Bill Whyman

Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Strategic Technologies Program

Bill Whyman is a leading expert on the technology sector and is the principal of Tech Dynamics LLC. He is known for market-tested expertise on the changing technology industry, competition, technology policy, and business model change. Bill brings a distinct perspective combining industry experience (Amazon Web Services, McKinsey), financial markets (Evercore, ISI, Legg Mason), and government policy (White House). Bill was director for international economics at the White House National Security Council and National Economic Council. He also served at the State Department, including assignments at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Most recently, Bill was a senior manager at Amazon Web Services, where he built a 150-person global organization and led six teams that enabled governments, educational institutions, and nonprofits to adopt cloud computing and accelerate their mission. For two decades he was the investment community's leading technology strategist, advising the top global investors on technology industry dynamics and company investments. Bill was chosen as the top-ranked Institutional Investor independent software analyst. He also cofounded his own research start-up, Precursor. Bill graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa member and a Truman scholar. He studied at Oxford University and received an MPA from Princeton University. Bill is on the advisory council at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and was a visiting lecturer. His research has been published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.