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Tom Ilube

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Tom Ilube is Chief Executive Officer of garlik, a new company applying innovative semantic web technology to a mass-market consumer service and giving individuals real power over the use of their personal information in the digital world.

Tom's technology career spans 20 years. Until recently he was CIO of the world's largest pure online bank, Egg plc, and a member of the executive committee. He was Egg's launch programme manager in 1998 when the bank was first set up. Today Egg is a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It has around 3.5 million customers, £12bn in-group assets and is widely regarded as the world's most innovative bank. In 2005 Tom left to launch a new venture-backed technology company, Richmond Informatics Ltd.

Prior to Egg, Tom was Chief Executive of Lost Wax (www.lostwax.com) for six years, a software company he founded in 1996. His role included all aspects of building a company from scratch and managing it both through periods of rapid growth as well as cutting costs during the market downturn. Lost Wax was recognised as one of the UK's most innovative technology firms, being listed as a top technology firm by The Sunday Times, Computing Magazine, Real Business and others.

Tom has worked with a range of blue chip organisations in London including Goldman Sachs International, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The London Stock Exchange, Cap Gemini and British Airways.

In September 2005 the University of Wolverhampton awarded him an honorary degree in recognition of his distinguished service and contribution in the field of Information Technology. Last year he became a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

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