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Ernest L Hughes
HughesGlobal, LLC
Issaquah, Washington

Ernest L. Hughes (“Ernie” or “Lincoln”) is a Senior Transformation Consultant, and Trainer with HughesGlobal, LLC, and Chief Innovation Officer of HughesGlobal Network, his consulting and education network focused on helping individuals, teams, organizations and value chains realize their potential and flourish through organization and leadership development, innovation and change management, and supply chain management utilizing systems approaches. He is also an Associate Professor, Transportation & Logistics, with American Public University, and Lecturer (part-time) with the School of Business of the University of Washington Bothell.

Prior to launching his consulting and education practice network, Hughes enjoyed broad leadership responsibility in a range of organizations for more than 30 years. He was most recently Director of Technical Services for Recreational Equipment, Incorporated (REI). Before joining REI, Hughes was co-founder and Chief Information Officer for Cascadia Community College after a 15-year technology career with Boeing. At Boeing, he managed business applications, systems engineering, software process improvement, software cost management, software engineering education, and merger integration function and change programs. He also held systems analysis and software development positions with Tenneco and Getty Oil.

Hughes earned an MS in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Software Engineering from Seattle University, and an MBA in Organizational Behavior at California State University, Bakersfield. He has training and certifications in a number of specialties, including: Global Competencies Inventory & Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (ICI); Crowdsourcing and Innovation Management Best Practices (Ideascale); Change Management Process, Methodologies, and Tools (Prosci); Leadership & Customer Service Trainer (Achieve Global); Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence (ASQ); Supply Management Training (ISM CPSM T3 Trainer); Fastrac Entrepreneurship (Kauffman Foundation); Organization Workshop (Power & Systems); Materials Handling Training (CICMHE MHTI); Competency Development (CYGNUS); Risk Communication (Cultural Effect); and Precise Communication (Vervago).

He has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 1988, and has written over 60 reviews.


Chief information officer role effectiveness: literature review and implications for research and practice
Hütter A., Riedl R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 58 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319547-52-7)

Chief information officer role effectiveness: literature review and implications for research and practice is a recently published volume in the “Springer Briefs in Information Systems” series [1]. It seeks to add clarity and fo...


Shaping the digital enterprise: trends and use cases in digital innovation and transformation
Oswald G., Kleinemeier M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 335 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319409-66-5)

In the 2016 critically acclaimed science fiction movie Arrival, linguistics expert and language translator Louise Banks is told by visiting aliens, called heptapods, that because she has learned their language, she can now see the future [1...


The innovator’s dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail
Christensen C.,  Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, MA, 2016. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-1-633691-78-0)

The innovator’s dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail is the third printing of a classic by the Harvard innovation scholar and prolific author Clayton Christensen. It contains new research since the 1997 and 2000 ve...


Computational personality analysis: introduction, practical applications and novel directions
Neuman Y.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 120 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319424-58-3)

Reading this book reminded me of an old joke. A man goes to see a fortuneteller on his 30th birthday to learn about his fate and future. After some analysis and contemplation, she says, “You will be lonely and poor until you are 50.” H...


Getting started with SQL: a hands-on approach for beginners
Nield T.,  O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2016. 134 pp. Type: Book (978-1-491938-61-4)

Does the world really need another book on structured query language (SQL)? A quick search on Amazon returned 17,355 results for books with “SQL” in the title. The answer, in my opinion, is an unqualified yes, if it has the scope and p...


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