Will Hughs is President & CEO for Telstra Global Americas based in California, where he is responsible for driving strategy, sales, marketing, engineering and operations efforts throughout North and South America. Will is a thought-leader with over 15 years experience in California’s high tech industry and the global telecommunications arena and brings extensive technical and commercial expertise to the company. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Will was Senior Vice President, Product and Design for Telstra Incorporated and was responsible for the marketing, engineering and commercial functions for the Americas region. As SVP, Product and Design, he also worked with Telstra Global's Global Product teams to plan strategy and localise product sets and solutions for the US Service Provider and Enterprise markets. Will began his technology career in the Systems Integrator space as an engineer, designing Microsoft and Cisco solutions for large enterprises based in the San Francisco Bay area. He joined Telstra in 1999 as a Sales Engineer in the San Francisco office where his knowledge of managed services led the effort in the rapid growth of WAN outsourcing deals.Since then he has held a variety of Sales and Engineering roles, including Regional Business Manager, Director of Engineering and Director of Technical Business Development.