"Data privacy is the new civil rights fight of our generation. Technology is moving at a fast pace and often we can forget that there are human beings behind the 'data' that we collect to advance innovation. 'Move fast and break things' sounds great until it is your community being broken." - AJ Williams
A professional with experience across industries, disciplines and corporate structures - all working in the service of company success. Throughout her 15 year career as an international business executive, AJ has married her legal, operational, and tech policy expertise to create a unique approach to building business strategies that support growth, smart scalability, improve efficiency via improved work streams and automation, and produce a positive social impact.
As an accomplished technology operations executive and product policy strategist, AJ drives sustainable scalability and revenue growth through her proven record of large portfolio management, expert negotiation of complex commercial deals, vendor outsourcing contracts, and sales agreements.
AJ has used her business and legal acumen to advise tech giants on strategic business operations and policy issues, volunteered her time to advise nonprofits on strategic sustainability, and regularly advises global start ups on GTM strategies, operations, marketing, scaled solutions, and the social impacts of business decisions.
AJ regularly speaks to organizations about operational efficiencies, vendor outsourcing best practices, the intersection of tech policy and diversity, and leadership.
AJ is a graduate of Spelman College (BA, Sociology & Anthropology), University of Tennessee-Knoxville (JD), and Howard University (MBA). AJ also completed her international studies at Kanda University (Tokyo, JA) and Bocconi University (Milan, IT).
You can follow her random (yet fun) musings on law, tech, social impact, and reality tv on social media at ajwilliamsco.