Tom Henderson joined as Programme Manager for Smart Cities and IoT in April 2019.
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). Whilst at UCL, Tom 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).
Additionally, Tom worked as a researcher for the London Night Czar, developing innovative on-demand transport solutions for low-paid hospital workers during their night shifts and conducted three digital technology-oriented research projects whilst at UCL STEaPP. These focused on 'data trusts', 'a right to explanation of algorithmic decision-making systems under GDPR' and 'the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS)'.
Previously, Tom read BSc (Hons) Politics and Economics at the University of Bath and worked at Kantar, one of the world's leading technology and consumer research consultancies as a research executive. In this role, he helped clients such as Samsung, Volkswagen and the European Commission to devise strategic business development plans and innovative consumer engagement mechanisms.
Furthermore, Tom has professional experience working for a foreign exchange trading firm, an economic research firm and an award-winning architecture practice.