Hugh Durrant-Whyte is a professor and ARC Federation Fellow at the University of Sydney. From 2010 to 2014, he was CEO of National ICT Australia (NICTA) and, from 1995 to 2010, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems and of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. Hugh has published over 350 research papers and founded four successful start-up companies. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his work, including being named the 2010 NSW Scientist of the Year. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and of the Royal Society of London.