About The Speaker
Pádraig Hughes is a Director at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), Hardware Division and is the Site Lead for Facebook Cork, Ireland. Pádraig manages a global engineering team developing hardware displays for Facebook’s Augmented Reality (AR) products. Pádraig graduated with a PhD in Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK. He then joined the Tyndall National Institute, Ireland, where he led engineering and research teams in the field of semiconductor and photonics research. Pádraig has spent much of his professional career in high growth tech startup’s where he served as Director of Engineering at Sensl Technologies Ltd (now ON Semiconductor) and more recently as COO and Head of Engineering at InfiniLED Ltd, which was acquired by Facebook in 2016.