Judges

View the judges for the 25th Global Mobile Awards. The panel is comprised of leading industry and subject matter experts, analysts, journalists, academics and mobile operator representatives.

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1a. Best Mobile Network Infrastructure

Daryl Schoolar

Ovum

Principal Analyst

Stéphane Téral

IHS

Executive Director

Monica Paolini

Senza Fili Consulting

Principal Analyst

Ron Weintraub

Azenby

Consultant

Bengt Nordstrom

Northstream

CEO

Ken Rehbehn

CritComm Insights

Principal Analyst

Danson Njue

Ovum

Research Analyst

Dimitra Simeonidou

University of Bristol

Professor of High Performance Networks

Emmy Johnson

SkyLight Research

Prinicpal Analyst

Kun Yang

University of Essex

Head of the Network Convergence Laboratory

Sue Rudd

Strategy Analystics

Director

Nipun Jaiswal

KPMG

Strategy Manager

Tarun Pathak

Counterpoint Research

Associate Director

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1b. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough (Companies more than $10m annual global revenue)

Caroline Gabriel

Rethink Technology Research

Co-founder

Chris Nicoll

ACG Research

Principal Analyst

Khalid Athar

Teletimes

Chief Editor

Jason Whalley

Newcastle Business School

Professor of Mobile Communications

Neil Mawston

Strategy Analytics

Director

Lee Doyle

Doyle Research

Founder

Peter Jarich

GSMA

Intelligence Analyst

Clive Howard

Creative Intellect Consultancy

Principal Practitioner Analyst

Emin Gurdenli

Azenby

Chairman

Daniel Leza

Telecommunications Management Group

Vice President

Neil Shah

Counterpoint Research

Research Director

Emmanuel Lalloz

Accenture

MArketing and communicaton

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1c. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough (Companies less than $10m annual global revenue)

Geoff Fitzgerald

Tech-Research

Head of Research

Wally Swain

Mirador Comunicaciones SAS

Principal Analyst

Geoff Blaber

CCS Insight

Vice President

Anna-Lena Schwalm

Crisp Research

Analyst

Lian Jye Su

ABI Research

Principal Analyst

Raul Castanon-Martinez

451 Research

Senior Analyst

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1d. Best Network Software Breakthrough (Companies more than $10 million Annual Global Revenue)

Sonia Agnese

Ovum

Senior Analyst

Eduardo Tude

Teleco

President

Kris Szaniawski

Ovum

Practice Leader

Larry Goldman

Analysys Mason

Head of Networks and Software Research

Attilio Zani

TIP

Executive Director

Dimitris Mavrakis

ABI Research

Principal analyst

Dr. Edwin A Hernandez-Mondragon

University of Florida

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and expert witness for patents/IP cases and commercializes patents/software IP

Roberto Kompany

Analysys Mason

Lead Analyst

Paul Parker-Johnson

ACG Research

Principal analyst

Jon King

Kaleido Intelligence

Chief Commercia Officer

Frank Gillett

Forrester

VP & rincipa Analyst

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1e. Best Network Software Breakthrough (Companies less than $10m annual global revenue)

Ian Fogg

Opensignal

VP Analysis

Philip Marshall

Tolaga Research

Chief Research Officer

Mark Mortensen

Prinipal Analyst

ACG Research

Dean Ramsay

Telecoms Tracker

Research Director

Scott Stonham

Innovation Scouts

Partner

Will Townsend

Moor Insights & Strategy

PrincipalAnalyst

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1f. Best Mobile Authentication & Security Solution

