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Michael, NOW

Michael Whitehead

Founder & Director, WhereScape Software & NOW Consulting

Michael is the President and Founder of data company WhereScape Software, and Chair of NOW Consulting.  As CEO of both companies from 1999 to 2016, Michael grew WhereScape Software from a small business run out of an office above a shop in Devonport to a multi-million dollar global software business and NOW Consulting, from the same shop top Devonport office, to one of New Zealand’s most successful data and analytics services companies.

WhereScape was the supreme winner in the 2016 New Zealand International Business Awards, and its customers are leading global organisations including Nike, CostCo, Expedia, VW, HSBC, Vodafone, Fidelity Investment, Kaiser Permanente and Air New Zealand.

NOW Consulting is WhereScape’s New Zealand based data and analytics consulting organisation which works with great local organisations including Xero, Sky City, Lotto and Air New Zealand.

Michael has been working in the data industry for close to 20 years and is a frequent speaker at international data conferences.  In 2014 he was a category winner in the EY New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year awards, and in 2017 was awarded a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship.