Bill Hankes, Founder and CEO

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Bill Hankes is a longtime public relations executive who much earlier in his career was a journalist. Before founding Sqoop, Bill was Director of Bing Public Relations at Microsoft and prior to that Vice President of Corporate Communications for RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK).

Bill spoke about the challenges reporters face accessing public data at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Goldschmidt Government Data Immersion Workshop in Washington, D.C., and the 2015 annual conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.