Cruiser Interactive is a spin-off company from Smart Services CRC
Pty Ltd. The Cruiser platform was developed by Smart Services CRC in collaboration with researchers at the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI)
research group, at the University of Sydney. Its ongoing growth is driven by a talented team with extensive experience in the development of touch interfaces.
CHAI is a leading research group in the field of computer-human interaction. CHAI’s research team provided the ICT expertise behind Cruiser Interactive’s innovative software platform, the latest in a line of new technologies focused on personalised, pervasive interaction.
About Smart Services CRC
Smart Services CRC (Smart Services) is a user- inspired services based R&D centre with a focus on delivering significant productivity improvements for government and business in the use of service platforms and demonstrating how this can be scaled over multiple new and mobile service channels to create new service applications and deliver thought leadership on emerging service trends. Smart Services’ partners have committed over $140 million to support the research and fast transformation of service based ideas to business reality.
Cruiser Interactive is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of:
- Ramin Marzbani, General Partner, Indigo Venture Capital Partners/Director, Event Zero (Chairman)
A leading technology, internet and financial services specialist, Ramin has extensive experience in mentoring seed and early stage technology companies and is a director on a range of start-up companies.
- Allen Greenhalgh, Smart Services CRC
As the Head, Operations & Finance at Smart Service CRC and a former commercial director at Smart Internet Technology CRC, Allen brings extensive financial and management experience within the research sector to his role with Cruiser Interactive.
- Rob Cook, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
Rob Cook is the CEO of QCIF Limited, a consortium of Queensland universities that enables data-intensive high performance computing for research and innovation. His background includes consulting to the research sector in Australia and running companies specialising in software for telecommunications both in Australia and North America.