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INNOVATOR PROFILE

DENISE WILLIAMS

Area of Expertise: Technology

"Our future economies are going to move away from resource extraction and further into a digital-based economy. How we innovate now is going to shape those futures."
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Denise works with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics, technology futurists and social changemakers to map the ecosystem that will cause fair access to the tools and education required for success in the digital age. On top of her responsibilities for the FNTC, Denise 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, on the board of the FIRST MILE CONNECTIVITY CONSORTIUM, VANCOUVER ECONOMIC COMMISSION and on the Simon Fraser University Board of Governors as Alumni-in-Order.

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