Tom Moore is an Australian military veteran and CEO & Co-founder of WithYouWithMe. Tom knows first-hand what it’s like to go from leading a 60-man combat team as an Infantry Officer in Afghanistan to getting knocked back from cold calling for entry level roles.
In 2015, he founded WithYouWithMe to fix veteran unemployment and discovered a much wider problem at play in the workforce. Tom and the team at WithYouWithMe now work to help individuals uncover what they’re good at and upskill for new digital careers.
Since launching WithYouWithMe has helped more than 20,000 veterans and hundreds of organisations through its digital academy. In 2019 WithYouWithMe was named by Deloitte as Asia-Pacific’s Fastest Growing Tech Company winning the Deloitte Fast500 – the first time an Aussie company has won the award in more than 19 years.
What inspired you to join the Board?
I have dedicated my life to helping individuals answer the age-old question – “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Having served in the Australian military and undergone a difficult transition, I have seen first-hand the pain and difficulty in finding a new career.
I joined the DSO Board to help Australians find new careers with purpose and to assist organisations that are helping to make this possible. I believe that Australia can be world leading in training digital skills.
What do ‘digital skills’ mean in your life and business?
My take on ‘Digital Skills’ is that they are necessary for every individual to succeed in a modern workplace. I don’t see digital skills as only career pathways such as cyber, data analytics or software development, but also as the building blocks required to be a modern consultant or project manager.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to learn digital skills if taught in the right way, and this could be the key to unlocking a lot of potential across society. It’s time for us to make more things and we can do that digitally.Back to Blog page