William Florance

William leads Google’s Education Outreach efforts in Emerging Market countries where he and his team are responsible for empowering educators and students with the tools, skills and knowledge to enhance and extend learning. William champions open and equal access to information, the web as a learning platform and the ability for technology to help mankind reach its full potential. Before establishing the Education Outreach function, William led the Education Sales team in EMEA that launched Chromebooks for Education and supported the growth of Google Apps for Education in both schools and universities throughout these regions.

Prior to joining Google, William was Head of International Sales and Marketing for Blackboard Collaborate, a leader in education technologies. At Blackboard Collaborate, William and his team were intimately involved with the growth and widespread use of real-time collaboration solutions around the world with leading institutions such as The Open University in the UK, the National eLearning Centre in Saudi Arabia, and many schools and Universities in Europe, Asia and Latin America.