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Congratulations to our finalists for Tech Alley 2019

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A warm welcome to Towards Wellbeing, the theme for the 2019 Financial Service Council and Workplace Savings NZ Conference on the 11 and 12 September 2019 in Auckland. The conference is fast earning the reputation as one of the flagship conferences of the Financial Services Sector in New Zealand, known for leading edge content and speakers and provoking debates around the key issues affecting the sector.

On the back of last years success comes Tech Alley 2019, where any tech businesses can apply to be part of tech alley, and up to 10 finalists will get a stand and the opportunity to present their product over our 'Pitch Perfect' breakfast and tell their story to the Financial Services market. 


Following on from our conversation last week, Dacreed would like to participate in TechAlley.  Dacreed, working with Skills Organisation, has developed a solution to meet the ongoing training and reporting requirements (including third party audit) of the Code of Conduct under FSLAA.  The key to the solution is the simplicity and transparency of each person's progress and the benefits this brings to small and large organisations alike."

Delta Insurance is a locally owned and operated underwriting agency launched in 2014. Our objective is to be recognised as the best at what we do with a focus on specialty and niche products. To achieve this, we wanted to develop a name for ourselves as having superior products; exceptional customer service; be considered thought leaders and change agents in the industry. We want to deploy technology effectively and efficiently so that we can spend more time assisting our brokers and clients. Introducing new, niche products into the market gives us first mover advantage and draws in the types of clients we would like on our book. We complement our liability products with exceptional risk mitigation tools that our clients are able to benefit from. We’re privileged to be a Lloyd’s Coverholder which gives us additional expertise, broader product and geographical support and financial strength. We’re also members of Fintech New Zealand and NZTech. Trust and Integrity, Committed Relationships, Fresh Thinking, Inspiring Capability and a Performance Culture and Team culture are the key values. With our knowledge of the industry and the individuals operating within it, we assembled the best team in the market at what they do. 

Fund a Future is part of the Kiwi Fintech Accelerator 2019 and aim at upcycling unclaimed donation tax refund into new donations. Kiwis a very generous bunch but only half of these generous donations get claimed back. An estimated $250 million in refunds are waiting to be claimed. Fund a Funtre is building the platform that recycles these missing or lost receipt into new donations

I am now involved in a company that sources digital medical data for use by insurance companies in either wellness apps, underwriting, claims or data analytics. We are working with a number of companies in the travel insurance at the moment as travel has the simplest underwriting. We are also working with a couple of reinsurers in Sydney on using their underwriting engines to process the data.

Kernel gives New Zealanders more choice and control over their investments with a digital wealth solution for engaging and rewarding investing. Through the smart use of modern technology, we provide a unique customer experience which delivers the information, tools, and products necessary for investors to reach their long-term investment goals.
Kernel also develops innovative investment products including new index-tracking funds providing more diverse market exposure. Our unique funds are distributed direct to retail through the Kernel investor dashboard. They are also made available to a nationwide network of advisers and wholesale investors. While physically headquartered in Auckland, Kernel is digital and that means we’re available anywhere.

Planolitix redefines the adviser/client relationship, empowering clients to make more informed decisions about their future in real time, with their Financial Adviser as navigator.

It’s a smart data collection, a financial diagnostic tool that uses cashflow modelling to create graph-based pictures of a client’s position at every stage of their life.

This kind of analysis improves the quality of advice, evidences its suitability to meet regulation, and helps advisers create better customer outcomes.


NZ Pioneer in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and have built a large number of "bots" helping some of NZ's most recognised brands. On a mission to spread RPA and help NZ companies remain competitive. 

Quantifeed builds digital wealth management solutions for financial institutions across Asia. Our company is deploying to some of the largest financial holding companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Quantifeed's applications address both customer and advisor needs for a simpler, more engaging wealth management experience. The platform handles portfolios of funds, stocks and ETFs, and offers a range of investment journeys matched to a customer's risk appetite, life goals or thematic interests. The company is headquartered in HK and has offices in Singapore and Australia. It is financially backed by Cathay Financial Holdings in Taiwan and global asset manager Legg Mason.

Sentro is a groupinsurtech based in Auckland. We make things better and more profitable for everyone involved in providing group insurance and group benefits to people. We have enabled insurers like Pinnacle Life and Delta Insurance to quickly create, offer and operate unique group insurance and benefits propositions for their target customers and distribution partners. We operate on a shared success and partnering philosophy. When our customers succeed, we succeed. 

Brought to you by the Financial Services Council inconjunction with FinTechNZ and InsurTechNZ

2018 Pitch Perfect Winners - Main Platform Pitches


Contact the event organiser

Use the details below or the contact form to the right to get in touch.

Elaine Linnell


The Financial Services Council is a non-profit member organisation and the voice of the financial services sector in New Zealand. Our 35 members comprise 95% of the life insurance market in New Zealand, and manage funds of more than $47.5bn. Members include the major insurers in life, disability and income insurance, fund managers, KiwiSaver, professional services and technology providers to the financial services sector. Find out more at and follow us on twitter.


Workplace Savings NZ is a not-for-profit apolitical membership organisation representing the interests of employers who offer workplace retirement savings schemes, their trustees and their members, other retirement scheme managers and supervisors, retirement savings industry service providers and professional advisers. WSNZ’s membership embraces all types of retirement schemes (KiwiSaver, workplace savings and superannuation schemes) and participants who are public and corporate, union-sponsored and industry-based. Find out more at

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