Vodafone has officially opened its Christchurch-based South Island headquarters, InnoV8, which CEO Russell Stanners says is the most technologically advanced office in New Zealand. \u201cInnoV8 has been designed in a way that inspires and enables people to achieve more through mobile technology,\u201d says Stanners, in a statement. Innov8 is the anchor tenant in the city\u2019s Innovation Precinct. The 8,900 square-metre building comprises five levels of office space, a Vodafone Concept Store and cafes, and Vodafone\u2019s global start-up accelerator programme Vodafonexone\u2013 one of seven around the world. No captionThis building demonstrates our participation in the rejuvenation of the community, and the city\u2019s future potential as a technology innovation hub of the South PacificRussell Stanners, Vodafone NZ\u201cWe are committed to Christchurch and this building demonstrates our participation in the rejuvenation of the community, and the city\u2019s future potential as a technology innovation hub of the South Pacific," says Stanners. \u201cHaving technology-enabled work practices, and environments that bring people together for enhanced idea sharing and collaboration, is the future for more productive teams and ultimately results in better business.\u201d Staff swipe cards are a thing of the past at InnoV8 - with smartphones acting as personal \u201cpassports\u201d to the building. InnoV8\u2019s access technology also enables visitors to commence the registration process from 500 metres away, meaning their name badge and the person they are coming to visit are waiting for them when they arrive at reception. Smartphones act as control consoles for presentations, which can take place in any of InnoV8\u2019s 24 digitally-enabled meeting rooms. Team members and guests can play presentations wirelessly through their smartphones. Charging pads are attached to each workstation, so there is less time wasted tracking down a spare charger when smartphone batteries are running low. The building has received a 5 Green Star Design rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council. \u201cInnoV8 has been designed to promote natural ventilation and light for the wellbeing of our staff, and to conserve water and energy for the sake of the planet,\u201d says Stanners.Follow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nzSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.Join us on Facebook.