Stop The Clocks – Looking Back On 2016
Wow what a year 2016 has been for us at Dreamtek. We have had some amazing challenges but we love challenges and are looking forward to more in 2017.
The year has not failed to keep us busy, we have really enjoyed ourselves and have met and worked with some amazing people and clients along the way.
So we thought we would look back on 2016 and some of our biggest achievements.
We kick started the year with our Professional Services team launching our new product, the BroadcastPod+ at Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland. It was a new and exciting experience for all of us, including the client!
The Broadcastpod+ is a fully automated, self-contained broadcast environment with easy touch screen technology and recording software.
Drone flying in the Arabian Gulf
Our creative producer Neil Frank had a brilliant opportunity to film over the Arabian Gulf for shipping firm ZMI. Due to the nature of the client’s business and filming requirements, the team used a drone to film vessels as they were being delivered to the end client.
Exhibiting at Olympia
We exhibited our “Dreamtek Academy” (our apprenticeship scheme) at the Learning Technologies show at Olympia, London. Learning Technologies is co-located with Learning & Skills, and is Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.
West Coast Expansion
Dreamtek and our sister company The Virtual Forge were proud to announce an expansion programme on the West Coast of America by opening a new office in Silicon Valley. In addition to opening an office in Menlo Park, California, the Company expanded its US Management Team and welcomed Steve Owen to the Dreamtek and Virtual Forge family as Director of Operations for the Pacific Region.
Hola Desde Portugal
By March the year was shaping up to be an amazing growth year for Dreamtek and The Virtual Forge. After establishing new offices located right in the heart of Lisbon in March 2015. We very rapidly realised that we needed to move to bigger premises due to our amazing success and future plans.
National Apprenticeship Week
Dreamtek supported the National Apprenticeship Week which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
We were proud to support this and to show our support we asked our team of apprentices from ‘The Dreamtek Academy’ to create a video showing what an apprentice means to them, you can view our video here:
Google Hangouts Series
Dreamtek loved running a series of Google Hangouts about Dreamtek’s services and how they can be used in educational situations. This took place over 4 months with each one lasting 30 minutes and they were presented by some of our amazing Dreamtek team.
We chose the following topics to discuss:
- Social Broadcasting: Building your content strategy for learning,
- Portals for LMS: Bringing Learning to the Learner
- AWS: Managing Learning in the Cloud
Learning Technologies summer forum 2016
Speaking at the Learning Technologies Summer forum 2016, Matt Wicks, CEO of The Virtual Forge, presented Amazon web services as the future of global learning technologies. Dreamtek and The Virtual Forge have partnered with Amazon Web Services, in order to push innovative, future proofed cloud solutions.
Dreamtek and The Virtual Forge provide digital solutions for both corporate and creative companies, and are a certified consulting partner for Amazon Web Services. This partnership enables users to benefit from the security, reliability and flexibility of one of the world leading cloud service providers; a service that lets you choose your own operating system and only pay for what you use.
We paired up with Zakher Marine International who provide services to the Offshore Oil and Gas Industries and Offshore Marine Construction Companies to film an amazing advertising campaign.
AM Sport – Athelete training
Oh we did it again! The Dreamteam produced another video with Shortlist, and it was with yet another legend! CRAIG DAVID! Watch the whole video…it’s definitely worth it.