Dave Birch

Consult Hyperion

Director of Innovation

John Devlin

P.A.ID Strategies

Founder

Alan Goode

Goode Intelligence

Founder

Peter Counter

Mobile ID World

Managing Editor

David Rogers

Copper Horse Solutions Limited

Founder

Michela Menting

ABI Research

Research Director

Charles Brookson

Azenby

Director

Paul Rodgers

Vendorcom

Chairman

Julian White

Nu Dimensions

Cyber Security Advisor

James Moar

Juniper Research

Senior Analyst

Gorkem Yigit

Analysys Mason

Analyst

Kevin Bailey

Omnisperience

Principal Analyst Security and Storage

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1g. 5G Leadership Award

Susan Welsh de Grimaldo

Strategy Analytics

Susan Welsh de Grimaldo

Julian Bright

Ovum

Senior Analyst

Johann Adjovi

Analysys Mason

Principal Analyst

Jake Saunders

ABI Research

VP

Marc Einstein

ITR Corporation

Chief Analyst

Joe Madden

Mobile Experts

Founder

Krishna P. Baidya

Frost & Sullivan

Director

Remy Pascal

Analysys Mason

Senior Analyst

Hugh Ujhazy

IDC

Vice President

Chris Nicoll

ACG Research

Principal Analyst

Khalid Athar

Teletimes

Chief Editor

Dan McNamara

Mobile Experts

Analyst

Janette Stewart

Analysys Mason

PrincipalAnalyst

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1h. 5G Industry Partnership Award

Nancee Ruzicka

ICT Intuition

Founder

Adlane Fella

Maravedis-Rethink

CEO

Nitin Bhas

Kaleido Research

Chief of Strategy & Insights

Anil Rao

Analysys Mason

Lead Analyst

Sam Barker

Juniper

Senior Analyst

Carolina Limbatto

Cullen International

Principal Analyst

Joe Hoffman

SAR Insight

Director, Connectivity & Sensor Technologies

Vicky Wang

HSBC

Fintech Partnership Manager at HSBC

Haig Sarkissan

Dan McNamara

Mobile Experts

Analyst

Lian Jye Su

ABI Research

Principal Analyst

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2a. Best Mobile Operator Service for Consumers

Ari Lopes

Informa Telecoms & Media

Principal Analyst

Phil Kendall

Strategy Analytics

Director of Service Provider Analytics

Phil Marshall

Tolaga Research

Chief Research Officer

Diane Myers

IHS

Senior Principal Analyst

Pamela Clark-Dickson

Ovum

Lead Analyst

Guang Yang

Strategy Analytics

Senior Analyst

Kester Mann

CCS Insight

Principal Analyst

Emma Mohr-McClune

GlobalData

Service Lead

Charles Murray

Analysys Mason

Consultant

James Barford

Enders Analysis

Director

Paolo Pescatore

Freelance

Analyst

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2b. Best Mobile Service for the Connected Life

Karine Cardona-Smits

Forrester

Analyst

Mark Newman

TM Forum

Chief Analyst

David Macqueen

Strategy Analytics

Executive Director

Janet Hernández

Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.

President

John Strand

Strand Consult

CEO

Nitesh Patel

Strategy Analytics

Director

Greg Stuart

Mobile Marketing Association

CEO

Eddie Hold

The NPD Group

President

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2c. Most Innovative Online App

Jack Kent

IHS Technology

Senior Principal Analyst

Michael Azoff

Ovum

Principal Analyst

Andrew Fassnidge

Apps Africa

Director

Nuno Gonçalves Pedro

Strive Capital

CEO

Peter Richardson

Counterpoint

Analyst

Steven Ambrose

Strategy Worx

Owner

Victoria Hernandez

Go Beyond

Deal leader

Ian Ginn

IGF Consulting

Analyst

Jim Cook

Nymbl Science

Co Founder

Ken Blakeslee

WebMobility Ventures

Founder

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3a. Best Mobile Innovation for Enterprise

Rob Bamforth

Timefort

Principal Analyst

Ben Stanton

Canalys

Senior Analyst

Dan Bieler

Forrester Research

Principal Analyst

Camille Mendler

Ovum

Lead Analyst

Teresa Cottam

Omnisperience

Founder

Gina Luk

Strategy Analytics

Principal Analyst

James Cooper

Business of Apps

Director

Ryan Martin

ABI Research

Research Director

Yu Chen

Technology Evaluation Centres

Research Analyst

Pauline Trotter

Ovum

Practice Leader

Tim Dillon

Tech Research Asia

Founder

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3b. Best Mobile Innovation for Health and Biotech

Dr Ruchi Dass

Government of India

Advisor

Chuck Parker

Escentium Consulting

Principal

Jody Ranck

Ranck Consulting

CEO

Oksana Pyzik

UCL

Teaching Fellow

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3c. Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive

Scott J. McCormick

Connected Vehicle Trade Association

President

Dominique Bonte

ABI Research

Managing Director

Martin Svegander

Berg Insight

IoT/M2M Analyst

Magnus Melander

WBIRD

IoT Advisor

Zeina Nazer

ITS Arab

Secretary General

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3d. Best Mobile Innovation for Payment and Fintech

