Hugh Williams is the co-founder and CEO of CS in Schools, an organisation that helps Australian secondary school teachers confidently teach coding. He is a Professor at the Melbourne Business School and The University of Melbourne, where he teaches mostly on leadership in technology organisations.
Hugh is also a member of the board of the State Library Victoria, a venture partner at Rampersand, an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, and an advisor at Domain, Doordash, Moonpig, Ocado Technology, Sajari, and Trainline.
He was previously the Vice President of Google Maps at Google, and he has also held executive roles at eBay and Microsoft. Prior to that, 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. He is one of the inventors of Infinite Scroll, and he holds 35 patents and has 41 patents pending. He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.
If you’re interested in Hugh’s background, visit his linkedin profile.