2020 Judges

Tomi Räsänen | Founder, CMO | Flashnode Ltd | Jyväskylä, , Finland | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Experienced Serial-Entrepreneur with focus on B2B and SaaS/Project Hybrid business. Helping companies to grow and fine-tune their businesses for improved profitability and efficiency. Mentoring startuppers through Founders Institute. Advisory role at few further companies through own separate company (including b2c businesses). Founder and CMO at Flashnode – helping SMEs to automate their businesses through integrations. Happy to give feedback on your business to potentially find improvement chances for you. Located in Frankfurt, Germany. Working remotely to 100% of my companies and clients.
Mehdi Hassan
Jayendra Viswanathan | Project Leader | Mphasis Limited | chennai, Tamil Nadu, India |
Fatma Maleta
Neha Goel | SVP, Marketing & Strategy | Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, New Jersey, United States |
Kumar Varun Verma | Manager, Product Marketing | Veritas Technologies | Pune, Maharashtra, India |
Chris Buttenham | CEO | Obie.ai | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada |
Keshn Lipi | Chief of What | Sikka | Yes, Long, Vanuatu |
Sherry Smith | Vice President | Clarity | New York, New York, United States |
Aman Bhangu | Founder / CEO | Trendy Beat Network | Ludhiana, Punjab, India | |
Phillip Austin | National Assurance Managing Partner – Auditing | BDO USA LLP | Chicago, Illinois, United States | |
Satishkumar Boguda | Software Engineer | Applexus Technologies | Sandiego, California, United States | |
Zeeshan Ali | Communication, Brand & Media Consultant | Adfactors PR Pvt Ltd | Delhi, Delhi, India | |
Abbas Shahid Baqir | Managing Director | Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan | Education and Training | Abbas Shahid Baqir is a technology visionary and computer security specialist who thrives on solving complex problems. Abbas is an industry-recognized security expert with over 15 years of hands-on experience. His career is highlighted on starting and creating new companies, organizations and products. He loves creating new entities and discovering creative ways of solving complex problems. Abbas responded to numerous sophisticated cyber intrusions into corporate networks. Abbas worked with corporate and governmental victims to find and eradicate intrusions in their networks, mitigate data loss, and implement cyber best practices to ensure victim networks were more resilient to attacks. Abbas managed a team of highly skilled Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and Forensic Examiners conducting global investigations. Criminal and National Security Hackers repeatedly target telecommunication infrastructure for the purpose of financial gain or hostile intelligence gathering. Abbas worked closely with partners in the telecommunication industry to identify malware and hacking techniques responsible for the breaches, locate the individuals responsible, and secure the victims against additional loss. Abbas supervised multiple investigations into the compromise of banking and securities trading computer systems. He combined host and network forensics in addition to innovative intelligence operations to identify and neutralize threat actors both domestically and internationally.
Judy Shelton | Vice President | Samson | , California, United States | |
Allison Plattsmier | | Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | |
Praveen Kotturu | Director | KPMG | Montvale, New Jersey, United States | |
Balaji Angiya Nagarajan | Senior Business Analyst | Mphasis Corporation | Middle Village, New York, United States | |
Arjun Kumar Joginipelly | Vice President of Engineering | Freedom Electronics LLC | Kennesaw, Georgia, United States | Engineering and Technology | Arjun Kumar Joginipelly, has PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of New Orleans, currently working as a Vice President of Engineering at Freedom Electronics LLC, Georgia, USA. Dr. Arjun has 10+ years of hands-on experience in the fields of Image Processing, Circuit Design, FPGAs, Embedded design & Internet of Things. He is also an entrepreneur who loves to build start-up companies with focus more towards value added products. He holds a patent in IOT technology applied to petroleum gas dispensers. His work has been reported to several IEEE conferences and Journals. He has reviewed numerous papers for Journal of Real Time Image Processing, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Microprocessor & Microsystems Journal, Journal of Imaging Science & Technology, Microelectronics Journal, Journal of Circuits-Systems-Computers. His areas of interest include Internet of Things, Image processing using FPGAs, Separable and Bilateral Filters, Logarithmic Multipliers, Feature Extraction and Classification, and Machine Learning.
