Denise-Williams
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FIRST NATIONS TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

Denise Williams

At the intersection of Indigenous sovereignty, technological advancement and a rapidly expanding technology and innovation, Williams has the privilege of working with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics, technology futurists and social change makers to map the ecosystem that will result in fair and equitable access to the tools and education required for success in the digital age. Williams leads a theory of change that will not only ensure Indigenous peoples are competitive in BC’s technology and innovation sector, but leading in unprecedented ways and growing local digital economies.

Williams proudly serves as the President of the Urban Native Youth Association, advisor on innovation to the Governor General of Canada, Status of Women Canada’s Indigenous Women’s Circle, First Mile Connectivity Consortium board member, Vancouver Economic Commission board of directors and on the Simon Fraser University Board of Governors as Alumni-in-Order, where she earned her masters degree in business administration in 2015.