Hugh S. Bradlow is chief scientist at Telstra Corp., in which capacity he acts as advisor to the CEO and the board and other parts of the business on longer-term technology directions and technology disruption.
Prior to becoming chief scientist, Hugh was chief technology officer and head of innovation, responsible for investigating the future technologies that will impact Telstra's business.
Before joining Telstra in September 1995, Hugh was professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town.
Hugh is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town (1973) and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of, and on the board of, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; a professor emeritus of the University of Wollongong; a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne; and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia. He was elected as the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year. He was listed in the 2010 and 2011 Global Telecom Business Power 100 rankings and was named by Smart Company as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT.