Hughes is expected to speak about how the Silicon Valley approach has transformed business, government and society from his high profile position and as a digital thought leader.
Hughes was a Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg during the early stages of Facebook. His presentation will be Q&A style discussion moderated by Michigan Ross School of Business Dean Alison Davis-Blake, in which the audience can interact with him either in person or on Twitter using the hashtag #Umichtalks.
It is scheduled to begin at 5:30 this afternoon. It is free and open to the public.