Tom Ford, creator of My Voice joins the BIMA 100
- BIMA is the British Interactive Media Association, the industry body that represents the UK digital and tech industry
- The BIMA 100 recognises the industry’s most influential, pioneering and change-making people
- Tom Ford joins the BIMA 100 in the Tech For Good category
- This year’s 100 were selected by an independent panel of industry experts
Every year BIMA, the British Interactive Media Association, launches its search for the 100 most influential, pioneering and groundbreaking people in the digital/tech industry. They are the BIMA 100 and My Voice is excited to announce that Tom Ford, creator of My Voice is on this year’s list.
Tom was chosen by an independent panel of industry experts in the Tech For Good category following a year in which the app has grown from strength to strength, amassing over 50,000 downloads and helping people to speak over 300,000 phrases each month.
Following social distancing guidelines due to the current global pandemic, the announcement was made at an online ceremony hosted by BIMA on 6 May. The ceremony focused on the breadth of achievement of this year’s BIMA 100, demonstrating that there’s no single route to success within the industry. You can read about Tom’s journey here.
Tom reflected on this when speaking about the accolade. “I’m so proud and so humbled to appear on this list with 99 others I admire so much. I guess I should also feel extremely lucky to be doing what I love. To anyone just starting out in the industry and looking to make a success of their career my advice would be to never stop learning, take an active interest in areas outside your current job role, and start a side project that solves a problem you have in your life.”
“Our BIMA 100 is about recognising the people at the forefront of our industry,” explained BIMA Co-President Nat Gross. “They are the people making a fundamental difference to our industry right now and, given the strange circumstances in which we find ourselves, we need their inspiration, innovation and leadership more than ever.
“Fortunately, with people like Tom in this year’s BIMA 100, I think we’re in safe hands.”
BIMA is the UK’s largest digital and tech community with 5,000+ members spanning agencies, freelancers, academia, charities and brands. Across the UK, BIMA events and initiatives help to drive new thinking, encourage collaboration, build knowledge and recognise achievement. And through its 18 councils the BIMA community works to drive the digital and tech agenda on issues ranging from AI, data and sustainability to apprenticeships, inclusion and diversity.