Gary A. Bolles is a serial entrepreneur and longtime Silicon Valley observer. He is the co-founder and CEO of Xigi Inc. (ZIG-ee), a San Francisco-based company developing communities of impact using software and events, for customers such as Nokia and the Skoll Foundation. He has been the producer, co-producer or host of numerous conferences and roundtables throughout the U.S., and is a co-founder of the Social Capital Markets conference, which brings together over 1000 entrepreneurs and investors each fall. For the past six years, he has served as a consulting producer for Google’s annual partner conference, Zeitgeist, and for Nokia’s IdeasCamp for the past two years.
Bolles was previously COO of Evolve Software; VP Marketing for Network Products; and Editorial Director of Interactive Week, Network Computing and Yahoo! Internet Life magazines. He currently spearheads Kanect, an initiative to integrate a global information-sharing platform about entrepreneurial efforts to impact local and global problems.