John Gallant is a seasoned journalist, analyst and event moderator with more than 30 years of involvement in the technology industry. He has interviewed the top executives of the most important vendors and emerging companies, along with the most senior IT leaders of corporate America. He is recognized as a skilled event organizer and moderator and has engaged industry innovators in conversation in small group settings and at tech’s largest conferences.
Gallant was Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IDG US Media. In this role, he worked with the editorial leaders of IDG’s CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Greenbot, InfoWorld, JavaWorld, Macworld, Network World, PCWorld and TechHive titles, setting content strategy and ensuring that the brands served their respective audiences with the best digital media and services in the industry. Gallant also drove IDG's strategic efforts around social media, as well as IDG’s Insider premium content offering and the IDG Contributor Network.
Gallant, one of Network World’s founders, was formerly CEO and editorial director for that company, where he guided content and business development for print and online, as well as Network World’s events. In 2010, Gallant was inducted into min’s Magazine’s Editorial and Design Hall of Fame. Gallant also co-chairs the executive committee of the 1,000+ member Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (East) and serves as Vice President on the board of Dream Big!, a non-profit that helps underprivileged girls build confidence through athletics. (www.dream-big.org)