Seer is a tech start-up that works with communities and policy makers to help people use data and machine learning for social good. We do this by making data easier to access to everyday people so they can gain greater insight into problems they are trying to solve, such as improving educational outcomes for young people, reducing crime and violence, and delivering new services to people in our community who need help. The work Seer is doing is backed by Telstra through the muru-D accelerator.
Our Chair is Deanne Weir, a former media lawyer and executive turned investor, producer and company director, who is passionate about storytelling, change-making and gender equality. Rod Johnson, creator of SpringSource and successful tech entrepreneur, is also on our Board.
Seer is working in the most challenged communities in Australia from Tennant Creek to Bourke, Shepparton to Rockhampton and Mt Druitt in Western Sydney to give people access to data and analytics to ultimately improve lives.
Meet the Founders
Kristi Mansfield was named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2015 by the Australian Financial Review, Kristi is a respected social innovator and thought leader on the future of Data for Good, Customer Experience, big data and predictive analytics.
Kristi’s data and technology background in corporates and start-ups is combined with a long track record in the philanthropic sector as the former Executive Director of the Sydney Community Foundation and Sydney Women’s Fund, and founder of social and impact investment advisory firm, Greenstone Group. With the Seer Data Platform, Kristi is solving the problem she had leading NFPs.
Adam Peaston developed his passion for Data Analytics and Data Science through his early career in Engineering and Strategic Planning at GHD, a global firm of engineers and environmental scientists.
His customer obsession and creativity in architecting analytical workflows has been central to the early success of Seer’s professional services delivery as it has been to the design of core elements of the Seer Data Platform.