May 19, 2020

Sydney Gets a Liquid Makeover

Bizclik Editor
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Sydney Gets a Liquid Makeover

Moving away from the boxy design that plagues many of Sydney’s apartments, local architects Tony Owen and Kevin Ng are giving their buildings fluid curves and sophistication.

Called ‘liquid architecture,’ these new buildings feature the same efficiency and affordability qualities of their grid-like predecessors, but to an onlooker, the design is far more striking.

We now have the tools to create complex geometric forms as affordably as traditional designs,” said Owen.

Take Bay Street’s EOS in Brighton-le-Sands: the busy street is dotted with cafes and shops built in the same style until you reach this building. The graceful angles of the building’s façade allow in natural light and give it a beachside, whimsical appearance. According to the media release, the flowing structure was almost deemed too different from its surroundings to be approved for construction; fortunately, EOS eventually overcame this obstacle and now stands proudly in this southern Sydney suburb.


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Breeze, a waterfront building with a fanned-out appearance in Drummoyne, provides access to the stunning views of the harbour and city beyond. The wood detailing is somewhat reminiscent of the 1970s and the façade may be controlled to allow more or less solar penetration, privacy, shelter and light.

Owen has another 30 or so forthcoming Sydney-based projects that will further exemplify his affinity with fluid geometries, and Ng will continue down a similar path, one he has carved with his Bronte House and Point Piper development.

As well as allowing us to create something interesting and unique, these designs give us the chance to experiment with different construction techniques and materials,” said Ng.

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Jun 22, 2021

Digital Leader Mobiquity Expands Into Asia-Pacific

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Mobiquity pursues a vision of global growth with its first APAC hire—Gustavo Quiroga, its new Vice President of Business Development Financial Services

As an international digital consulting firm, Mobiquity helps a global client base upgrade its digital banking and financial services. The company employs 1,200 team members across 50+ nationalities and serves an estimated 200+ million users each day. Recently, the company built out a digital banking experience for the Bank of the Philippines Islands’ online and mobile platforms—exemplifying its mission to help leading brands engage with technology in meaningful ways. 


To highlight Mobiquity’s services, here are a few of the company’s recent accomplishments


  • Designed and developed the first FDA-approved digital medicine system
  • Launched a five-star mobile ordering app
  • Pioneered a cloud-based IT infrastructure that prevented bank fraud
  • Built the official AWS re:Invent 2017 and 2018 mobile apps 


What Makes Mobiquity Stand Out? 

According to Mobiquity, it's the people that make all the difference. ‘We’re born innovators who like meaty challenges’, the company wrote. ‘We go deeper, getting to the root of your customers’ friction and creating personalised engagements that deliver much more than a digital experience alone’. Now, the company has added former Microsoft and IBM director Gustavo Quiroga to its team. 


Who Is Gustavo Quiroga? 

At Mobiquity, he’ll be the first Vice President of Business Development Financial Services in APAC. With years of experience in the industry, Quiroga has developed numerous tech, business, and customer experience projects: at Microsoft, he led a top Aussie Azure Data and AI specialist team, and at IBM, he applied AI and deep analytics to transform the company’s business processes, CX, and UX. 


Based in Sydney, Australia, Quiroga will start to work with Mobiquity clients in Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines and take responsibility for expanding the company’s regional operations. ‘Our best way to impact client outcomes’, he wrote, ‘is by listening to them with an inquisitive and open mind and empowering our people to do the same’. 


When notified of the announcement, Quiroga expressed excitement over his new role. ‘I’m delighted to join Mobiquity and support the company’s rapid expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. I joined Mobiquity to develop, design and implement digital products and services that create meaningful experiences with customers...and I look forward to using my expertise to develop partnerships where we can achieve this every day’. 


Where Does Mobiquity Go From Here? 

In the past six months, Mobiquity has hired over 100 new employees, including the high-profile additions of Howard Moore, Senior Director of Banking, and Ruby Walia, Senior Advisor for Digital Banking. This falls in line with the company’s hyper-growth strategy to deliver digital products to the world. 


As Matthew Williamson, Mobiquity’s Vice President of Global Financial Services, explained: ‘Our appointment of Gustavo demonstrates [our] commitment to hiring an A-list team of talent. The latest addition to the Mobiquity team supports our vision of global growth in Asia-Pacific, as a recognised partner within the banking and finance ecosystem’.


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