TOM EDWARDS is focused on bringing Innovation to Reality™. As the founder of BlackFin360™, Tom is the Chief Digital & Data Officer for Omnicom Health Group and an award-winning futurist keynote speaker and technology evangelist.
Many of the top brands in the world have recognized Tom. Apple calls Tom “bold and fearless“, Nintendo states “Tom has a level of expertise I’ve rarely seen in my career“, Hulu called Tom “a leader in the digital realm“, Southwest Airlines states Tom “Is a forward thinker who pushes the convention“, c-Suite states Tom “Is insightful in what leaders need to know so they stay ahead of the competition“.
AWARD WINNING INDUSTRY LEADER
Tom has been recognized as the 2022 Dallas Fort Worth Interactive Marketing Associations Marketer of the Year, a 2x Winner of the OnCon Top 10 Global Marketer award (2022 & 2021). Tom was recently named as one of the 10 most inspiring tech leaders to watch (2022) and a top 50 most influential business leader in technology (2021). Tom was recognized as the 2x Professional of the Year in Marketing & Emerging Technology by Strathmore Worldwide (2020 & 2019), The CX Summit Digital Marketing Professional of the Year (2020), Tech Titan Technology Advocate award winner (2019), OnCon Marketing Trailblazer Award Winner (2019) and OnCon Marketing Contributor for thought leadership award winner (2019), and Tom was named a Marketing Technology Trailblazer by Advertising Age. (2017).
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST
As a speaker, Tom is dynamic, and focused on future-proofing business while delivering results today. He has a deep understanding of marketing, technology, and consumer behavior that translates to all audiences. Tom can tailor a keynote by industry and deliver a highly visual and thought-provoking journey.
Tom has engaged in numerous speaking engagements including TEDx, SXSW, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ad Age Data, AdTech London, Mobile Media Summit, Various iMedia summits, Digital Dallas, Social TV Summit and more discussing digital disruption, artificial intelligence, data design, innovation & the future state of digital.
As a technology evangelist & influencer, Tom is adept at carrying a brand message forward. Recent collaborations include a partnership with Nokia and Mobile World Congress to highlight all facets of their 5G products and solutions. This includes on-camera features, long and short-form content as well as sponsored content at keynotes and events.
Tom regularly provides thought leadership and industry commentary via business and advertising publications across multiple topics including trends, artificial intelligence, data, innovation, personal branding, leadership, IoT, future of retail, augmented and virtual reality, emerging technology, and much more driving millions of views.
STRATEGIC ADVISOR & BOARD MEMBER
Based on twenty years of experience and subject matter expertise Tom Edwards provides Board of Director support for the areas of marketing, data, analytics, innovation, and technology.
For technology start-ups in search of strategic insight, Tom advises start-up & early-stage companies by providing strategic guidance, direction, insight & access to investor networks. Tom is experienced as either a formal advisor or board member.
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