A Rigorous Engineering Approach

Dataflow - The movement of information between people, business processes and technology

About Obashi

Dataflow - The movement of information between people, business processes and technology

History shows us that when humanity has discovered ways to control, manage, and govern flow, societies have progressed. Our story reflects our approach to understanding dataflow.

Whether it’s the flow of water, electricity, or oil & gas, we trust our everyday management of these flows because our techniques and standards for governing them have evolved over decades and centuries. However, when it comes to the flow of data, no one speaks the same language.

Having worked in Oil & Gas, our founders Fergus and Paul understood the engineering required to support the flow of oil. When they were asked by a client: “Is there a simple way for business and IT to understand each other?” - they took that same approach to the digital world, and the OBASHI Methodology was created.

Since then, that rigorous engineering approach has been applied to everything we do.

Our senior team

Fergus Cloughley

Fergus Cloughley

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Wallis

Paul Wallis

Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Fiona Dewar

Fiona Dewar

Chief Learn Officer
Stuart Christie

Stuart Christie

Chief Financial Officer

Our timeline

2001

Dataflow Pioneers

Fergus and Paul create the OBASHI Methodology.

Dataflow Pioneers
2003

First-Gen Obashi Software

Obashi develops the Microsoft-based software tooling to create Obashi diagrams.

First-Gen Obashi Software
2007

Dataflow is Industry Agnostic

Obashi picks up clients in Banking, Energy, Retail, Government and Automotive industries.

Dataflow is Industry Agnostic
2010

The OBASHI Methodology Book

The OBASHI Methodology is published by the UK Government, TSO.

The OBASHI Methodology Book
2011

International Accreditation

APMG International professionally accredits the OBASHI Methodology!

International Accreditation
2012

Global LEI Project

Obashi is invited by the Bank of England to advise on the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Project.

Global LEI Project
2016

Obashi & the UN

The OBASHI Methodology starts being taught as part of the UN University for Peace Global Financial Data Management MSc.

Obashi & the UN
2017

Platform Development

Design and engineering of the OBASHI Platform begins!

Platform Development
2018

From the Flow of Iron to the Flow of Data

Obashi moves offices to the site of the Carron Ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland.

From the Flow of Iron to the Flow of Data
2019

Obashi Learn

Obashi partners with Scottish Qualifications Authority to create a Data Flow Module for Scottish schools and colleges.

Obashi Learn
2020

Obashi joins World Economic Forum

Obashi is invited to join the World Economic Forum as a Global Innovation Partner, and becomes the first Scottish company to do so!

Obashi joins World Economic Forum