As Sekuro approaches its first birthday, Noel Allnutt, the Managing Director Of Sekuro, reflects upon the Sekurian Journey over the past year and the exciting places Sekuro is heading:
The Sekuro Journey
Sekuro has been an amazing journey. We brought four organisations together because we all believed in a stronger vision. A vision of creating a business that delivered end-to-end cyber security and business resilience to the organisations across Australia. We see an opportunity for Australia to thrive in the digital economy. We see an opportunity for Australia to lead the way in how customers, communities, governments interact with this. I see a way that Australia can lead in the way that their organisations, governments, and communities interact with each other on the digital stage. We’ve got a unique opportunity ahead of us to really shape that journey.
The work that we’re doing across financial services, across healthcare, across other critical infrastructure areas will ensure that Australia is a safer place to do business and live across a connected society. It’s been a very interesting 12 months and to integrate four businesses is a huge feat. It’s not easy. It’s not something that can be done overnight. There’s so many different things to think about from a cultural level, from a service level, from a sales level, from a marketing perspective, from a finance perspective. And to be honest, it can be really overwhelming at times. But then I want to see us as an integrated firm, helping organisations like New South Wales Police, Suncorp, Macquarie Bank, Service New South Wales, or JB Hi-Fi to support their customers in a more secure way and help them to digitally transform. All those late nights and early mornings, make it all worthwhile.
Some of the lessons we’ve learned is about the importance of taking people on the journey. The journey has been one that was started by seven founders deciding that they wanted to come together, but it’s been executed by a team of experts and a team of loyal employees who we are so grateful everyday to deliver upon the promise of this organisation. It’s down to those employees who are with us today, and those employees who are still to join us, which will redefine the success of Sekuro as we enable organisations to be fearless in the digital economy of Australia and the APJ region. There’s been so many times that I sit back, reflect, and I’m just so proud of the business.
I love when employees travel interstate, and before you know it, there are events where people are just catching up for drinks and coffees. That camaraderie of bringing people together across quizzes and ‘Party on us’, seeing everyone’s face on the team screen, and then seeing the same people being able to catch up in person, shake hands, have a hug, and have a conversation that enables them both to feel much more part of this fabric of Sekuro. And it’s the fabric of Sekuro and getting the Sekuro way embedded and executed is what I’m going to focus on for the next 12 months and beyond.
The Sekuro way of working will be one where we deliver empathy, expertise, and professionalism at all times to our customers, to our partners, and most importantly, to our people who make us such a special organisation. So on reflection, it’s been a wonderful 12 months.
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Sekuro
Noel is a driven and award-winning IT leader. He specialises in building teams that enable companies to create a secure and sustainable competitive advantage in the digital economy. Noel also hosts the ‘Building Resilience Podcast,’ which explores the world of sport and deconstructs the tools and ethos of world-class athletes that can help create growth and optimise business and life.