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Chief Computer Scientist
Withers is a seasoned software development executive with a focus on agile product development and design. He worked for the consultancy Accenture before starting his own firm, Uplifted, where he’s worked with dozens of early stage start-ups. Two key highlights are adaptive learning application Curiosityville (acquired by Houghton Mifflin in 2014) and high-end apartment marketplace Oasis Collections (acquired by Sofitel Hotels in 2015). Curiosityville is most notable for designing and building a complete set of educator tools which were best-in-class for that market segment. These tools attracted the attention of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as they looked to expand into the EdTech market.
During his time at Accenture Withers was also a key part of the 2010 US Census Field Data Collection (FDCA) project, the first digital Census as well as one of the US federal government’s first mobile projects.Back to Team