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About Growing Data

At our core, Growing Data is a business that believes wholeheartedly in the potential of data to change our world for the better. This belief is what sparked our first steps on this journey, and is what carries us forward today. We think that there’s never been a more exciting time to be in business. Data is rapidly moving us from ‘what happened’ to ‘how can we make it happen’ – so, let’s do something interesting!


Growing Data was founded by Terence Siganakis in 2017. Today, we are a 25-strong multidisciplinary team focused on the financial services, government, and health sectors.

We offer capability across:

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Engineering
  • Software Engineering & App development
  • Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure & Google Cloud)
  • Training & capability building
  • Process Transformation & Change Management
  • Data Strategy
  • Governance

Combining strategic advisory with solid executional skill, we help you to understand what’s holding you back and identify the most valuable next steps, letting you grow your capability and realise the value of your data quicker.


The difference you’ll find with Growing Data is not our technical excellence, our commitment to best practice, or our knowledge – although we have those in spades. The difference is that we actually put these things to practical use to make you more competitive. We quickly learn what your business is trying to achieve and can recommend a way forward that we know we can deliver, with equally satisfying business outcomes.


Terence Siganakis

Terence Siganakis

Chief Executive Officer

Terence is a data scientist, software engineer and bioinformatician with over 15 years of experience working on software solutions to big data related problems in industries as diverse as finance & investment banking, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and retail sectors.

Terence was a founding team member of Gooroo (ASX:GOO) and lead Gooroo’s technology team as CTO and was responsible for the architecture and implementation of Gooroo’s analytics and Machine Learning platform, leading to a successful IPO in 2016.

Prior to joining Gooroo, Terence worked at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, using his data science and big data skills and the supercomputers of the VLSCI to analyse the DNA of cancer.

Terence holds a Master of Science (Bioinformatics) and a Bachelor of Computer Science.

Francois Schonken

Francois Schonken

Chief Operating Officer

Francois is a software architect, business process engineer and a management consultant with over 17 years of experience working on business and software solutions in industries spanning finance, investment banking, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing and real estate.

Prior to joining Growing Data, Francois co-found a bespoke software development consultancy specialising in telecommunication (billing and infrastructure management), cross platform integration, procurement management (state and parastatal), smart metering and business process engineering.

Francois holds a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School with an emphasis in strategy and entrepreneurship and a BSc (Hons) Computer Science specialising in Information Systems from the University of Pretoria.