2017 New Product and Service Awards Judging Committee
Ahmad Al Hai, Senior Analyst, Oil and Gasr
Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
As someone who has participated in the Stevie Awards for several years, Ahmad is delighted to be Chair of the 2017 Judging Committee for the New Product/Product Management Awards. His advise to everyone is: “Let Everybody Know How Successful You Are…
The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. operates onshore and in shallow coastal waters of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi, IT Solution Analyst/Developer
Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd,Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Al Naqbi is freelance programmer. He has started programming before the graduation from high school in 2004. He has developed different solutions while studied on university. One of them was with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in 2009. He graduated from university with 3.52. He started working for United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) for two years. He worked primarily on developing new academics solutions and refining the existing solutions. He got opportunity and a new challenge to work for Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO), one famous companies in United Arab Emirates.
Mahesh Enjeti, Managing Director
SAI Marketing Counsel Pty Ltd, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
Mahesh Enjeti, Managing Director, SAI Marketing Counsel and Advisor, Bubblefish is a passionate brand builder and educator. Over four decades spent between Australia and India, he has successfully created new brands, nurtured existing brands and revived declining brands across sectors as diverse as consumer products, durables, services, technology, infrastructure and manufacturing. Mahesh has a Post Graduate qualification in Marketing & Finance and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. He teaches part time at Western Sydney University and has been published widely in Australia, UK, USA and India.
Dr. Moussa Habib, Under-Secretary General,Professional Development and Scientific Affairs
Jordan Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan
Dr. Habib Holds the position of Undersecretary General, Professional Development and Scientific Affairs at Jordan Engineers Association since 2014. He was the Assistant Director General Chief Capacity Management Officer at the Istishari Hospital in Amman, Jordan from 2010 till 2014. He was Acting Dean of engineering, Director of the Nanotechnology Program and associate Professor of Electronics at Princess Sumaya University. He worked as a technical consultant to a number of engineering firms in the area of Speech, Imaging, IT and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Habib published over 100 publications and articles in peer reviewed Journals and international conferences. He was the Vice President of the IEEE Jordan Chapter from 2011-2013. Dr. Habib was the Chair and the Co-chair for a number of International Conferences in the area of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is actively involved in a number of community service committees including Rakhaa’ Noble Invest, ELO (English Language Olympics), JEA Consulting Committee, and more.He holds M.A.SC and Ph.D. in Medical Electronics from Dalhousie University, Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE and is awarded the rank of Consultant Engineer in Biomedical Engineering by JEA.
Alison Higgins-Miller, CEO
Lightray Insights Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
Alison Higgins-Miller created Lightray Insights Pty Ltd, in October 2016, as the global sales arm for Excellence4U and their Lightray subsidiaries. With more than 20 years executive management experience, Higgins-Miller is responsible for building revenue.
Eddie Hui, CEO
IT emaos, Hong Kong, China
Eddie comes with 36 years professional experience in Management, Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Support in the industry. He has been a professional consultant and executive leadership coach for more than 8 years. Currently, he provides CEO coaching service towards CEO’s around the globe via IT emAos – an IT executive management Advisory on success consulting and training company headquartered in Hong Kong with global clientele.
Arvind Kumar, ERP Solution Architect-Business Strategy,
Derex Technology, Inc., Portland, Oregon, USA
Senior ERP Solution Architect & IT Manager- 20 years of Experience in Implementing SAP & IT Projects across the globe, project execution & control, planning, vendor and client management & new system implementation. Pioneer in analysis, design, development, testing & implementation of customized ERP (SAP) solutions for new implementations and upgrades. Experienced in delivering complex solutions in various IT SAP projects using expert level skills He is PMP, SAP OTC and HANA certified. In 2014-2015, Arvind Kumar developed a complex solution to transfer ‘Third party order processing’ to ‘Statistical third party order processing’ in ERP, his solutions acclaimed lots of kudos and awards. He is Masters in ‘Systems’ and Bachelors in ‘Electronics’.
Raj Masina, Vice President, Engineering & Operations
Polar Power Inc, Gardena, California, USA
Raj Masina currently serves as the Vice President of Engineering & Operations at Polar Power Inc, an industry leader in providing DC power systems to a wire variety of applications including Telecommunications, Military, Renewable Energy, Marine, Electric Cars etc. Raj joined Polar in 2009, and has since been tasked with increasing the operational efficiency of the organization. Under his leadership, Polar has grown from a small company to a multinational company growing at a rate of more than 200 % year to year. Raj was instrumental in revitalizing Polar, by incorporating a highly effective ERP system that handles accounting, purchasing, inventory control, customer relationship management and vendor performance. He has also played a key role in business development and establishing strategic partnerships with companies overseas, helping Polar build a strong and stable supply chain as required to address industry needs. Recently, Raj helped the company go public on NASDAQ successfully listed and trading actively. Prior to Polar, Raj was the Engineering Manager for Applied Photonics Worldwide, a company that is involved in Nanotechnology and Bio-Imaging equipment and was a Supply Chain Manager at Intenational Game Technology.
Wessam Massoud, Program Delivery Manager
Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center (ADSIC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Over 19 years of experience in Program & Project management, Service Delivery, Development of Enterprise Solutions, Implementation of Oracle Apps (ERP & CRM), Siebel CRM, Enterprise Applciations development in Public Sector, eGovernment, Shared Services, Judiciary & eLaws, Military, Realstate & Asset Management, Facility Management, Maritime & Transportation, Customs & eCommerce, Freezones, Data Center Operations.
Leah Middlebrook, VP Market Development-International Payments
FIS, Dallas, Texas, USA
Leah Middlebrook began her career at Dun & Bradstreet as an analyst and has worked in the Fintech industry for over twenty years. Leah came to FIS in 2003 and has held numerous leadership roles in product marketing, pre-sales management and sales. In 2016, she moved to the Payments division supporting the international regions as VP Market Development. In 2016, Leah graduated with a Master’s Degree in National Security and Phi Kappa Phi academic honors. Leah is on the Alumni Board of Directors of Northwestern State University and member of the Junior League of Dallas.
Rajesh-Kumar Mudiakal, Senior Project Manager
Ernst & Young Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior SAP Project Manager with around 20 years with experience of managing many complex sap transformation projects. He is PMP, Prince2, ITIL Certified and presented many papers in International conferences. He holds Master degree from Bristol University and Executive certification in Strategy Consulting from Columbia Business School.
Sean Shahrokhi, Senior Technical Project Manager
Verve, San Diego, California
Sean is a business leader that loves to give back to the community. With an extensive background in project and product management his passion for business and technology have helped play a vital role in his success as a business leader and as an active member of the technology community.
Julian Stubbs, Senior Lecturer (retired)
The University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Before teaching at the University of Greenwich Business School I worked for many years at BT, latterly at senior levels in Marketing, Strategy, New Business Development. I now act as a private senior consultant and mentor.
Bartosz Witorzeńć, Head of SME Business and Sales Development Division
mBank SA, Lodz, Poland
Bartosz Witorzeńć is the Head of Transaction and Activisation SME Business Department in mBank. He has been working in mBanks' Retail and SME banking since 2008. In the past Bartosz had various roles such as Team Leader in mBank CRM Department, Team Leader in New mBank project, CRM Team Leader in Orange Finance project, and Advisor to the Management Board in mBank's Retail.