Wednesday Jun 23, 2021

Ep. 3 – Embracing digital change with Bill Barney

Our guest this week is an archaeologist turned telecoms and data centre top global leader and shaker of the status quo.


One of his favourite hobbies is to coach baseball and he is a U2’s music fan, be it with or without you, on a beautiful day or a Sunday bloody Sunday in a city of blinding lights.


We’re talking of no one else but Bill Barney, CEO of recently launched Turbidite, chairman and managing partner of Asian Century Equity, board member of IT&E and also a board member of CtrlS Datacenters, plus a host of his own podcast, Digging Into The Future.


In this episode, Bill shares his journey from graduating with a BA in archaeology at Wesleyan to become a top digital infrastructure business executive. From the latest archaeological findings that have made the news to talking about several firsts, like being Asia Netcom’s, a China Unicom subsidiary, first foreign CEO, Bill opens up on what keeps him motivated and how he generates new ideas.


He also digs into the latest developments in data centre and telecoms spaces, especially around financial developments and how the industry coped and helped the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, Bill shares tips for Asia’s entrepreneurs looking at starting their business within the digital infrastructure space.


With a plethora of projects on the horizon for his latest venture – Turbidite -, Bill lifts the lid on what is to come, as well as other businesses he is involved with.

Here at the GBM podcast, we hope you enjoy this episode and do leave us a review and share it with your contacts. We invite you back again for next week’s episode with another big name in the internet space.

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See you next week!



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