of executive positions at companies such as McData Corporation, Volera, PGSoft, Crosswise Corporation, WorldTalk and Touch Communications.
Gary serves as a Council Member on the Oceans and National Security Initiative for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, member of Alliance of CEOs, and as a Commissioner for the Global Information Infrastructure Policy Organization (GIIC).
Gary earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family, including cycling, skiing, and swimming with Wave Gliders.
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Director, Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC), Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Dr. Terrill is an oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography leading basic and applied research programs in a variety of marine and environmental disciplines. Under his leadership, he founded the Scripps’ Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) in 2003 to focus on the development of new technologies, their application for basic and applied sciences, and the exploitation and fusion of data for improved decision-making.
He has extensive experience with the design, coordination, and implementation of complex field measurement programs that are executed globally, both in the ocean and on land. Sponsorship for these initiatives comes primarily from federal and state agencies; including USACE, NOAA, and Navy ocean observation, and Maritime Domain Awareness initiatives. Dr. Terrill was also one of the early leaders in establishing the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System, one of the eleven U.S. Regional Associations that form the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science from University of California San Diego (UCSD) and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography – Applied Ocean Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Admiral Sir George Zambellas, former First Sea Lord, British Royal Navy
Admiral Sir George Zambellas is a highly distinguished British Royal Navy officer, with an exemplary background in maritime, joint service and multinational command. In April of 2016, he completed a three-year appointment as First Sea Lord, a period that included the UK Strategic Defense and Security Review. During his tenure, his principal focus was on people, to ensure that, with significant quantities of new equipment being delivered to the British Royal Navy including two new carriers, new ballistic nuclear submarines, frigates and aircraft, the quality and quantity of technical expertise is ready.
He began his 36-year career as a helicopter pilot in frigates and carriers, before a series of sea commands, culminating in command of the UK Amphibious Force, the UK Maritime Force, NATO’s 4-star Maritime Command and Royal Navy Fleet Command. He has extensive operational experience, including as Chief of Staff in the UK Joint Headquarters for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Operation Highbrow in 2006 to evacuate multinational civilians from Lebanon, and in Operation Palliser in 2000 where, as Captain of HMS Chatham, he was deployed to Sierra Leone, earning the Distinguished Service Cross.
Zambellas achievements have earned many honors and awards. The most notable are: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath (GCB), 31 December 2015, Knight Commander of the Order of Bath (KCB), 16 June 2012, Distinguished Service Cross and Operational Service Medal for Sierra Leone in 2000, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2009, Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset, September 2013 and Honorary Doctorate in Science from Southampton University in 2014.
Sir George Zambellas was educated in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and at Stowe School. He studied aeronautical and astronautical engineering at the University of Southampton and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) degree.