Tyler is currently Venture Principal at Shell Technology Ventures (STV), Shell’s corporate venture capital fund which has been established to facilitate strategic investments in early-stage technology companies who are changing/disrupting the energy industry around the world.
As a member of the North America venturing team, Tyler is responsible for identifying key emerging technology trends and curating new investment opportunities in start-ups that have developed innovative solutions for use in Shell’s Unconventional Oil & Gas ( i.e. Field of The Future ) and Oil Products ( i.e. The Digital Downstream ) portfolios.
Tyler Williams is a recognized pioneer in the domain of industrial cyber security and critical digital infrastructure protection – an emerging industry and a new topic to many cyber security professionals today. In 2006, he co-founded Wurldtech Security Technologies, a boutique consulting services firm focusing on the complex problem of managing cyber risk in real-time, industrial process networks, and which provided products and services to many of the world’s largest industrial organizations for almost a decade before it was acquired by GE.
After Wurldtech, Tyler joined Shell as the Group Head of Industrial Cyber Security and helped to establish a global industrial cyber security practice and change agenda for the world’s 5th largest company. For the past 4 years, Tyler and his team, defined, developed, implemented and sustained a hybrid ( Engineering and IT ) and multi-faceted ( supply-chain, projects and operating facilities ) cyber risk management discipline now operating at over 100 facilities around the world.
VC and Angel investors have been poring money, from $1M to $40M, into startups looking to sell security products to the ICS and IoT sectors. How do they decide to invest in a market segment, sector or product/service category? How do they analyze the opportunity? What are they looking from the potential startup or early […]