Please introduce yourself...
Sure. I am Thomas Lim, 34. I joined CityTaps as CTO in March 2016, I manage the tech team and all development for the company.
Why did you join CityTaps?
I am passionate about new technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) in particular. I believe in innovation and using technology to improve peoples’ lives.
That’s why I’m really interested in CityTaps, whose vision is to bring running water in every urban home. This goal is first and foremost to solve a social problem, and our job is to find a technical and economic solution to deliver water service at home.
I strongly value the social dimension of the company. Water availability is a major issue in the developing world, and it affect women and girls in particular. Indeed, they are the ones who in general sacrifice their time to get water. At CityTaps, we are proud to be participating in our own way in gender equality.
As a firm believer in gender equality, the mission makes a lot of sense for me.
What is your past experience?
I have two electrical engineering degrees (one in France and one in the US) and 10 years of international experience in innovative projet and team management.
I worked for a French mobile operator, Bouygues Telecom, first as an R&D project manager, with a focus on Internet communications and then as a corporate project manager.
Next, I joined a smart-grid startup, Ijenko, and lately a cloud-computing startup, Kiwapp.
My different experiences have given me strong knowledge that I use every day to serve CityTaps’ vision.
What are your immediate goals?
We are growing the team and working on several projects. My current focus is to deploy our new prototypes in Niamey (Niger) in the fall 2016.
I just returned from a trip to Niamey where I saw the state of our facilities, met people, and listened to their needs.
Our work has begun to bear fruit.
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