SPARC November 2019 Dinner
On Wednesday, November 20th SPARC will be hosting their Dinner Meeting at the Fremont Hills Country Club. Their guest speaker is John Gable, a former Republican operative and technologist from Netscape and Microsoft. He will discuss “The Impact of Media Bias, Big Tech Filters, and Social Media on our Democracy”.
John Gable is Co-founder and CEO of AllSides, and partnered with Joan Blades to have their two organizations, AllSides and Living Room Conversations, jointly launch the non-profit initiative AllSides For Schools.
He will discuss bias especially with online news media, social media and big tech, and how online filter bubbles put our nation and democracies around the world at risk. He will also discuss solutions to the problem.
John has over 20 years of technology entrepreneurship, management and executive experience, leading product, marketing and consumer teams and divisions. He served on the original teams for Microsoft Office, Mozilla at Netscape, and ZoneAlarm at Check Point Software. He co-founded Kavi Corp (web-based collaboration, sold to Higher Logic) and previously was a professional political campaigner and executive director in the 1980s working for the Republican National Committee as well as for candidates for US President, US Senate, US Congress, Governor and local campaigns. His experience spans consumer technology products, marketing, press, community collaboration and high tech management.
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