Emerging technology and business models in a COVID world

Tuesday 6 October, 9.00am - 10.00am 

The world of payments was undergoing steady technological transformation even before COVID-19, but some of these changes were accelerated due to the pandemic. Many organisations had to adapt or change their business models to fit the times. The new environment had the potential to open even more innovation opportunities, especially for next-generation financial services, as Kiwis left behind older or more traditional ways of doing things and looked to emerging technologies and new business models.

In session three, we looked at the ways COVID-19 drove and accelerated business transformation. Tom Goodwin, international keynote speaker and commentator on the future of business, joined us from the US as our first speaker. Tom talked about the emerging technologies and new business models the payments industry should be aware of, and discussed different ways to approach innovation.  

Dave Corbett, CEO of P^werFinance, then joined us to discuss their B2B2C fintech platform which allows anyone to innovate in finance. The platform enables New Zealand businesses to grow their finance offerings by integrating it into their existing customer experience journeys to improve the overall experience.

Session programme outline

9.00am - 10.00am Emerging technology and business models in a COVID world
9.00am - 9.05am Opening and welcome
Steve Wiggins, Chief Executive, Payments NZ
9.05am - 9.30am International speaker
Tom Goodwin, Founder of All We Have Is Now and Author, USA
9.30am - 9.55am Local speaker
Dave Corbett, CEO, P^werFinance
9.55am - 10.00am Closing remarks
Steve Wiggins, Chief Executive, Payments NZ