Speaker profile

Will Glaser

Founder & CEO - Grabango

Will Glaser is the founder and CEO of Grabango, the leading provider of checkout-free technology for existing, large-scale store chains. A modern-day pioneer at creating impactful, user-centric solutions in data-intensive industries, Will has been recognized as a technology leader in Silicon Valley for the past two decades.

Prior to Grabango, Will co-founded Pandora Media and served as its CTO and COO during the first five years of the company’s history. The technology Will built at Pandora became the first machine learning algorithm ever deployed on a large consumer scale. Additionally, Will co-founded Hydra Systems, where he served as its vice president of engineering. In addition, Will owned and operated a technology consulting business specializing in new product architectures and technology turnarounds, with clients ranging from pre-IPO start-ups to multinational corporations such as Hewlett Packard.

Will currently serves on the board of Blue Shield of California and Berkeley Earth. He was previously the board chair of The Boyer House Foundation. Will was named as one of the 100 most influential people in high technology for his work at Hydra Systems.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Cornell University with a triple major in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. He currently lives in Berkeley, CA, where Grabango is headquartered.