Full Name
Tom Thorley
Job Title
Dir Tech
Speaker Bio
Tom Thorley is an advocate, speaker and technologist. He is the Director of Technology at GIFCT, a nonprofit preventing terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Tom is also Vice President of the Board for the SF Bay Area Internet Society Chapter, where he focuses on building an open and secure internet for all.

Tom worked for over a decade at the British government’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, where he specialized in issues at the nexus of technology and human behavior. At GCHQ, Tom built and operationalized data science teams to inform operations and discover counterterrorism threats. Tom then spent five years working with US government, military and intelligence agencies to coordinate intergovernmental relationships between the US and UK, as well as to provide expert consultancy on cyber issues, disinformation, technology strategy and operational planning.

As a passionate advocate for responsible technology, Tom is a mentor with All Tech Is Human and Coding It Forward. Tom also allocates time for volunteerism with America On Tech and DataKind.
Tom Thorley