Birendra Rana | Chief Credit Officer | Clean Energy Development Bank Ltd (in JV with FMO Netherlands) | Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | Delivered leadership, management, oversight, development of multi-dimensional activities and strategies that enabled prudent financing of sustainable clean energy projects and increased access to financing in rural areas of Nepal in my capacity as the Chief Credit Officer of Clean Energy Development Bank (CEDBL), which was one of its kind in banking sector in whole of Asia with complete focus in clean energy development. CEDBL started FDI initiation on project basis and also brought in foreign investment (FMO Netherlands) for the bank itself. CEDBL was awarded the best development bank in Nepal. CEDBL was awarded as the best organization in financial accounts presentation by Institute for Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) for two consecutive years. CEDBL is now merged with NMB Bank. Number of people reporting to me: 30 (across 4 divisions: Renewable energy, Small \& medium enterprises, Microfinance, and Branch business)
Haitham Ahmed | Teacher and CEO | London Academy Of Online Education | London , London, United Kingdom | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | Haitham is a Director, CEO, Public Speaker, YouTuber , Awards Judge , Career Coach, Executive Coach, Time Management Coach, NLP Trainer, Holistic Marketer, Human Resources Consultant, Instructor, teacher and Manager. Haitham got a Bachelor of Bio-Chemistry from Ain Shams University in Egypt, M.I.B. (Master of International Business ) from the University of Vaasa in Finland and more than 70 diplomas and certificates in English, Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Neuropsychology, Psychology of Sales, Online Marketing, CBT, NLP, Coaching, Mentoring, Green Six Sigma, lean management, Minitab and others from global Institutes all over the world. Regarded to Awards: Haitham won Runner Up Award for Learner of the year 2017 from Centre Of Excellence and also received Highly Commended Award for Learner of the year 2018 from COE. He was nominated for NLP in Research Award (2019). In 2020, Haitham was nominated for several global awards, such as The English Asian Business Awards, French American Entrepreneurship Awards, Global Excellence Awards, the Entrepreneurship World Cup, the NLP in Education Award, and the NLP in Research Award. .
Banda Kumar | Director | NatConnect Foundation | , Maharashtra, India | Non-Profit or Government Organizations | Writer, columnist, media trainer and environmentalist B N Kumar (BNK 24×7 for friends) has 45 years of experience in media industry. He began to write for media when he joined his journalism classes at Osmania University. Later, he worked with Free Press Journal, national wire agency United News of India, Business India and The Week magazines and contributed content to The Times of India, The Economic Times, Indian Express, Mid-Day, Newstime, apart from Onlooker and SUNDAY magazines on a wide range of topics like business, science, space science, crime, films and politics – everything under the sky and above! He started his PR career under the legendary Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance conglomerate, and was part of the team that set up Ogilvy PR (then O&M PR) – the first PR arm of an advertising agency in India. Till recently, he was Executive Director at Concept PR which has won several national and international awards, including the prestigious America’s PR World Award for innovative Social Communication. Now, he is focusing on social communication picking up environmental and other causes. BNK also is on jury of various national and international awards. He manages several websites such as: https://natconnectfoundation.com/, https://biznewsconnect.com/, http://imageinfluencer.in/, https://mumbaimuchmuch.com/
Sandeep Jayashankar | Lead Product Security Architect | PayPal | , Pennsylvania, United States | Security Services | Sandeep Jayashankar is an experienced Information Security Architect with a demonstrated history of supporting the finance industry to develop their applications and infrastructure securely. He has several years of experience in both offensive and defensive areas of a successful security program in an organization. He has led many successful ethical hacking operations against enterprise organizations and uncovered many loopholes in their security posture. He also has advised organizations to mitigate their threats and effectively implement their security programs. Sandeep also holds many certifications that are well-recognized and respected in the security industry. Some of the certifications include from Offensive Security (OSCP, OSCE, OSEE, OSWE), GIAC GMOB, and ISC2’s CISSP. Sandeep was also a Java Developer who developed many critical enterprise solutions and using different flavors of development platforms and design patterns. Sandeep also holds a Master’s degree in Information Security from the Johns Hopkins University.
Joseph Lam | Head of External Communications | IBM | Markham, Ontario, Canada | Information Technology Services | I’ve been working in the Technical Support space for over 11 years in different capacities: program management, knowledge and content management, social engagement, communications, references, marketing, and transformations. Over the years, I’ve participated in different awards, including The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards, The Globee Awards, The Shared Services & Outsourcing Impact Awards, The Stevie Awards, The Hackett Group Digital Award, and the Association of Support Professionals Best Web Support Sites Award, both as a judge and as a nominee. I’m passionate about customer service and technical support, and how companies are moving, with the help of AI and technology, to deliver incrementally or exponentially better service to clients and to help them get to the answers they need faster and easier.
