The 2017 BuzzConf took place last weekend at Phoenix Park, Ballan and despite the unprecedented downpour, spirits remained un-dampened as new and innovative technologies were showcased to a diverse audience.
It was an opportunity ‘to introduce people to new and emerging technology and foster participation, collaboration and creative thinking’, to gain knowledge of new ways that technology is being used, and to network with others who are working on innovative ways of incorporating new and emerging technology in their industries.
“The networking aspect is definitely the biggest boon I can see from the event.” Said regular attendee, Luke Clow, Web and Graphic Designer for Taylors. “Talking about ways that others are using the tech, ways that technology is changing other industries and there are plenty that are interested in what Taylors is doing as well. I learned a lot about neural networks …
Identified as a ‘not to be missed quality event’ on the Consulting Surveyor’s social and sporting calendar, the Consulting Surveyors Victoria (CSV) Corporate Golf Day gave Taylors representatives a wonderful opportunity to mingle with Land Use Victoria employees, industry stakeholders and sponsors.
Attendees got to re-connect with familiar faces, and meet with surveyors from fellow companies and the Land Use Victoria employees before engaging in some friendly competition. Any way you ‘slice’ it, the day allowed everyone to understand the situations that different parties are exposed to during the year and build relationships on a social level. ‘It makes working at a professional level so much easier when you actually know that the person you are dealing with at the other end is a reasonable person who is just trying to do their job.’
Richard Illingworth with his team members for the …
‘What happens in Pin Club, stays in Pin Club.’
It’s mentioned around the workplace, but what really is this Pin Club that excites and entices our employees? It’s a little bit tongue in cheek, it’s a bit of fun, and it’s a bit of a secret, but the main idea behind it is to “do something a bit different and special for a group of people to celebrate their longevity and to also thank them.”
“Pin Club evolved a few years ago and we now have 17 Pin Club members and we’re pretty excited about that in this day and age to have so many people who have been with the business for 10 or 15 years, and we’ve got a couple approaching the 20-year mark.” Says People, Culture and Brand General Manager (and Pin Club member) Andrea Crane. “It’s a pretty …
One of the more unique events of the corporate calendar recently took place in Melbourne; the Creative Innovation Asia Pacific Conference for 2017 was attended by Taylors Virtual Reality and Application Development Manager, Derek Van Tonder.
The conference was comprehensive, with many high-level industry executives attending dynamic workshops and being drawn in by unique technology. “The audience was very targeted for our business,” says Mr Van Tonder. “Our [virtual reality] demonstration was extremely popular and well-received because it is extremely simple. [Our] demo was a high-quality architectural scene with physically-based lighting combined with a physics demo where you could pick up objects in VR, throw around, stack the blocks and more.”
‘Derek Van Tonder demonstrates the capabilities of Taylors virtual reality technology.’
The main takeaway from this event was clear; clients and industry leaders alike have their sights set on accessible and effective …
As seen in the VPELA Revue Magazine, Taylors own Matthew Law recaps the mid-year VPELA Seminar and the Reality Modelling capabilities demonstrated there.
VPELA YPG held a seminar mid-year on innovation and technology in the development industry, at the Foys Arcade in Melbourne CBD. Despite the cold weather, it was one of the largest YPG events for the year, attracting a crowd from a range of disciplines to hear about the latest in our industry and where to next.
Taylors led the presentation, which included a look into 3D reality modelling, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing and laser scanning. We were treated to an interactive session where people were able to step into the virtual world to view a range of developments and projects and, for the creative people in the room, a quick lesson in 3D painting in virtual reality …
The Developing Greater Melbourne conference, hosted by AventEdge, recently took place in Melbourne with the purpose of bringing together government and industry leaders to identify and harness infrastructure, property, urban development and investment opportunities in Greater Melbourne.
Taylors Urban Design Manager, Andrew Tamme, represented the company at this in-depth networking experience and gained insight into the issues that are most currently pressing in Melbourne development. “A successful development industry requires a considered and balanced approach to assist in rectifying current social issues, not making them worse.” Mr Tamme explained.
With notable guest speakers and panels offering an array of opinions on current issues, the most pressing topics included not for profit social housing, aged care, government (local, VPA, regional), economics (banking sector) and sustainability and innovation in technology sectors. With urban development across Melbourne and its regional cities forecasted to remain strong …