2020 will go down in history as a time when digital transformation was forced upon sectors which, in the past, have been slow to adopt new technologies. Covid-19 has changed all of this in a blink of an eye. Tutum Technology was born out of the Covid crisis to help manage not only the current challenges, but also futureproof businesses with its robust innovative technology solutions.
In the run up to Covid-19, Ellanstone and Infinite Possibilities had been working closely together on a number of award-winning digital technologies around engagement, compliance and incident management. It became clear that if these technologies worked in ‘concert’ they could form a very powerful solution.
James Screen of Infinite Possibilities and co-founder of Tutum Technologies commented: “With many construction projects running behind schedule and a lot of the population at home not able to earn, the technologies which we have been working with over the years, with a few tweaks, could be adapted to help solve the problems of getting people back to work safely”. The team, through their new scheduled daily Zoom calls, set about trying to put the jigsaw together to come up with a technology solution to support the predicted need for mass testing in the construction sector.
Brendon Kenny of Ellanstone and co-founder of Tutum Technologies commented: “It became very apparent that with the combined skill sets and connections of Ellanstone and Infinite Possibilities that we should form a new company to take these solutions to market. This was always on the cards, but the Covid-19 crisis was the catalyst to accelerating this coming together and the new company was formed. We set about thinking of a company name which linked everything we were doing together and after settling on ‘safe’ as the common thread, looked into its meaning in other languages and came up with Tutum, Latin for safe”. Brendon added: “We believe builders merchants as well as construction sites will have the same issues in terms of testing, engagement with customers for deliveries and also incident control.”
The cornerstone to the solution is a V-Health Passport which manages the policies set by the CDM coordinator on site. Scanned at a safety compliant distance it can verify if the person is safe to go on site or not. The other technologies used alongside the V-Health Passport help with engagement and incident control to help protect employees on site.
Peter Wright from Ellanstone commented: “The technologies are not just for the current Covid-19 situation but are a long-term solution for organisations to embrace more efficient ways of working. Maintaining and managing compliance will lead to a more robust business in what is predicted to be challenging markets post Covid-19. We believe that collaboration is going to be vitally important for all industries to get through this, we are also immensely thankful to BITA (British Irish Trading Alliance) for all their support in helping us connect to the right people in the construction sector. They really are ‘People Who Know People That Help People’”.