John Garrity joined Cisco Systems in 2006 and is currently Global Technology Policy Advisor. He is responsible for policy engagement and data-driven analytical research on technology issues related to the expansion of fixed and wireless broadband, including national broadband agendas, municipal strategies for ICT use, Internet protocol network traffic demand and Internet governance. His role involves engaging with public and private counterparts in dialogue on the potential of IT and network connectivity for economic growth, competitiveness, social inclusion and environmental protection. Previously at Cisco, he was a manager in Cisco’s Strategy and Economics, helping guide strategic direction for the Emerging Markets group, a business unit with geographic market coverage of 130 countries, 2,500 personnel and US$7.5 billion in annual revenue. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Garrity was at the World Bank in the Corporate Strategy Group and holds a Masters degree in Applied Economics from the Ohio State University.