AJ Williams has managed technology operations at companies such as Dell, Microsoft, and Google. In these roles, she has been responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, as well as Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, vendor outsourcing, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company. AJ focuses her work on streamlining and scaling operations for effectiveness. An expert negotiator, AJ ensures alignment of company needs against vendor capabilities. AJ has inked deals with giants such as Zynga, Steam, SonicWall, McAfee, Facebook, Rakuten, Accenture, Cognizant, and other major players within the tech industry.
An early entrepreneur, AJ Williams has advised start ups across a number of industries; including tech, retail, and beauty. AJ is passionate about startups and is on a mission to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses. She primarily works with start ups and small businesses to leverage improved strategic operations (including start up operations, growth strategies, supply chain management and vendor management) to drive improved customer experience, reduce operational costs, and increase margins. AJ has also worked with businesses seeking to scale operations across borders to understand new customer markets, develop strategic partnerships, and navigate local regulations.
POLICY & DIVERSITY STRATEGIST
AJ Williams works cross-functionally with teams at Google to develop product policy for Google Ads products as well as Google products leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality. She has a particular passion for developing policies to protect user privacy, promote diversity within machine learning datasets and content moderation, as well as protecting users from misinformation on the internet. AJ believes that in order to truly develop a global product, diversity needs to be a key part in developing policies that work to reduce user harm; particularly to marginalized communities. On a personal note, AJ is committed to educating the masses about how to use tech innovations in a way that increases awareness about important issues and ensuring that, as technology advances, products reflect and respect the colorful diversity of society.