Techweek TV: How small New Zealand businesses used technology to connect Kiwis during the COVID-19 lockdown

Hear from winners of our Techweek TV competition who will speak about how their businesses used technology to keep Kiwis connected during the COVID-19 lockdonwn.

What's it all about?

When New Zealand went into lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, life was thrown into chaos as people and businesses looked at how to adapt to this new way of living and working. Technology took on a whole new level of importance to keep Kiwis connected and businesses operating, with many New Zealand launching a number of innovative products during this time. Hear from Jordan McCown, co-founder of RealAML, who built New Zealand's first anti-money laundering (AML) biometric FaceMatch to confirm a client's identity beyond a doubt during lockdown. This has enabled businesses who provide online services of all sizes and location to compliantly accept new customers and increase revenues, and provide a point of difference to their competitors. Also being interviewed is Frayne Cooke and Dr Sasha Kljakovic from Well Revolution, who launched New Zealand’s first mobile app-based GP consultation and prescription service in the week before level-4 lockdown. The app enabled Kiwis to message a doctor 24/7, get diagnosed and have prescription medication delivered to their home or nearest pharmacy.

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Monday 27 Jul
4:00pm - 4:30pm

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Jordan McCown

Managing Director, Real AML

Jordan McCown is the co-founder of Wellington-based RegTech, RealAML. Here, he leads a team of developers and analysts focussed on delivering NZ’s most powerful and affordable cloud-based AML tools. Jordan is truly passionate about building innovative solutions for unsolved problems. In 2015, Jordan owned a thriving stockbroking firm. He was looking for a solution to convert third-party PDFs into responsive web forms, but he couldn’t find one. So, of course, he parlayed from finance to tech and built the solution. Now, Jordan is saving Kiwi businesses time and money on their AML obligations through user-friendly technology

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Frayne Cooke

Co-Founder, Well Revolution

Dad, engineer, serial tech-founder. Engineer by training, entrepreneur by nature.

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Dr Sasha Kljakovic

Co-Founder, Well Revolution

Aka Doctor Sash. Mum, doctor, healthcare innovator. Started in marketing & advertising. Coming from a family of doctors, couldn’t resist and went to medical school. Got infected with a passion for healthcare, spent years in public sector health innovation and got diagnosed with frustration. Co-founded digital healthcare company, Well Revolution.

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