Bill Ottman is an American entrepreneur and the CEO of Minds, a social networking platform that emphasizes freedom of speech and user privacy. Ottman co-founded Minds in 2011 with the goal of creating a more open and transparent social network that allows users to control their own data and content.
Prior to starting Minds, Ottman worked as a software engineer at various companies including Fox, Myspace, and IndieGoGo. He has also been a vocal advocate for internet freedom and has spoken at various conferences and events on topics related to decentralization, privacy, and open source technology.
In addition to his work with Minds, Ottman has also been involved in various other projects related to technology and social change. He co-founded the nonprofit organization, Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives, which aims to promote decentralized technologies and the peer-to-peer movement. He is also a member of the Internet Society, a global organization that advocates for an open and accessible internet for all.