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About Whitespace

Who we are

Whitespace was founded in 2014 by a pair of Silicon Valley veterans who recognized the unmet need for UX in the enterprise.

We work with Fortune 1000 brands, high-growth startups, and international organizations to build world-class customer and employee experiences. Our mission is to help you achieve a higher Return on Human™.

We've got experience & talent

We recruit experts whose proven analytical, design, technical, and soft skills enable them to bring value to large and complex client organizations across a wide array of industries. Our teams speak multiple languages and our company culture is international.

We're friendly & easy to work with

At least that's what people say, and we don't take it for granted. Our values include empathy, trust, respect, and quality – they help us nurture long-term relationships with our clients and partners, and they ensure that work stays fun and human.

We're women-owned & managed

Women are well represented throughout our staff, management team, and board of directors. Whitespace does not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, gender, or orientation.

We are Whitespace

Our values

We are living in a highly connected and increasingly complex world, where the impact of new technologies and business models will have profound effects on our societies, politics, ecosystems, and collective well-being.

We can either let these forces control us, or we can put humans at the center of this change, ensuring a sustainable world for generations that follow.

Whitespace takes its cue from the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe the human value chain begins with empathy and leads to prosperity. If we put science, technology, and collective knowledge to use for the people of this planet, then society and the environment will reap the benefits.

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Leadership team

Julia Borkenhagen
CXO & Co-founder
Jesse Anton
CEO & Co-founder
Lise Melanjoie-dit-Savoie
VP Business Development
Jasmina Travnjak
Technical Director
Peter Horvath
UX & Service Design Lead

Our partners

Who we partner with

Whitespace partners with IT service providers, software companies, digital agencies, market research companies, management consultancies, municipalities, NGOs, and international organizations.

We take partnership seriously

The reasons to partner are myriad, but the end goal is the same: to provide our mutual customers with a best-of-breed service that creates clear business value. Great service requires a dedication to process and quality. Most importantly, it requires a shared set of core values that put humans at the center of the action. If you share our human-centered values, we're interested in speaking to you.

Some of our strategic partners are showcased below.

Technology partners

Adobe SP Bronze

Businesses count on Adobe to help them meet the challenges of digital transformation. With Adobe Experience Cloud they can harness their data and deliver personalized experiences that drive business growth and customer loyalty.

As an Adobe Solution Partner, Whitespace leverages the full suite of Adobe technologies to deliver well-designed, personal, and consistent user experiences that delight customers and employees alike.

www.adobe.com

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Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

As a Microsoft Partner, Whitespace works with our customers to build human-centered business solutions on Microsoft 365 and Azure.

www.microsoft.com

Akumina Logo

Akumina is the Employee Experience Platform (EXP) that empowers global enterprises to quickly create personalized digital experiences that help every employee in every role work smarter, not harder. With Akumina, leading multinational enterprises create transformative workplace experiences such as modern global intranets, digital dashboards, and mobile applications focused on employee engagement, productivity, and innovation.

Whitespace is a Certified Akumina Channel Partner. We use human-centered design methodology to implement Akumina technology in multinational enterprise accounts.

www.akumina.com

Consulting partners

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Apside is a leading European IT services company and Microsoft Gold Partner. Certified ISO 27000, ISO 9001, EN 9100, CMMI Level 2, and ISTQB, Apside gives us the technical breadth and depth we need to build bespoke project teams on the fly.

Most importantly, our companies share a common set of human values. Apside is a handicap-friendly company. We are working together to build and test human-centered solutions for our mutual clients, with particular consideration for persons with disabilities.

www.apside.com

keley logo

Keley is a digital consultancy specializing in data-driven marketing strategy and customer experience. A division of Apside, the Keley team includes UX, creative, digital marketing, SEO, and data science specialists.

Whitespace and Keley collaborate on employee and customer experience projects for some of the world's leading brands.

www.keley-consulting.com

d-wise logo

d-wise helps Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Contract Research Organizations, and Medical Device companies navigate technology change in pursuit of human health and wellbeing. For almost two decades, the world’s Life Science companies have trusted d-wise to innovate their Clinical Trial and Transparency systems and processes.

Together, d-wise and Whitespace have been building 21 CFR Part 11 compliant Statistical Computing solutions for top 20 pharmaceutical companies.

www.d-wise.com

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– Anonymous

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