Toronto, Canada
Alex Todd, Founder and CEO
Which of the following best describes your company?
Small- or medium-sized company

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Software

If other, please specify

Area of Specialization
  • Cryptocurrency/Blockchain
  • Notification of Interactions Between Infected and Non-Infected Individuals
  • Quarantine Tracking
  • SaaS (software as a service)
  • Social Distancing Apps or Related Technology

If other, please specify

Do you have a need for / interest in hiring a coop/intern student?
Yes, immediately

Describe your company's current technology and solutions
ReliablyME has developed blockchain technology that holds people accountable for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The behaviour modification platform uses SMS text messaging to help large numbers of people be accountable to each other for maintaining good social-distancing and hand-hygiene practices in order to stop the spread of infection and keep family, friends, and others safe.

Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
The magnitude of the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is historic. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), re-allocating healthcare resources to accommodate expected volumes of patients, and introducing regulations that enforce good infection-safe practices is proving effective for slowing the growth in the number of new infections. However, for this trend to continue, the population at large must maintain their hygiene discipline and not become complacent, as the consequences can cause many more premature deaths and be very costly to the economy. Every unemployed day costs the economy $500 per person, and an estimated 2.8 million Canadians are projected to be unemployed the second quarter of 2020. The processes and standards for restarting the economy are currently being drafted by our governments and are likely to set conditions that try to strike a fine balance between activity and confinement. When restaffing, priority will need to be given to inviting employees based, in part, on their risk profile in order to ensure workplace safety.

As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
Governments at all levels can use ReliablyME to help employees and beneficiaries of government programs to protect themselves and each other from becoming infected.

The platform can be augmented with mental health badges to nudge people into modifying their attitudes, perapectives, and behaviours to help them cope with social distancing.

Governments can also use ReliablyME to help enforce mandatory quarantining while also helping people cope during their isolation.

Educational institutions can use ReliablyME to incentivize diligent homw-study habits, while also acknowledging students who have maintained good hygiene and social distancing.

Finally, governments can encourage the private sector to use technology, such as ReliablyME, to help de-risk the process of reactivating business activity by accepting an dynamic COVID-19 safety credential.

Do you have any final reflections or comments?