©2019 by YesVR

THE TEAM

CREATING A SAFE SPACE TO UPSKILL YOUR PEOPLE

PAUL KING

Founder and CEO

Paul is an experienced vocational trainer with a passion for exploring fun, engaging ways to help students learn. Teaching young people inspired him to bring together industry experts across education, film and interactive gaming to better prepare young people to tackle challenges and feel job ready. Who wouldn’t want the chance to collaborate with the industry’s best to produce award-winning solutions that proactively and creatively overcome difficult industry problems?

LEARNING DESIGN

DR MELISSA BORDOGNA

Learning and Development Strategist

Melissa as an award winning Learning Designer with a PhD in Human Communication Studies. Her role is to ensure learning outcomes are clearly defined and scripted.

JACKY MAN

Game Developer

Jacky is our resident games development ‘geek’, working on the technical interactive aspects. Enabling people to choose their own path and learn about the consequences of the option they picked significantly increases knowledge retention.

ELISE McCABE

Developer/Researcher

Elise is a student in her final year of a Bachelor of IT - Games Design and development. She is assisting YesVR in research of technology and assists with development

INTERACTIVE GAMING

TAKAAKI KUMAZAWA

Programmer / Game Developer

Takaaki is a programmer and game developer at YesVR who loves experiencing and experimenting with new technology.

TIMOTHY DE DENARO

VR Technical Lead

Tim is our virtual reality hardware specialist. His VR and photogrammetry expertise allows YesVR’s virtual bar to feel immersive and realistic. See if you can you tell what items at the bar are real and which items are virtual...

 

VALENTINA TODORO

Learning Designer

Valentina is a modern-day digital worker. She ‘jet sets’ around the world, helping international corporations and universities effectively design and develop content that meets their learning objectives. At YesVR, she is remotely transforming content into effective training scenarios.

VR PRODUCTION

DANIEL IACOBBE

360 Film and Post-Production Expert

Daniel is an early pioneer of 360 film production. He creates the framework, sets up equipment to capture everything and converts hours of filmed footage and sound recording into minutes of relevant content. There’s a lot more prep work because unlike 2D movie productions, 360 cinematography requires everything to be filmed in the one, single take.

 
 

DIANNE FLAKUS

Content Director and Hospitality Subject Matter Expert and Co-Founder

Dianne is a business and hospitality industry veteran with extensive experience producing quality learning and development resources for vocational education providers. As YesVR's resource developer, her role is to design realistic scenarios in hospitality and relevant content aligned to industry requirements for learners and trainers.

 

VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER

LAURA DANG

Marketing Director

Laura is an award winning social entrepreneur, leveraging her expertise advising executives, ministers and community leaders to keep us focused on delivering customer-centric solutions. She ensures YesVR seeks input from people in the industry at every stage so our content is fresh and relevant... and that we’re all having fun.

 

JAMES JEPSEN

Business Associate

James is Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) qualified and was awarded first place in Global Business at Macquarie University. He sources an endless list of RSA qualified hospitality staff for YesVR’s industry research, product testing and researches current affairs to produce content for social media

SAM BRADLEY

Business Development

Making your business better is my passion. I joined YesVR because the concept is uniquely cool the product is amazing. When's the last time compliance was fun and interactive? YesVR makes people job ready and well-trained faster. Patrons will also notice … and spend more. Why wouldn’t a venue want to invest in the future of training?

TOMAS ALVAREZ

Business Development

Tomas brings his international experience of business development in the wine industry. Tomas believes in virtual reality as the future of training and understands the enormous value that it can bring to organisations.

ACTORS

MAIN ACTORS

Craig Walker
Lisa Robinson
Andrew Symons
Carl Oscar
Andrew Chen

ROLE

Bartender Expert

Bartender

Bartender

Bar Back

Bar Back

Craig Walker (Bartender Expert)
Lisa Robinson (Bartender)
Andrew Symons (Bartender)
Carl Oscar (Bar Back)
Andrew Chen (Bar Back)

Drink Spiking

Aqis Sheik
Jasmine Endersby 
Lachlan Wheeler

Lead Actor

Lead Actor

Security Guard

Ejecting Customers

Josh Megarrity

Oscar Cavaginola
Adrian Sokalik

Lead Actor

Actor

Actor

Recognising Erratic Drinking

Roco Avati

Nigel Taylor

Lead Actor

Actor

Underage Drinking

Wezley Debono
Caspian Dyson
Julia Pinto

Jade Moquera

Lead Actor

Actor

Actor

Actor

Ejecting Customers

Morgan Vick 
Christopher Bud
Emma Carrol
Melissa Lucarelli

Lead Actor

Actor

Actor

Actor

Refusing Service

Tommy Ropati
Alex Robson

Lead Actor

Actor

CREW

Paul King
Daniel Iacobbe
Andrew Chen
Todd Jacobs
Carl Oscar
Claire Shearman
Marianela O’Brien

Director

Director of Photography

1st Assistant Camera

Production sound mixer

Production Designer

Script Supervisor

Production Assistant

Paul King (Director)

Daniel Iacobbe (Director of Photography)

Andrew Chen (1st Assistant Camera)

Todd Jacobs (Production sound mixer)

Carl Oscar (Production Designer)

Claire Shearman (Script Supervisor)

Marianela O’Brien (Production Assistant)

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

YesVR is the Silver Winner for Best eLearning Design,

Australasia LearnX Impact Awards

WHAT DO OTHERS SAY ABOUT US?

SHELLEY FLETCHER

Group HR Manager

Blacktown Workers

"On my first try I was amazed at the realism of the virtual reality training, so much so that I organised a demonstration with the management team. They found it to be an exciting training tool. We are now looking at implementing this into our current staff training for new staff and for current staff to upgrade their skills."

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