Neil C. Hughes

Neil C. Hughes

Neil C. Hughes is a Contributor to Cybernews.

After 20 years in IT, Neil was inspired to write about how technology is transforming our world, but in a language that everyone can understand. In 2015, he was named one of the “Top 9 Influential Tech Leaders on LinkedIn” by CIO Magazine. ZDNet included him on their list of “You need to follow these 20 big tech thinkers right now”. However, his journey began when he won a “LinkedIn Top Voice Award” for being the #2 technology writer of 2015 on the entire LinkedIn platform.

Tech columns in online publications such as INC, TNW, and TechHQ followed. As an eternal optimist, Neil follows tech trends and emerging technologies to greater understand how they will create a better world for all. He has interviewed over 1,300 tech leaders such as Guy Kawasaki and John Sculley on his podcast, Tech Talks Daily.

Although Neil has worked with tech behemoths such as Adobe, Microsoft, Sony, and IBM, he has interviewed celebrities such as William Shatner and Wendy Williams about how they are leveraging technology.

Here in 2020, his first book, Great Tech Talks Innovation, hit number 1 on the hot new releases list on Amazon. Neil also hosts the Switched on Thinking Podcast with NetGear and Tech Fusion by Citrix. Before the pandemic, he attended tech conferences all over the world and interviewed Gary Vaynerchuk in Las Vegas and Armenia.

Neil's biggest passions in life are technology, travel, and music. But if we were to put all of these ingredients into one pot, it creates a yearning to connect with people beyond the keyboard and use technology to bring people together. Technology might be the big enabler, but as Patti Smith sang, people have the power.