Researcher Profiles
Thomas Power
Research Associate, Leading Edge Forum

Thomas Power is a Research Associate for Leading Edge Forum, based in the UK.  In this role, Thomas, working with Bob Barker, leads the Social Executive Programme advisory service, working with LEF clients to assist them in their journey to develop a personal and professional brand strategy via a mixture of workshops and/or individual 1-2-1 sessions. 

In addition, Thomas is a Non-Executive Director and Digital Coach to Board Directors and most recently formed Electric Dog (with Bob Barker) a specialist consultancy focused on being the ‘digital companions’ to senior executives on their personal or corporate digital and social media journey.  For example, he sits on the board of 9Spokes a New Zealand based cloud/apps company helping them get context in their market, join the dots with suitable partners and sources of capital.

Thomas commenced his career as Alan Sugar's first apprentice back in the 1980s, which led to multiple roles including senior director positions in Sales, Marketing and Account Management.  He created the World’s first Social Business Network, Ecademy, in 1998, building a global network of 600,000 SMEs, which he sold in 2012.  Ecademy was the first introduction for many business people and entrepreneurs in terms of online networking, social media and community building.

Thomas has been ranked number one worldwide for written LinkedIn testimonials and posted endorsements and features 73rd in The Top 100 Most Connected People on LinkedIn. 

A professional and sought-after speaker, mentor and coach on life in the digital age, Thomas has given over 2,000 presentations in over 60 countries including a TED talk and for the European Union.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 26 May 2016 at US LEF Executive Forum, Washington DC

01 JUN 2016 / THOMAS POWER, DAN WAKEMAN, EDWARD HESS, DAVID MOSCHELLA, BOB BARKER, DAN HUSHON, SIMON WARDLEY, DAVID GOLDSBY, LEWIS RICHARDS, IBRAHIM JACKSON, ROBINA CHATHAM, RICHARD DAVIES, DAVID REID

Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 11 November 2015 at European LEF Executive Forum, London

13 NOV 2015 / LEMUEL LASHER, SIMON WARDLEY, KIRT MEAD, DAVID MOSCHELLA, LIAM MAXWELL, BOB BARKER, MARK KENNEDY, THOMAS POWER, EDWARD HESS, RICHARD BHANAP, RICHARD DAVIES

Falling Off the Radar

20 MAY 2015 / THOMAS POWER, BOB BARKER

Falling off the Radar – Why it’s Risky for CIOs to Stay on the Trailing Edge of Social Media

09 FEB 2015 / THOMAS POWER, DAVID MOSCHELLA, BOB BARKER