Bill Hoffman

Bill Hoffman
Head, Telecommunications Industry Group, World Economic Forum

William Hoffman heads the World Economic Forum’s Telecommunications
Industry Group, where he supports a global community of industry partners
in addressing some of the world’s most pressing economic, social and
environmental challenges. One of his primary areas of focus is leading a
global initiative entitled Rethinking Personal Data. This multi-year
project is designed to catalyze action and shared understandings on how to
shape a personal data ecosystem that crates opportunities for both social
and economic value creation as well as protecting the rights of

Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, William was the Director of
Enterprise Marketing at AT&T. With broad experience in the communications
industry, he has an extensive background with the adoption of emerging
technologies, data analysis and strategic planning.

William holds degrees from Syracuse University as well as the University of


Location: Westside Ballroom Level:
Robert Kirkpatrick (United Nations), Jane Yakowitz (Brooklyn Law School), Bill Hoffman (World Economic Forum)
Personal data is a an exploding asset class that is currently not being leveraged to inform public policy decisions or mitigate risk. This panel, sponsored by United Nations Global Pulse, will examine the value of private sector data and consider some of the challenges inherent its use. Read more.


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