William Hoffman heads the World Economic Forum’s initiatives on Data-Driven Development and a global community of industry, civil society, government and academic leaders focused on leveraging data for sustainable development. William’s focus at the Forum addresses the need for principle-based governance, demand-based innovation and the need for a balanced, inclusive and sustainable data ecology. In particular, he leads a multi-year initiative on advancing the need for human-centered approaches which empower individuals with greater autonomy and inclusiveness.
Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, William was the Director of Enterprise Marketing at AT&T. He sits on the advisory board of a number of start-ups which focus on innovative uses of data for the common good.