John Gage is one of the founders of Sun Microsystems, Inc and was Chief Researcher and Director of the Science Office until 2008. From 2008-2010 he was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers focused on global warming and Greentech.
Gage has served on scientific advisory panels for the US National Research Council and the US National Academy of Sciences. Most recently, he served on the National Academy Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security and the Markle Task Force on National Security, whose reports helped in reorganizing US intelligence agencies. He co-founded NetDay in 1995 and also served on the boards of the US National Library of Medicine, FermiLabs, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and other scientific and educational groups.
Currently he serves on the United Nations Task Force on Digital Health, the Malaysian Multimedia Corridor International Advisory Panel, and on the boards of the University of Oxford Martin School, the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation, and the Human Needs Project.
Gage attended the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.