Tom is CEO for a York based company, specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He has had a varied career across both industry and academia. He received a PhD from York University in 1994, going on to work as manager for University Technology Centres led by British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce. He worked for the European Commission for almost a decade as a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre in Italy. He brings a wealth of experience in fund management, collaborative projects and business management. Tom has also had a lifelong passion for youth and children’s work, and has held several voluntary youth leader positions.