Our 2023 Judges

You can view all our judges including Regional Judging, Innovation Judging and Virtual Final Judging below with more Coming Soon

Innovation Judges

Our Innovation Judges will judge all applications to decide if they will be shortlisted into the Top 10 for their stream. If selected, the individual/team will get to pitch in our Top 100 Innovation Showcase & feature in our Global Tech for Good Report

James Milligan
James MilliganGlobal Head of Technology Solutions - Hays
Inclusion and Diversity Judge
Amanda Whicher
Amanda Whicher Director - UK & Ireland Public Services Technology - Hays
Health Tech Judge
Jane Bamford
Jane Bamford - Director, Hays Viewpoint
General Tech For Good Judge
Hannah Pearsall
Hannah Pearsall Head Of Wellbeing, Hays
Mental Health and Wellbeing Judge
Gaelle Blake
Gaelle BlakeHays UK&I Board Member
Climate Tech
Paul Gosling
Paul Gosling National Specialism Director - Sustainability - Hays
Water Challenge
Nick Finlay
Nick FinlayHays UK&I Board Member
Fintech For Tech
Ben Morris
Ben MorrisProject Manager (Inclusive Skills Development)
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chris Smith
Chris SmithOperations Director for Hays Life Sciences UK
Alex Adams
Alex Adams Customer Success Manager - ShowCode
Mental Health and Wellbeing Judge
Philip Marais
Philip MaraisGlobal Startup Program Leader
AI for Good Lead Judge
Filippo Sanesi
Filippo SanesiStartup Program Manager UK, Ireland and Northern Europe - OVHcloud
AI for Good Judge
Oliver Parsons
Oliver ParsonsConsumer Lead - Innovation & FinTech Partnerships Lloyds Banking Group - Launch Innovation Programme
Fintech For Good Judge
Vee Mapunde
Vee MapundeProgramme Director
MedTech Lead Judge
Dr Phil Jewell
Dr Phil Jewell SIGHT Business Development and Programme Manager
MedTech Lead Judge
Richard Evans
Richard EvansHead of Innovation
HealthTech Co-Lead Judge
Julie Baker
Julie Baker Head of Enterprise and Climate Engagement and Partnerships
Inclusion and Diversity
Nick Howe
Nick HoweEnterprise Manager
Inclusion and Diversity
Stephen Blackburn
Stephen Blackburn Data & Innovation Manager
HealthTech Lead Judge
Cara Hopper
Cara HopperBusiness Director at Hays Intelligent Automation
AI for Good Supporting Judge
Paul Matthias
Paul MatthiasNational Specialist Director - Hays Education
EdTech Supporting Judge
Dr David Bozward
Dr David BozwardChairman
EdTech Lead Judge
Meng Jiang
Meng Jiang Head Of Learning And Development at Product Madness
EdTech Judge
Antoine Trotet
Antoine TrotetInvestment and Business Development Advisor
General Tech For Good Judge
Andrea Demichellis
Andrea DemichellisFounder and CEO Elliot for Water
Impact Challenge: Water
Matt Hughes
Matt Hughes Managing Director Darwin
General Tech For Good and Mental Health and Wellbeing Judge
Ben Kansy
Ben KansyCo Founder Darwin
General Tech For Good
Dominik Byrne
Dominik ByrneDirector of Operations
Impact Challenge: Water
Joan Mulvihill
Joan Mulvihill Digitalisation & Sustainability Lead Siemens
Climate Tech Judge
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith Executive Director at Greenbackers Investment Capital
Climate Tech Judge
Dionysis (Dennis) Tzilalis
Dionysis (Dennis) TzilalisFounder & Marketer at Marketing Forward
Water Challenge Judge
Payal Raina
Payal Raina Founder - Fintech B2B Marketing Community
FinTech For Good Judge
David Beer
David Beer Advisory Board Member - Fintech B2B Marketing Community
FinTech For Good Judge
Muhamed Farooque
Muhamed Farooque Founder and CEO - Excelledia Ventures
AI For Good Judge
Rudina Suti
Rudina Suti Director - Minerva Venture Capital
Diversity and Inclusion Judge

Regional Judges (England South West, Midlands, East, North West, North East )

