About Tom

Tom In India

Tom Relaxing In India

Tom Fosdick is software architect, developer and mentor currently working for a private company specialising in emergency services communications.

Tom’s specialisms are in using .NET and related technologies to develop front line systems for the emergency services and other critical public safety applications.

Previously Tom worked for and was a significant part of building the Seed Software project at The University of Hull.

At Seed, Tom was the architect of BRIGID Command and Control, which under Tom’s leadership became the primary call and incident management system for 3 of Britain’s Fire and Rescue Services. It uses a blend of intelligence, operational procedure and routing to assist the control room with call taking, resource allocation, mobilisation and dissemination of information.

Tom also contributed at Seed to in-vehicle systems and communications infrastructure systems.
Previously Tom has been involved with numerous projects for the emergency services, ranging from in-vehicle embedded systems through to GIS, visualisation and SIS.

Tom works primarily at his home in rural Suffolk, but also at other locations both nationally and internationally. “The technology is there today to make my physical location largely irrelevant” he explains, “my team and I can work together and the systems I need are there at the touch of a button anywhere in the world.”

When not sat in front of the computer, Tom is difficult to keep still. He can often be found on a mountain bike in the Suffolk countryside, in the gym or in the workshop making any number of things that he describes as, “something real, something I can actually touch.”


Tom can be contacted about professional matters, including enquiries about consultancy, beneath.

Tom can also be found on most social networking sites including Facebook, , LinkedIn and Twitter.