Amanda J. Williamson, PhD

I help people create value with data, artificial intelligence (AI) and technology. Like water, data is a precious resource that can create tremendous value when properly managed and strategically utilised.

My career in AI and data has taken me from academia to industry, where I translate technological advancements into practical solutions for organisations. My deep knowledge of analytics, machine learning and project/product management, combined with 15 years of experience in innovation and strategy research, provides a unique perspective for generating a data-enriched strategy and developing products. I have had the honour to lead high-performing research and analytics teams internationally, together achieving a proven track record of success.

I am the Generative AI Lead at Deloitte NZ, and a Manager in Deloitte's AI & Data team. I also serve, now in a minor capacity, as a Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy at the University of Waikato. If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of AI or exchanging ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 

I am a governance board member of the Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association and a member of The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning and affiliated with the following research centres: