We are ThoughtWorks

A community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change.


We work with people and organizations who have ambitious missions - whether they are in the commercial, social or government sectors. We set up smart teams who love challenges and think disruptively to help our clients succeed. Our Agile development tools help our clients continuously improve and deliver quality software.

We are focused on helping our industry improve, and believe in sharing what we learn. We do this by writing books, blogging, running events, talking at conferences, and championing open source.

We are strong believers in the power of software and technology as tools for social change. Through our Social Impact Program, we collaborate with organizations with a humanitarian mission and broad reach, helping them use technology to make an impact.


Our mission

Our mission is to better humanity through software and help drive the creation of a socially and economically just world. We bring together the most capable, driven and passionate people - we call them ‘ThoughtWorkers’ - to:

run sustainable business

Run a sustainable business

champion software excellence

Champion software excellence and revolutionize the IT industry

This is our three pillar business model. The pillars are the foundation of everything we do, they inform every decision we make.

Our people & culture

Wherever we are in the world, ThoughtWorkers share the same cultural characteristics and imperatives.

We come to work as ourselves. We enjoy each other’s company. We value honesty and transparency. Appearances and backgrounds aren’t important to us; ideas and doing the right thing are.

We abhor and reject discrimination and inequality and promote diversity in all its forms. We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both ThoughtWorks and our industry more reflective and inclusive of the society that we serve.

  • Do the right thing
  • Attitude, aptitude and integrity
  • Service to others and society over self
  • Solidarity over charity
  • Serve holistic goals over achieving targets
  • Personal and organizational transparency
  • Curiosity, creativity and passion
  • Fail fast and publish our mistakes
  • Intolerant of intolerance
  • No jerks
  • High values alignment, loosely coupled

A social experiment

Roy Singham founded ThoughtWorks in Chicago over 20 years ago with the aim of attracting and employing the best knowledge workers in the world – building a community based on attitude, aptitude and integrity.

ThoughtWorks has grown from that small group in Chicago to a company of over 4000 passionate people spread across 40 offices in 14 countries: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Germany, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Social experiment


Our latest news

Anita Borg Institute Names ThoughtWorks as Winner of the 2016 Top Companies for Women Technologists Program

With the highest overall score, the global software company has been recognized as a true leader in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical roles.

ThoughtWorks hosts event for Courageous Executives at the new Tate Modern: ‘Switch House’

Thought leaders from influential organisations, including John Lewis and Wired, lead the conversation at exclusive ThoughtWorks Live

ThoughtWorks Hosts ParadigmShift Conference on Leadership in the Age of Accelerated Change in Miami with Global Business Leaders

Multi-Day Event on September 25-27 Brings Together International Business Leaders from Finance, Technology, Retail, Hospitality and Travel