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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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September 22, 2017

Commerce at the Speed of Light

As we welcome clients, partners, merchants and fintechs to the Visa Futures conference in Barcelona, we’re spending time intensively looking at the issues that face us all…

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July 19, 2017

Breaking down barriers, building partnerships

In essence, this week’s announcement with Paypal, is an articulation of a shared goal: To give consumers a safe, convenient way to pay using any of their preferred digital devices.

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April 10, 2017

Visa Everywhere - working with start-ups to enrich the consumer experience

This week, we announced the European launch of the Visa Everywhere Initiative in Europe, giving start-ups in 19 countries the chance to present to Visa their ideas for payment solutions solving three key challenges: cross-border travel, regional travel and community giving.

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February 21, 2017

More than just a new space, it's a new way of working

Today we are launching the Visa Innovation Center London, a dedicated space where we can work with clients and partners to address their own individual needs and business challenges.

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