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2019 Speakers TEDxColumbus

Will Burrus

Will Burrus is a visionary technology entrepreneur and executive, known for taking highly complex technology concepts and translating them into practical and accessible business opportunities. He has built a successful career out of leveraging his extensive infrastructure, application development and interactive experiences to start companies, build products, drive campaigns and optimize business processes in various industries.

Over the last 20 years, Will has consulted and held leadership positions with companies like Nationwide, Chase Bank, BMW Financial Services and Grange Insurance in the corporate sector, advertising firms like Northlich and The Shipyard and even an international manufacturing facility called Abrasive Technology. Will was a founding sponsor of the Ohio Interactive Awards and enjoyed frequent public speaking engagements on opportunities created at the intersections of technology and business.

As an entrepreneur, Will has founded or actively participated in many ventures, providing innovative solutions to critical challenges in healthcare, the music industry and human resources. Notable products that he has envisioned and taken to market are an independent music distribution application, for which he was featured on CNBC in 2004, a voice driven programming language designed to leverage AI and chat-based messaging to make programming easier for non-technical people, and an algorithm, assessment and score called the Development Quotient which can quantify how people work in the form of a number, for which he was awarded a patent in 2015.

Currently , Will is the Chief Digital Problem Solver of, an augmented and virtual reality content creation studio exploring the impact of immersive technology on the human condition.

Twitter: @willburrus
Instagram: @will.burrus

Visionary, Creative, Technologist