Full Name
Sally-Ann Williams
Job Title
Cicada Innovations
Speaker Bio
Sally-Ann Williams is the CEO of Cicada Innovations, Australia’s first and most successful deep tech incubator on a mission to catalyse and grow the ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and mentors to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Prior to joining Cicada Innovations, Sally-Ann enjoyed a long career driving national engagement and change strategies in innovation and entrepreneurship, computer science, and STEM education in various roles.

She spent 12 years as an Executive Program Manager at Google Australia where she was responsible for leading Google’s efforts in computer science & STEM education and outreach (K-12), research collaborations with universities and entrepreneurship, and start-up engagement.

She has contributed to the COAG STEM Partnership Forum and the foundation of StartupAUS, a non-profit with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. She is also a mentor in the Startmate program, and has served as an advisor and mentor to several industry and university incubators and accelerators.

Sally-Ann is an experienced Non-Executive Board member currently serving on the boards of Fishburners, World Vision Australia, and the Tech Central Industry advisory board.
Sally-Ann Williams