STRAIGHT TALK: GREIG'S TECHNOLOGY RIDE PAYING OFF

STRAIGHT TALK: GREIG'S TECHNOLOGY RIDE PAYING OFF

JAMES Greig is set to revolutionise the events industry with the launch of an "Expedia or Wotif solution" for Australia's event needs.

This follows the success of iVvy - Greig's events and venue management cloud computing software that enables event organisers to run and manage events effectively.

The business has also grown to cater to clients from all over the world, including New Zealand, the US, the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and Belgium.

iVvy platform

Greig talks to Gold Coast Business News about some of the highlights of his career along with his biggest mistakes that have occurred during the lead up to this launch.

What are three key leadership strengths you bring to your business and how do they result in success?

Understanding that you have to have the best team around. Be good at delegating to them, communicating well. Also making it fun.

What have been some of the biggest challenges you have faced over the past five years and how did you overcome these?

Our biggest break was when we got someone to believe in our vision, and help lead the change in the industry. This was Kent Davidson, and the rest of the executive team at Mantra who supported us before we even had a product. They saw the potential and long-term cost benefits we offered.

Describe your biggest regret in business and what you learnt

What have been some of the highlights?

What projects are in the pipeline?

Imagine if all the information and planning resources they needed was at their fingertips. Imagine an Expedia or Wotif-type solution for the country's event needs.

What is the best piece of advice you would like to offer entrepreneurs looking at founding and growing a business on the Gold Coast?

Business that have succeeded, especially in the tech space, are those that have added value to people's lives.

You operate in the online space how do you think the NBN will impact business on the Gold Coast and do you think it is being rolled out successfully?

What makes the Gold Coast a great place to do business and what are some of the challenges it presents?

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