New Product and Solution Provider Awards Judges

2018 JURY CHAIR

Ben MartinBen Martin, Vice President, Client Support, Network Alliance, Reston, Virginia, USA

Ben Martin currently serves as a member of the Network Alliance executive management team.  He directs the Network Alliance Client Support Center, which specializes in offering white glove technical support, system management, and professional services for a wide spectrum of Cloud Desktop, Cloud Infrastructure, and Cloud VoIP environments.  Ben previously served as Vice President of Customer Care at Parature, Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), where he directed technical support operations serving Parature's global customer and partner network.

Prior to joining Parature, Ben was the Director of Investor Services at The Morino Institute Netpreneur Program, an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs fund and grow their technology businesses. During his four years at The Morino Institute, Ben worked with technology entrepreneurs, angel investors, and early stage venture capital firms to identify early stage investment opportunities within the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ben began his career in Information Technology as a technology analyst with the Advanced Technology Department of the American Chemical Society. He earned an MBA in Corporate Finance and an MS in Information Technology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He also holds a BS in Corporate Finance and a BA in Philosophy from West Virginia University.

Committee:

Tirupathi AnandTirupathi Anand, Chief Strategist
LEAP BUSINESS EXCELLENCE ADVISORY FZE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience specifically focussed on Business Planning; Business Process Improvements; Strategic Alliances; Design Thinking and Business Excellence.

 

Ravi Arora, Solutions Architect
HCL Technologies, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Tristan Averett, Founding Principal
Virago Solutions, Lisbon, Portugal

Jon Byers, Program & Business Analyst
IBM Watson Health, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Frankie DiCarlantonioFrankie DiCarlantonio, Director of Business Operations
Scaffidi Restaurant Group, Steubenville, Ohio, USA

Frankie DiCarlantonio describes himself as a "Business Professional and Community Leader" serving in many ways to benefit the business community as well as the non-profit and civic sectors of the Ohio Valley area as well. Being a young professional, Frankie is involved in numerous committees, commissions, and boards on behalf of the people of his city, county, and region at local, state, and national levels.

Maria Corazon Dizon, Chief Finance Officer
Ayala Corporation, Makati City, Philippines

Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Managing Partner & CEO
SilkRoad Equity LLC, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

Marlene Fox-McIntyre, Principal
Athene Solutions LLC, Coral Springs, Florida, USA   
   

Lorretta GasperLorretta Gasper, Principal
Wind Rose Communications, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Lorretta Gasper is founder and Principal of Wind Rose Communications, a PR/Marketing consultancy serving clients in business-to-business technology, consulting, investor, and non-profit markets. She holds 35 years of experience as a journalist, writer, PR and marketing consultant that included the Wall Street Journal, Dun & Bradstreet and publicly traded companies.

Tara Griffin, Analytics Solution Lead - North America
Genesys, Flagler Beach, Florida, USA

Anne JefferiesAnne Jefferies, Vendor Compliance Manager
AT&T Global Vendor Management, Biggar, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Award-winning in multiple roles across AT&T and other communication companies. Drives efficiencies while improving customer satisfaction and employee morale. Delivers multi-million dollar projects on time to achieve significant results. Unites diverse global teams at executive and operational levels in highly effective partnerships.
 

Corinne Jenni, President
Strategati LLC, San Diego, California, USA

Shridhar P Joshi, Consultant Advisor
TATA Motors, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Umut KececiogluUmut Keçecioğlu, Mobile Product Manager
Yapi Kredi Bank, Istanbul, Turkey

Umut Keçecioğlu is the manager of Mobile Services and Wearable Technologies at Yapı Kredi Bank. He has been working on banking sector since 2011, and he is currently responsible for Yapı Kredi’s products and services on mobile platforms. He had various roles in several projects mainly focus on Mobile Banking, Mobile Payment, ATM, Customer Services and Direct Banking. Prior to joining Yapı Kredi, Umut worked at DenizBank as Mobile Banking and Cloud Banking Senior Associate and he also held roles at Ata Holding and HSBC. He holds a MSc in Financial Forecasting and Investment from University of Glasgow and BA in Economics from Bilkent University, Ankara.

