2019 Speaker Interviews, Speakers, TEDxColumbus

An Interview with Speaker Samara Williams

A TEDxColumbus interview with Tech-Spark Speaker Samara Williams who works as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, collecting and analyzing a wide range of threats to the financial industry and is the Vice President of the Ohio Cyber Women.


TEDxColumbus: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

SW: I am a Netflix junkie that enjoys traveling, hiking, anything to do with dogs, and all things involving food.


TEDxColumbus: What do others consider to be the most surprising thing about you?

SW: My ability to relate to a wide range of people, people think because I work in cybersecurity that I live in a basement somewhere hacking the world. My favorite thing about cybersecurity is the conversation opportunities that it creates.


TEDxColumbus: What are you most looking forward to as a TEDxColumbus speaker/performer?

SW: Getting out of my comfort zone! I have never given a talk to a large audience.


TEDxColumbus: Why​ ​would you encourage others to attend TEDxColumbus?

SW: I would encourage others to attend a TEDxColumbus talk to get a different perspective, we as humans don’t always have the right answer or correct mindset in all situations and I think its important to see things from other people’s point of view.


TEDxColumbus: When you host visitors from outside of Columbus, where will you typically take them?

SW: The short north, Goodale park, and the zoo of course.


TEDxColumbus: If you could give advice to yourself as a high school student, what would it be?

SW: Try even though you might fail.

Columbus: How did you select your career choice?

SW: I sort of fell into my career choice, and I will never look back!