Director of Technology
Tom Thorley is the Director of Technology at the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). He worked for over a decade at the British government’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, where Tom specialized in issues at the nexus of technology and human behavior. Tom spent the last five years in the US working with US government, military and intelligence agencies to coordinate intergovernmental relationships and providing expert consultancy on cyber issues, disinformation, technology strategy and operational planning. Prior to his deployment to the US, Tom built and operationalized data science teams to inform operations and discover threats, particularly focused on counter terrorism. Tom is a graduate of the University of Liverpool (BA) and the University of Bath (PgC).