Bill Hughes

Open4 Learning

Bill Hughes is a partner at Milamber Ventures PLC, a global venture investment and advisory business.  He is founder of Open4 Learning, an ed tech innovation company focused on the cybersecurity skills gap.

Recently, Bill was Chief Strategy Officer at Learning Objects, a growth-stage ed tech start-up acquired by Cengage Learning in 2015.

At Pearson, Bill was Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development where he advised its executive team on growth strategies in post-secondary markets, including M&A, partnerships and strategic investments. He re-architected Pearson’s MyLabs platform and was instrumental in making them adaptive.  He launched born-digital businesses, including Intellus Learning (acquired by Macmillan Learning) and Pearson Writer, and he led the company's contributions to open source initiatives.

As a 30-year veteran of the technology industry, he played leading roles at Cambridge Innovation Center, Sapient and Cambridge Technology Partners.

Bill serves as a board member of FineTune Learning, AISNE, and Kaplan University.

Bill earned his AB from Harvard and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School, where he was a Seley Scholar.

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