Robert Pepper is Senior Managing Director of Global Advanced Technology Policy at Cisco. He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the Federal Communications Commission where he served as chief of the office of plans and policy and chief of policy development beginning in 1989. At the FCC, he focused on issues cutting across traditional industry and institutional boundaries as a result of new technologies and convergence, and led teams implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions, and developing policies promoting the development of the Internet.
Before joining the FCC, he was director of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy. His government service also included Acting Associate Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and initiating a program on computers, communications and information policy at the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining Cisco, Robert was Chief of Policy Development at the Federal Communications Commission.