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Introducing Aware AI™ for Pathways – Our Solution for Counting and Classifying Micromobility and Pedestrian Traffic

Cities and campuses are constantly making decisions regarding the planning, development, zoning, and maintenance of their pathways; decisions that impact public safety, affect operational efficiencies and change how pedestrians and other non-car traffic interact with their environment. To make the right decisions for the city or campus, planners need access to accurate data on their…

Case Study – Ryman Healthcare’s Retirement Village Games

We’ve been utilising emerging technologies to produce some pretty unique solutions for years. But an age-defying Olympic competition across two countries is not something we expected to help out with. [email protected], as it has been dubbed, was Ryman Healthcare’s brilliant idea to increase engagement for thousands of their residents all across New Zealand and Australia. Using augmented reality…

Aware Group announces addition of Wellington-based team

Due to exponential growth and demand, Aware Group is expanding our New Zealand operations with the addition of a dedicated Wellington office and local team.  We’ve been producing innovative AI and Cloud Data solutions for some of the world’s largest organisations for years, and with another office being added to our network, our ability to…

Case Study – Facilities Management at Lincoln University

Tertiary institutions all across the world struggle with providing accurate, timely data regarding the utilisation of their campuses and facilities. Because this data is vital to running campuses as efficiently as possible, Lincoln University enlisted Aware Group’s help to automate how they collect and report information in order to optimise space usage. With the support…

Innovation in Agriculture

Agriculture is arguably the world’s most important industry. With the demand for food increasing at an unprecedented rate and the focus on sustainable growing more vital than it has ever been, the agricultural industry is constantly being tasked to improve efficiency and output while reducing its usage of the world’s natural resources. Aware Group is…

Introducing Aware AI for Facilities Utilisation

As global leaders in emerging technologies, Aware Group has been at the forefront of innovation surrounding Artificial Intelligence. In early 2020, we introduced Aware AI, a flexible solution suite for building, deploying, and operating cognitive AI-enabled applications that opens the door for organisations to an almost endless list of use cases. Aware AI combines software,…

Aware Group Is a Triple Finalist for the 2020 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards!

Microsoft has officially announced the finalists for the 2020 Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards, and we are incredibly excited to announce that Aware Group is a finalist in three categories: Azure Innovate, Azure Migrate, and Optimising Operations! Aware Group has had the opportunity to work with many amazing customers over the past year, and we…

Dashboard in a Day for Dec 2020

We have another Dashboard in a Day event coming up on. This is a hands-on virtual event with live presenters and technical specialists from Aware Group to guide you through the material. Date: Dec 03 2020  Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Time Zone: New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+13:00) Country: New Zealand Format: Virtual Power BI is a business analytics service that…

Announcing Aware AI

Announcing Aware AI™ by Aware Group As emerging technology leaders in the Asia Pacific, Aware Group are proud to announce a range of Artificial Intelligence Solution Accelerators that will help organizations tackle digital transformation challenges and opportunities. Aware AI™ is a flexible solution suite for building, deploying and operating cognitive AI-enabled applications that enable many…

Case Study – Hamilton City Council

Overview Hamilton is growing fast and Hamilton City Council is focussed on making sure the city’s infrastructure is aligned to support that growth, whilst ensuring Hamilton is a liveable city for members of the community. Hamilton City Council (HCC) manage almost all roads across Hamilton, handling a vast and growing number of vehicles per day….

Case Study – Lincoln University

Overview Lincoln University’s Te Waihora campus is spread over 58 beautiful hectares in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. The campus offers everything from modern teaching facilities to dining, banking and travel services. Operating and monitoring such a large facility requires significant coordination and expenditure, so it is imperative to Lincoln University that they can…

Be AWARE of SPOT

2020 has been full of unexpected events. Some of those events have forced us all to expand and innovate – not just within ourselves but also with respect to our jobs and wider industries. At Aware Group, we constantly strive to bring new and emerging technologies into play with our customers to both support areas…

We’re looking to grow our team

At Aware Group, we have a team of awesome people (+1 office dog) who deliver AI services and products to some of the largest businesses across New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. We have offices in NZ and America, but we’re looking to expand. A bit about our team: Our team are highly intelligent…

