Xavier Hughes Keynote Speaker

  • Leading innovation strategist and big data expert
  • Chief Innovation Officer, US Department of Labor (2010-15)
  • Named one of the "Top 25 People Under 40 in US Government" (FedScoop, 2013)

Xavier Hughes's Biography

Xavier Hughes is a global thought leader in big data, conceptual design, and public sector innovation and automation. He is currently the Founding Director of PreCheck.it, an innovative solution to simplify hiring, which is in the process of securing seed funding.

He is also a member of FWD.US Board of Advisers, whose mission is to mobilise the tech community to support policies that keep the American Dream achievable in the 21st century. It is made up of the who’s who of Silicon Valley and other prominent members.

From 2010 to 2015, Xavier served as the Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Labor at the US Department of Labor (DOL). He oversaw the research and development agenda for open government, the introduction of new technologies to enhance agency customer service, and the use of open data ecosystems to protect the public and encourage problem solving.

As Chief Innovation Officer, Xavier led the identification, evaluation and development of innovative business process and technology applications to improve DOL outcomes and simplify government operations.

He is considered a leader in the area of open government and data liberation, having led the development and launch of several crowdsourcing data challenges covering worker safety and health, enforcement, labour statistics, disability employment, and equal pay. His ideas have revolutionised customer service strategies across the entire US Federal government.

Previous to joining the US Department of Labor, Xavier worked for PRTM Management Consultants where acted as a senior advisor to US Department of Homeland Security senior officials, and provided subject matter expertise to several private sector clients. He has over 14 years of professional experience within the public and private sector, encompassing business process improvement, strategic business planning and development, supply chain, IT platform development, and customer service.

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Videos of Xavier Hughes

Introducing Xavier Hughes (2012)
Introducing Xavier Hughes (2012)
On enhancing customer service (2013)
On enhancing customer service (2013)

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