Senior Director of Government and External Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal
Tony Williams currently serves as the Senior Director of Government and External Affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal. In this position Tony manages Comcast NBCUniversal’s relationships with Inter-Governmental Associations (IGA’s), as well as National 3rd Party Organizations and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to develop policies, regulations and practices that encourage technological innovation, economic growth, and close the digital divide in urban, minority, and underserved communities.
During his career at Comcast NBCUniversal Tony has led and developed public policy campaigns that engage and excite elected officials, regulators, and community leaders about technology and media. His work has helped to create public policy that benefits minority, underserved, and young communities. This includes leading outreach and partnerships for Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program; directing the team that built community support for Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal; and supporting the deployment of new technologies such as DVR and DOCSIS 3.0.
Prior to Comcast Tony worked for Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
This panel will address the role and responsibility of local and national government in helping create a more diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem.