Tom Hunter

Innovation Consultant

Tom joined the ODI in August 2016 where he helps to oversee the ODI’s innovation projects, including the Open Data Challenge Series (ODCS) and the organisation’s first startup incubator outside Europe.

Before joining the ODI, Tom spent over three years as a consultant for C Space, a research & innovation consultancy where he used consumer insights to help companies grow. His highlights include developing new yoghurt ranges, improving online parental control filters, and revamping a leading trading platform. Tom has also worked at the European Parliament, and at leading FinTech startup Marketinvoice.

Tom is an alumni of the London School of Economics, where he was awarded both academic prizes for his MSc in EU Politics. His childhood spent in Paris makes him a native French speaker, and he also speaks fluent (if imperfect) Spanish.

In his spare time, Tom is an F.A. qualified football coach, and spends his weekends teaching the joys of tiki-taka.a talented group of under 11s.

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