Sally-Ann Williams is the CEO of Cicada Innovations, Australia’s home of Deep Tech.  Cicada Innovations unlocks the power to create the industries and jobs of the future addressing some of the most pressing global issues that face our world today.

Prior to joining Cicada Innovations, Sally-Ann was an Executive Program Manager at Google Australia for 12 years where she was responsible for leading Google’s efforts in entrepreneurship and startup engagement, research collaborations with universities and CS and STEM education & outreach (K-12).

Sally-Ann has been involved in driving national engagement and change strategies in innovation & entrepreneurship, Computer Science and STEM education including contributing to the COAG STEM Partnership Forum and the foundation of StartupAUS, a non-profit with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship.

Sally-Ann is an experienced Non-Executive Board member currently serving on the boards of Fishburners and World Vision Australia.  She is a mentor in the Startmate program and has served as an advisor and mentor to several industry and university incubators & accelerators.