Tom Forth

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Position

CTO and Founder, The Data City

Tom Forth is the CTO and a founder of The Data City, a start-up that is improving industrial strategy by replacing standard industrial classification codes as the definition of what businesses do. Our real-time industrial classification (RTIC) codes use machine learning and billions of pages of web text to classify companies by what they say they do on their websites, not by which box they ticked when they registered with companies house. Tom is also Head of Data at Open Innovations where he is part of a team producing civic technology used by hundreds of thousands of Britons every day to do things like check where their bus is and when their bins will be collected.