Dr. Jimmy Williams Jr.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution

10:55 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sunday, Leadership Summit

Jimmy Williams Jr. serves as Executive Director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Engineering and Technology Innovation Management (ETIM) program at Carnegie Mellon University. Through coursework, seminars, and hands-on experience, the ETIM degree prepares technical professionals with strong engineering and science backgrounds to be leaders of innovation, leveraging new and unfamiliar technologies to create value.

Dr. Williams comes to his current position with significant and practical experience in industry, employing both business and technical acumen as a proven business development strategist, operational leader, and technology and innovation manager. He led a nearly 20-year distinguished career at The Boeing Co. where he held a number of significant research and development and program management positions. Among his accomplishments at Boeing, Dr. Williams restructured the company‚Äôs Advanced Manufacturing Technology Organization, increased manufacturing flexibility and productivity for next-generation wing drilling, and earned Boeing’s Black Engineer of the Year award in 2001.

Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA in marketing and management from Lindenwood College, and a doctorate in Engineering and Policy from Washington University. A native of St. Louis, he and his wife, Valerie, reside in Pittsburgh and have two children, Danielle and Justin.