Hugh E. Williams is a technology consultant and advisor. He has spent twenty years as a professor and technology executive. He is an expert in search engines, web services, and “big data” technologies.

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams, March 2012

He was an SVP at Pivotal Software Inc. in 2014, and lead their “big data” and application fabric technology teams.

From 2009 to 2013, Hugh was a VP at 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 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.

If you’re interested in Hugh’s background, visit his linkedin profile.

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