Wayne Grundy (right) presents 2020 Imaging's Nigel Barrington with the winner's prize cheque
Raytheon UK’s Chief Information Officer Wayne Grundy presented a prize cheque for $10,000 from Raytheon to 2020 Imaging Ltd, the winning finalist of the 2011 IFSEC (Information, Fire & Security) Future of Security Challenge.
The Future Security Challenge competition launched this year as part of the IFSEC conference which targets leaders in security management. The Challenge is open to SMEs and academic institutions from all over the world and aims to find the most innovative and cost-effective technologies that could provide solutions for tomorrow’s security challenges.
Entrants were scored against categories including: disruptiveness, cost-effectiveness and business value/IP. Despite tough competition, 2020 Imaging Managing Director Nigel Barrington’s pitch on the company’s TuchControl product was the judging panel’s favourite.
Wayne Grundy – Chief Information Officer, Raytheon UK
In a speech addressing the finalists and event organiser, Grundy said: “Raytheon is proud to sponsor the first-ever Future Security Challenge in association with IFSEC. We are deeply committed to supporting academia and engineers creating the innovations and technical solutions of tomorrow.
“You have the extremely hard but exciting task of coming up with faster and agile solutions to address the increasing threats to our security and the task of being able to manage and filter the vast amounts of data being produced each day."
“Raytheon has successfully built upon its pioneering tradition to become a global technology leader. Looking at the finalist entries and the presentations we have just seen, I am truly impressed with the quality of the submissions and the work you have all put in."
“Raytheon is immensely proud to present 2020 Imaging with a cheque for $10,000. We look forward to supporting you with this venture and wish you every success.”
Commenting on the win, 2020 Imaging’s Barrington said: “This means a great deal to us. Over the past couple of years we’ve struggled to deliver a unique product in what is a very competitive market. The seal of approval that winning this award gives us means more than anyone can imagine."
“The prize money will help a great deal, but even more so the very fact that we’ve won this award as an SME gives us additional credibility to be able to work closely with integrators, promote our role in developing new technology and take our solutions even further forward.” he added.