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Gary Clayton


Gary Clayton is a Board Member of Automatic Labs and an Advisor to a number of startups including Elemental Foundry, ToyTalk, Directly, SnapGuide, Evolv and Jelli. As Former Chief Creative Officer for Nuance Communications, Gary Clayton held a unique role that sat at the intersection of strategy, innovation and design. Spanning the mobile, healthcare, consumer and enterprise markets, Gary drove an innovative team of engineers and creative designers to interpret technology trends through a design lens and attempt to create next-generation user experiences. While at Nuance Gary was instrumental in creating Nina, Wintermute, DragonTV, Dragon Reader, Dragon Go and Dragon Dictation which was inducted into Apple’s App Hall of Fame. Prior to joining Nuance, Gary was the Vice President of Speech Strategy for Yahoo!, where he led the Company’s efforts in creating next-generation speech applications including the first speech-enabled, unconstricted web search. Before Yahoo!, he was the Chief Creative Officer for Tellme Networks, a division of Microsoft where he oversaw many applications including Tellme Search. Prior to Tellme, Gary was the founder and president of Clayton Multimedia. Gary holds eleven US patents and applications, is a Grammy Award nominee, and his innovations have been acclaimed by a number of associations and journals, including the Wall Street Journal Innovation Awards.