William H. Louden, MIM Board Member, Online Blockchain, plc Founder & CEO, Peer Forward LLC Professor/Chair, International Business & Logistics (retired)
I enjoy tackling complex problems with technology startups, blockchain solutions, and building global businesses).
The bulk of my career has been envisioning and developing innovative products and startups. As an early Online and Internet services pioneer, I've been at the forefront of commercializing emerging technologies since 1979, such as, the first consumer email (trademarked in 1983 and later released into the public domain), and the first online communities in 1981, now called 'social media,' which I then dubbed forums.
I liken my role as an architect or carpenter, inspiring and mentoring my peers and staff to dream the impossible, to build the practical, and to push the envelope of the deliverable. I am most excited when given a blank whiteboard and a problem to be solved, a challenge to be overcome, a team to build, with the freedom to blaze new pathways into the unknown.
My alma mater of companies include: