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Gary Bolles

Gary Bolles is a co-founder of Xigi Inc. (ZIG-ee), a San Francisco-based consultancy the produces “events with impact,” both in person and online. He is currently co-producer of the Hangout On Air series for Google Science Fair and has served as consulting producer for Google’s Zeitgeist and Atmosphere conferences, TED Corporate Events, and Nokia’s IdeasCamp. He also co-produced “”, a conference on the future of higher education, for Lumina Foundation. Bolles is a co-founder of SoCap, the conference for “impact” entrepreneurs and investors, and of “Silicon Valley Meets the U.N.” He is also a co-founder of, which creates software to help uncover the “hidden talent market.” Previously, Bolles was the editorial director of technology publications such as Interactive Week, Yahoo! Internet Life, and Network Computing, as well as the host of TechTV’s “Working the Web.” He was also an executive in a variety of software startups, and has consulted on innovation strategies with organizations such as Sony, Intel, Nokia, and Silicon Valley Bank. He has advised organizations such as the Dalai Lama Foundation and Good Capital, a venture fund for socially-focused, expansion-stage, for-profit businesses, and has mentored countless startups.