2018 New Product Award Categories Judging Committee
Peter Bachsleitner, Chairman
CrowdConsultants, Berlin, Germany
Peter Bachsleitner is an active Business Angel and Venture Capital Investor in the areas of Digital Services and Clean Energy. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, and he has a broad international track record as entrepreneur (founder of manager-lounge and CROWDCONSULTANTS), as management consultant (Partner at PCUBED Program Planning Professionals and at Rickert & Co. Executive Search) and as Board Member of multinational corporations (E.ON UK and ISTA North America). During his career as an executive he has had a strong focus on corporate and new product/services development as well as deployment. This led to a passion for coaching entrepreneurs and advising companies on how to navigate successfully through the various stages of venturing and international growth.
Peter is a multiple Grand Stevie® Award honoree with CROWDCONSULTANTS from Germany, including Entrepreneur of the Year and Best New B2B Product or Service. He also has experiences as a judge for The International Business Awards.
“It’s a great honour to be chairing one of the judging committees,” Peter tells us. “As a past Gold Stevie® winner and judge, I know how much it means to win one of these coveted awards. To follow in the footsteps of renowned innovators like AstraZeneca, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, or Vodafone as winner of a Stevie® for new product or product management is both an inimitable recognition and a unique publicity booster.
“I’d especially like to encourage start-ups to go the extra mile preparing an entry for one or even multiple categories. Reviewing and documenting the achievements and unique selling proposition of a company is also a valuable investment in sharpening the pitch towards potential clients.”
Furkan Akbayrak, Founder
Mind the User, Fulham, London, United Kingdom
Ammar Akhtar, Founder
1CallGroup Solutions, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Poorvi Bhatt, Sr. Software Engineer
Leidos (Legacy IS&GS Lockheed Martin), Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Tarundeep Dhot, Associate Partner, Cognitive and Advanced Analytics
IBM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Srinivas Dubba, CEO and Founder
TruBiz Partners LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Shadiya Mohamed Saleh Baqutayan, Senior Lecturer
University Technology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Shadiya Mohamed Baqutayan is a psychologist, who earns the degree and master from International Islamic University (IIUM) in counseling and clinical psychology, and the PhD was from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Psychology (stress Management). Licensed counselor from Malaysian Psychotherapy Association (MPA/PM 1-127). Currently, she is working as a senior lecturer at University Technology Malaysia.
Jim Ducharme, Community Manager
WarriorPlus.com, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
A former broadcaster and editor, Jim has been working in digital marketing and community management for well over a decade. He's an expert on community engagement via digital channels and is a sought after analyst and commenator. He's now Community Director at the original digital business platform, WarriorPlus.com.
Jim Edwards, Global Director - CCH Integrator
Wolters Kluwer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Enas Elgendy, Senior Specialist
Road and Transportation Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I have over 12 years of working experience which include 3 years in corporate Strategy and Excellence, with experience in stakeholders studies, Global benchmarking, service innovation, Award participation, participate in Sustainability report, Polices formation and implantations and future shaping. Also more than 7 years in research Account Manager, independently managing accounts, Research design, Data Analysis, Experienced Strategic Planning Analyst with ability to draw real-life conclusions from data analysis. Adept in database management collection and manipulation of data and generating reports. Specializes in developing growth projects for companies and backing up business planning theories with facts. Worked with a range of business sectors:, Media, FMCG, Telecom, Education and international companies L’Oreal, Uniliver, J&J Coca Cola, Google, HSBC, Nissan, and consultant TNS, Ipsos and Dubai government e.g. Dubai Customs and RTA.
Mahesh Enjeti, Managing Director
SAI Marketing Counsel, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
Mahesh Enjeti, Managing Director, SAI Marketing Counsel and Advisor, Bubblefish is a passionate brand builder and marketer. Over four decades he has successfully created new brands, nurtured existing brands and revived declining brands across diverse sectors and geographies around the world. Mahesh, a Post Graduate in Marketing & Finance from IIM Calcutta is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly, AIM) and CPM Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. He teaches part-time at the Sydney Graduate School of Management (Western Sydney University) and has been published widely in Australia, UK, USA and India. Mahesh Enjeti, Managing Director, SAI Marketing Counsel and Advisor, Bubblefish is a passionate brand builder and marketer. Over four decades he has successfully created new brands, nurtured existing brands and revived declining brands across diverse sectors and geographies around the world. Mahesh, a Post Graduate in Marketing & Finance from IIM Calcutta is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly, AIM) and CPM Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. He teaches part-time at the Sydney Graduate School of Management (Western Sydney University) and has been published widely in Australia, UK, USA and India.