Aakash Chhablani | Associate Director/Manager | Deloitte | San Jose, California, United States | Consulting | I am Aakash Chhablani. I have been a judge at other categories for Stevie Awards – Consumer Awards, Emerging Startup etc. and have extensive experience in judging different categories. Also contributed scholarly articles at leading publications such as International Journal of Management and Engineering. American Journal of Computer Architecture. I am a Management Consultant with Deloitte Consulting and have an extensive experience of 10+ years working with CxOs across various TMT and FSI clients.
Cyrill Wiget | Executive Director | cyrill.wiget@tegiw.com | Bayonne, New Jersey, United States | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | INVESTMENT & WEALTH MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE with more than 25 years of extensive experience leading business growth and development around the world, establishing key relationships with ultra-high net-worth clients and Family Offices in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Proven track record of spearheading financial management offerings for clients, identifying opportunities within the market to provide value for clients. Adaptable leader leveraging strong interpersonal and communication skills to drive engagement with clients and internal teams, establishing and cultivating positive relationships globally.
Sunil Tanuku | Vice President of Delivery, Technology & Business Services | GalaxE Solutions Inc. | Somerset, New Jersey, United States | Information Technology Services | Accomplished Senior Executive with 15+ years of experience driving strategic business processes, technology transformation, and change management across LATAM, ASPAC, EMEA and NA. Leader of integration of unique business requirements and IT solutions to drive business tactical and strategy roadmap that raise an organization’s market value. Successfully led cross-functional offshore/onshore project teams to deliver enterprise software solutions. Managed multiple key work streams of multi-million-dollar international portfolios for Fortune 100 clients catering to healthcare, insurance, PBM, real estate franchising, property and travel, e-commerce business processes, financial services, and high-tech domains. Deep understanding of PM best practices from both Scrum, Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Ability to combine strong business acumen, extensive technical experience and effective communication skills at all levels to partner with the business on aligning people, process and technology with corporate goals to deliver cost effective solutions. Brings a global mindset with extensive experience of working internationally and building integrated, high performing global teams.
Binny Joshi | Software Engineer | IT | Maryland Heights, Missouri, United States | Information Technology Software | Sr.QA Engineer professional with 8 years’ experience with high – level of proficiency in both Functional manual & automation testing using JIRA, Selenium, TestCafe , Regression, Mobile and Web Service REST API testing. Seeking a challenging position in order to utilize professional & technical skills in Software Development Industry as a QA Analyst, Software Automation Engineer. • Minimum 7 years of professional testing experience with some combination of Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, TestNG, Apache/Tomcat, XML, JSON and REST. • Experience working with Node.js tool TestCafe to automate end-to-end web testing using Typescript. • Worked end-to-end in STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle). • Experience working with KANBAN, Agile Scrum Framework and Continous Integration environment. • Experience in Web testing on different platforms (Windows and iOS). • Experience in Cross browser testing (Chrome, FF, Safari, Edge) on different platforms. • Experience in using Test Management & Defect Management tools such as JIRA, TestPad & VersionOne. • Good expertise of Agile- Sprint Planning, stand up calls, Retrospective meetings, User story Grooming, Story pointing. • Experience in using both Page object and Page Factory models with selenium Web driver. .
Chloe Francis | Senior Vice President / Founder & CEO | JP Morgan / Conscientia Group | London, London, United Kingdom | Business Products and Services | I am currently Senior Vice President at JP Morgan. My role involves managing a team that provides data driven critical thinking and problem solving for institutional clients regarding their cash and liquidity. I am also founder and CEO of Conscientia Group, an organization that provides wellness and resilience advisory services for large organizations, communities and individuals. We have successfully partnered with numerous organizations to create bespoke wellness programs. I was formerly US Head of Funding Analytics at UBS Securities LLC where I led a team providing funding and regulatory advice to clients, priced equity portfolios and provided analytics on the funding landscape. I have a BA in History from the University of Warwick (First Class Honours), a LLB in Law from BPP Law School, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Rathan Natarajan | JUDGE | HINDUSTHAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY | COIMBATORE, Tamil Nadu, India | Electronics | Rathan Natarajan Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics And Communication Engineering, Hindusthan Institute of Technology, India Rathan Natarajan has been the Assistant Professor of Hindusthan Institute of Technology, India. He possesses over 12 years of experience in engineering domain. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology from India. He has completed MBA and pursuing his Doctoral degree in Image Processing under Center for Research, Anna University, India. He has extensive experience in research and received funds from government agencies like DST, ICMR, CSIR, BRNS, DRDO, and AERB. He has published 2 Books; a Patent with IPR, India; 22 International and National papers in major trade publications, furthermore his book has been featured on Amazon.
