Jason Williamson is a Lecturer at the School of Data Science. He is also the Vice President of Oracle for Startups and Oracle for Research, the company’s programs to support entrepreneurs, researchers, and university innovators.
Prior to joining Oracle in 2017, Williamson created and led several key initiatives within the investment and startup community at Amazon Web Services (AWS). There he launched AWS’s Private Equity Program and alliances with Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and Deloitte. Williamson has a background in both Fortune 500 firms (Capital One, GE, Amazon, and Oracle) and the startup world. Among his startup efforts, he cofounded the construction industry’s first CRM SaaS offering and an international NGO (nongovernmental organization) for entrepreneurial development.
Williamson was an assistant professor for five years at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and has authored three books. He is currently an associate professor of entrepreneurship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina. Williamson serves on the Board of Visitors at North Carolina Central University’s School of Business, an HBCU (historically black college or university), also in North Carolina. He has also proudly served his country as a United States Marine.
Williamson holds an M.S. in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University.