Bill has over 20+ years of experience designing and deploying products for mobile, payments, and social media applications. In 2000 Bill received the Technology Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum for his work in online collaboration. In 2011 Bill helped form the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance with the U.S. State Department to facilitate mobile banking into migrant communities. In 2012 Bill will be presenting at TED on Bitcoin and its implications for global banking.
Bill's Personal Goals:
- Work with great people and help them excel in whatever they undertake
- Bring great consumer products and services to market
- Make a positive difference in people's lives
- Consumer Internet and Mobile Products & Technologies
- Mobile Payments (Mobile Money and Mobile Wallet technologies,) Mobile Remittances and Digital Currencies like BitCoin and e-payment services like PayPal and Square
- Financial Inclusion (remittances, money transfer, banking, etc)
- Gaming (particularly mobile games)
- Strategic Planning, Product Launch & Positioning
- Business Model Definition and Testing
- Executive Recruiting & Team Building
- Big Deal Execution (building win win business scenarios)
Barhydt attended The Stevens Institute of Technology (BS, Computer Science, 1990) and has done graduate work (non-degree) at Stanford (Mathematics) and NYU (Finance.)
After working for the CIA, NASA and Goldman Sachs, Barhydt decided to join Netscape working on telecom and Internet banking deals, mostly in Europe. After the AOL acquisition of Netscape Barhydt founded WebSentric. The technology for WebSentric exists today in SAP's online portal service.
Barhydt was CEO of KnowNow, VP Market Development for Plaxo and has been a Director or adviser to numerous start-ups including Meeting Maker, Ignite Racing, Particle Code, Sennari, Plaxo, Kopo Kopo and others.
Barhydt co-founded m-Via in 2008.
As a recognized expert in Internet and Mobile technologies Barhydt has presented at The World Economic Forum, The US State Department, The Mobile World Congress, TED, and many Internet and mobile technology conferences.