Aware Group at the NZ Tech Roadshow in Korea

A New Zealand Tech Roadshow is visiting Korea this week for a series of events designed to connect innovative New Zealand tech firms with tech-savvy Korean counterparts. The roadshow is supported by the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea, known as “The Kiwi Chamber,” and the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul. As part of…

Aware Group Sponsor Hamilton City Sculpture

The sculpture tells the story of Matariki – the Pleiades star cluster – and the significance of the Waikato River. The work overlooks the Waikato River and stands 6.8-metres tall. The development of the interactive sculpture was led by Wintec tutor Joe Citizen. A soundtrack and interactive lighting responds to environmental, seasonal and lunar changes….

Great turnout at the Aware Group hosted #PowerBI training in Hamilton, NZ.

It’s awesome to see plenty of locals interested in data! On the 5th April Aware Group hosted an Intro to #PowerBI training session which including running through Microsoft’s Dashboard in a day. We had members from the Waikato Regional Council, Hamilton City Council, TalkingTech as well as both Waikato Institute of Technology and University of…

Intro to Power BI – Workshop

On the 5th of April, Aware Group will host it’s first dashboard in a day event targeted to provide a supported first experience of Power BI. Register for the event here https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/power-bi-1-day-workshop-introduction-to-power-bi-aware-group-tickets-44540736542 If you would like to know more about Power BI go check out our Power BI page.

Supporting Local Entrepreneurs at Innes48, Aware Group CEO Brandon Hutcheson

Over the past weekend Aware Group CEO Brandon Hutcheson worked at the Innes48 as a mentor, supporting teams from all around New Zealand competing for a the title as well as substantial prize money. During the weekend Brandon noticed a few new trends: Over the weekend 5/16 of teams competing were looking at, considering or…

Aware Group takes home the “Just for fun” category of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Congratulations to Kane O’Donnell! Kane trained a recurrent neural net on script data from television show “The Simpsons”, so that they could generate ‘new’ script lines for each character. See the embedded report below: This work led to winning the “Just for fun” category of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/congratulations-to-the-data-insights-summit-analytics-challenge-winners/ https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Data-Stories-Gallery/How-well-do-you-know-the-Simpsons/td-p/202467  

Aware Group is Awarded Callaghan Grant for Tertiary Research Project

Early December in 2017, after months of planning Aware Group, was officially awarded a $600k Callaghan grant for the research and development of educational machine learning across anonymised structured data sets. The purpose of the research is to develop new principles of standadised reporting, machine learning techniques and complete flow of data through new technologies to…

Winners of the NZTA #SaveOneMoreLife Hackathon #LicenseME

Press Release – NZTA A concept to improve the driving skills of 15 to 19-year-olds has won the NZ Transport Agency’s first-ever Hackathon. Hackathon winner puts focus on improving skills of restricted license drivers A concept to improve the driving skills of 15 to 19-year-olds has won the NZ Transport Agency’s first-ever Hackathon. The team…

Wintec: Student Support Machine Learning

The Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) provides numerous pastoral care and academic support services to students. This support has traditionally been inconsistent, and measurement of success has relied on anecdotal evidence. To allow better targeting of at-risk students, whilst providing ongoing, statistical evidence of the efficacy of the student services, a machine learning model was…

Te Wānanga Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa are in the process of producing an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), and developing a real-time data warehousing solution. This will provide them with the capability to run operational reports against integrated and processed, organisationally-consistent data, without the significant latency that would be expected from most data warehousing solutions. The ESB, data…

Microsoft Bangkok Mobile Water Quality Bot

Air and water pollution has been a major concern of the Thai Government for many years. As part of a Microsoft-led competition in Bangkok, Thailand, a Bot was developed to enable users to discover nearby safe water systems. This allowed them to do so on an at-will basis, and was driven by IOT water quality…

Integra Consulting is now Aware Group!

Effective September 15st 2016, we are excited to announce that we are changing our company name to: Aware Group Limited Our new name will allow us to have stronger global presence and represents our vision to be world leaders in the areas of Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Business Intelligence. Our new internet address…