Gordon has worked in emerging technologies for three decades, most recently consulting to the executive office on projects that harness the power of data (whether in the cloud; via mobile networks from IoT-enabled end-points; other advanced technologies) to solve complex problems. For a number of years he worked at Cisco Systems as Director of Urban Innovation. His special expertise is building tech ecosystems, alliances, and strategic partnerships. Gordon is especially interested in how new technologies can be deployed to build sustainable economies. Over the years, Gordon's clients have included many technology leaders, such as IBM, Apple, International Electrotechnical Commission, Chevron, Bechtel, The World Bank, United Nations, German national government, Canadian national government, Reuters, Metropolis, among others. Gordon has published hundreds of articles including in CFO Magazine, Urban Land, TIME Magazine, and Financial Times.