With KJR’s CEO, Ashley Howden having spent a significant time in his career based in London, it makes sense that KJR is a corporate member of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). And with international growth never far from our minds, the ABCC allows members of the KJR Collective to learn from and network with some of the most successful people crossing international boundaries across a range of industries.
Let’s be real – KJR wouldn’t exist if people didn’t fuck up, it harks back to our founding messages of technology lifesavers and de-risking digital. The premise of FuckUp Nights (FUN) is for people in business to share, in front of a crowd of hundreds, a time when they bit the big one. An international program with a large following in Australia, KJR enjoys the whimsy of our alignment in Melbourne and Sydney while also recognising the positive message gained from attending one of these nights. We shared some learnings from a ‘FUN’ in 2018.
The resurgence of the National Basketball League in Australia excites KJR immensely. There’s nothing quite like being so close to the action on a court that you can catch the rebound, which is why we proudly host our clients, partners, peers and families at our hoop-side box for Sydney Kings’ home games. And we enthusiastically support the lads as #WeRuleAsOne
More than just our client, KJR is a Telstra Wholesale Content Partner. This means we regularly work with Telstra Wholesale to deliver relevant and fresh technology-focused content to their audience of small, medium and enterprise clients. We’re also available to their clients as subject matter experts at events throughout the year.
KJR is a fierce supporter of TourXOz and its mission for Black Dog Institute. Every two years, TourXOz brings together a group of dedicated bicycle riders and fundraisers to complete a mad(!) mission. In 2017, KJR’s Andrew Hammond rode the 8-day, 2,500km journey from Perth to Broome. Andrew also completed the Tour in 2015 and with the company of KJR’s founder, Kelvin Ross in 2013.
For the last three expeditions and for 2019, KJR has been overjoyed to sponsor the coveted Yellow Jersey, awarded to at least two riders each day of the tour for their contribution to the team and the cause. A poignant twist on the traditional meaning of the jersey.
KJR couldn’t resist the opportunity to sign-on as a corporate sponsor for the UC Capitals in the Women’s National Basketball League. As a top team in the league, the Capitals have welcomed KJR with the privilege of the KJR Player of the Game award which recognises a player each home-game who performed a major role in the unwavering pursuit to lead the Capitals to success. But it’s more than just a ‘logo’ sponsorship, KJR will be working with the UC Capital’s team to explore synchronicities with the data produced from a basketball game and another KJR supported program, Young Women Leaders in AI. #GOBIG
A founding Platinum sponsor, KJR is proud to be bringing the Young Women Leaders in AI program to life in 2019. Artificial intelligence is providing one of the greatest opportunities our world has ever seen. At this moment, we have the chance to ensure its development is in safe hands for the future. The Young Women Leaders in AI program seeks to address the bias and gender disparity that exists today while guiding young women in their AI careers for tomorrow.