For the past 25 years Algy has worked in video games, graphic design, television animation, special effects and post-production. In January 2010, Algy joined innovative start-up Every1Mobile (E1M) as CEO. E1M is a next generation mobile social networking company delivering products and services to “The Next Billion” consumers in developing markets. In 1999 Algy Williams (51) set up Babel Media, the leading services company to the interactive entertainment industry. Under Algy’s leadership, Babel grew from three employees on the South Coast of the UK to a venture capital backed international business with a current headcount of 400 (FTE) in Brighton, Montreal, Delhi and Los Angeles. He has been a leading advocate of the outsourcing business model to the games industry and continues to shape the outsourcing agenda with international publishers, hardware manufacturers and mobile carriers. Babel’s clients include almost every major company in interactive entertainment including Sony, Sega, Microsoft, Disney, LucasArts, Nokia, Warner Bros, Vodafone, Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard. The company was voted Best Games Outsourcing Company in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008. In June 2008, Babel Media was sold to Quatrro BPO Solutions, led by Raman Roy. Algy remains on the Board of the Company and is a significant shareholder.
Prior to Babel, Algy set up Labyrinth Productions in 1993, from which he produced a major CD ROM game called “Drowned God” for Time Warner Interactive as well as educational and themed entertainment installations. Previous to Labyrinth, Algy was Managing Director of CAL Ltd, one of Europe's leading television design and post-production companies working for the BBC, Channel Four, Amblin Entertainment and numerous international advertising agencies. Algy holds degrees in English and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He is married with two children.