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Prof Dick Whittington
Associate Staff, Honorary Professor


  • Business innovation - turning digital technology ideas into successful businesses.
  • Enterprise Performance Management
  • Decision making in complex organisations
  • Effective application of causal methods

Dick lives in York with his wife and occasionally their increasingly
far-flung offspring. Leisure interests include bird-watching, walking,
live music and theatre.


A co-founder and director of MooD International, Dick has for 25 years
worked to build and develop businesses that deliver innovative methods and technologies to improve the performance of large and demanding

The success of these innovations is demonstrated by the deployment of MooD software across approximately 100 large organizations covering industry and government, in UK, Europe and USA. The Company's achievement has been widely recognised through awards, including two Queen's Awards for Innovation, in 2004 and 2010, and two Smart Awards from InnovateUK.

In his current role as Chief Strategy Officer for MooD International, Dick combines a keen involvement in continuing technology innovation with programme delivery across corporate clients. He is a frequent contributor to international industry conferences and events, and the author of a number of patents relating to modelling methods and technologies.

In 2012 Dick was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
He plays an active role within the Academy, including within its newly formed Enterprise Hub where he acts as mentor for new spin-out technology companies. In March 2015, Dick was appointed as Academy-sponsored Visiting Professor in Business Innovation at the University of York.

He is a former lecturer in Computer Science at the University of York,
during which time he managed a successful research team addressing
innovative project support environments, publishing a number of research
papers and books, including Database Systems Engineering (Oxford University Press, 1987).

Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325500

Office: Off-campus