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Riivo: Elevating Business Development with Low-Code | 22 June 2022 Recording


Mr Nicholas Bowman; Co-Founder and CEO,


Ms Julia Charlton; Chairman, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce

After completing his Economic Honours at Sellenbosch University, Nic began his career in the Investment Banking space working in both the Mergers and Acquisitions, and Equity Capital Markets Team at Absa Capital. From there he joined the family business, Icon, which focused on the insurance space. With an innovative mission to bring tech in to an underserved space in the market, Icon began building out its solution in 2017, and it is there that his passion for low-code development began. After a few years within Icon, a decision was taken to split the insurance and software development components, and from there riivo was born. Nic currently heads up riivo, and is deeply involved in the development and solution design components of all active projects. Whilst still in its ‘start-up’ phase, he is extremely excited about the impact that riivo can have, leveraging low-code platforms to make technology accessible to businesses of all sizes.

During this webinar, Nic provided a comprehensive conceptualisation of “Low-Code”, how he came across the area of expertise whilst working in the insurance space and how he and his team members foresaw the immense potential of the technological innovation which lead to the creation of their startup, He shares his journey starting in 2017 and collaborating with Microsoft’s own low code initiative, the Microsoft Power Platform. He delves into the specifics of Low-code and provides a helpful explanation of the differences between no-code, low-code and pro-code whilst highlighting the factors that make low-code advantageous for businesses looking for digital solutions to upscale their business in a cost-effective manner. The discussion section of the webinar focusses on more nuanced areas including the questions regarding security risks and ownership of applications developed through low-code service providers as well as the prospects of low code becoming immensely important for a future where mandatory low-code training in academic institutions and schools could change the way we integrate technology into our lifestyles.

Find out all about this and more in our recording of the webinar, now available with instant playback.