Nitin Gupta | Agile Coach | Toronto Stock Exchange | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | Nitin Gupta has been a strong leader capable of motivating, energizing and building high performance teams. An outcome-oriented Agile Coach, Nitin has over 15 years of experience working with major organizations and their leadership to transform them in mindset and delivery practices
Ananda Yuvaraj | Lead Planning Specialist | Lonza | Pearland, Texas, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | Ananda Yuvaraj has over two decades of experience implementing critical projects for several Fortune 500 companies such as Accenture, BHP Billiton – Now British Petroleum, CentrePoint Energy, GlobalFoundries, Huntsman, VELUX to name a few. Ananda is a subject matter expert on ERP systems and has made volumes of proprietary original contributions that are of major significance in the industry.
Jay Tripathi | Technical Program Manager | F5 Networks | Newcastle, Washington, United States | |
Himanshukumar Patel | Sr. Process Engineer | Bechtel Corporation (Oil, Gas and Chemicals) | Houston, Texas, United States | |
Astha Bhatia | Clinical Research Scientist | Bristol Myers Squibb | Summit , New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a dentist (4 years patient care experience in India), and have a Master in public health from a reputed US school. I work as a clinical research scientist on clinical trials for hematology-oncology indications specifically Lymphoma. At present, I am the lead scientist a clinical trial for a novel compound being developed for patients with relapsed Lymphoma. Also, I recently featured on an international podcast for COVID 19 which was a global hit with multiple viewer reviews. I also worked in a county health department (Bloomfield health department) during my internship while pursuing my MPH, and I worked with the health educator on a childhood obesity project for the community (an area of concern facing the country at this time). I am the marketing head (volunteer position) of an Indian- American cultural society based in NJ. I am interested in being a judge for the Globee Awards, and I am confident that based on my vast experience and expertise, I will be able to do great justice to the judgement process.
Sudheer Reddy | Director, Local Safety Management | Bayer | Whippany, New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a Pharmacist with a Master of Public Health. In addition, I am also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an Innovation Coach. As a Director at Bayer Healthcare, I am responsible for ensuring patient safety of the pharmaceuticals and over the counter products marketed by the company. In this role, I also lead research and safety assessments of new products the company wishes to bring to the market. In the past few years, I have brought many innovations to our processes at Bayer that were game changers using technology. I am interested in judging 7th Annual 2020 Globee Awards. With the above mentioned background, I can certainly help providing my expert opinion in many areas of business such as healthcare, leadership, management, innovation and new technologies.
Lakshmana Rao Koppada | Senior Software Engineer | Teqtron Inc. – Client : Google LLC | Livermore, California, United States | |
Megha Gupta | Senior Systems Analyst | Starbucks Coffee Company | , , United States | Information Technology Services | 12+ years of IT experience in Oracle E-Business Suite ERP, Payment Systems & Indirect Procurement Systems. Excels at collaborating in a matrixed, cross-functional environment with fluid priorities and building consensus as a thought leader and recognized subject matter expert (SME). Outstanding communication skills, leadership ability & business acumen. Solution Designing | Customizations | Configurations | Scalable Solution | Critical Thinking | Business Onboarding Innovative | Continuous Improvement | Performance Management | Integrations
Paramaguru Prakash | IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States | Aerospace & Defense | Paramaguru Prakash, IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Miami, Florida, United States | Information Technology | Industry: Aerospace and Experience: 17 years of IT Services and IT Consulting experience with focus on leading Customer facing applications. As a thought leader with strong IT experience I had leveraged technology to enable Customer-centric innovation. Embraced Agile operating model to Capture more Value and had Improved Positive Customer Experience. Used Data-Driven insights to collaborate with Stakeholders and Cross-Functional teams to drive business growth. Adopted Continuous improvement mindset, improved product quality and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Enabled Digital Transformation, Business process automation at basic levels to increase seamless integration. Created Value by understanding existing business models, identifying gaps and proposing breakthrough ideas. If you would like to connect with me, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/paramaguruprakash/
Ambar Prajapati | Lead Development Analyst | International Paper | Memphis, Tennessee, United States | |
Renjith Nair Sasidharan | Solutions Architect – SAP / Project Manager | Krypt Inc. | San Jose, California, United States | |