Kevin Knutson, Principal
LGHTR, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Arvind KumarArvind Kumar, ERP Solution Architect-Business Strategy
Derex Technologies, Portland, Oregon, USA

Arvind Kumar is Advanced Certified Senior ERP Solution Architect & Information Technology Manager. He has 20 years of enriched experience in designing solutions in SAP/ Big data/ SAP HANA & IT Projects across the globe. He is Pioneer in analysis, design, development, testing & implementation of customized ERP (SAP) and Big data solutions for new implementations and upgrades. Experienced in delivering complex solutions in various IT SAP projects using expert level skills. Arvind began his Information Technology career in 1998. From there, he progressed through several IT leadership roles in diverse industries and technologies. Arvind Kumar is a technology expert and passionate problem solver.

John Letourneau, Senior Director, Customer Success
VIPRE Security, Clearwater, Florida, USA

Raymond Loehr, Director, Commercial Operations
Vodafone Germany, Dusseldorf, Germany

Wessam MassoudWessam 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.

Ali Tolga MoralAli Tolga Moral, CEO
Sistema Consulting Inc., Istanbul, Turkey

Tolga Moral, who had graduated from Bogazici University Industrial Engineering Department, starter his career in production industry and then was transferred to the consultancy sector in a short time as a result of his keen interest, knowledge and talent on solving the problems under the iceberg.  Moral gave service to outstanding enterprises on the national and international arena in the last decade including Azercell, Groupama, Deutsche Post Global Mail, DHL Express, Eczacıbası , Ekol Lojistik,  Finansbank, Turk Telekom, Turkcell. Moral carries roles in the execution and management boards of several organizations along with his roles of entrepreneur, manager, moderator, consultant and trainer.

Mayank MoudgilMayank Moudgil, Associate Partner
Capco, Houston, Texas, USA

Mayank is an accomplished Thought Leader and Business Partner in the Energy (Oil, Gas & Power) industry with over 16 years of experience, helping organizations of all sizes in their transformation journeys. He has extensive and proven experience in forging lasting relationships with business leaders and senior stakeholders (CxOs); partnering with the business to solve complex issues and developing innovative solutions to maximize business value. His experience spans across multiple organizations, such as large Oil/Gas supermajors, IT/services consulting firms, financial services majors, investment banks, large agro/food companies & commodity trading businesses, all underpinned with a deep and varied understanding of various technology paradigms. As a client executive, he has led business development and account growth, delivered large implementation engagements, and setup globally distributed support and delivery teams.

Rebecca Moule, Manager, Financial Services
Accenture, London, United Kingdom

Rajendran Nair, Chief Marketing Officer
Intrigo Systems, Inc, San Francisco, California, USA

Leticia Padilla, Regional Vice President
TeleTech, San Francisco, California, USA

Toni Potter, Director
AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Chantilly, Virginia, USA

Mohammad RizviMohammad Rizvi, IT Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, USA, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA    

Mohammad Raza Rizvi is an IT professional with 15+ years of international experience with multinational firms - PwC US and Wipro. He has experience across US and Europe working with many Fortune 500 customers and helping them succeed in their IT & Business Transformation programs and Digital implementations across Finance, Telecom, Automotive and Printing Solutions industry segments. He has helped customers with IT Strategy, Solution Roadmap, Business/IT Alignment, Program Plan, CRM Consulting, System Integration, Solution Blueprinting and Transition for on-remise and cloud products. He holds a Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

Randy Selleck, Senior Consultant
Service Strategies, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, USA

Karishma Singh, Manager - Business Analyst
Fareportal, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Sylvia Slezak, Marketing Director
CityOf.com, Livingston, Texas, USA

Melda Sofuoglu, Channel Experience & Operations Development Manager
Turkcell Global Bilgi, Istanbul, Turkey

Michel Stevens, Managing Partner
goCX, Brussels, Belgium

Shoab Syed, Managing Director
Technology Solutions Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dena Thomas, COO
Advanced Services, Inc., Augusta, Georgia, USA

Kadir Tuna, Associate Professor
Istanbul University Banking Research Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Marvin White, Manager, Innovation R&D
FedEx Services, Memphis, Tennessee, USA