Hugh Smith

Principal

Hugh brings more than 30 years of technology experience in the utility, finance, government and defense sectors.  His experience runs the gamut from software engineering where he has written production code in more than 20 programming languages.  He has managed both hardware and software projects internationally, developed and implemented computer and network performance and capacity planning initiatives, managed and consulted in technology and enterprise architecture and created the strategic technology planning group for a major super regional bank.

He recently has been focusing on exciting developments in computer technology, undertaking projects in statistical analysis of social media through what is commonly known as Big Data, enhancing unstructured document search with natural language processing (NLP), and implementing machine learning algorithms for portfolio analysis. In the 1990s he was active in the quality movement, spending five years studying with Dr. Deming, and was for 4 years a member of the Board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  His BS degree is in Science and his MBA emphasized Quantitative Methods and Energy Economics.