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​Vodafone opens doors to “high-tech workplace of the future” in Christchurch

​Vodafone opens doors to “high-tech workplace of the future” in Christchurch

Vodafone has officially opened its new Christchurch-based South Island headquarters, InnoV8, billed as a “new high-tech workplace of the future”.

L-R: Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners, Communications Minister Amy Adams and Prime Minister John Key

L-R: Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners, Communications Minister Amy Adams and Prime Minister John Key

Vodafone has officially opened its new Christchurch-based South Island headquarters, InnoV8, billed as a “new high-tech workplace of the future”.

With Prime Minister John Key among the guests, Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners heralded InnoV8 as the “most technologically advanced office workplace” in New Zealand.

“InnoV8 has been designed in a way that inspires and enables people to achieve more through mobile technology,” Stanners says.

“We are committed to Christchurch and this building demonstrates our participation in the rejuvenation of the community, and the city’s future potential as a technology innovation hub of the South Pacific.”

Having technology-enabled work practices, and environments that bring people together for enhanced idea sharing and collaboration, is the future for more productive teams and ultimately results in better business.”

Stanners says staff swipe-cards “are a thing of the past” at InnoV8 - with smart phones now acting as personal “passports” to the building.

Also, InnoV8’s access technology also enables visitors to commence the registration process from 500 metres away, meaning their name badge and the person they are coming to visit are waiting for them when they arrive at reception.

As explained by Stanners, smartphones act as control consoles for presentations, which can take place in any of InnoV8’s 24 digitally enabled meeting rooms.

Stanners says the building has achieved a 5 Green Star Design rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council; the Green Star rating is independent certification of InnoV8’s many green features, including sustainable design principles and waste reduction.

“InnoV8 has been designed to promote natural ventilation and light for the wellbeing of our staff, and to conserve water and energy for the sake of the planet,” he adds.

Stanners says Vodafone staff have been transitioning into InnoV8 over the last two months, which is based in the city’s Innovation Precinct, comprising five levels of office space, a Vodafone Concept Store and cafes, and Vodafone’s global start-up accelerator programme Vodafone xone – one of seven around the world.


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