About Us

At GAIA we are on a mission to map and monitor the world’s high-value crops.  We provide insights on crop production at any scale using machine learning and high resolution satellite imagery. 

Meet the Team

Our leadership team brings a deep experience in business, artificial intelligence and agriculture.


Seth Thuraisingham
Founder and Executive Director

Andy Clarke
CEO 

Dr Sebastien Wong
CTO
Experienced executive, entrepreneur and founder Agricultural leader and strategic thinker Leader in applications of artificial intelligence
  • Founder and CEO of Consilium Technology
  • Masters in Computer Science, INSA
    Bachelor of Engineering (ComputerSystems) Hons, University of Adelaide
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Electronics Engineer, RAAF
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (Viticulture), University of Adelaide
  • 2015 Nuffield Scholarship
  • Director for the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology
  • Viticultural consultant with 20 years of wine industry experienceExpertise in biosecurity, soil resilience, and sustainable profit
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering Hons, Curtin University
  • Master Electronic Systems Engineering &
    PhD in Computer Science – University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Scientific Leadership – University of Melbourne
  • Agile Scrum Product Owner
  • Co-inventor of GAIA
  • 20 years experience in AI R&D

Awards

GAIA achieved a trifecta at the 2019 South Australian iAwards with first place wins in three categories

  • Industrial and Primary Industries
  • Automation Technology of the Year
  • Research and Development Project of Year

History

  • March 2017 Wine Australia released an expression of interest to provide novel solutions to measure Wine Grape production in Australia and to replace the current ABS survey method.  Dr Sebastien Wong proposed a method using machine learning and satellite imagery to automatically generate crop maps.
  • April 2018 Consilium Technology successfully demonstrated the concept of automated mapping vineyards and the results were presented at the Locate 2018 conference and Treasury Wine Estates Magill Estate.
  • October 2018 GAIA launches a private Beta of crop condition monitoring, delivering high resolution NDVI imagery to selected vineyards.  The beta trial was fully-subscribed with clients including DeBortoli Family Wines, Treasury Wine Estate and Brown Family Wine Group. 
  • May 2019 completion of the first national scan of vineyards, this is the world’s first continental mapping of a single crop at 0.5m resolution.
  • July 2019  GAIA launches an open Alpha of the GAIA web-app to the Australian Wine Industry.
  • January 2020 the second national scan of vineyards is completed.
  • February 2020 GAIA Innovations Pty Ltd announced with Andy Clarke as CEO.
  • March 2020 Alpha complete and GAIA 1.0 released.

GAIA™ is a trademarked product of GAIA Innovations Pty Ltd and a part of the Consilium Technology Group. 

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