New Products/Services & Achievement Awards Categories Judging Committee
2018 NEW PRODUCT/SERVICE & ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS JUDGING CHAIR
Mary V Mason MD, MBA, FACP, CEO & Founder
Little Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Since 1999, Little Medical School has inspired children in over 46 domestic and international markets to consider careers in healthcare through its innovative programming and retail toys. Before founding Little Medical School, Dr. Mason held several corporate roles during her career, which allowed her to create award-winning clinical programs that dramatically improved quality and resulted in lower medical costs in insured patient populations.
Dr. Mason is a clinical instructor at the Washington University School of Medicine and an adjunct lecturer at the John Olin School of Business. She is a member of the National Council for Washington University Institute for Public Health. She serves as a volunteer physician in residency programs and clinics for the uninsured. She has been recognized as a member of the 2007 class of 40 under 40 and the 2016 Most Influential Business Women by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Dr. Mason earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, and her MD and MBA from Washington University. She completed her clinical training at the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where she was a Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society.
Mell Balment, Principle Consultant
QT Consulting, Durack, Queensland, Australia
Jennifer Barbee, CEO
Destination Innovate, Jennifer Barbee Inc., Plano, Texas, USA
Devanshu Bhatt, Consultant, IT App Development (Test Automation Lead / Architect)
Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, Ohio, United States
12+ Years of experience in software quality assurance and Test suite automation development for Desktop, client/server, web based (Front End / Back end), GUI, SOA, E-commerce and cloud based applications. Received number of Bravo rewards for exceptional work and helping and resolving critical problems. IT Star Nationwide Level winner. Quick learner, self starter, strong team player with good work ethics and a good understanding of QA methodologies. Handles multiple projects.
Karen Bonsignori, Founder/CEO
FRESH Company USA, Clearwater, Florida, USA
Evelyn Büsgen, Owner & Management Consultant
Unternehmenstankstelle, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Fatima Cabral, CEO
Pink Elephant Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada
John Cary, Director of Digital Products
The Nation, New York, New York, USA
Sid Chakrabarty, Senior Analyst
ZENOPTICS, San Jose, California, USA
Sanjay Choubey, Co-Founder & Global Digital Transformation Leader
Dhham Corp, Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Proven leader with demonstrated experience in defining (digital strategy, roadmap), implementing and sustaining business and technology transformation at global scale. Most recently worked as Vice President of IT at Johnson Controls ($43B Revenue), and has founded Dhham Corporation to support SCM initiatives such as Cold chain Management using digital technologies such as IOT, Block Chain and AI.
Kim Ellis, Founder & Director
International Earth and Space Technology Pty Ltd, Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia
Lori Ericson, HR Manager
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Littleton, Colorado, USA
Marlene Fox-McIntyre, Principal
Athene Solutions LLC, Coral Springs, Florida, USA
Dato Seri Dr Edmund Goh, CEO
BHG GROUP, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Sara Magdalena Goldberger, Marketing Director and Board Member
Cyber Rescue Alliance, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rashmi Gopinath, Partner
M12 (Microsoft Ventures), San Francisco, California, USA
Rashmi Gopinath is a Partner with M12 (formerly known as Microsoft Ventures) and leads enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, IoT, and AI/ML investments in North America. She also leads the fund’s investments in India. Her current investments include Frame (acquired by Nutanix), Paxata, Tact.ai, SnapRoute, CNEX Labs, Synack, CloudLanes, UnravelData, Interana, and Contrast Security. Previously, Rashmi was an Investment Director at Intel Capital focused on investing in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, and big data companies. She also led global business development for high-growth startups such as Couchbase and BlueData. Prior to that, she held product development and product marketing positions at GE and Oracle. Rashmi has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai in India.
Sheila Green, Principal and Founder
Green Productivity Solutions, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA
Shannon J. Gregg, President
Cloud Adoption Solutions, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Shannon J. Gregg, MBA, is an aficionado of sales technology to increase efficiency in the sales process, and an early adopter and adoption influencer for sales technology systems, particularly Salesforce.com and technology that integrates with the Salesforce platform. Shannon is known as a change agent, particularly in M&A environments (VC/PE), with successful track record of integrating process, product/service pricing and pricing methodologies, and notably, global teams, with cultural sensitivity.
