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Lixar Mantra

To Create: Through creative approaches to challenges and opportunities.

 

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
— Albert Einstein
Building a culture of creativity through connective, creative, and collaborative approaches.
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Like the Guitar Pic Milestone Wall of Fame, Lixar marks every collaboration and team accomplishment as a notable win that should be highlighted. Each accomplishment may seem small when looked at in isolation but when you put them together, what a picture and story they tell.

Albert Einstein was right, creativity is contagious. From a work perspective, teams work together to create compelling tech solutions. Engaged communication is encouraged with teams, between teams, and with client partners.   New ideas are tried and tested and old ideas are reinvented with a little imagination. The concept team is always pushing the creative boundaries and inciting the art of the possible.

The new Lixar office at 373 Coventry was designed with a creative spirit in mind. The office environment fondly named the Lixar Mobile Warehouse was envisioned to energise the human experience with a little bit of music and a whole lot of creative soul. Whether the Rock n’ Roll, Indie, Hip Hop or Corey Hart boardroom, there is always a creative spin or an energizing beat to enhance any meeting or presentation.

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In an open concept office, the layout was constructed to offer social and solo space. With this in mind, half-walled working pod have been sound engineered to offer privacy and noise reduction. However, knowing that social time is a key ingredient to creative thinking and strong company connections, a social space was configured at the entrance of the office. A great way to say hello over coffee or a beverage at the end of the day.

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Stimulating the senses is also key to creativity. Music is part of the Lixar story, as such visitors will see light-bulbs that convert to speakers, mobile supported sounds systems and old school records spun in Lixar’s very own DJ Booth. The creativity extends to community. Lixar is proud to support Halifax Pop Explosion Music festival and the empowerment of emerging and inspiring artists. Here’s a photo of Ben Caplan, Halifax Musician performing at the office opening.

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Lixar: A strong commitment to company culture and community connection are embedded in Lixar’s foundation. Built upon this is the belief that all things are possible with the right combination of creativity, innovation and inspiration.

 


 

Lixar drives mobile technology innovation in transportation. For the latest news and tweets, follow Lixar at @LixarIT, Facebook, Linkedin and the Lixar Blog.

 

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Lixar Mantra

To Innovate: Through tech adaptation, disruption, new concepts, enhancements and shifts.

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.
— Mario Andretti
Lixar:  Innovating through tech adaptation, disruption, new concepts, enhancements and shifts. Thomas Edison had the right idea when he said “There’s a way to do it better – find it”. 
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Lixar teams are always looking for better ways to apply mobile technology solutions improve functionality, process, customer engagement and life connectivity.

Unlike other industries, the mobile landscape is constantly changing. Gone are the days where tech users were bound to home desktops to share information. Today, real-time connectivity is expected and wanted at a glance.

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Imagine an airplane crew member processing a food or beverage request through a smart watch? Control at a glance.

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Innovation is about adapting, adding new ideas and technology to old and making the solution and experience better.

Innovation adaptation can cause industry shift and disruption.   The airline industry is one such example. Mobile is transforming the airline experience. From booking online, gate check-in, baggage tags, in-air experience, on the ground transportation and deals at destination. Mobile is driving change.

Here’s an example: A Lixar built airline app has been downloaded over 1 million plus times. By passengers simply downloading the boarding pass instead of waiting at the check-in counter to receive a paper-boarding pass, hundreds if not thousands of waiting time have been saved in one year. Think of the efficiency. The outcome, increased customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.

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At CES 2014, Lixar built the mobile connectivity for a self driving car’s doors to be opened upon wearable watch command.

Lixar continues to work with Canadian companies to create a connected mobile experience showcasing the latest in-car connectivity and communication response technology.

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By incorporating new approaches, requirements, technology, and ideas, new products, solutions and experiences are born.

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Top 10 Innovations in the mobile-driven world:

  1. Wearable Watch: Glance Mode
  2. IoT (Internet of Things): Making objects smart
  3. Data Driven: Predictive Personalization
  4. Disruptive Mobile: Tech Platforms like Uber
  5. Car Connectivity: Mobile Driven In-Car Nomadic Experience
  6. Cloud Empowerment: Storage, Scalability, Always-connected
  7. Location Sensors: Technology Insights and Analytics
  8. In-Car Wi-Fi: Vehicle Tracking and Geo-location Alerts
  9. Virtual Reality … this could be posted as the top innovation for 2016
  10. The Mobile Language: Android, iOS

 

Lixar: Commitment to company culture and community connection are embedded in Lixar’s foundation. Built upon this is the belief that all things are possible with the right combination of creativity, innovation and inspiration.

 


 

Lixar drives mobile technology innovation in transportation. For the latest news and tweets, follow Lixar at @LixarIT, Facebook, Linkedin and the Lixar Blog.

 

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Lixar Mantra

To Inspire:  Through healthy living, motivation, and positive mentorship.

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My sport, sprint kayaking brings out the best in me, on and off the water. My values stay the same: respect for the environment, fair play, teamwork, and dedication.
— Madison MacKenzie, Canadian National Champion Sprint Kayaker

Lixar is driven to inspire healthy living, motivation and positive mentorship with the community and within the company.

Connecting with motivated and determined Canadians like National Champion Sprint Kayaker Madison MacKenzie certainly lends a spark of encouragement to set goals, be driven, have purpose, and inspire others in the process.

As a Lixar ambassador, Maddy will be using the latest mobile technology to connect with community friends and the Lixar family during her journey.

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After a 5th place finish at the 2015 World Champions and a 1st place finish during the Canadian Nationals, Lixar is proud to support a long-term partnership with Maddy as she takes steps to Rio Brazil for the 2016 Olympics.

Maddy is a strong community mentor and truly believes in giving back. She’s a fierce competitor but she’s also very kind and extremely humble.

Maddy shared a lunch and learn with Lixar teams this Fall.  The topic was “Determined and Driven”.   Maddy shared that a large part of her success she associates with the love of her sport and healthy living.

Maddy was asked if she could share 10 ten healthy living tips for IT developers, here’s what she said:

1. Go for a walk or bike ride at lunch. Your new office is close by the bike paths, use the Lixar bike fleet and get some fresh air.
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2. If you live on the East Coast, book out one of the new Lixar East Coast Paddleboards (Spring and summer are better seasons to give this a try).
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3. Remember to stand up and stretch every couple of hours. (Possibly use a stand-up computer desk).
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4. Try a “new-to-yoga” class. They are great for stretching, circulation and alignment.
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5. Find a TV show that makes you laugh. Laughing is good for the soul.
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6. Take some time to connect with colleagues and friends.
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7. Collaborate. Great ideas really are contagious, share them.
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8. Listen to the music that energizes you.
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9. Find a sport that inspires you and remember to cheer the player, team or driver on.
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10.  Code with purpose. Love what you do.
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Follow Maddy on Twitter at @maddyraemack,
or contact inspire@Lixar.com to learn more about Lixar’s healthy living initiatives.
Lixar:  Commitment to company culture and community connection are embedded in Lixar’s foundation. Built upon this is the belief that all things are possible with the right combination of creativity, innovation and inspiration.

 


 

Lixar drives mobile technology innovation in transportation. For the latest news and tweets, follow Lixar at @LixarIT, Facebook, Linkedin and the Lixar Blog.

 

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