We build productive teams and smart tech solutions that future-proof defence forces, national security agencies & primes.

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We’re here to streamline and innovate defence processes

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Access a defence-ready talent pool

Given our extensive network of veterans and strong relationships with militaries across the Five Eyes, we hold one of the largest talent pools of security-cleared technologists in the world.
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Enable the tech-capability of your teams

We offer online training in 11 digital career pathways including data analytics, low code, cloud and cyber security, ranging from entry-level to advanced courses.
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Build custom software solutions

We build custom software solutions to meet challenges in areas such as predictive maintenance and logistics, operations, C2 coordination and responsiveness, task training, personnel tracking and more. As a veteran-led company, we understand the needs of your organisation.
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WithYouWithMe is a Global Accredited Partner of the SFIA Foundation

The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) Foundation produces the industry-recognised global skills and competency framework for the digital world. It defines the skills required by business and technology professionals at every level to design, implement, manage and protect data and technology.

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Filling military digital skills gaps

WithYouWithMe is a veteran-led social impact company dedicated to tackling the global digital skills crisis.

Militaries require the right people at the right time, in the right quantity, and in the right positions. WithYouWithMe aims to address skills gaps by empowering Commanders to readily employ and retain members.

A testing and training platform developed by veterans to fill the tech training gap

WithYouWithMe pioneered a new model for aptitude and attitude testing that identifies people with the ability to thrive in tech-based roles and then provides them with accredited training to get them rapidly proficient.

We have deployed this approach with world leading defence agencies, government organisations, Primes and technology providers, ensuring they have the talent they need to ride the digital wave.

We found that 67% of servicemen and women tested through our platform have the same aptitude traits as the best software engineers.
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Need to super charge your teams?

Upskill them today, to solve tomorrow's digital challenges

Software Factories

Using a Software Factory model, build in-house digital capabilities to empower teams to ideate and build technology solutions that meet evolving needs.

Digital Squads

WithYouWithMe delivers professional services through the deployment of ‘Super Teams’ and ‘Squads’ - teams of individuals from under-represented backgrounds who have completed our digital skills training. This helps organisations quickly plug their digital skills gap and bring greater diversity to their workforces.

Cyber Forces

WYWM can deliver SaaS frameworks that build advanced cyber capabilities. By building, training and deploying a Cyber Force, organisations are better equipped to provide defensive and offensive responses to cyber security threats.

Our defence program in action

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500 Royal Lancers to uncover hidden digital potential

The Royal Lancers are undertaking an innovative technology capability building program that could serve as a blueprint for how the entire British Army addresses its digital skills gap.
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Case study

Building robust cyber capabilities from the ground up

As part of Australia's commitment to security in the Pacific, DFAT partnered with WYWM to assist the Papua New Guinea Government to establish a National Cyber Security Centre.
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Vanguard Radio explores the benefits of Capstones

Host J. Richard Jones unpacks the benefits of implementing practical technical demonstrations as a measure of competency with Major General (ret'd) Rupert Jones and WYWM Chief Strategy Officer, Caleb Walker.
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Northrop Grumman finds diverse new talent to fill its digital skills gap

Northrop Grumman is deploying a proactive new approach to bringing talent on board its growing business, amidst the challenging backdrop of a digital skills shortage. 
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The character of the modern battlefield and the role of the digital warrior

Major General (ret'd) Rupert Jones CBE analyses the degree to which technology has changed the way that we fight across battlefields from Ukraine to Mosul.
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Engaging with defence to improve sovereign capabilities

Mark Fortugno, WithYouWithMe CFO, joined the Australian Defence Magazine podcast to discuss how SMEs collaborating on defence contracts will improve acquisition cycles and foster innovation.
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Meet our advisors

General Sir James Everard KCB CBE

General (retired) Sir James Everard KCB CBE

Former Deputy Allied Supreme Commander NATO
James Everard commissioned in 1983, joining the 17th/21st Lancers in Germany on the Chieftain Main Battle Tank. Having commanded at every level - including the Queen’s Royal Lancers, 20th Armoured Brigade, 3rd(UK) Division and the UK Field Army - he ended his career in September 2020 as the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (and Operation Commander European Union Operation ALTHEA, Bosnia-in-Herzegovina). 

James Everard is President of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and took up the appointment of Lead Senior Mentor for NATO Allied Command Operations in January 2021. He is committed to finding a sustainable solution to the digital skills challenge in Western militaries and serves as a global advisor for WithYouWithMe.
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Major General (Ret.) Rupert Jones

Major General (retired) Rupert Jones CBE

Former Deputy Commander of the US-led Coalition that defeated Isis
Major General Jones draws on 30 years of leadership experience in the British Army. Promoted as the youngest Major General at the time, his focus was on overseas operations, commanding in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the Caribbean. He enjoys a proven track record working with multinational and inter-agency teams to deliver in the most challenging and complex international crisis situations. His roles included serving as deputy commander of the US-led coalition that defeated ISIS.

He recently left the military and is now working as a global advisor for WithYouWithMe. He is also Resident Expert to the Oxford Foundry entrepreneur accelerator programme.
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Jim Macleod

Rear Admiral (retired) Jim Macleod CB CVO

Jim joined the Royal Navy as a weapon engineer officer in 1989. His career has spanned operational roles across the globe; equipment capability procurement; defence strategy and policy; before moving into transformation and strategic HR in the last portion of his career.

Most recently (until March 2022) he was Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Personnel Capability and Defence Services Secretary, where responsibilities included: strategic HR policy for 150K service women and men across the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force; HR Transformation; skills; senior military talent management; delivery of major military events (eg D-Day 75); honours, awards and medals; and managing the relationship between The Royal Household and Defence. He retired from active service in summer 2022 and amongst a range of transformation and leadership advisory roles is an advisor to WithYouWithMe.
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Brigadier-General (retired) Chris Ayotte, OMM, MSM, CD

Brigadier-General (retired) Chris Ayotte, OMM, MSM, CD

After after 30 years of service and retiring as a General Officer in the Canadian Army, Chris has focused on partnering with members of the national defence and security community to help build a Canadian strategic culture that protects national interests.

Chris enjoys working with a diverse group of stakeholders, and believes "Canada has the expertise, innovation, and industrial capacity to devise informed solutions to the defence and security challenges facing the Nation”. As an executive in defence, he experienced the institutional inertia that limits the initiative of the hard working professionals charged with securing the Nation.

Chris sees significant opportunity for military and government partnering with private sector companies to not only enhance national defence and security, but also increase growth and profitability.
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Colonel (retired) Jeffrey C. ("J.C.") Dodson

Jeffrey is a global risk, resilience and response leader and the the principal at JCarl Group. Prior to his role with the JCarl Group, he served over 20 years as an executive with BAE Systems. His key roles included appointment as Chief Security Officer (CSO), responsible for enterprise-wide security strategy, operations and assurance across a broad range of international markets. Prior to his CSO role, Dodson was BAE’s Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for over a decade where he led an award winning multinational cyber security team for the $20B company. He also held a variety of additional executive positions with BAE including advanced technology program management, strategy, and business development.

Jeffrey was previously a career miliary officer, reaching the rank of colonel with the U.S. Air Force. His duties included flying operations, weapons system acquisition management, special technical activities and command assignments.

Jeffrey is a board member and advisor to global technology companies and non-profit organizations.

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