About Hugh

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 through his technology advisory practice. He advises Domain, Doordash, Moonpig, Ocado Technology, and Sajari. He has previously advised Appen, Canva, Expert360, Redbubble, Rome2rio, and Trainline. He is also a venture partner at Rampersand, and a senior advisor at BGH Capital.

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.

He has published around 110 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. Hugh is one of the inventors of Infinite Scroll, and he holds 36 US patents and has 41 US patents pending. He has a PhD in Computer Science from RMIT University in Australia.

He’s a fan and former Seattle Mariners charter seat owner, a 23-year Richmond Tigers member, and a Queens Park Rangers member.

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


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