We specialize in using emerging technology to build meaningful experiences and solve problems across different industries. Devika is a bright, young company that partners with experts to experiment and discover new ways enterprises and society can benefit from emerging technology. Our experiences extend over virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, mobile applications, websites and the internet of things to achieve the best results for every unique situation.
To us, being a meaningful business means building experiences that place equal importance on people, the planet, pushing boundaries and profit. As part of this commitment, we started Devika Learning, a program dedicated to moving students from content consumers to content creators. Using a hands-on and gamified approach to education, we provide workshops that equip today’s students with in-demand skills in technology. Guided by our values, our team has worked alongside companies such as Westpac, Intel, Coachella, Transport for NSW, the University of Wollongong, Latella Neuromuscular Training Systems and Unity.
Where We’re Heading
In today’s current corporate landscape organizations are becoming increasingly time-poor. At the same time technology is developing at an exponential rate. Rather than see these issues as problematic, we regard them as opportunities in which we can offer enterprises competitive advantages using our knowledge of emerging technology.
Our focus is on the user experience, not just the technology. By collaborating in meaningful ways with key stakeholders, setting conscientious business goals and assisting organizational leaders in using new technology effectively, we believe we can make substantial positive changes to the business world.
We also aim to make the same positive changes in the education sector. Working with schools we’ve seen first-hand how busy teachers are. With only a few hours a month for available for skill development, it’s hard to expect teachers to be able to keep on top of technology innovations. By working with our educators, we can use our abilities to help facilitate the learning of the skills needed for the next generation.
After graduating from the University of Wollongong with a degree in IT (and a major in e-business), Ken ran his the family business, now know as Speedmaster. In his first three years Ken transformed the family-run car parts wholesaler into a Top 100 Retailer, eventually positioning Speedmaster as the leading automotive retailer in Australia (overtaking Supercheap Auto). It was during his time at Speedmaster that Ken visited Silicon Valley, and saw ordinary people building extraordinary businesses. Figuring that he would rather participate in the emergence of new technology rather than just watch, Ken decided to launch his own company.
In May 2016 Devika was officially launched from Ken’s Wollongong home. Flash forward 12 months and the company works out of offices at University of Wollongong (UOW), in a collaboration agreement which has seen them working with academics in areas such as healthcare, science, education, and infrastructure. Being based in Wollongong allows the team to nurture and be part of the region’s growing software development community, while still being close enough to personally manage Sydney clientele.
Devika’s success so far can largely be attributed to the experience Ken gained working at Speedmaster, as well as his belief that businesses should be meaningful. To Ken, emerging technology is much more than just the newest gadget - they are tools that can be used to affect positive change in the world.