Tom is the founder and director of Except, and the visionary force behind its development. Starting Except at the age of 19 in 1999, his vision was to find systemic solutions for our societal challenges by combining science, business, design, and communication. His vision shows that we can flourish globally when we integrate environmental, societal, economical and technical aspects at the same time. In the past decades Tom developed over 600 projects pioneering projects for cities, buildings, business, policy, and industry.
Tom teaches the advanced program in a personable, hands-on manner, using case studies and tapping into over 20 years of experience of practical systemic change.