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Michael Olaye

Head Of Technology & Innovation, Havas London


Michael has worked on a wide range of brands from adidas, Nike, Vans, New Balance, MTV, Guinness, COI, Credit Suisse, Chivas, Ella's Kitchen, Durex, Whittards of London, to mention just a few.

For the past 17 years he’s worked as a creative technologist and technical director at Hyperlink-Interactive, BBC, Radley Yeldar, U-dox, Creative Partnership and Havas.

Michael was a founding member of the creative shop U-Dox, where they created and collaborated with brands like adidas, Nike and New Balance through their own sneaker brand called Crooked Tongues, now under the ownership of ASOS.

In his current role of Head of Technology and Innovation at HAVAS, he developed the Havas London in-house technology and digital team in 2012, and since 2014 has expanded his role to leading both Havas London and Work-Club technology and engineering teams.

Michael also part of the Havas NextGen Leadership Programme. An 18 month Havas Media and Havas Creative Group leadership programme spread covering Europe, North America and Asia focusing on leadership, network relationship, innovation, technology and consumer behaviour.

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