As the Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering, Tom oversees all of Nearmap’s technical activities across software and hardware. He is responsible for leading the company’s technology and engineering teams to fulfill the product vision, building competitive advantage through strong focus on technical delivery as well as innovation.
Tom has over 18 years of experience in technology leadership roles across Australia, USA (Silicon Valley) and UK, both in start-ups as well as large multi-national organisations. His past experience spans a variety of areas including software and hardware for networked consumer electronics products; automotive systems; cloud-based machine learning for “big data” energy analytics and supervisory control systems; cloud-based video security; and casino gaming products.
In 2004, Tom co-founded and was the CEO of venture-backed Avega System, which developed the technology behind the successful Denon HEOS range of networked audio products. More recently, Tom held the position of Director of Software at Aristocrat during the company’s period of transformation and rapid growth in shareholder value.
Tom's formal qualifications include a PhD, Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) and Bachelor of Computer Science from the Australian National University.