Siobahn Whitehead is the CEO and Co-Founder of Passport 360 with over 14 years of experience in the HSE, Contractor Management and on-boarding space within high-risk industries. Siobahn’s experience in contractor management began in 2007 when joining the board of a prominent HSE training provider in South Africa. It was through this experience working with clients and contractors in hazardous environments that lead to the development of the Passport 360 application to manage, streamline and automate HSE processes utilising innovative technologies. In 2019. Siobahn and Passport 360, were amongst 11 Tech scale-ups sponsored by the Queensland Government to represent Advance Queensland at London Tech week, along with Leanne Kemp (QLD Chief Entrepreneur 2020) through the Female Founder initiative.
Being deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud enables Passport 360 to provide industry-leading scale, rapid customer response time and the ability to execute on country-specific data location preferences. All of this is done while keeping data in Microsoft’s Azure platform secure, and available for value generating cross-application data mining. Leveraging this power of Microsoft Azure and AI, Passport 360’s SaaS solutions support over 3000 organisations in these high-risk environments and continues to attract organisations looking to modernise the way they interact with their workforce of contractors and employees.
The Microsoft for Start-ups team has been instrumental in providing best practises and feedback regarding Passport 360’s marketing and sales processes whilst implementing its global Go-To-Market strategy. With years of experience working with various organisations and helping craft different GTM strategies, the start-up team was well equipped to communicate these skills to Passport 360 to help ensure its success.
“The opportunity to work closely with the Microsoft for Start-ups Team through the program has allowed us to not only expand our reach into the Microsoft Partner Network but to further showcase our Tech and the problems we solve as a business” says Co-Founder and CEO, Siobahn Whitehead
Headquartered in Australia, with offices in South Africa and Brazil, Passport 360’s support from the Microsoft for Start-ups Team demonstrates that diversity and inclusion continues to be a core focus at Microsoft. As a woman-led start-up in tech, Passport 360 has built upon its success by on-boarding companies including Anglo American and Exxaro.
The Microsoft for Start-ups Team have further assisted Passport 360 with valuable introductions with Microsoft’s leading industry experts and strategists and developing alignments with channel partners.