TechWorks Awards 2019
On the 6th of November, key innovators in the deep-tech industry converged on London for one of the most popular industry awards ceremonies in the calendar.
The Awards Ceremony, was held at a prestigious venue in London’s Kensington. IC Resources was again the proud sponsor of the Company of the year award, as well as the UKESF scholar of the year award. Other sponsors this year were Arm, Cadence, CSA Catapult, Diodes, Logo Logistics, Lumentum, Maser Engineering, NXP, Paratus People and Thales.
The evening was dominated by Cyber security with 5 of the thirteen prizes won by the cyber security industry. Aside from the two dedicated Cyber Security categories, the three big awards; ‘Company of the Year’, ‘Contribution to Industry’, and ‘Product of the Year’ all went to members of the Cyber Security industry.
This reflects the growing realisation that, for organisations, it’s no longer about if you experience a cyber attack, but more about when you experience an attack.
- Congratulations to SecureThingz, winner of ‘Company of the Year’. SecureThingz specialises in delivering scalable and sustainable security for IoT.
- Congratulations also to Professor Paul Dorey of CSO Confidential, ‘a true champion to the industry’ who won the TechWorks Award for ‘Contribution to Industry’. Paul is the second consecutive winner of the - ‘Contribution to Industry Award from the cyber security industry. He’s been a key player in information security for over 25 years; providing consultancy to numerous governments, run global strategy, security and risk management functions for BP, Morgan Grenfell and Barclays Bank, sat on the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA), and co-founded the Jericho Forum and the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).
- Product of the Year went to Darktrace for their Enterprise Immune system which leverages AI and self-learning to detect novel attacks and insider threats at an early stage of their emergence.
- A special congratulations should also go to sensor tech start-up Nanusens who left the evening with two awards: One for ‘Disruptive Technology’ and the other for ‘Emerging Technology Company of the Year’.
Other award winners included:
- Blu Wireless for Automotive Electronics Innovation &Excellence
- Signify for IOT Security Foundation Champion
- Diodes Inc for Manufacturing Site of the Year Award
- Compugraphics International for Manufacturing Supplier of the Year Award (Based on Industry Survey)
- Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult for R&D Excellence of the Year
- Gethn Pickard of Plessey Semiconductors for Young Engineer of the Year Award
- Angela Mison for Cyber Student of the Year in Automotive Award
- And Hugo McNally of University of Southampton and Mary Bennett, University of Surrey/Embecosm for UKESF Scholar of the Year Award.