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Arthur K. Reilly, Senior Director, Strategic Technology Policy at Cisco Systems, has been a leader in improving interoperability and quality in networks through telecommunications standards for more than 20 years. As Cisco's principal representative to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and many other UN activities on policy matters, he provides leadership in Cisco's global technology policy and standards management activities.

Reilly has successfully led national, regional, and global efforts to promote open, voluntary, private-sector-led, market-driven standardization and to harmonize standards development. From 1984 to 1996, he held various leadership positions, including Chairman in the ANSI-accredited telecommunications networks standards committee sponsored by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He was an architect of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) process that began in 1990, which annually brings together telecom standards leaders from the North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has been selected to Chair the July 2008 GSC hosted by ATIS in Boston. On behalf of the Information Technology Industry (ITI) Council and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), Reilly has represented the US IT and telecommunications industry in annual US-China workshops on technology standards.

As the business Vice Chair of the UN ICT Task Force, he provided leadership in promoting the achievement of the UN Millennium Declaration Goals (improving the quality of life for people around the world) through the use of information technology. Reilly was a private sector leader in preparations for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

Reilly chairs the US Council for International Business's (USCIB) ICT Policy Committee. The USCIB is the US affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is also a leader in the ICC and its Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) representing these groups in such venues as the UN Commission on Science, Technology and Development, and the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Reilly is also currently a member of the Strategy Council for the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development. He is also a frequent speaker and moderator at forums convened by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). At present, he is also a member of the Board of the US ITU Association.

Since 1992, he has also served each of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Councils (NRIC) in advising the Federal Communications Commission in these areas as well as on topics such as interconnection, Y2K, and homeland security. Reilly is also a past member of the Standards Board for the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE's Charles Steinmetz Awards Committee.

His awards include: 2000 American National Standards Institute's Richard Finegan medal for extraordinary leadership in the development and application of voluntary standards. In 2004, the IEEE presented him the Communications Quality and Reliability President's Award. In 2006, he was the inaugural recipient of the ATIS President's Award.

Reilly was appointed to the National Science Board in 2006 and chairs the Committee on Audit and Oversight.

June 2010