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. 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, and Sajari.

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. 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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