Tom
WIlliams

DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION

Tom is a natural entrepreneur. From an early age, he has consistently demonstrated his commercial streak, identifying new ways to problem solve and innovate. Having developed a series of successful ventures with client brands including Mars, Lufthansa and Rockstar Games, Tom has a proven ability to think differently, build relationships and achieve solutions.

At Ascendal, Tom leverages this track record in developing and rolling-out the Group technology and innovation strategy. Recruited from a non-transport background he approaches public transportation without preconceptions, enabling him to identify challenges from a different perspective, bringing new insight to solving some of the industry’s key issues.

With his entrepreneurial background in business development and marketing, Tom is adept at identifying sustainable transport innovations to drive revenue for the Group while delivering cutting-edge solutions for our clients. Tom’s core responsibility remains developing the Group’s capacity to deliver multi-modal transport solutions, having recently been featured on Chilean national television demonstrating Ascendal’s successful deployment of autonomous shuttle services at Heathrow Airport. Tom’s daily focus is to identify the best practical solutions for deployment of autonomous vehicles, demand responsive transport, Active Travel, car hire and ride hailing, while continually piloting new solutions, positively enabling Ascendal Group to transform public transport in the world’s top cities.

Tom
WIlliams

DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION

Tom is a natural entrepreneur. From an early age, he has consistently demonstrated his commercial streak, identifying new ways to problem solve and innovate. Having developed a series of successful ventures with client brands including Mars, Lufthansa and Rockstar Games, Tom has a proven ability to think differently, build relationships and achieve solutions.

At Ascendal, Tom leverages this track record in developing and rolling-out the Group technology and innovation strategy. Recruited from a non-transport background he approaches public transportation without preconceptions, enabling him to identify challenges from a different perspective, bringing new insight to solving some of the industry’s key issues.

With his entrepreneurial background in business development and marketing, Tom is adept at identifying sustainable transport innovations to drive revenue for the Group while delivering cutting-edge solutions for our clients. Tom’s core responsibility remains developing the Group’s capacity to deliver multi-modal transport solutions, having recently been featured on Chilean national television demonstrating Ascendal’s successful deployment of autonomous shuttle services at Heathrow Airport. Tom’s daily focus is to identify the best practical solutions for deployment of autonomous vehicles, demand responsive transport, Active Travel, car hire and ride hailing, while continually piloting new solutions, positively enabling Ascendal Group to transform public transport in the world’s top cities.