Every day of Techweek at 4pm, we’ll be showcasing two companies in each region who are innovating in a way that’s truly good for the world. Today we give the stage to two start ups in Auckland.
Hear from Tim Carr, founder of ShapeMind about his Tech journey from connecting communities through technology to 3D printed prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Morris Pita is the CEO of Healthcare Applications Ltd, the developer of EmergencyQ, a platform which reduces overcrowding in hospital emergency departments. Hear about his journey and what this exciting company is doing in the Healthcare space.
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Morris is the Chief Executive and founder of Healthcare Applications Ltd, the developer the Emergency Q platform which reduces overcrowding in hospital emergency departments. The software gained national recognition when it won the 2018 NZ Hi-Tech awards (Public Good category) and the B:Hive race for space competition. It is currently in use at Middlemore and North Shore Hospitals and being rolled out to other DHBs in 2019. Discussions are also underway in overseas markets where non-acute patient utilisation of EDs is a significant challenge.
During his business career Morris has worked in NZ and the UK in a range of commercial and strategic roles for Mercury, BG Group (FTSE-25) and Ernst & Young. He also has wide ranging governance experience across a number of sectors. He has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland.
Tim grew up immersed in technology and built a taser at sixteen for his girlfriend and was asked to leave school as a result.
His passion for business soon emerged but felt there was more to achieve than a formal corporate job. Tim felt a strong need to innovate and started MindKits as a way to connect people with technology through community.
Tim took the devastation of his wife losing a breast to Breast Cancer and worked obsessively to improve prosthetics by making individually crafted breast prosthesis using 3D scanning and 3D printing. A world first.
Tim is an innovator at heart who derives his pleasure by creating technology that benefits the world around him.