Thomas is an iconic figure in the world of connected lifestyle devices. He was among the visionaries having detected the arrival of this new trend and he now holds over 15 patents in the domain. He founded and directed Baracoda, the world leader in Bluetooth ID for over eight years, then joined Microsoft France as a member of the executive committee and innovation director. Then he was named managing director of innovative activities with Google. He more recently founded Aleph1, an accelerator dedicated to communicating objects and big data.