Tom graduated with a distinction for his MSc in Globalisation and Latin American Development from UCL Institute of the Americas and holds two postgraduate certificates in Globalisation and Freedom of Expression from Colombia University, and Media Freedom and Regulation in Africa from the University of the Witwatersrand. He's also an incoming PhD Candidate at Queens College, University of Cambridge researching Human Rights and Livestreaming. Whilst living in Brazil and advocating for human and civil rights, Tom started studying video as a tool for socio-political change and has become heavily involved in advocacy, research, and analysis of various issues concerning online video.
Tom has over a decade of experience producing & directing broadcasts and livestreams and is currently the Streaming Services Program Manager at Cisco. He also regularly volunteers as a Tech Consultant and Researcher for organisations such as The Latin American Bureau and Amnesty International.
In the past, Toms' clients have included the BBC, NBC, Viacom, CBS (UK & US), Olympic Broadcast Services (UK & Brazil), Channel 9 (Australia), MTV (Asia) & numerous production companies, where he subsequently served as Executive Producer. He has also been responsible for building show bibles for various projects and for implementing internal broadcast operations policies for large media conglomerates to small production companies.