About Us

WatchKeeper is a modern critical event management solution

Our story

WatchKeeper's mission is to improve the way teams manage security events globally to enable a more resilient society.
WatchKeeper was founded in December 2018 by Hugh Farquhar and Daniel Whatmuff. The project was started off the back of Hugh’s fifteen years of corporate security experience, ten of which were working on global security and crisis management at Citibank. At Citibank, Hugh gained a deep understanding of the pains and inefficiencies involved with managing global crisis events.
Hugh quit his comfortable job and sold his beloved car to fund the development of WatchKeeper as a beta platform and met Daniel at that time. Daniel has a background in software development and cloud-based platforms within high security environments. Hugh and Dan teamed up to bring a new generation of critical event management software to the market.

OUR PARTNERS

We partner with world leading risk and geospatial data providers

DATAMINR

Dataminr is an AI-platform that detects early signals of high-impact events and emerging risks.

DATAMINR

Dataminr is an AI-platform that detects early signals of high-impact events and emerging risks.

The Risk Advisory Group

The Risk Advisory Group is a leading, independent global risk management consultancy that provides intelligence, investigations and security services.

The Risk Advisory Group

The Risk Advisory Group is a leading, independent global risk management consultancy that provides intelligence, investigations and security services.

The Weather Company

The Weather Company is a weather forecasting and information technology company that owns and operates weather.com and Weather Underground.

The Weather Company

The Weather Company is a weather forecasting and information technology company that owns and operates weather.com and Weather Underground.

FEMA

FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency in charge of disaster response and recovery.

FEMA

FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency in charge of disaster response and recovery.

LEADERSHIP

HUGH FARQUHAR AND DANIEL WHATMUFF ARE COFOUNDERS OF WATCHKEEPER

Hugh Farquhar

CEO
Hugh brings over 15 years of corporate security and crisis management experience to WatchKeeper. Hugh spent 10 years establishing a number of critical functions to successfully identify and manage natural disasters, violent incidents and public disorder events at one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Citibank. Hugh also has previous experience in risk analysis consulting for companies operating in high threat environments, such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hugh’s experience in establishing global threat intelligence teams, security command centres, travel security programmes and crisis logistic plans position him perfectly to understand varying user requirements. From Watch Officers in command centres to Intelligence Analysts tracking events to the Chief Security Officers needing to brief C-Suite Executives, Hugh’s practical experience has been crucial in building a unified situational awareness platform that addresses all the needs of a successful corporate security environment.

Daniel Whatmuff

CTO
Daniel leads the Engineering Team at WatchKeeper. He is an experienced cloud architect and DevOps expert, who has spent the last 12 years designing and building digital services for high-security projects.
Daniel has previously built satellite ground systems for missions led by the European Space Agency and NASA. Daniel has also worked on counter-terrorism and border control systems for UK Government agencies as well as designed high revenue e-commerce platforms for the Waitrose / John Lewis Partnership and cloud platforms for financial institutions and startups.

OUR backers and supporters

WatchKeeper is proud to be affiliated with several ground-breaking organisations

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