Tom McLeod is originally from the East Coast of Canada (Maritime Province of New Brunswick) and grew up with seaweed as part of his daily diet. He moved to New Zealand over 30 years ago and has held positions in ICT, Government and Innovation. He was also involved in the world's first intelligent dispatch algorithm software business eventually exiting to a US company. Tom currently consults to organizations. He is passionate about using New Zeland's pure geographical advantages to create economic and environmental transformational "platform plays" to increase prosperity for Kiwis.