Hugh E. Williams has had a career in three parts as an entrepreneur, professor, and technical executive. He is an expert in search engines and matching technologies, web services, and “big data”.

He’s currently a Vice President at Google, and leads the Google Maps product and engineering teams. He’s also a formal advisor to several companies, including Redbubble and Neoglyphic Entertainment.

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams, March 2012

In the latter part of his career, he has worked as an executive at Google, 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 over 100 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 twenty-three US patents and over forty pending. He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.

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

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