Dr Tom Verhelst

Program Director, Regional Innovation Data Lab,
Griffith University

Dr Tom Verhelst is the Program Director, Regional Innovation Data Lab at Griffith University, Logan Campus.Tom comes to us from Belgium with a strong university and industry R&D experience in applying novel platform technologies towards scientific advancement to generate beneficial socioeconomic impacts. Tom has experience in the fields of digital platform technologies, wearables, data science, virtual & augmented reality.

Tom is driven to make a positive change in the world and hopes to achieve this by bringing people and technology together for the better. As Program Director of the Regional Innovation Data Lab he hopes to improve the lives of people in Logan, Queensland and Australia. Our place based initiative will focus on using different trusted data sources to create insight into real world challenges and inform policy development. We want to detect and prevent problems in our cities and regions before they happen. By working with the community and student the lab strives to empower a whole generation of regional data entrepreneurs.

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