Tom joined as Programme Manager for Smart Cities and IoT in April 2019 and currently runs techUK's cross-sector Digital Twin Working Group, which focuses on data sharing and digital twin integration, information processing and simulation capabilities, skills and digital twin interfaces, economic, climate & public health resilience and systems thinking. Tom also leads techUK’s Smart Cities & Communities group, which works to ensure that smart systems, technologies, and solutions are an integral part of city strategies through identifying strategies that accelerate and de-risk their development and horizontal deployment. Additionally, Tom closely supports techUK's Climate Change Strategy & Resilience Group, Climate Risk & Resilience Technology Taskforce.
Prior to joining techUK, Tom completed a Master's in Public Administration in Digital Technologies and Policy at University College London (UCL) department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), worked as a researcher for the Greater London Authority (GLA) to devise an analytical framework to capture the phenomenon of 'superdiversity' in global cities across the World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF). Tom also holds a BSc (Hons) Politics & Economics from the University of Bath, and previously worked as a commercial research executive at Kantar where he helped major clients to identify, optimise and activate resilient business strategies.