Debra Williams is an accomplished Senior Executive with over 30 years of success in the information technology industry. With a focus on engaging and elevating the customer experience, she leads companies to embrace emerging technologies, especially those that bring disruptive and sustainable change to their industry.
An entrepreneur herself, in 2006 Debra founded SeaBlue Inc., a consulting firm that helps the clients apply next-generation technology and provide innovative solutions to complex business challenges. Some of her past clients include Universal Studios, MySpace, Netflix, Limited Brands and Hudson Bay Company.
Debra has been in executive level strategic roles at Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, Teradata, MicroStrategy and IBM. During her tenure at IBM, she held a prominent role leading the Canadian National Strategy and Analytics division, followed by a role heading up the North America Industry Solution Strategy team for the Media, Entertainment and Communication sector.
In addition to her expertise and skill set, Debra has a sincere passion for volunteer work. She has taken part in building homes and teaching sustainable skills in Africa, building a Guatemalan school, assisting with the Children’s Aid Society, to name a few, and she currently volunteers at the Federal Women’s Institute supporting Community Justice Initiative’s with the program Stride. Debra has also been an advocate for advancing opportunities for women in technology as an Ambassador for Woman of Influence.