John C. Hollar is president and CEO of the Computer History Museum, the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. Since joining the Museum, John has led the development and execution of a new strategic plan that has produced significant growth in the Museum and its mission. The centerpiece, “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,” is a multi‐platform history experience that features the Museum’s largest‐ever exhibition. John has expanded the Museum’s production of film and digital media to make the major stories of computer history and its pioneers vivid and engaging for a wide audience.
John was previously president of Penguin Television Ltd. and Pearson Broadband Ltd. in London, and a senior executive at Pearson plc. Before that he served as executive vice president of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), where he launched the award‐winning PBS.org, PBSKids.org, and a wide array of national education services, including PBS TeacherLine.
He is the winner of a 2003 BAFTA and the 2001 Milia d’Or in digital content, among many other awards. John is a voting member of BAFTA, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a past member of the selection committee for the Fulbright Awards conferred by the US/UK Fulbright Commission in London.