Gary Rodrigue - Director of Programs & Partnerships, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory
Breakout Panelist

Gary Rodrigue
Gary Rodrigue

Director of Programs & Partnerships — International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

During my career Gary has participated in some major disruptive technology events.

The first one came when he was right out of USC. Gary had received his MBA in business and finance and was hired by Rockwell International to lead their product development efforts for Modems. This work eventually led to Rockwell putting the first modems into PC.

The second was at IBM…Gary was VP of Sales for their Technology Group. IBM semiconductors technology was best in class. By collaborating with the right industry partners, he was instrumental in getting the first smart phones delivered to the market.

More recently he started and led IBM Blockchain Food Trust Initiative. This work is transforming how supply chains are managed…bringing more transparency and safe food to the consumer.

These disruptive events were achieved by the convergence of technologies that propelled us into the future.

Gary Rodrigue is now the Director of Partnerships and Programs for the US National Labs International Space Station (ISS).  NASA along with the ISS National Lab work with commercial and academic partners to advance the nation’s leadership in commercial space. They pursue groundbreaking science in microgravity not possible on Earth and leverage the space station to inspire the next generation. It is clear that another convergence of technologies is here…and we are on the cusp of major breakthroughs in science and technology that will have a dramatic impact on mankind.