Hugh Williams is the co-founder and CEO of CS in Schools, an organisation that is creating sustainable change in digital technology education.
Hugh works with companies and investment firms through his technology advisory practice. Companies he has advised include Doordash (US), Moonpig (UK), Ocado Technology (UK), and Domain (AUS). He is a senior advisor at private equity firm Permira and a venture partner at venture capital firm Rampersand.
Hugh is a Professor at the Melbourne Business School and The University of Melbourne, where he teaches courses on product management and building data-driven companies. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Science at RMIT University. He is a member of the board of the State Library Victoria.
He was previously the Vice President of Google Maps at Google, and he has also held executive roles at eBay and Microsoft. Early in his career, he spent over 10 years researching and developing search technologies, and 5 years running his own startup and consultancy.
Hugh is one of the inventors of Infinite Scroll and he holds 38 US patents with another 41 US patents pending. He has published 115 works, mostly in the field of Information Retrieval. He is the author of two books, including a best-seller on programming that sold over 100,000 copies. He has a PhD in Computer Science from RMIT University in Australia.
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