Art has over 50 years of experience in information technology with expertise in collaborative and distributed computing, scientific computing, security, networking and voice over IP.
Prior to retiring in 2015, Art was the Director of Computer and Information Services at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he was responsible for non-administrative computing, cyber security, networking and telecommunications services including a fiber optic network serving six major private and federal government organizations in the Woods Hole area. He has led major projects to modernize networks, transition to a VoIP phone system and develop a high performance computing facility. Before taking that position in 1999, he developed and directed computing facilities at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Illinois.
As co-founder and Chair of the Board of OpenCape Corporation, Gaylord helped bring advanced network services to support the economic, educational, public safety and governmental needs of the Southeastern Massachusetts region. He is also a founding member of FalmouthNet Inc., a non-profit seeking to bring a community-based fiber optic network to all residents of Falmouth. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Technology Council.
Art has been a speaker at numerous conferences worldwide and has published works in both computer science and chemistry. He currently serves as an IT advisor to several local schools and colleges.