Don’t let the bastards grind you down
A pioneer of sport apparel technology, Dr. Tom Waller presents an important tenet of innovation. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.
Tom Waller leads teams of inventors, engineers and scientists to build products and experiences through innovative, industry-disrupting activities and projects. He is the current head of the Whitespace™ Workshop, a unique in-house R&D lab at lululemon athletica, and the former Head of Aqualab, Speedo’s global R&D and innovation facility, where he led all Olympic projects for elite swimming as well as advanced product and material development. Tom also spent five years leading the consultancy arm of Progressive Sport Technologies, a spin-off from Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute in the United Kingdom, where his team served many of the world’s largest athletic brands and Great Britain’s Olympic organizations.
As an ambassador for the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, Waller has presented at the House of Commons, as well as at multiple industry conferences and across a variety of media channels. His doctoral and post-doctoral research as a member of the Sports Technology research group has been published internationally.