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About Us

SpiralData started from humble beginnings and has evolved to deliver cutting-edge AI/ML to large private organisations, defence, local and state government entities.


SpiralData is founded
Started with a vision to deliver best-of-breed analytics using agile delivery methods that put humans at the centre of decision making


Established in the Tonsley Innovation District
Chosen for its Industry 4.0 focus, scale-up community and R&D capabilities


First AI project completed
Transformed our architecture to an IoT-to-AI platform while building internal capability


Preferred supplier for wastewater utilities
Selected to be preferred supplier for local government CMWS in South Australia


First state-government projects
Projects with major water utilities that delivered AI-enabled decision advantage


First national defence project
Project with defence prime using AI during the manufacturing process


First national awards
Winner of AWS Innovation Award for “Sustainability” and Finalist for “AI/ML and IoT”

We’re creating decision advantage for tomorrow, today.

Leadership Team

Kale Needham

CEO & Founder

Having started my career as a research scientist and then later as an analyst, I developed a passion for problem solving using insights from data. What started with a simple idea to start a company that would deliver more value for customers has now grown into an innovative AI/ML practice delivering decision advantage for some of the biggest utilities, defence primes and private organisations in Australia.

Chris Jansz


I have +20 yrs working in Australia, Asia, Europe and the US across a broad range of technology roles. My passion is now making our IoT-to-AI platform best-in-class to support our data scientists to deliver value for our customers. My favourite project so far has been evolving the AI-PaaS platform over the years and seeing it successfully handle a diverse range of use cases.

Dr Janakiraman (Ram) Balachandran

Chief Data Scientist

An engineer at the heart, I deeply care about automation, redundancy, precision, performance, scale and safety. My passion is towards using a wide range of modelling approaches (analytical, computational and data driven) to understand, predict and optimise complex systems. I’m deeply interested in solving problems that have tangible impacts for users across multiple industries such as Energy, Manufacturing, Mining and Water networks.

Supported by a dynamic team of industry experts, with
over 50 years of combined experience.

Data Scientists Machine Learning Specialists Data Engineers Software Engineers Solution Architects UI/UX Designers Agile Project Managers

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Let's Work Together

Let's co-create your decision advantage. We support clients across Australia, New Zealand and Asia deliver AI projects.

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