Dr Warren Williams

Tumu Whakarae/Chief Executive, Katoa Connect Trust

Warren is the Tumu Whakarae/Chief Executive for the Katoa Connect Trust (formerly known as 20/20 Trust), where the core service provision is digital inclusion programmes across Aotearoa New Zealand. In his role, he is continually fostering strategic relationships and partnerships that aim to address digital equity through digital inclusion initiatives.

Warren has executive and senior management experience in IT, business and tertiary education spanning more than 25 years, and he holds numerous governance roles in Māori in technology, research infrastructure, regional development, youth education, Crown Research Institutes, as well as digital equity.

Warren will share his views with summit attendees about digital identity activities and the interaction with Te Ao Māori perspectives: the positives, the challenges, and the opportunities. From national to local and community contexts, he aims to provoke and challenge thinking across various groups and sectors, and ideally advocate a ‘call to action’ for positive change.

Tākina Convention & Exhibition Centre