Talking Data Speaker Series - Hugh Williams

Don’t miss out on the Centre for Business Analytics’ last event of the year.

Dr Hugh Williams, formerly of Google, Microsoft, Tinder and eBay will close out 2017 with exclusive insights from Silicon Valley.

Disruption, innovation, and data: the eBay turnaround story

The eBay turnaround from 2009 to 2014 was spectacular. After languishing to an historically low market cap of US$5 billion, five years later its market cap was close to US$30 billion.

In this talk, former eBay Vice President Dr Hugh Williams tells the inside story of the turnaround -- how changing the culture, driving disruption, focusing on the customer, and using data to drive decisions rebuilt the company.

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start (refreshments provided after the presentation)
Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, Law Building, Level 10, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Registration: Register here - every event has SOLD OUT in 2017 so to avoid disappointment please register early!

Further information about Hugh

Hugh was based at eBay's head office in California from 2009 to 2013, and lead a team of over 1,000 engineers, product managers, designers, and data scientists that built most of what you'd recognize as eBay. He has also held executive roles as VP of Google Maps at Google, Partner at Microsoft, VP at Tinder, and SVP at Pivotal. Prior to that, he spent over 10 years researching and developing search technologies, and 5 years running his own startup and consultancy. Read more...

Listen to an MBS exclusive interview with Hugh here:Lessons from Silicon Valley: Success is in the data’.