Dataminr today announces its expansion into the Australian market with the opening of the company’s ANZ headquarters and operations centre in Melbourne. 

Relied on 24/7 by hundreds of private and public sector organizations — with a global user base spanning more than 70 countries — Dataminr detects the earliest signals of emerging events and risks so that clients can know critical information first, respond with confidence, and manage crises more effectively.

Headquartered in New York City, Dataminr has been revolutionising real-time event and risk detection for a decade. Dataminr detects the earliest signals from publicly available information across social media, blogs, information sensors, and the deep/dark web and generates the earliest real-time alerts. Thanks to Dataminr’s capabilities, private and public sector organisations are able to solve real-world problems: corporate enterprises are uncovering the earliest signs of high-impact events and emerging risks, and government organizations and NGOs are accelerating emergency and humanitarian response on local and global scales.

The company is rapidly expanding its sales force across the globe to keep up with growing global product demand. Australia is the newest strategic pillar and base for the company’s expansion across the APAC region. 

Dataminr’s SVP of Sales for EMEA & APAC, Jonathan Barrett, says, “Our expansion into Australia is a key pillar of our APAC strategy. We aim to serve a wide range of businesses so that they can mobilise more quickly and effectively amid an increasingly fast-paced and dynamic risk landscape.” 

The current bushfires ravaging Australia demonstrate a situation in which Dataminr’s platform could be leveraged for early detection of high-impact events. Dataminr’s real-time alerts could help first responders, regional businesses, and media outlets inform and protect residents, homes, and business assets. 

Rod Moynihan, Managing Director for ANZ at Dataminr, comments, “We want to bring to Australian and New Zealand businesses a globally recognised capability to harness real-time public data in the protection of employees, customers, brands, and assets. Australia suffers the burden of distance, and Dataminr can inform clients of regional issues quickly, benefiting our mining industry, transport and logistics companies, and emergency services.”

With regard to Dataminr’s choice of Melbourne, Moynihan explains, “We are proud to work with Invest Victoria on our market entry, due to the growth of the State’s tech sector and a strong pool of talent in Melbourne — a city that ranked 11th among 2ThinkNow Most Innovative Cities. In addition to providing Dataminr with access to high the highest calibre regional sales talent, our new APAC HQ opens up access to new pools of Engineering, AI and Domain Expert talent, as well as new pathways for collaboration with local tech and AI communities.”

Minister for Economic Development, Tim Pallas, adds, “The Victorian Government is actively seeking to attract international investment in tech that builds our capabilities, supports long-term economic prosperity, and creates jobs. Victoria’s thriving tech sector makes Melbourne a natural place for Dataminr’s Asia Pacific HQ.”

About Dataminr

Dataminr is recognized as one of the world’s leading AI businesses. The company’s clients are the first to know about high-impact events and emerging risks so they can mitigate and manage crises more effectively. Dataminr solutions are relied on 24/7 by hundreds of clients in over 70 countries to help them solve real-world problems. Dataminr is one of New York’s top private technology companies, with nearly 650 employees across seven global offices.

Media Contacts

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Sehra K. Eusufzai | Dataminr | [email protected] | +1.646.847.3381

December 6, 2019
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