Dataminr has opened the company’s ANZ headquarters and operations centre in Melbourne. Australia is the newest strategic pillar and base for the company’s expansion across the APAC region.
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 organisations and NGOs are accelerating emergency and humanitarian response on local and global scales.
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.”
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 & AI communities.”
Minister for Economic Development, Tim Pallas, said, “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.”