World Leaders In Predictive Analytics

VROC is a global company founded and headquartered in Western Australia since 2015.  We are technology company specialising in making productive use of complex industrial datasets through the use of artificial intelligence algorithms. 
 

1999 - BLOCHTECH is born

VROC CEO, Trevor Bloch qualified with a BEng with 1st Class Honours  in Computer Systems from Edith Cowan University, Perth in 1997.  After working for various engineering consultancies Trevor realised he wanted to provide a better service to clients and established his own engineering consultancy, BLOCHTECH Engineering in 1999.

Under Trevor’s management the company grew to become one of the largest automation consultancies / systems integrators for the water, wastewater, and desalination industry in Western Australia.  

2014 - Discovering the Data Dilemma

In 2014, Trevor engaged Ernst and Young to provide a product market assessment report on the viability of Virtual Remote Operations Centers (or 'VROCs') where small to medium miners could lease a remote operating center to monitor and control their facilities without having to build these facilities themselves.

The report from Ernst and Young revealed that there was no market appetite for VROCs - but there was a huge need for integrated data analytics providers.

It became clear that BLOCHTECH had the ideal skillset and to move into this market as it was home to many industrial customers who were already collecting significant amounts of data.

2015 - VROC begins


Shortly after realising the potential of harnessing their access to industrial data, Trevor began an Research & Development project within BLOCHTECH Engineering to work with existing clients and test the ability to provide value to clients from the data they were already collecting.

By mid 2016 the R&D project had produced a working proof-of-concept and it was time for VROC (the name stuck, even if the initial concept didn't!) to be spun out of BLOCHTECH Engineering into a separate entity, ready for commercialization. 

Trevor transitioned from BLOCHTECH Engineering into a fulltime role as CEO of VROC.

2017 - Contracts and Commercialization

VROC continues product development and commercialization winning a number of consulting jobs while building out the core product. Our first major subscription project was won in early 2017 - VROC won against competition from IBM, SAS, GE, Amazon, and Google.

As more clients and contracts come online - from nickel miners, to port operators to offshore platforms - the team grows to include offices in Malaysia, UK and Singapore.

2018 - Awards and Accolades 

VROC is a finalist in the Innovator of the Year Woodside Oil and Gas Encouragement Awards and listed as one of CIO Advisor's 25 Hottest APAC Artificial Intelligence companies in 2018. 





 

2019 and Beyond

In early 2019, VROC was awarded its first Smart Cities project by the City of Bunbury in Western Australia (the third-largest city in Western Australia).

With a variety of other projects underway (most of which we can't mention by name due to confidentiality agreements!) 2019 is shaping up to be another huge year for the VROC team!