Gary Gysin

Commissioner Gary Gysin has served in a broad array of public and private companies leading business transformations through the introduction of disruptive technologies. Holding CEO and Executive Vice President positions across the energy communications and high technology markets he’s worked to advance technologies that connect the world to information previously inaccessible and unaffordable. As the CEO of Liquid Robotics his Company is fundamentally changing the way the world accesses collects and monitors ocean data through the innovative use of ocean robots that connect the subsea to sky. At 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 meters. He currently serves as a Council Member on the Oceans and National Security Initiative for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and is a member of the Alliance of CEOs.

GIIC Citation

The GIIC recognizes Gary Gysin for his transformative vision to build out the sensor network for the world’s oceans; for his leadership in fostering a collaborative, partner ecosystem dedicated to monitoring, protecting, and exploring even the remotest oceanic regions; and for his influence in the advancement of the information infrastructure to help create energy-efficient smart cities.

By The Numbers


unmanned ocean robot to provide real time subsea to sky communications


of the world’s oceans explored by Wave Gliders


of the Earth’s ocean that is unknown with the potential to be networked

Policy Contributions

Commissioner contributions are shown in the context of the 8i Framework.

8 Ingredient (8i) Framework of Information Infrastructure










Selected Contributions

Liquid Robotics Names Gary Gysin as President and CEO
May 28, 2014
Yahoo News


Liquid Robotics Named as Top Innovator in World Ocean Innovation Challenge
August 8th, 2015
Hydro International

“Gary Gysin is at the helm of a disruptive information infrastructure technology that offers profound benefits for humanity.”

John Thompson

Chairman, Microsoft