Kristina Williams

President & CEO

Alberta Enterprise (AEC) promotes the development of Alberta’s venture capital industry by investing in VC funds that finance technology companies. At AEC Kristina has led several of the corporation’s investments, attracting venture capital from key technology hubs in the US and Canada. In 2014 she was named the President and CEO of AEC, and she now oversees the management of the Alberta Enterprise Fund and its 17 venture capital fund investments with assets under management of $1.6B and more than 200 technology companies. Kristina also oversees AEC’s industry development activities, creating access to external markets and mentors for Canadian entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining AEC, Kristina worked for several technology companies where her responsibilities spanned the spectrum of legal, regulatory, international and new business development, corporate strategic planning, intellectual property management, as well as marketing and sales. She is a member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Board of Governors and the North American Construction Group (NYSE/TSX: NOA) Board of Directors. She also serves on the Alberta Securities Commission New Economy Advisory Committee, and she is the Honorary Consul for Sweden in Northern Alberta.

Kristina holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, a Master of Laws from Uppsala University in Sweden, an accreditation for the Venture Capital Executive Program from the University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business, as well as an ICD.D from the ICD-Rotman Director Education Program.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

11:50am

11:50am - 12:30pm

AI

Connecting Canada’s AI Ecosystems with Salim Teja of Radical Ventures, Steve Lowry of AInBC, Kristina Williams of Alberta Enterprise Corporation, and Arnold Liwanag of IVADO Labs

Canada is home to some of the world's leading AI organizations, situated not in one single center of AI gravity, but within several regional hubs. Discover how building strong linkages across these geographically disperse AI communities creates both local and national opportunity for Canada.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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