Danny Murphy
Danny MurphySenior Business Director - Hays
Chantelle Arneaud
Chantelle Arneaud - Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) Envestors
Abhilasha Dafria
Abhilasha DafriaCEO - ANGELS DEN
Prakhar Pandey
Prakhar PandeyInvestment Associate - ANGELS DEN
Dan Hufton
Dan HuftonHead of Technology Innovation at AstraZeneca

Regional Judges (UK – London and South East)

Tracey Hopkins
Tracey Hopkins VP Sales & Marketing RF Creations
Robert Kruppa
Robert KruppaDirector - Menzies LLP
Martin Pardy
Martin PardyDirector at Hays Technology - South East Region UK. DE&I & Wellbeing Lead.
 Shân Millie
Shân MillieFounder Bright Blue Hare
Martin Bouette
Martin BouetteCCO at The Werks Group
Ian Elwick
Ian ElwickCEO at The Werks Group
Matt Smith
Matt SmithHead of Enterprise Data at Ageas UK & Group Data Management Officer

Celtic Regions: Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales and Scotland

Mary Hopkins
Mary HopkinsDeputy Director, Digital Services NHS
Audrey Opdycke-Barnes
Audrey Opdycke-BarnesVP of Regional Engagement at CodeBase
Jason Barr
Jason BarrDirector, Technology Hiring Software Engineers, United Kingdom & Ireland Software Engineering Lead
Noel King
Noel King CEO Implement Technologies

South and South-East Asia: India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand

Mohammad Qasim
Mohammad QasimHays
Eamon Chee,
Eamon Chee, Group Digital and Technology Officer Prasarana Malaysia Berhad
Sujit.S.NAIRChairperson - Europe India Centre for Business and Industry
Vikram Gupta
Vikram Gupta Founder and Managing Partner IVY Cap Ventures
Pedro Uria Recio
Pedro Uria Recio Chief Analytics and AI Officer True Digital Group

East Asia: China and Japan and Hong Kong SAR

Matt Hayes
Matt Hayes Business Director at Hays
chenelle Ansah
chenelle Ansah CEO Light Pace VC
Roger De Leon
Roger De Leon Brand Director Shadow Factory Limited
Rhea See
Rhea SeeCo-Founder & Co-CEO - She Loves Tech

France & BeNeLuX

This covers France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

Alex Stemler
Alex Stemler Director | Origination & Portfolio Management | Ruffena Capital
Andrew Adabie
Andrew Adabie Senior Business Manager at Lifen UK
Jérémy Demeure
Jérémy Demeure Business Line Manager | Hays Technology
Marvin Trovato
Marvin TrovatoCountry Manager at GoStudent

D-A-C-H and Nordics (Europe)

Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Switzerland

Giulia Bonvissuto
Giulia BonvissutoProject Manager Tech & Market Opportunities – Hays
Marius Grindemann
Marius GrindemannDirector, Technology Products - Aon
Lukas Stratmann
Lukas Stratmann Head of Sales STARTPLATZ
Erik Wirsing
Erik WirsingVP Global Innovation - DB Schenker

Southern Europe

Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain

Jane Bamford
Jane Bamford - Director, Hays Viewpoint
Daniel Moreno Martinez PhD, FHEA
Daniel Moreno Martinez PhD, FHEAHead of the Innovation Unit Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol | Institut Català de la Salut
João Nunes Rosado
João Nunes Rosado Head of Incubation - Startup Lisboa
Borja Filibi
Borja Filibi Deep Tech Venture Builder Tecnalia
Francisco Estevan
Francisco Estevan Founder of #Wegrant #Innsomnia #InnEurope

Central and Eastern Europe

  • Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine
Kővári Botond
Kővári Botond Team Leader - IT Contracting - Hays
Chris Nutman
Chris NutmanFounder and CEO Global Teacher
Taryn Hobson
Taryn Hobson Key Account Manager - 3M
Tasam Leder
Tasam LederHead of Hungary at Revolut
Márk Gy. Szilágyi
Márk Gy. SzilágyiCountry Manager at Daktela

Australia & New Zealand

This covers all cities and towns:

Daniel Postlethwaite
Daniel PostlethwaiteManager - Digital Technology & Client Engagement
Helen Souness
Helen SounessAdviser, Non Executive Director and Chair
Nigel Dalton
Nigel Dalton Social Scientist Thought Works