Jorge Garcia, Manager, New Processes
Colorsol Quimica S.L., Miramar, Florida, United States
Ashantha Goonetilleke, Professor, Water/Environmental Engineering
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Pascal Grant, Director & Founder
Hypermedia Consulting Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Pascal is a highly experienced IT/educational professional having worked for both leading technology providers (Oracle, SAP, Intel and Macromedia) and Australia's largest IT implementations. He has extensive experience in business driven cloud implementations and is acutely aware of security and cyber threats. Pascal has held senior roles in both business development and digital product management. He has held senior management roles in leading IT vendor companies including Macromedia, Oracle, SAP and Intel. In his most recent roles, Pascal has managed IT infrastructure services at the CBA and Telstra.
David Greenholtz, Founder & CEO
Swipe HealthCare, Park City, Utah, United States
Abdul Hafiz, Managing Director
Purplesoft Technology Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Betül Kahraman, Senior Product Manager
VSY BIOTECHNOLOGY, Istanbul, Turkey
Anoop Kumar, Senior Program Manager
HCL America, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
Yarish Kumar, Product Architect
Deloitte USI, Bengalore, Karnataka, India
Yarish is the Product Architect @ Deloitte USI Innovation labs, Bengaluru, India. He is passionate about Product Development, Cloud Infrastructure Management using Agile and DevOps methodologies. He has 13 years of Information Technology experience - worked with Jamcracker Cloud Broker, Infosys, Envestnet Yodlee Financial Data, Fidelity Investments.
Arrchana Lakshmanan, Marketing Manager
Emerson Automation Solutions, McKinney, Texas, United States
Vansh Makh, Head of Machine Learning and Data Science
Balbix Inc., San Francisco, California, United States
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.
Parmod Satija, Director-Product Development
AlphaNet Consulting, Santa Clara, California, United States
Parmod is a passionate and Innovative Senior Product Management & Engineering professional with over 20+ years of experience in different industry verticals which include software, high tech, and Automotive.
Parmod has earned MS in Engineering Management Degree from International Technological University, Silicon Valley USA, another master’s Degree from India, Bachelor's Degree in technology from India’s Premier Plastics Engineering and Technology institution, Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relation and Diploma in Total Quality management and ISO 9000. He is also Oracle cloud certified professional and have displayed & presented his work at many international exhibitions.
Jung Hieh Shon, CEO
HanaroAdcom, Seoul, South Korea
CEO of HanaroAdcom, visual design company, for 23 years. Adjunct Professor of Hanyang University in Seoul. Director of Korean Women Entrepreneurs Association. Director of Brand Design Association of Korea. Commitee of the launch of a presidential committee for social integration's PR department.
Kanwar Singh, Senior Principal
Accenture LLP, Danville, California, United States
Dr. Sanjay Sinvhal, VP-Big Data Consulting and Alliances
Aegis School of Big Data, Data Analytics, Cyber Security & Telecom, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Sanjay Sinvhal has 30+ years of experience (including 11 Yrs in India Air Force in Microwave Communication as a Short Service Commissioned officer) in Telecom in Wireless technologies like M2M / IoT, WiFi, WiMAX, CDMA, GSM, Microwave, UHF/VHF, Infrastructure security, safety as in Smart cities, Broadband Network Planning etc. in different roles such as Practice Head, BU Head, Delivery Head etc. He also has PMP & CWNA certifications.
Julian Stubbs, Strategic Management Consultant
Independent, London, United Kingdom
With a career that started in Advertising, moved on to Marketing, Strategic and Portfolio Management and New Business Development in BT and concluded as a Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Business my career has touched most aspects of marketing and portfolio management, both as a practitioner and university teacher.
Jacqueline Teo, General Manager, Programme Management Office
FOXTEL, Putney, New South Wales, Australia
Aykut Üstün, HR & Organizational Development Manager
Has Gida A.S. (Panda Ice Cream), Istanbul, Turkey
Aykut Ustun graduated from Marmara University Records and Information Management Department in 1993. At the same year he was hired by Aygaz which is Turkey’s market leader in LPG distribution. He was appointed to Akpa A.S. which is another Koc Holding affiliate as HR Manager in 2002. By the end of 2008, he started his new job at Opet Petroleum as HR Manager. He leaded Opet HR and Management System teams. In July 2015 he appeared as HR Coordinator of Tupras Izmit Oil Refinery. By April 2018, he shifted his career as HR&Organizational Development Manager of Panda Ice Cream.
Young Kug Won, Executive Creative Director
Solcom co., Ltd., Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea