Founder and Managing Director, OpenIDEO.com and Director, Design
Tom Hulme is Design Director of IDEO, a design and innovation consulting firm, Founder and Managing Director of OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform with over 51,000 users in 160 countries, and Founder and Managing Director of OIEngine.com, the SaaS product. The technology is used by corporates globally to manage their innovation challenges, usually with their employees. OpenIDEO won a 2011 Webby Award in the Community Category. After successfully exiting two start-ups, Hulme is an angel investor, with investments in such companies as Massive Health (sold to Jawbone), Cliqz, Y-Plan, GoCardless, Llustre (sold to FAB), Wonga, Fantasy Shopper, Smarkets, Yoomi and Qriously. He was listed in Wired magazine's top 100 “digital power brokers” in 2011 and 2012, and was listed as one of London's 1000 most influential people in 2012. Hulme earned a 1st class Bachelor's degree in Physics at the University of Bristol and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Baker Scholar Award of high distinction.