Dan Wagner began his career as a junior Account Executive at the advertising agency WCRS. While doing market research, that involved laborious searching of back copies of newspapers, journals, and research reports Dan first generated the concept of an electronic, PC-based information service. In 1985 at the age of 20, he left WCRS to pursue his ambition of creating such a service and established M.A.I.D.
Dan was the driving force behind M.A.I.D.'s growth and development, including listings on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Throughout his career he has engineered numerous acquisitions and has been responsible for forging a wide array of strategic alliances. He led M.A.I.D.'s move into the Internet technology and eCommerce markets, being one of the first to understand their huge potential, and conceived the technology which is now Venda, in 1998. He has won a variety of business awards that recognize his achievements including The World Economic Forum's Global Leader of Tomorrow in 1997 and Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999.
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|Apr 18, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - The autopsy on the collapse of $2.7 billion Powa Technologies is out — here are the key points|
|Apr 18, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Sky News got the CEO of collapsed $2.7 billion startup Powa to debate the future of the High Street|
|Apr 18, 2016||BBC Business - Powa failure - where did the money go?|
|Mar 22, 2016||Business Insider Australia - There's a huge unanswered question in the collapse of Powa Technologies -- where did the money go?|
|Mar 11, 2016||Business Insider Australia - The people who bought part of bust Powa Technologies could face a fight over patents|
|Mar 11, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Bust payments business Powa could face a fight over its technology|
|Mar 10, 2016||Business Insider Australia - VIDEO: CEO of failed tech unicorn Powa Technologies delays bonuses and cancels Christmas party|
|Mar 9, 2016||Business Insider Australia - The CEO that bought part of failed tech unicorn Powa says 'Peter was robbed to pay Paul'|