Luncheon with Ian Taylor

Join us for luncheon with Ian Taylor - former television presenter (notably for TVNZ children's programmes Play School, Spot On (TV Series) and New Zealand's Funniest Home Videos, Taylor founded Taylormade Media in 1989 as a television production company. The following year he established Animation Research Limited, which quickly became one of the top computer animation companies in New Zealand and known internationally for its work, particularly in television advertising and sports graphics. Its sports division/product Virtual Eye, is used in various sports such as for ball-tracking in cricket where it assists umpires with their Decision Review System and informs TV commentators and viewers. In May 2014, Taylor was part of a team who were awarded a prestigious Sports Emmy under the category "Outstanding New Approaches - Sports Coverage" for development of an innovative mobile application for the 34th America's Cup.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Landing Services Conference Centre, 2 George Street, Timaru, 7910
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Ian Taylor Bio

Ian holds an LLB from the University of Otago, and was inducted
into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010 he was
named North & South magazine’s New Zealander of the Year. In the
same year he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the New
Zealand Computer Society, the top honour of the ICT sector in New
He was named a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in the 2012
New Year Honours for services to television and business and won
the Creative sector of the World Class New Zealander Awards in
the same year.
In 2013 Ian was also named OutstandingMaori Business Leader of
the Year.
It may come as a surprise then that Ian claims to have no skills
whatsoever – is at a loss to understand why anyone would want
to hear his story and believes that the reason he has received the
accolades he has is because he lives at the bottom of the
world where no one has been able to check him out.
That ---and the fact that he has had the amazing good fortune to
have worked alongside some of the cleverest people in the