I’m available internationally for public speaking engagements at conferences, seminars, hackathons and other events.

I also deliver training workshops and in-depth courses on storytelling in technology and finance.

Recently I’ve done this for Siemens, Zalando, Innocap, Porsche Digital, TEDx, Coca-Cola, McKinsey, SAP, The BBC, Gaza Sky Geeks/ Mercy Corps, Flow Accelerator, King’s College London, The British Council, CODE University, Techfugees, and many more.

If you'd like to hire me, please drop me a message and someone on my team will be in touch.

Recent International Engagements


August: Entrepreneurial Training: Pitching and Storytelling Skills, Flow Accelerator Program, Ramallah, Palestine

March- May: Program Manager and Lead Trainer, Zalando/Startsteps Women in Tech Program. Read more about this amazing program here!

February: One to one coaching with CEO of Innocap Investment Management, Montreal


March- September: Workshop trainer, "Storytelling for finance professionals", Innocap Investment Management, Montreal and Dublin


November 2020: Digital Teams workshop trainer, Porsche Digital

October 2020: Guest speaker, Women in Hospitality and Travel Tech, Hotel Oderberger, Berlin, "Resilience: lessons from judo and meditation". You can watch the talk here.

July 2020: Inter:views podcast interview: "We don't exercise our storytelling muscle often enough". Listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts.

July 2020: Rountable Discussion, "Resilience," Gaza Sky Geeks, Gaza
Jan 2020: TEDx speaker, Schloß Hansenberg, "Fear and coding in Gaza". You can watch the video here.


November 2019: Data Natives, Panel discussion, "Human communication in the digital age". You can watch the first part of it here.

October 21, 2019: Mentor for social impact startups on the One Billion Lives Accelerator Program for SAP.io, SAP, Potsdam

October 2, 2019: Speaker, The Ministry, London: "Building a creative business internationally"

June 25, 2019: One day workshop, "Storytelling for technology professionals", Siemens, Nuremberg

June 14, 2019: Judge, WWF/ Facebook Developer Circles, Humanitarian Hackathon

June 1, 2019: Stage Moderator, We Are Developers Conference, Berlin

May 27, 2019: Guest Speaker, Siemens Digi Network, "Storytelling for Technologists"

May 22, 2019: Guest speaker, Coca-Cola, "The Data Goldmine: A Renaissance Approach"

April 1, 2019: Speaker, ReDI School of Digital Integration, Humanitarian Hackathon

March 2019: Keynote Speaker, "How lean is lean?", Prym corporation, Berlin

March 2019: Pitching Masterclass, CODE University, Berlin

Feb 2019: 1 minute Pitch & Workshop, Lean Startup Conference, ESMT Business School

Jan 2019: Panel Moderator, "Meet the McKinsey you didn't know", McKinsey Digital Experience Studio Launch, Berlin

Sept 2018: AdMaCom Accelerator Programme, Berlin, Pitch training for advanced materials startups

July 2018: Speaker, IoT Breakfast, Factory Berlin, "Visualisation in IoT" (write up by Next Big Thing here)


April 2018: Guest Speaker, British Council MENA Staff Engagement Forum, Dead Sea, Jordan, "Scaling Up: Humanitatian Tech & Innovation in MENA"

Feb 2018: Edtech Speaker and Panellist, No Lost Generation Summit, Amman, Jordan (press release here)


Nov 2017: Judge, Trivago Humanitarian Hackathon. Read more about the hackathon here.

Oct 2017: Speaker, Integration Forum, Kosice, Slovakia. Read more here.

Oct 2017: Speaker, Techfugees Global Summit, Paris

June 2017: Speaker, YouMakeIt, London, "The Ups and Downs of Creative Entrepreneurship"

March 2017: Speaker and Panel Moderator, Kings College London, Conflict, Security & Development Conference: "Technology and Migration in an Interconnected World". More on the event here.


December 2016: BBC Click interview: The Tech Helping Refugeees. Listen to the whole episode here.

December 2016: TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, London, Challenge Presentation

November 2016: Speaker & Mentor, Oslo Techfugees Hackathon

May 2016: Business Bootcamp Trainer, Arctic 15

What people say

Testimonials from around the world

Francois Rivard, CEO of Innocap

“A raving fan”

I work with Tom personally and used his services for 20 people in our group (lawyers, portfolio managers, sales people, compliance and operations experts). He was accretive across the board: took time to understand our business (which is complex and niche), clients, realities and issues. He crafted a custom program to ensure we got the best value for time spent together. He worked under pressure and very tight timelines on sensitive information and his contribution was palpable.  I am a raving fan of Tom and his methods and would use him again anytime.

François Rivard
CEO, Innocap
Michael Maltais, Innocap

“The best of the best”

Being trained by Tom Hayton on presentation skills and storytelling is like having guitar lessons by Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton: you’re trained by the best of the best!  I had some apprehensions before starting our sessions because it was going to be online…  and then, because Tom is so engaging, it didn’t even take 5 minutes at the beginning of the first session to feel like he was with me, in my home office!
 In addition to being an expert teacher, Tom has a lot of humor, which made every minute spent in his trainings a lot of fun!

Michaël Maltais
Head of HR, Talent & Culture, Innocap
Yasmin Abuomar, Gaza Sky Geeks

“Great feedback”

Tom Hayton is one of the greatest mentors of Gaza Sky Geeks.  During our Hackathon, he mentored many teams and delivered workshops. He got great feedback, not only from participants but from other mentors as well. In April 2020, he mentored over 8 startups during the biggest virtual hackathon in Palestine: Hack The Crisis Palestine and was always available to help others day or night! He also took part in two round table discussions organized by GSG about resilience. I'm always impressed with Tom's willingness to support others in need. We're really proud that he's part of the GSG mentors' network.

Yasmin Abuomar
Tupac Celery, Siemens

“Engaging and interactive”

I’ve participated in one of Tom’s workshops focused on storytelling for technology professionals and I really liked it. It was very engaging and interactive with the perfect mix between theory and practical exercises. It’s been a while since I took the training, but I still go back to Tom’s slides for inspiration whenever I have to prepare a presentation.

Tupac Celery
Program Manager for Carbon Reduction, Siemens
Selcuk Aciner

“We got funded!”

We met Tom when we were preparing our pitch for a public funding. Besides providing us super valuable resources, Tom supported us in setting up the storyline of the pitch and making sure our pitch is easy to understand. And it helped: we got funded! If you're looking for someone to help you clearly communicate your story, Tom is your go-to person.

Selcuk Aciner
Co-founder, Wellspent
Antonia Caraveteanu

“Our startups were more relaxed and confident on their big day”

Tom did an excellent job at preparing 10 science startups for their DemoDay during our accelerator program, AdMaCom. His patience, support and the very organised structure of his training paid off - our startups were more confident and relaxed on their big day and their presentations were much clearer.

Antonia Caraveteanu
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