What do I do

I help set the strategy, develop software products and help sales connect with the technical engine of a business.


If you are a busy executive who would like to sense check of their team or if you are thinking of starting a new business then give me a call.


I have worked on very large scale enterprise projects, B2C Apps in startups, AI, Big Data , Interactive TV and a plethora of other software solutions.


I have supported many companies on both raising funds and taking their business to exit. I can support you on all of these journeys.

Below are some examples of software systems I have been involved in delivering.

Who Am I

Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes


I am a successful CEO/CTO/COO with over 25 years experience in running multi-national IT software and services businesses. I have run businesses from start up to disposal and has been involved in all aspects of the business during this process. I have created and run companies in the UK, USA, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, France, Australia and South Africa. I have been involved in disposals which have been multi million pound ventures, which delivered exceptional value to the owners.

I have worked in startups, private ownership situations and listed businesses and understand the best ways to maximize returns for owners and shareholders.

I am an experienced leader, who is used to creating vision and cultures which motivate the teams within the business. I have intimate knowledge of sales, marketing, product management, product development, recruitment and financial processes. I know how to connect all the parts of a business together and identify and eliminate weaknesses.

I believe that people are the best assets in any business and understand the process of setting up and motivating high performance teams.


Random thoughts and articles
Product Management

Engineering Excuses

“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.” — Scott Adams  Here are my top three great engineers’ excuses and what to do about them. This new Read more…


Agile Business

Agile Business – Are you Joking ! – HA HA HA There is a lot of great articles and evidence to support the principles of agile development. It is capable of being more responsive to Read more…


Wicked Web

The importance of you website cannot be underestimated. This little article pokes a bit of fun at the practices of many companies. Whilst the subterfuge might be necessary, it really pissed Dave off. He had Read more…


Lose Money

If you buy the wrong thing or do the wrong thing you are wasting money.Most organizations are far from efficient and most do not even know where money is being lost.   The Ideal Machine Read more…


Hire Stars

It is well known that the best people work for the best companies. But will they work for you ?   As the recession seems to be receding and confidence is improving, there are a Read more…


Sales Excuses

Here are my top three great sales excuses and what to do about them.   The price is too high Your sales team need to focus on value and not price. Whilst the price is Read more…

Product Management

Stop !

I’m really a big fan of ‘Go, go, go !’. I believe that it’s better to get into action, with risk, as soon as possible. In my view, it is better to fix things on Read more…

Product Management

Value Pricing

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”   Oscar Wilde    How do software companies determine the price of their products, and when should they do Read more…

Product Management


Ideation is a horrible word, but it is a real word. It is the process of generating and developing new ideas. This article is about some methods, which you might find useful when trying to Read more…

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