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Tom is a strong advocate for diversity in the technology sector in general and in his own company, Crossword. He speaks regularly on the topic at various industry forums and mentors a number of up and coming ethnic minority entrepreneurs. Also a clear voice on ethnic minority inclusivity in the BBC Boardroom and a visible presence to the ethnic minority community within the BBC, he expects to become an increasing presence around ethnic minority issues in the media industry. Externally, Tom is Founder and Chair of the African Science Academy based in Ghana. ASA is Africa’s leading girls science and maths academy, with all girls on full scholarships. The young women have gone on to win admission and scholarships to study computer science and engineering at universities in Africa, UK and the USA so far. He is also Chair of ADA College, the National College for Digital Skills, based in Tottenham, North London. Tom was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by City University of London, and a Beacon Award for his philanthropic work in African communities. He was also ranked top of the Powerlist in 2017.

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