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About Us

About Us

Our vision is to solve the world's most complex data and metadata management problems ethically to achieve real world outcomes for society.

SURROUND is an Australian technology company that develops advanced software systems and supplies consulting services. Our forté is in working with complex, multi-dimensional data. Collectively we have over a century of software and data architecture, design and operations experience. Our staff include seasoned veterans of Australian government IT and international technology giants as well as internationally-renowned Semantic Web, spatial data and machine reasoning and conceptual modelling experts.

In 2015, SURROUND's two founders (Dr Brad McCusker and Marcus Jowsey) set out to transform the way government and business work. Our focus is linking knowledge in order to assist organisations to make improved empirical, traceable, and explainable decisions. The SURROUND team has created an integrated knowledge engineering platform using semantic, knowledge graph, and machine learning (ML) technologies.

SURROUND's core mission is to provide value to our customers and the broader citizen community by providing government agencies and business with cost-effective solutions which address and solve organisational complexity. Our solutions leverage global standards and world-class algorithms in the design of generic or customised solutions as required.