Surevine was announced as the winner of the techUK and Cyber Exchange Cyber Innovation Den Pitching Competition. The competition saw 12 of the most innovative cyber SMEs from across the whole of the UK pitch their products and services to a panel of expert judges from across the public and private sectors.
Surevine pitched Jodami, an innovative video conferencing, voice and instant messaging solution designed to enable organisations to take back control of the conversation. It provides a cohesive user experience to allow participants to securely hold voice and video calls, and send private and group chat messages. The full set of controls meets the most demanding needs of National Security, Military and Critical National Infrastructure but the controls are designed to scale appropriately to meet the needs any organisation that genuinely cares about security. Jodami delivers a modern engaging user experience familiar to users of Slack or Zoom and does so in a way which can be trusted to keep your secrets, secret.
The judges decided that Surevine was the clear winner, that Jodami was new, innovative and could truly benefit cyber resilience across the UK. The disruption that COVID-19 has caused has seen new or accelerated cyber threats emerge as the UK has learnt to increasingly live and work online. Organisations have rapidly had to deal with a multitude of challenges around home working and maintaining operational resilience, and we’ve seen longstanding challenges escalated overnight, with entrenched debates being overturned just as quickly. The security that Jodami brings is perhaps more necessary now than ever.
Stuart Murdoch, CEO & Founder of Surevine, who presented to the 125 attendees and judges said “I am delighted that Jodami has won this prestigious award. The competition was fierce and all of the contestants and particularly the finalists deserve recognition. The judges were challenging which makes it all the more rewarding for the Surevine team that Jodami was declared winner. It is a technology we truly believe in which is uniquely placed to meet head-on the challenges which working during the pandemic, and the “new normal”, have and will present.”
Dan Patefield, Head of Cyber & National Security at techUK, said “techUK would like to extend our congratulations to Surevine for winning the competition with their product Jodami. The competition was particularly strong this year, with many innovative products on display and we are sure that all the companies that pitched have a great future ahead of them. After a period of deliberation, the judging panel decided that Jodami stood out both as a new and innovative product and as a symbol of Surevine’s evolution and growth. Cyber Security SMEs, such as Surevine, are a vital part of the cyber security ecosystem and techUK will continue to support and grow this community over the years ahead.”