By Patrick Gallagher, Managing Director, Creative Virtual Australia & New Zealand
On the 6th of March 2014 Creative Virtual launched our new office in Sydney Australia, representing a significant event in the international growth of the business. Australia represents one of the leading technology centres for the APAC region and a key launch-pad into significant growth opportunities like China.
Set against the idyllic backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, Chris Ezekiel, Founder & CEO of Creative Virtual provided the audience with a compelling overview of the solutions that this technology is able to deliver. He demonstrated the V-Person™ technology in real life, showing how the ‘smart self-help’ systems are deployed on a number of live sites worldwide, including National Rail Enquiries, Verizon, HSBC and the RSPCA. Chris also gave us a sneak preview at a number of new developments from the Creative Virtual labs, including advanced form filling functionality and some of the more advanced reporting capability of the newly released version of V-Portal™.
With a packed room of over 30 invited guests that represented a number of Australia’s blue chip companies, the guests were enthralled by the 45 minute presentation delivered by Chris. Not only was he able to keep the audience keenly attentive during the presentation, but he was able to inspire their imagination as to what this technology could do for their own businesses. The feedback received by the Australian Creative Virtual team from the invited guests was exceptionally positive.
We also had a guest appearance from Quark, our own V-Person that resides on the Creative Virtual website. He was able to demonstrate his conversational capabilities by giving the audience a number of ‘fun facts’ on Sydney. However, Chris thinks that he may have had a little ‘glitch’ during his presentation because Quark unexpectedly decided to talk about the recent Ashes series where Australia convincingly defeated the English in the cricket (I wonder how that got in there?!).
Creative Virtual is a true industry innovator with its award winning V-Person and V-Portal technology. There is no other ‘smart self-help’ company that is able to deliver the reality of the vision like Creative Virtual can today. Creative Virtual dominates this technology in industry sectors like Telecommunications, Insurance, Finance and Banking. That is why there are so many companies using Creative Virtual worldwide in these industry sectors, more than any other similar company. Chris is truly a thought leader in this technology and his passion was infectious on the day.
Special thanks to the UK Trade and Investment team in Australia, including our special guest speaker Scott Strain, The Deputy British Consul General and Director for Trade, Australia and New Zealand and Odette Hurley who headed the coordination of the launch for Creative Virtual in Australia.
The day was heralded a resounding success by all and we had considerable press coverage in the following days from the Australian press, including a significant article written in The Australian – the prominent national newspaper for Australia – which you can read here.
Check out some photos from the successful launch event in our Facebook Photo Album.