is a Managing Director of ACT Inc., a strategic business-consulting firm with a
focus on emerging technologies. She uses business methodologies, analytical
tools and experience to help companies derive value from technology. Ms.
Williams has worked with major clients such as American Express, IBM, Motorola,
BellSouth, the Electric Power Research Institute and the New York Board of
Trade. Her vision and pioneering spirit were instrumental in the establishment
over 20 years in the information technology industry, Ms. Williams has held
senior management positions at AT&T, Lotus Development and Control Data. She
is recognized as an international authority on business and technology. Ms.
Williams is featured in the book entitled Women Who Mean Business, published by
William Morrow & Company in July 1999. She created and led the effort to
establish the Wireless Computing Pavilion at COMDEX, which was visited by
President Clinton in April 2000.
Williams is the author of numerous articles and of the internationally acclaimed
book entitled Wireless Computing Primer: A Comprehensive Guide to Wireless and
Mobile Computing (IDG Books 1996). Her articles have appeared in several
publications including Information Technologies for Utilities, OAG Frequent
Flyer, Wireless Business and Technology and Wireless World magazines.
Williams has served as a leading advisor, judge, instructor and speaker at major
conferences including COMDEX, the Consumer Electronics Show, Windows World,
CTEXPO and Inc. magazine’s CEO Symposium.
Williams holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. from
the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.