• Gary Bolles

    Partner, Charrette LLC

    Gary A. Bolles is a writer, lecturer, consultant, and producer, working at the intersection of disruptive trends and the future of work and learning. As a partner in Charrette LLC, Bolles helps clients to identify and understand trends affecting their organizations and their markets, often through strategic conferences, innovation consulting, strategy design charrettes, and collaborative initiatives. He has served as strategic consultant and visiting lecturer for clients such as Google, Intel, Singularity University, the New Zealand Government, and the United Nations.

    Trained as a career counselor at the age of 19, Bolles is also the co-founder of eParachute.com, providing online and in-person programs to help job-hunters & career changers, inspired by the best-selling career book of all time, “What Color Is Your Parachute?”

    Bolles has also co-founded a variety of conferences and strategic events, including:
    – Closing The Gap (closingthegap.co), a conference in Palm Beach, Florida, focused on strategies for an inclusive economy, with speakers such as Tony Blair, Tom Friedman, and Robert Reich
    – DGREE.org, a conference focused on the future of higher education
    – Silicon Valley Meets the UN, bringing hi-tech leaders to the international development community; and
    – SoCap, SocialCapitalMarkets.net, the premier gathering for impact entrepreneurs and investors

    He has also served as a consulting producer for strategic events for clients such as Google (Zeitgeist, Innovation for the Nation, ThinkCloud), Singularity University (Global Summit), TED (TED@MotorCity, TED@Allianz), and National Australia Bank and London Business School (Silicon Valley Innovation Days).

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

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