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In pictures: Westpac Group's innovation centre

The $4 million Hive centre will be used for mobile development and other customer services

  • Westpac Group head of innovation Ian Hill in The Hive.

  • Westpac Group core transformation general manager Les Vance.

  • Westpac Group has a stated goal of being the number one bank in Australia by 2017.

  • Les Vance explains why the bank invested in The Hive.

  • Experimentation is part of The Hive mentality.

  • Frameworks to create and share more innovative ideas.

  • The Westpac Group timeline of achievements which stretches back to 1817 when it was the Bank of New South Wales.

  • Some of the participants in a recent Westpac Hackathon explain their ideas.

  • Collaboration quotes from Westpac staff including Ian Hill.

  • Westpac Group staff are working with partners IBM and Amazon Web Services on cloud computing projects.

  • Rooms at The Hive can be closed off so teams can work in privacy.

  • A display of Westpac's Tap & Go mobile payment technology.

  • The Get Cash app will be launched on September 23, 2014.

  • Westpac's Tap & Go journey.

  • The St George Bank MoneyMeter app displayed on the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch (right).

  • Westpac is also working on a Work Smart collaboration tool for staff members.

  • A discussion about the bank's Youth Network. This is designed to help young university leavers find work.

  • The 3D printer was kept busy creating plastic money banks.

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