Hugh E. Williams has had a career in three parts as an entrepreneur, professor, and technical executive. He’s now embarking on the fourth chapter as a non-executive director, advisor, consultant, speaker, and investor. His technical expertise is in search engines and matching technologies, web services, mobile technologies, and data science.
He’s currently a non-executive director of Redbubble, an advisor at Doordash, an advisor at Photobox, an advisor at Canva, and an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University. 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 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, and including two books: “Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL” and “Learning Mysql” for O’Reilly Media Inc. He holds more than twenty-five US patents and over forty pending. He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.
In his spare time, Hugh likes running, cycling, and swimming. He’s a Seattle Mariners and Richmond Tigers fan. He’s also semi-active in charities: he raised US$60k for the GBS-CIDP Foundation in 2015, he’s on the digital advisory board of Redkite, and he’s a financial supporter of the Humane Society of the Silicon Valley.
If you’re interested in Hugh’s background, visit his linkedin profile.