David is an established visionary and technology entrepreneur. He was co-founder of the Magellan Search Engine in 1993, and served as its Chairman & CEO until he sold the company to Excite, Inc in 1996. He was founding Chairman & CEO of Critical Path, which pioneered the software and email as a hosted a service in 1997, and went public in 1999. He was named an Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999 by Ernst and Young, and the same year, Forbes named him one of the 10 â€œEâ€ Gang members in their annual cover feature on technology leaders. Hayden was named one of the top100 Internet Entrepreneurs at the 2000 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and he delivered the keynote speech at the 2000 World Bank Government Borrowerâ€™s Forum in Rome. Hayden created JetEye in 2004, a web-cloud social networking company, with pioneering content aggregation technology. During this time he has also been working on his â€œarchipelagoâ€ concept to further his goal of developing sustainable technology resource networks for disruptive technologies. He created Archipelago Global Partners in 2007 as a holding company for this work, and began focusing on building next-generation communication systems. In February of 2009 he founded Pana.ma Inc. with a group of technologists and social entrepreneurs. Pana.ma is the first platform to bring interactive asynchronous voice conversation to the social web. Among Haydenâ€™s other accomplishments: he has served on private and public boards, including E*Trade Financial, Meet World Trade, NameTree, Catenas, Andale, Riya, Like, eHatchery, Arzoon, and WordWalla. Hayden has served on the non-profit boards of the GGNPA and the Greenwood School in California. He holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University.
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