Hugh E. Williams is SVP, R&D at Pivotal Software Inc. He has spent twenty years researching and developing search engines, web services, and “big data” technologies. He spent a few years before that running his own startup and consultancy.
From 2009 to 2013, Hugh was with eBay. He led a large cross-disciplinary team that turned-around the Marketplaces business. His teams conceived, designed, and built eBay’s user experiences, search engine, big data technologies, and platforms.
Prior to eBay, he spent 4+ years managing a search engine R&D team at Microsoft’s Bing, 10+ years researching and developing search technologies, and 5 years running his own startup and consultancy.
He has published over 100 works, mostly in the field of Information Retrieval, and including two books: “Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL” and “Learning Mysql” for O’Reilly Media Inc. He holds nineteen US patents and has many more pending. He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.
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