Hughes is founder of Alpha Property Insight, which helps the property sector embrace and benefit from innovative thinking and digital transformation. He is also co-founder of Digital Property Risk, which helps property professionals navigate the increasing digital risks that buildings face. Before this, Hughes spent his career working across the built environment and held senior roles in some of the world’s leading data organisations. He led the land and property sector strategy and commercial activity at Ordnance Survey. Hughes also led the proptech transformation strategy at the RICS, and sits on a number of industry panels such as the BPF Technology and Innovation Working Group, the RICS data-handling professional statement working group, the EG tech advisory panel, the Cabinet Office – Geospatial Commission National Land Data Programme Expert Advisory Group, Building Safety Alliance Golden Thread SIG and is founder of the not-for-profit Real Estate Data Foundation.