Tom Slee is an author based in Waterloo Region who writes about technology and society.

Slee earned a PhD in theoretical chemistry and worked as a postdoc at Oxford before taking a position at the University of Waterloo. Not long after coming to Waterloo Region in the early 1990s, Slee left academia to work in tech. He now serves as senior product manager at SAP.

Slee’s first book, No One Makes You Shop at Walmart, examines human choice and markets. His recently-released second book, What’s Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy is what he came to Communitech to discuss.

Slee casts a critical eye as he discusses the rise of the sharing economy, the ever-larger companies profiting from it, and the risk they are offloading to others in the process:

About The Author

Phil Froklage
Digital Journalist/Multimedia Producer

Phil Froklage is a writer, filmmaker and journalist in Waterloo Region obsessed with the future. Passionate about science and technology — and how it shapes our world — Phil likes nothing more than being surprised by the amazing things human beings can do.