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Bill Gajda

Global Head, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa

Bill is the Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, responsible for Visa’s Innovation programs and activities in Europe and CEMEA. He is also responsible for Visa’s global relationships with Mobile Operators and leads the ‘Visa Ready’ and Venture Capital programs. He began at Visa as the Global Head for Visa Mobile, responsible for Visa’s mobile product and commercial strategies and activities.

Prior to joining Visa, he was Chief Commercial Officer for the GSMA. In this role he was responsible for business development, as well as led the GSMA’s Mobile Money, Mobile Innovation, Mobile Advertising and Strategic Partner Programs. Bill was previously Chief Marketing Officer at the GSMA, where he was responsible for the Mobile World Congress, as well as marketing, corporate communications and member services.

He has held other executive positions elsewhere in the telecom sector, including: Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications for TELUS Corporation, Vice President, Communications for Bell Canada International and Global Brand Director for Ericsson in Stockholm. His first career was in the Canadian public service, where he directed communications on constitutional affairs, international trade and environmental issues.

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March 08, 2019

MWC & 4YFN: Biometrics, frictionless travel and 5G will shape the future of digital commerce

Mobile World Congress and 4YFN are the industry milestones against which technology trends and adoption are benchmarked for the rest of the year…

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February 20, 2019

Collaboration helps FinTechs demonstrate true innovation: to scale great ideas

We’re making it easier for these innovators to use our network as a springboard to grow their businesses…

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October 25, 2018

Payments are changing. We’re committed to being a part of that change

We don’t necessarily need to reach for our wallet when we want to buy something. We are increasingly untethered from both the place and moment of paying…

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March 09, 2018

Thoughts on Mobile World Congress 2018

A week ago, the last stragglers left the Gran Fira in Barcelona and the doors to Mobile World Congress 2018 were closed. This year was notable for a lot of reasons…

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