Founder & CEO
Jamaica, Caribbean Islands
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Melarka Williams is the founder and CEO of The Hive and also serves as founder and CEO of Ingenuity Technologies Limited. Williams possesses over ten years of experience in engineering and information technology in the financial services and utility sector across three continents. In the last decade, he has worked with some of the largest technology companies in the world in both the public sector and private sector to drive digital innovation and transformation. Williams offers consultation on policy, strategy and implementation of technology.
Under his leadership, in 2012 Williams championed the team which built the first bespoke Mobile Banking Solution in the Caribbean: Ingenuity Proprietary Mobile Banking Solution. In 2016 Williams’ Ingenuity Technologies was the recipient of a multi-million-dollar innovation award from the Development Bank of Jamaica creating his revolutionizing proprietary mobile survey and business analytics tool: iSurvey.
Vastly passionate about the development of the Caribbean people, Williams envisions a world where Caribbean professionals will be creators of technology in lieu of being merely consumers of technology. He advocates that the brilliant minds in the Caribbean, if given the proper ecosystem to succeed, can firmly position the Caribbean as the ultimate information technology outsourcing destination. Freelancers on TheHive platform are providing higher-valued information technology services and helping shift the paradigm so the Caribbean is not just known for its sun, sand and sea.
Williams currently serves Vice President of Software Engineering at the prestigious Jamaica Institute of Technology Service Alliance (JITSA).