Gary DePreta

Area Vice President, U.S. Public Sector

State/Local Government and Education Markets (SLED)

Gary DePreta is an Area Vice President with Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector Organization. He and his team help public sector agencies improve how we serve our citizens through innovative approaches leveraging Cisco’s world class technology portfolio. Whether helping schools improve student outcomes, improve the effectiveness of first responders, or assisting state, local, or county agencies improve the efficiency of government, Gary is a passionate steward serving our nation’s Public Sector missions. Gary is a 14 year Cisco veteran with many years of industry experience in leadership positions with Splunk, International Network Services, and IBM with a diverse background leading both professional services and product organizations. Gary has a passion for community involvement and giving back. He was recognized for his fundraising efforts and was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Man of the Year for the National Capital Area. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Washington, DC Chapter. Gary served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 1987 onboard the USS Elliot DD-967 in San Diego, California, where he was deployed on two overseas Western Pacific tours of duty. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Electronic Science, Cum Laude, from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.


April 24, 2023


A Look Ahead: Where Does State and Local Gov Tech Go From Here?

Cyber threats, workforce shortages, and transforming government services are all front burner issues in IT. Discover the latest trends in state and local government to overcome them.

February 27, 2023


Key Priorities for State Governments in 2023

During POLITICO’s “The Fifty: America’s Governors," sponsored by Cisco, 3 key priorities for state governments in 2023 emerged. Learn more.

January 7, 2022


Critical Water Infrastructure: Investing in Smart Water Solutions for a Sustainable Future

32 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water - that’s how much water the Idaho Water District 63 can save per day with the help of Cisco and @PaigeWireless technology. Read more about their modernized water infrastructure.

September 30, 2021


Inclusive Infrastructure: Broadband Access for All

Broadband access is a basic necessity for economic and human development. But how can we leverage it for a more inclusive infrastructure?