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Gary Phillips

Senior Director of Research and Development

in the Office of the CTO

Gary Phillips is Senior Director of Research and Development in the Office of the CTO for Symantec Corporation. In this position, Gary manages a diversity of responsibilities, including open source operations and strategy, product security, interactions with all standards bodies, standards compliance, shared development tools, shared code management, technology control planning and software supply chain assurance.

Gary is currently a member of the SAFE Codeboard of directors and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) board of directors. He is also a former member of the International Committee for IT Standards (INCITS) executive board, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) board, and the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) board. Gary has served in a number of leadership positions in each organization.

Prior to joining Symantec, Gary held several senior management and technology leadership positions for Compaq, Schlumberger,Western Geophysical, and Fairchild. He earned his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and attended graduate school at the University of South Florida.

Gary is also Co-Champion of Sympride, Symantec's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies ("LGBTA") Employee Resource Group.


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