John Gage joined KPCB in 2008, with a primary focus on Greentech. Prior to joining KPCB, he was a Chief Researcher and Vice President of the Science Office for Sun Microsystems, an international information technology company based in California. He was one of the founders of Sun, in 1982, when a group of students and professors from Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley joined to create open systems in hardware and software. He has served on the Boards of Trustees of the United States National Library of Medicine, FermiLabs, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute NetDay, Schools OnLine, United States National Research Council, the Internet Society (ISOC) and other scientific and educational groups. He serves on the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security, the Board of Advisors of the United States Institute of Peace, the National Academy of Sciences, and the International Advisory Board of the Malaysian Multimedia Corridor. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.