Robert Pepper

Cisco Systems - Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper works with governments across the world helping them develop strategies and address areas such as ICT and development, broadband plans, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, the Internet of Things, security, privacy and Internet governance. Before joining The Aspen institute, Pepper led Cisco’s Global Technology Policy team for more than a decade following nearly 20 years at the FCC including serving as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development beginning in 1989 where he led teams developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, and designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions. Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.