Organisations rely on numbers to make better decisions. This data show us where we have been and where we are now, and help us forecast our next best steps.
But many people struggle to grasp the story hidden within the integers. For organisations to make more informed decisions we need more stakeholders to be informed - even those (especially those) who are not mathematically or statistically inclined.
With OrbViz’s dynamic visualisation you get that “lightbulb” moment where you see the big picture at a glance. Helping you and your customers to visualise the insights, wisdom and knowledge held within the data.
OrbViz combines the best of business intelligence, location data and narrative in a visual and interactive medium that tells an impactful, complete story for your organisation.
OrbViz was created by Orbica, a new kind of geospatial company that likes to think outside of the quadrilateral. With a talented team of big thinkers (Orbicans based in Christchurch, New Zealand and Berlin, Germany) they work hard to develop unique data stories, visualisation solutions and products that enable organisations to gain near real-time visibility of their data.
To help more humansparticipate in creating effective, informed change for our world
Professionally: Doing things that make a difference, and thinking big. Breaking through barriers and obstacles. Finding a way when they say ‘there is no way.’ Using strategy and planning to solve tough problems with savvy tech.
Personally: I’m passionate about politics, the Middle East, travel, reading and podcasts, family and friends, gardening!
I’ve worked in tech for four+ years – before that, I was a journalist, in New Zealand and Israel, reporting on politics, finance, business and technology.
I have a BA in Political Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury. That comms focus helps when working with organisations that want to communicate better their hard-to-understand information and reports using OrbViz technology.
Communication. Our customers struggle to communicate progress around budgets, projects, reports and traction in a meaningful way that everyday people can understand. I help them translate that boring data and information into an interactive and engaging experience that people learn from.
Coming to work to hang out with my work buddies. They are awesome.
I’ve got a surprisingly good radio voice and can do accent impressions pretty well. If you’re at a pub quiz, I’m your go-to for Middle Eastern politics and 90s pop music.
Director, Global Expansion
Professionally: I want to make a difference in whatever I do, which is why I took up the role at OrbViz. Seeing the potential game-changer in how we process complex data in a boring PDF narrative into an easy-to-digest engaging and dynamic story gets me out of bed in the morning!
Personally: I’m most passionate about my family and travelling the world. Hopefully we can all start going away again!
23 years working, over half has been in sales.
I studied commerce (what seems a lifetime ago now), but the real value comes from my personal experiences. I’ve learned a lot from working in multiple industries in eight different countries, finding solutions and making sure everyone is happy with them. Also, being able to pull a contact out of my global network for assistance and collaboration is what I find very valuable, and I look forward to doing more of that from here in Christchurch.
Looking for new ways to collaborate with people and organisations, especially how they present their complex data. Finding out what makes people tick, what issues they face and how we can solve them together.
Networking. I love people and everything that comes with it. Everyone has a story to tell and there’s so much to learn from each of them.
Random sports facts, particularly football/soccer. I had too much time on my hands in the ‘90s.
Professionally: I’m passionate about bringing New Zealand companies into the international market and making Canterbury/Christchurch an international tech powerhouse – creating a sustainable economy led by tech companies, bringing in significant GDP
Personally: My family, I love doing outdoors things – kayaking, walking, hiking, golf, swimming, cycling, generally keeping fit. I love listening to music – especially classical music and jazz. And reading – business and fiction.
I’ve earned two MBAs – marketing and international strategies, and corporate finance.
Commercialisation, growth, appreciating the complexity of international markets, and knowing what it takes to scale ambitious strategies.
I’m a pretty decent cook – I bring in homemade Danishes to board meetings.
Professionally: I like helping organisations find value in data, and growing and leading awesome teams. I enjoy working in a field that values innovation and the power of disruption.
Personally: Mountain biking, family, travel - I love discovering new places.
18-years and counting.
I have a geography/geospatial degree, and yeah, it links to what I do day-to-day, finding solutions using geography.
Solving the tricky problems! The tough ones that nobody else wants to solve. I solve them with a dream team of creative thinkers and technical specialists.
Applying a bunch of my skills to the charity and not-for-profit sector. Helping them get ahead digitally.
Trip organisation – creating a kick-ass itinerary that keeps everyone happy. I’m also the IT helpdesk.
The OrbViz team is a mix of global wanderlusters, technical ninjas, business rockstars and big thinkers, all joined in pursuit of making a better world through technology. Values of togetherness, positive global impact and curiosity (and of course snacks) keep the team centred on creating a product that customers – and customers’ customers – love.