Recognised as one of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators, Ian Taylor is the founder and owner of one of New Zealand’s leading computer graphics companies, based in Dunedin. Animation Research Limited provides animation for sports events all over the world, including the America’s Cup and Formula One.
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 Zealand. 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.
With a mix of humour, motivation and passion, Ian takes you on his innovation journey.