2017 Broadband Communities Summit
Gary A. Bolles
Gary A. Bolles
Partner, Charrette LLC
Co-founder, eParachute; Partner, Charrette LLC

Gary A. Bolles is a San Francisco-based consultant and entrepreneur focused on initiatives with impact, who writes and lectures frequently on the future of work and learning.

Bolles is a member of the steering committee for the People Centered Internet Coalition, a collaboration with the U.S. State Department, the White House, and the World Bank co-founded by Vint Cerf, to help connect the next 1.5 billion people using a people-centered approach. He was a founding member of the U.S. Broadband Coalition, an initiative to recommend a broadband strategy for the U.S., and is the former co-producer of the MuniWireless conferences, focused on promoting community broadband.

Earlier, he was the editorial director of technology publications such as Yahoo! Internet Life, Inter@ctive Week (“the Internet’s newspaper”), and Network Computing, as well as the on-screen host of TechTV’s “Working the Web.”

Bolles is also a co-founder of SoCap, SocialCapitalMarkets.net, the premier gathering for impact entrepreneurs and investors. He is the former co-producer of DGREE.org, a 2010 conference focused on the future of higher education, and of Closing The Gap: Strategies for an Inclusive Economy, in 2015, with speakers such as Tony Blair and Robert Reich.

Bolles currently serves as the co-founder of eParachute, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup helping job-hunters & career changers, inspired by the best-selling career book of all time, “What Color Is Your Parachute?”

His recent writings can be found at medium.com/@gbolles


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