As Chairman of the Board and CEO of Laplink, Thomas guides the company’s strategic direction. Prior to joining Laplink in 2003, Thomas was Chairman of the Board for Infowave, where he was involved in interfacing with global business and financial communities. Thomas also served as Infowave’s Chief Executive Officer from February 2001 to April 2002. Prior to joining Infowave, Thomas worked at Microsoft for more than 13 years. He was Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Network Solutions Group where he was responsible for Microsoft’s worldwide business with telecommunication companies. Thomas was instrumental in developing Microsoft’s vision for the communications industry and led the development of strategic partnerships in mobility, broadband and hosting. Previously, he was General Manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Business Planning and Strategy. Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Berlin. He also served as a professor of International Politics at the Otto-Suhr-Institute.
Thomas enjoys discussing and writing about the latest technology trends. He is the author and editor of several publications and whitepapers about a wide variety of technologies ranging from wireless to consumer products to enterprise applications. In addition, his interests include sailing. While Thomas primarily enjoys sailing in the San Juan Islands and up to the Canadian border, he is also certified by the Coast Guard to sail vessels up to 100 tons!