Sometimes called the “man from the future”, Tom is recognized as one of the world’s leading thought leaders and influencers in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and wearable tech. He was recently listed as one of 30 people to watch in augmented reality along with Tim Cook (CEO of Apple), Evan Spiegel (CEO of Snap) and Rony Abovitz (CEO of Magic Leap). Tom brings over a decade-long track record of running tech teams and providing strategic direction in emerging technologies for powerhouse brands such as Nestlé, Best Buy and MTV. Billion-dollar revenue global events leader UBM acquired Tom’s influential blog about wearable tech, which he founded in 2012 as one of the earliest sources of news and analysis in the sector. He continued to cover the space as a freelance journalist and as a featured wearable tech expert on a recurring segment on Canada's largest morning show, CTV's Canada AM. In 2013, Tom founded We Are Wearables which he grew to the largest wearable tech community of its kind prior to its acquisition by AugmentedReality.org.
Tom continues to nurture and grow the XR (AR/VR/MR) ecosystem as Managing Director of AWE, the world's #1 XR event series. AWE hosts conferences in USA, Europe, Asia and MEA and AWE Nite Meetups around the world. Tom is an active investor and partner at Super Ventures, a fund dedicated to augmented reality.
Tom’s thoughts on wearables, AR and VR continue to be sought after by media giants such as CNN, BBC, Forbes and The NY Times, and on stage as a speaker for conferences such as TEDx, Slush, CES, Sundance Film Festival, TechCrunch Disrupt and SXSW. His passion for this space is driven by his belief that perceptual computing plays a critical role in our human evolution.