M.Comp.Sc., Chief Information Officer (Belgium)
Tom Van Braeckel is an all-round IT specialist with a busload of experience in Linux kernel development, security research, server administration and webdevelopment. He's passionate about science, engineering and space exploration.
At Mars One, he is reponsible for managing the server infrastructure, ensuring the availability of the systems through traffic peaks and keeping them secure. He acts as an advisor when technical IT decisions need to be made and plays a role in the continous technological measurement and improvement processes.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. The time has come for humanity to explore, understand and inhabit planetary bodies other than our precious yet fragile home planet, Earth. Having a better understanding of our universe and pushing technology advancements further is not only benefitial to human life, it is also a very exciting path to pursue."