Ambika Hanchate, Founder & President
Jana Mana Foundation, Haveri, Karnataka, India
Dr. Ambika Hanchate was a leading CEO/Executive Director of Green India International Foundation, in Uttar Pradesh, and has held senior positions in many reputable foundations, not just in India, but also with Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. From 2008 to 2018 she has won more than 60 national and international awards and has been nominated for around 70 prestigious awards worldwide. Ambika was always determined to do something useful for society and to contribute to the community, and has implemented new plans that were executed in her home state, Hubli. Her motto is to enable the empowerment of women, which is why she recently created the Jana Mana Foundation. In 2016, Dr. Ambika Hanchate received an International Achievers Award in Canada.
Ursula Hessenflow, CEO & Co-Founder
myLAB Box, San Francisco, California, USA
Alison Higgins-Miller, CEO
Lightray Insights Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lynne Hildebrand, Founder and CEO
Degas de Paris, Windermere, Florida, USA
Sivapriya Kaza, Product Manager - Machine Learning and Computer Vision
Fellow Robots, San Jose, California, USA
Michelle King, Senior Director, Patent Operations
Strongforce Intellectual Property Strategies, Los Angeles, California, USA
Michelle King has over a dozen years of intellectual property experience in multiple sectors, and is currently Senior Director of Patent Operations with S4S Intellectual Property Design, a consulting firm providing strategic patent advice. A resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Michelle is a graduate of LaSalle University and is involved in “A Love for Life”, a charity dedicated to raising funds for pancreatic cancer research.
Cihan Koral Malak, Independent Sustainability Consultant
Por Muta, Istanbul, Turkey
Kristen Kuhns, Director of Product
CoachList, Inc. & PasswordWrench, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA
Kristen has been working with and for start-ups for almost 20 years, as well as advising. Currently she is Dir of Product at CoachList and content director and adviser at PasswordWrench, both early stage global companies.
Joanne Lang, CEO
AboutOne, Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA
Sichang Lu, Chemical Engineer
Gamma Alloys, Los Angeles, California, USA
Omar Martinez Vega, Customer Service Manager - Key Accounts
DHL, Mexico City, Mexico
Megan McCann, CEO & Founder
McCann Partners LLC, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Megan McCann, CEO and Founder of McCann Partners, is an established IT recruitment and technology services leader known for building and leading highly successful IT services firms, and for the work she does to advance diversity and cultivate talent across the technology industry. She also co-founded ARA, a national organization that promotes women in technology and leadership.
Leah Middlebrook, VP International Market Development
FIS, Addison, Texas, USA
Rahul Mital, Project Manager
Genpact LLC, Houston, Texas, USA
Rahul Mital has been Project Manager at Genpact working for GE Oil & Gas at Houston. He is Lean - Six Sigma - Green Belt certified professional with more than 16 years of experience in Supply Chain Management with cutting edge technologies. He is very creative, innovative and often called as Scientist by his colleagues. He is also an expert in singing, playing music, skilled in judo - Karate and painting.
Judilynn Niedercorn, Chief Operating Officer
DGC International, Vienna, Virginia, USA
Judi is serving as COO of DGC International, which achieved #11 on the 2018 INC 5000 list. She has over 30 years’ experience in technical, infrastructure and operations leadership and consulting in the Washington DC area. Also engaged in charitable rural economic development. Film Producer.
Laura Osburnsen, Founder, Chief Marketing Officer
SalesMark Fusion, Point of Rocks, Maryland, USA
Supriya Pande, Software Developer
File & ServeXpress, LLC, Irving, Texas, USA
Sharon Parsons, Product Category Leader
Humana, Crestwood, Kentucky, USA
Alaina Percival, CEO
Women Who Code, San Francisco, California, USA
Dennis Reno, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Success
Arxan Technologies, San Francisco, California, USA
Mohammad Rizvi, IT Leader
PwC US, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Kelly Roark, Founder & CSO
KPR Strategic Consulting, New York, New York, USA
Srinivasan Saravanamuthu, Senior Manager
Accenture, Seattle, Washington, USA
Parmod Satija, Director-Product Development
Alpha Net Consulting, Santa Clara, California, USA
Parmod is a Gold Stevie-winning, 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.
