Lemuel C. Williams is a seasoned technology and business executive who has extensive experience as a program director, in product management, developing business and managing channels & alliances for national and global organizations. His employers have included Dell, Uptime Devices, Bazaarvoice, Gemalto, SailPoint Technologies, Duo Security and currently, Adaptus, L.L.C. He is experienced in many areas of information technology and cybersecurity, and he leverages that knowledge to help organizations harness the power of technology in secure and scalable ways. In addition, he is Vice President of Williams Strategies, through which he counsels executives on various cybersecurity threats and opportunities.
Lemuel is also a leader in the Austin community. In 2007, he was appointed to the City of Austin’s Technology and Telecommunications Commission, now serving his fifth term as Chair. He oversees an 11-member group who advises the Austin City Council on issues such as community technology, telecommunications services, allocation of annual financial support, smart city development, autonomous vehicle regulations, and more. Under Lemuel’s leadership, the City of Austin established its first-ever Chief Innovation Office; revised the Imagine Austin plan to include a community technology component; made recommendations on 100 GoogleFiber® connection sites; created an ongoing residential technology study on the digital divide; doubled funding for nonprofit grants; and formed a resolution for the passage of Distracted Driving regulations, among other accomplishments.
In addition to these positions, Lemuel serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Austin’s Future; as a Board Member of HopZero, Inc.; as a Board Member of CTX Capital Group; as a Board Member of Amplify Credit Union; as Past Chair of The Seton Forum; as past Chair of the LBJ Future Forum; and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Annette Strauss Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been recognized for his community leadership with several awards, including the Austin Under 40 Award for Technology & Sciences and the Emerging Leader Award from Concordia University of Texas at Austin.
Lemuel Williams is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, alumni of The Aspen Institute Socrates and Ideas of America and is also a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program.