Independent Advisor & Consultant

ICT Strategy & Governance

Tom Zorde is an award-winning leader in the Australian information, communications and technology (ICT) sector with a 20+ year career delivering valuable commercial and community outcomes. He won the 2018 Australian Computer Society National Digital Disruptor Award and is well respected across industries for building business capabilities and leading cross-functional teams through talent transformation and implementation of transformative technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City platforms.

Tom is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and currently serves Standards Australia on the Internet of Things and Related Technologies committee for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).


Commercial success in the digital age requires entrepreneurship, change ready talent and
technology savvy leadership.

When your customers switch to competitors for convenience and value, ask your team,
How long do we have to
execute a response plan?


I'm committed to
helping dedicated company
board directors and executives
succeed in the digital age.

Your customer and employee experiences will be front and center, sustained by a future-ready culture and responsive business model,
fit to compete in the digital age.


Every transformation is different, because company cultures, values & people are different.
Your difference can be your competitive advantage.

Generic advice based on untested theory or outdated practice can waste your time. 
In the digital age, time is
your most precious commodity.


"The Internet of Things is perhaps the greatest agent of change in human history."

IoT omni-presence and precognition capabilities allow you to crack previously unsolvable problems by remotely sensing events and even intervening events before they happen.

This is the drive behind my journey to demonstrate credible knowledge, influence and talent, to serve as your trusted advisor or board director.


Founded Perth Internet of Things Community. Grew to become the largest IoT community in Australia, and sixth largest globally.

Roadmap for Digital Transformation. Presented at IDC Asia Chief Information Officer Summit


Founded Perth IoT Communications Network. Free infrastructure for anyone to use to innovate, learn and demonstrate the value of IoT.

26th International World Wide Web Conference. Internet of Things Chair & Presenter.


Australian Computer Society Digital Disruptor Award Winner- Skills Transformation of teams 21-200 staff.

Certified IoT Practitioner ISO/ANSI Standard. Served on CertNexus scheme committee to govern curriculum and exam development.


Announced as Australian and New Zealand Brand Ambassador for Cert Nexus Cyber Security, IoT & AI Courses

Honorary Elected Chairman to serve on Technical Advisory Board and IoT Committee for 42000 member Australian Computer Society.


Invented free-to-use ResAlert App for self-identification of respiratory anomalies using AI. Reducing spread & flattening the curve.

Convened tech community to influence WA State Infrastructure through community consultation for increase digital enablement for citizens.


Led community consultation to inform Department of Home Affairs voluntary Code of Practice and Cyber security regulations for IoT.

Elected to Standards Australia to support development and adoption of internationally aligned standards.

I work hard to architect with imagination and talent, ways to harness this new world of intelligence and sharing in alignment with the IoT Talent Consortium.


Consulting & Advice
Tailored For You

Attempting something new is uncomfortable and scary. It can be overwhelming when contemplating the complexity of the journey and the things that can go wrong.

But, the future belongs to those open to trust, adventure and change. 

Let's journey together.

Personal Introductions & Talent Search

Access to people with the right talents, mindsets and attitude is critical for your journey.

There exists an eco-system of self-motivated superstars that operate around purpose and impact. They're off the corporate recruitment radar unless attracted through the right channels. 

Information & IoT Data Feed Services

Responsive companies compete by tuning their operational processes to signals from live data streams.

Without Internet of Things feeding your data stream, you're driving blind and appear invisible to opportunity seekers. 

Buy or sell access to data streams, algorithms and related services.

Brand Collaboration & Partnerships

Markets are more akin to evolving eco-systems than the Newtonian clockworks economists describe.

Alliances based on trust and affinity of purpose is consequential in an uncertain and volatile world.

Form synergies through partnerships.

Internet of Things certification

It's hard to demonstrate a quality of practice when it comes to emerging technologies unless you can demonstrate foundational certification.

I have worked with top institutions to develop an ANSI/ISO 170204:2012 standard certification program for Internet of Things.