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Founded in 2016, DataCloud’s solutions enable mining operators to make smarter, more profitable decisions. Our integrated technology and analytics platform enables mining companies to process massive volumes of drilling and geosciences data. This data feeds into your workflow seamlessly, creating real-time, actionable insights that dramatically improve performance during drill and blast operations.

Our Team of Industry Experts

Thor Kallestad

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Chief Executive Officer

Thor is a former Schlumberger Anadrill Field Engineer. He has worked extensively on the North Slope, in the North Sea and offshore Africa, in addition to numerous other locations. He spent the bulk of his oilfield career on rigs, drilling several high profile wells and conducting field tests on new equipment. Upon leaving Schlumberger, Thor worked as a drill site manager and led corporate development and commercial efforts for an E&P startup. He has a Petroleum Engineering Diploma from Heriot-Watt University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Daniel Palmer

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Chief Operating Officer

Daniel spent over 20 years working for Schlumberger across the globe in a wide range of roles, including operations, management, strategy and sales and marketing. He was closely involved in the deployment of real-time operations and other new technologies for Schlumberger. Daniel’s deep expertise in oilfield technology and subsurface resource characterization is instrumental in helping DataCloud design the disruptive, cutting edge and efficient software tools the company is building for its mining clients. He has a Masters Degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Krishna Srinivasan

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Chief Technology Officer

Krishna is an innovative data scientist with an impressive background in analytics, cloud architecture and artificial intelligence. He has designed and managed the implementation of numerous industrial company cloud platforms for which reliability, accuracy and scalability have been mandatory requirements. Krishna works very closely with DataCloud’s team of geoscience and drill and blast experts to convert their domain expertise into readily deployed technology that generates real-time answer products and solutions. He has a Masters Degree in Data Science and Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, in addition to an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Trevor Cox

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CFO, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and VP Corporate Development

Trevor has worked for many years in strategy, corporate development, M&A, legal and business transformation roles for various data-focused technology companies in Silicon Valley. By leveraging his experience in the intersection of business objectives and legal requirements, Trevor provides unique insights into how DataCloud can grow and scale efficiently. His deep understanding of the big data industry and its evolution is invaluable to how DataCloud creates and delivers strong value for clients and investors. Trevor has a JD from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tamer Eid

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President, Australia and Asia

Tamer has worked in the mining and oil and gas sectors for over 18 years holding various senior executive and technical roles across the globe. During that period, Tamer ran international service businesses that directly supported the production assets of the world’s leading mining and oil and gas companies. Tamer’s experience will be leveraged to ensure DataCloud’s customers receive best in class customer service and maximise the improvement to their bottom line from the unique insights DataCloud’s products deliver. Tamer holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honors from the University of Western Australia and MBA’s from Columbia and London Business Schools. He is a Chartered engineer.

Doug Kirkby

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Vice President, Field Operations

Doug is a former Schlumberger Wireline Field Engineer. Over his long and varied career based out of Schlumberger’s Paris headquarters, he has managed extensive logging operations in remote locations, launched the real-time operations facility in the North Sea, and supported numerous high profile operations across the globe. Doug is responsible for all of DataCloud’s field measurement, engineering and real-time mining operations. He has a First Class Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Ontario.

Steve Putt

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Product Champion, Drill and Blast Solutions

Steve has optimized the blasting gamut; from blast technology, drill to mill, high precision blasting, and advanced vibration control. He uses his Mining and Minerals Engineering degree to it's full extent with a passion for data management. His career began with BHP, developing processes to track equipment and material. He has experience with Dyno Nobel, Rio Tinto, Kinross, Orica, Barrick, Newmont, ArcleorMittal, and AngloAmerican. Steven has worked at over 40 mines across North America and Australia.

Jamie Rector

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Vice President, Geophysics

Jamie is a tenured professor of Geophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has founded and sold several high-tech seismic companies and served as an expert witness in IP cases on digital signal processing technology. Jamie has earned prestigious academic awards, including the Legends of Seismic While Drilling Award and the J. Clarence Karcher Award. He has been a principal in oil and gas investment funds and served as a board director for publicly traded companies. Jamie holds a Masters of Science Degree and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University.

Emmanuel Bize

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Vice President, Geology

Emmanuel is a former Schlumberger Geology Domain Leader. He has worked extensively in Brazil, Continental Europe and North Africa. Prior to these roles, he served as a Senior Research Scientist at Schlumberger’s Dhahran Carbonate Research Center. Emmanuel’s expert interpretation of petrophysical logs and rock data provides the framework for many of the transformative geological tools DataCloud is building for the mining industry. He has a DEA in Sedimentology from the University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France.

Manu Schnetzler

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Vice President, Geoscience

Manu specializes in Geostatistics and platform technology implementation. He has a history of work on oil fields and mineral deposits, delivering courses in Geostatistics to industry professionals, and designing and building software products for the mining industries. Manu has worked as a consultant teaching and developing software for O&G and mining for over 15 years. Manu has a BS in Mathematics and Physics from Université de Strasbourg, a MS in Geology from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Géologie, and a MS in Geostatistics from Standford University.

Karl Kappler

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Principal Scientist, Geophysics

Karl has a professional and educational background in geophysical sciences, mathematics, programming, and statistics, with a special interest in seismic activity. His field work has dirtied his hands in over 15 countries performing all aspects of geophysical surveys, including magnetotellurics and bore hole R&D. He has an extensive work history in the private sector developing software and hardware products and techniques for the geoscience, oil&gas, and sensor industries. He received both his Masters of Science and PhD in Applied Geophysics from University of California, Berkeley.

Mike Miller

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Corporate Adviser

Mike was a senior BP manager for over 30 years, during which time he managed numerous drilling groups, exploration campaigns, and wells teams. His experience successfully running such large and diverse operations is invaluable to DataCloud’s management team. Additionally, Mike has extensive subsurface technical expertise in the drilling and geoscience domains that is incorporated in all of DataCloud’s products and services. Mike has a Petroleum Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

DataCloud Board of Directors

Adam Mooney


Adam is the Vice President for Technology, Analytics and Automation at Orica Mining Services. Orica led DataCloud’s Series B investment round. Prior to joining Orica, Adam held numerous technical, marketing and operating roles with Schlumberger over the course of his 20-year tenure at the company. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University, in addition to numerous executive education certifications from Stanford University, MIT, and INSEAD.

Thor Kallestad

Director and CEO

Thor is DataCloud’s Chief Executive Officer.

Michael Parker


Michael is an investor with more than 20 years of experience managing private equity and other alternative investment funds on behalf of institutions and family offices. His Dallas-based firm, Aperture Group, led DataCloud’s Series A investment round. In addition to serving as a Director of DataCloud, Michael serves on the boards of other Aperture Group portfolio companies in the US. He attended the University of Richmond and received a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.