Our next SME Networking Session will be held at techUK offices, the techUK Defence and Security SME group will provide an update on SME activities across Defence.

This session will also provide an opportunity for SMEs to pitch on the subject of Data in Defence & Security, pitching their products to each other, in the hope of promoting collaboration between SMEs and fostering familiarity with each other’s company.

In this session of 2023, we have ten 5 minute slots available for SMEs ONLY to pitch their Data product's. If you would like to take one of these slots, please get in touch with [email protected]. This networking session is run every quarter going forward, so please don’t worry if you are unable to secure a slot this time round.

A full agenda can be found below.


  • 1400 - Introduction – 10 mins (Freddie)
  • 1410 - First five pitches – 5 mins each
  • 1440 -  Comfort break
  • 1450 - Second five pitches – 5 mins each
  • 1520 - Brief from Key Speaker, John Kite, Supplier Relations Team Leader at Ministry of Defence 
  • 1550 - Closing Remarks – 10 mins (Graham)
  • 1600 - Session Ends 
  • 1600 - 1700 – Drinks / Networking off site
Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Jeremy Wimble

Programme Manager, Defence, techUK

Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, National Security, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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