Hugh Williams is the co-founder of CS in Schools which helps secondary school teachers confidently teach coding. He is also the Melbourne Business School‘s first ever Enterprise Professor, an appointment that is jointly held at The University of Melbourne.
Hugh is also a member of the board of the State Library Victoria, a venture partner at Rampersand, a non-executive director of Rome2rio, an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, and an advisor at Domain, Doordash, Expert360, Moonpig, and Ocado Technology.
He was previously the Vice President of Google Maps at Google, and he has also held executive roles at eBay, Microsoft, Tinder, and Pivotal. 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 120 works, mostly in the field of Information Retrieval. He is one of the inventors of Infinite Scroll, and he holds 34 patents and has over 40 pending. He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.
In what remains of his time, Hugh likes running, cycling, and swimming. He’s a Seattle Mariners, Richmond Tigers, and QPR fan too. He was very happy when the Tigers won the 2017 flag. He is resigned to the mediocrity of the Mariners and QPR.
If you’re interested in Hugh’s background, visit his linkedin profile.