Melda Sofuoglu, Customer Channels Experience Manager
Turkcell Global Bilgi, Istanbul, Turkey
Viola Tasch, International Affairs
Berlin School of Economics and Law, Berlin, Germany
Sreenivas Tatti, Principal Consultant
Ayrus Inc, Naperville, Illinois, USA
Burcu Tekbas, Director of Sales, Marketing and Travel Agencies of Turkey
Fly Express International Tour Operator, Istanbul, Sisli, Turkey
Burcu has been Director of Sales, Marketing and Travel Agencies of Turkey at Fly Express International Tour Operator since 2016. During her career, Burcu has been responsible for the development of Sales and Marketing processes and Brand Standards for the company. Burcu's other job experiences and qualifications are in Corporate Communications, 360 Degree Digital Marketing, B2B Business Development and Active Field Sales processes. Burcu was born in Ankara, Turkey and graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management at Mersin University, which has one of the oldest tourism courses in Turkey.
Dr. Lesley Thompson, Director of Exceptional Student Education
Monroe County School District, Sugarloaf Key, Florida, USA
Subash Thota, Data Architect/Project Manager
Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Subash Thota works as Data Architect and specializes in Big Data, Cloud, Data Integration and Data Analytics with significant experience in Project Management, Agile, and Data Governance. Subash has written several papers in the field of Big Data, Cloud, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence.
Veronique Topping, Web Technology Specialist
Cablevision, New York, New York, USA
Tanja Turner, Digital Consultant - Learning Technologies
Freelance, Eight Mile Plains, Queensland, Australia
Tanja Turner is the founder and managing director of her own company. She offers Digital Management Consultancy, Podcasting, Blogging, Social Media and WordPress training opportunities for businesses and educational institutions. Her own Aussie Bloggers Podcast has had over half a million listeners and she is a great support to startups, entrepreneurs and businesses who wish to build their online presence through social media, online courses and technology enhancement while offering Digital Coaching services at the same time. Larger corporations are often seeking training for staff in the areas of technology and leadership, encouraging confidence, updated skills and the ability to reduce staff absenteeism by teaching life/work management priorities, which Tanja supports. Her passion project is supporting family carers of cancer patients and she does this by helping them write about their own journey.
Cathryn Warburton, Partner & Director
Acacia Law, Anstead, Queensland, Australia
Cathryn Warburton, the Legal Lioness, is a multi-international award winning lawyer, mentor and intellectual property specialist. She is a keynote speaker who appears on radio, television and her own video series helping her to empower hundreds of thousands of business owners.
Joyce Weiland, President
SoftPro, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Marci Weisler, Principal
MW Advisory, New York, New York, USA
Agung Wicaksono, MSc
PT Petrosida Gresik, Gresik, East Java, Indonesia
Hi young leaders, my name is Agung Wicaksono. I graduated from Master of Science Collage of Agriculture and Life Sciences Seoul National University, Seoul South Korea with some academic and non-academic accomplishments. I’m passionate on environment, education, science and social research, and youth development. From these interests, I always try to connect all my activities which are related to my personal background with my future plans. Being born and raised in Indonesia, I witness how development is overly focused on economic growth. As the consequence, Indonesia has been entering an urban era with the fact of many people settled in cities. The result of this phenomenon is negative impact of urbanization, such as poverty and environmental degradation. That is why I am encouraged to have a concrete role in the Sustainable Urbanization of Indonesia by contributing long-term solutions. My interest in urban environmental studies started when I built a community development program for destitute children in slum areas from 2010 until 2016.
Lisa Woods, CMS Product Manager
Wisconsin Interactive Network, Madison, Wisconsin, USA