A former lead singer in a band, law graduate and TV presenter, Ian Taylor CNZM is more well-known for being the Founder and Owner of one of New Zealand’s leading and internationally renowned computer graphics companies: Animation Research Limited (ARL). ARL is famous for its Virutal Eye, which is its sports division and a world leader in the provision of 3D TV graphics.
Ian is also the Founder of Taylormade Media.
In 2009, Ian was inducted into the New Zealand HiTech Hall of Fame. The following year, he was named North & South Magazines New Zealander of the Year and awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the New Zealand Computer Society, the top honour of the New Zealand ICT sector. In 2012, he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to television and business and in 2013, named Outstanding Māori Business Leader of the Year.
For the development of an innovation mobile application for the 34th America’s Cup, Ian and his team received the prestigious Sports Emmy under the category Outstanding New Approaches: Sports Coverage in 2014.