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John Gage
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John GageChief Researcher and Director of the Science Office
Sun Microsystems, Inc.






At Sun Microsystems, John Gage is responsible for the company's relationships with international scientific and technical organizations, for monitoring international public policy and governmental relations in the areas of scientific and technical policy, and for creating and maintaining alliances with the world's leading research institutions. He has been with Sun since 1982.

In 1995, Mr. Gage created NetDay, a volunteer project to bring the resources of the world's high-tech companies to all schools and libraries in order to connect them to the Internet. Since then over 500,000 volunteers have wired more than 50,000 schools and libraries in the United States. He also is a frequent host on Sun's "Digital Journey," an ongoing series of Web-based multimedia programs.

The Joan Shorenstein Center at the Kennedy School of Government named Mr. Gage one of its 2000 Fall Fellows. He is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the board of trustees of the Internet Society. He has served on a variety of advisory panels in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Gage attended the University of California at Berkeley, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Harvard Business School. He did doctoral work in mathematics and economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
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