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What it takes to be a Business of Tomorrow

What it takes to be a Business of Tomorrow

Westpac have just announced their Businesses of Tomorrow and we’re proud to see such a wide range of businesses, big and small, innovating and improving the Australian way of life.  

Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow program sought out businesses that have purpose, a vision, demonstrate value to their customers and have a competitive edge. They also had to demonstrate agility, resilience and have a clear strategy for achieving their goals. With no restrictions on size or turnover, Westpac ultimately aims to recognise and support Australian businesses that are shaping Australia’s future.  

Australians have always had an innovative streak. In the 19th century we came up with a few world firsts: a pre-paid postal system, the refrigerator, the combine harvester and the electric drill. In the 20th century we became global leaders in surf lifesaving reels, pacemakers, black box flight data recorders, and of course, Vegemite.  

The technology we have available to us in the 21st century has allowed us to become innovators and entrepreneurs from our own living rooms. In fact, many of Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow started out that way. We’re driven as individuals and businesses to identify and solve problems that improve our workplaces, our economy and our quality of life.  

RedEye’s vision is to reinvent how people work. In the last 13 years, more data has been created than in the whole history of time. Globally, we will create that same data set 43 times between 2016 and 2020. Managing business data is a critical issue and some of the most valuable data in an organisation is tied up in assets and workforces. 

In 2012, Wayne Gerard and Randall Makin often saw engineers in the field feeling frustrated with the time it takes to locate information only to find it is incorrect or outdated. It was a safety risk, wasted time, impacted asset availability and delayed project schedules. After they were unable to find an existing solution to this problem, Wayne and Randall co-founded RedEye.  

RedEye’s purpose-built SaaS solutions support clients to gain control of their data. We work with our clients to organise their data and store it in one place, making complex asset information easier to access, update and manage. Our clients can also manage their workforce from our cloud and mobile-based app, giving them full visibility across people, assets and locations from anywhere in the world.  

Through ongoing collaboration with our clients and partners and the development of emerging digital engineering technologies, we’re determined to continually reinvent the way we work.  

Congratulations to all of the businesses who have been recognised as Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow and we look forward to shaping Australia’s future with you.  

RedEye has been listed in the Top 40 for Queensland and Top 200 in Australia for Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow and will attend a tailored three-day program at the Melbourne Business School.