Tom Goerke

Chair, StartupWA

Tom is a technology leader in the Perth innovation ecosystem with more than 30 years in IT, telecommunications and commercialisation.  He co-created Cisco’s innovation centres in Australia and is an expert in driving tech innovation partnerships between corporates, governments, universities and small-medium-businesses.

Tom is a founder of a Singaporean communications startup and has multiple patents in the fields of Radio and Web and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Western Australia’s Curtin University.

Tom is also the Chair of StartupWA, a not for profit, who wants Western Australia to be recognised as a global hub for entrepreneurial and technology talent, where the value that startups bring to the economy is widely embraced.