ioAnalytics was founded in 2008, by Dave Lawie, Stephen Winter (ioGlobal Directors) and Rob Wall.
The sole focus of ioAnalytics is to develop ioGAS as the software of choice for geochemical exploratory data analysis.
In recent years ioGAS has enjoyed very significant growth and has a dedicated user base around the world.
Sophie Alexander graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in geology. She has worked as a mine geologist and grade controller with Hamersley Iron and at the MacArthur River Ag-Pb-Zn mine and has also undertaken diamond exploration field work in both Australia and Canada. After moving across to geological data management and GIS services with Pasminco Ltd, Sophie then specialised in exploration and mining software development with Encom Technology (Discover). In addition to her consulting role at ioGlobal she is the Product Manager for the ioGAS exploratory data analysis software.
Dave Lawie is widely regarded as the pre-eminent applied geochemist in the world, taking geochemistry from a ‘nice to have’ in exploration to a ‘must have’ in mining and production. He has been the driving force in establishing ioGlobal as the leader in applied geochemistry, and was the driving force behind the very successful ioGAS, ioQA Reporter and ioDomain solutions. Prior to joining ioGlobal in 2004, Dave headed-up global geochemistry teams for a number of major mining companies.
Rob Wall studied electronics engineering at UWA in the 1980s before working for the CAA in Canberra on Satellite Communications Systems. He later managed the installation of satellite comms monitoring equipment globally when working for Inmarsat in London. He then studied applied maths and computer science and worked for several sofware companies before developing ioGAS since 2005, and co-founding ioAnalytics in 2008.
Stephen Winter has extensive experience implementing computing systems and managing computing teams, and is a founder of ioAnalytics. He has worked in the exploration and mining industry for twenty six years working across geology, exploration software development, and management for companies including Encom Technology, Pasminco Exploration and Rio Tinto.
James Pinakis completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Western Australia in 1993. After that, he undertook a postgraduate research position at Curtin University before leaving academia to work as a software developer. He has since worked developing software in several different areas and has development experience at all levels, from embedded software to user-level applications. He joined ioAnalytics as a software developer in 2008.