In late October, PitchLive London hosted the global finals of Global Security Challenge and Cyber Security Challenge. Attracting hundreds of innovators from around the world to London, UK, the event aimed to promote the technologies of small businesses and award significant financial investment.
Organised by London-based competition vendor OmniCompete, PitchLive saw some of the most innovative security products and concepts developed by startups and SMEs. Innovations were pitched to a live audience, including expert judging panels, for the chance to win significant prize funds totalling more than USD $750,000. Now in its 6th year, the Global Security Challenge gathered 12 finalists from around the world top present security innovations. New Zealand-based TracMap was chosen a one of 6 SME finalists from amongst more than 200 qualifying security innovations from over 30 countries.
The Best Security SME title was won by Spanish biometrics firm Agnitio. Speaking on the win, Agnitio CEO Emilio Martinez said “We’re really honoured to win the Global Security Challenge. Through this process, we’ve made a lot of important connections and have also
received a lot of good feedback. Winning the GSC will help us develop new products and move into new markets. Our win also validates voice biometrics as a key security technology, an important step for the industry.”
The Best Security Startup award was won by Swiss firm Arktis Radiation Detectors, with its technology for detecting ionizing radiation. Speaking on the win, COO Mario Vögeli said “We are honoured to get the opportunity to work together with TSWG and to receive this chance to accelerate the introduction of our transformational fastneutron detection technology to increase global security.” The Cyber Security Challenge awarded I Think Security the winning accolade for their encryption system that could be operated without any training or technology support and independent of the user’s location.
SNP Security business award winner
Congratulations to SNP as the proud winner of the NSW Business Chamber Award – Roger Pysden Business Innovation Award. The innovative people and culture interventions saw SNP win the prestigious award. Tom Roche Managing Director and fourth generation leader summed it up well – 85% of our people wear our uniform. We want them to feel proud to wear it, we want to increase their internal pride, this award is for everyone of our 2500 employees. SNP – not just talking about “Security with Service” but truly living it through their values.
Australian Secure Content Management Vendor of the Year for 2011
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) announced that it has been awarded Australian Secure Content Management Vendor of the Year for 2011 by leading global growth consulting company, Frost & Sullivan. This is the third year in a row in which Websense in Australia has been honoured with the annual secure content management accolade by Frost & Sullivan. Speaking at the prestigious 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards staged in Sydney last night, Mark Dougan, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Frost & Sullivan, said, “Frost & Sullivan’s Australian ICT awards are based on three main criteria – market share leadership, revenue growth and product & service innovation. Websense are the clear leader in Secure Content Management in Australia across all of these criteria, and we congratulate them again for their continued success in this market.”
Now in its sixth year, the Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards recognise companies that demonstrate excellence in the industry, based on the commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance and excel in the competitive Australian market.