Cary Bran serves as Vice President of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics. In this role, Cary leads the research and development of next generation software and device concepts and products, including efforts to deliver integrations between wearable devices and web browsers via WebRTC. Cary is also responsible for leading PLT Labs, a multi-disciplinary team within Plantronics that is working to identify and develop advanced wearable technologies that can be leveraged by developers to create new wearable tech-based applications. Cary’s background includes more than sixteen years of experience developing enterprise collaboration and communications software solutions. Prior to joining Plantronics, Cary was at Cisco Systems for more than a decade, where he held positions in software architecture, business development and technical strategy. As part of his tenure at Cisco he led the internal WebRTC evangelism efforts and contributed to the IETF and W3C WebRTC standards development. Cary holds a BS (Cum Laude) in Computer Science from Seattle University and an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.