Thomas formed Akvo in 2006, with the mission to inspire a global open source knowledge and collaboration platform for the water sector. A serial entrepreneur, Thomas was a pioneer in implementing internet web technology in corporate environments during the mid-nineties. He helped to start the development of Stellent Content Management Server in 1994 (sold to Oracle 2006, now Oracle Universal Content Management). Flamed out with Zezame in San Francisco in 2000 in the dot-com bust and was the award winning reseller of eRoom 2001 (sold to Documentum 2002, which was then sold to EMC in 2003).
Thomas founded OTEC News in late 2001, a news site about developments in Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, and The GreenOcean Project in 2002. Since 2004 he has also been working with business development for Seawater Greenhouse. Thomas is a computer software and environmental scientist, and began developing software ventures in the UK and California, working closely with many of the pioneers of early-wave internet companies.