Tom Akehurst

CTO & Co-founder at WireMock

Tom has been building enterprise software since 2003 for UK and US businesses in transport, hospitality, publishing, broadcasting, utilities and retail, in addition to local and national government. Beginning his career as a Java developer, he quickly recognized the value of agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery and was early to adopt these techniques. While leading an engineering team building part of the technology behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Magic Band, he created WireMock OSS as a way to solve the productivity bottlenecks caused by unstable environments and late delivery of upstream APIs. Since 2022, he is the CTO & Co-founder for WireMock, which delivers WireMock Cloud: https://www.wiremock.io/