Hugo Russell
Hugo Russell
Digital Projects Manager
Cyber Quarter: The Midlands Centre for Cyber & Security

Hugo has over 15 years of creating and delivering funded and agile projects. A project manager and investor with specialist knowledge in technology start-ups and business acceleration. He is currently delivering the £9m Cyber Quarter facility for the West Midlands and actively building the community. He has also created and delivered projects like the £3.2M Innovation Engine programme for the West Midlands, and implementing distributed working environments, effective online collaboration spaces, innovation spaces and application development.

Whilst at Innovation Birmingham, he managed the Serendip® community, facilitating the technology & commercial discussions between SMEs, Universities and the partner organisations of Tata Motors, Barclays Eagle Labs, WMAHSN, National Express, Gymshark and TfWM.

He enjoys messing about on the water sailing, exploring or training.

Hugo and his wife have creative daughters, a pet and the memorable experiences of starting up and exiting health and tech businesses.