Tim Green

MEF

Features Editor

Anabella Marciello

Frecuencia Latinoamerica

Editor

Eden Zoller

Ovum

Principal Analyst

Windsor Holden

Kaleido Research

Senior Research Consultant

Sam Murrant

Global Data

Senior Analyst

David Parker

Polymath Consulting

CEO

Phil Sealy

ABI Research

Analyst

Fiona Ghosh

Addleshaw Goddard

Partner

Arieh Levi

CB Insights

Intelligence Analyst

Michelle Evans

Euromonitor

Global Head of Digital Consumer Research

Nick Maynard

Juniper Research

Lead Analyst

Benjamin Ensor

Forrester

Research Director

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3e. Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities

John Gole

IDC

Research Director

Per Dahlberg

Springpoint

Managing Partner

Steffen Sorrell

Kaleido Research

Chief of Research

Eric Woods

Navigant Research

Research Director

Serena Da Rold

IDC

Program Manager

Jonathan Collins

ABI Research

Research Director

Gerald Wang

IDC

Analyst

Jennifer Belissent

Forrester

Principal Analyst

Elson

Juniper Research

Principal Analyst

Matt Hatton

Indipendent Analyst

Indipendent Analyst

Levi Ostling

Berg Insight

Analyst

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3f. Best Mobile Innovation for Media & Entertainment

David Swan

The Australian

Technology Reporter

Joseph Evans

Enders Analysis

Senior Research Analyst

Guillermo Escofet

Ovum

Principal Analyst

Scott Steinberg

TechSavvy Global

CEO

Grant Johnson

Interpret

CEO

Piers Harding-Rolls

IHS Markit

Research & Analysis Director

Jun Wen Woo

IHS Markit

Senior Research Analyst

Caroline Lewko

Wireless Industry Partnership

CEO

Ian Volans

Volans Consulting

Founder

Ferhan Cook

m-Spark.org

Founder

Jonathan Dotse

Afro Cyberpunk

Founder

JC Kuang

Greenlight Insights

Devices and Platforms Analyst

Colin Mann

Omnisperience

Analyst

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3g. Best Mobile Innovation for Building Trust in the Digital Age

Yiru Zhong

GSMA

Intelligence Analyst

Thomas Husson

Forrester

Principal Analyst

Renee Hunter

Cenfri

Analyst

Adriana Nugter

Azenby

Berg Ayvazian

Azenby

Senior Analyst

Youssef Foud

PWC

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3h. Tech of the Future Award

Tom Cheesewright

Applied Futurist

Consultant

Lydia Caldana

Freelance

Foresight Strategist

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist

Freelance

Ryan Martin

ABI Research

Research Director

Ken Blakeslee

WebMobility Ventures

Founder

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4a/b. Best Smartphone and Disruptive Device

Karissa Chua

Euromonitor International

Senior Analyst

Risky Febrian

IDC

Market Analyst

Dominic Sunnebo

Kantar World Panel

Consumer Insight Director

Mike Feibus

Feibus Tech

Principal Analyst

Tina Lu

Counterpoint Research

Senior Analyst

Nicole Peng

Canalys

Research Director

Richard Lai

Engadget

Editor in Chief

Chris Barraclough

Recombu Mobile

Mobile Editor

Francisco Jeronimo

IDC

Research Manager European Mobile Devices

Rushabh Doshi

Canalys

Technology Industry Analyst

Sascha Segan

PCMag Mobile

Managing Editor

Lars Nielsen

GCF

MD

Aaron Au

3C4U.net

Chief Reporter

Ben Wood

CCS Insight

Chief of Research

David McQueen

ABI Research

Research Director

Carolina Milanesi

Creative Strategies

Principal Analyst

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4d. Best Connected Consumer Device

Jusy Hong

IHS

Principal Analyst

Tom Kang

Counterpoint Research

Research Director

Dragan Petric

BUG

Executive Editor

Ken Blakeslee

WebMobility Ventures

Founder

Nick Hunn

WiFore Consulting

CTO

Rishi Kaul

Ovum

Research Analyst

James Allison

IHS Markit

Principal Analyst

Rémy Pascal

Analysys Mason

Senior Analyst

Jason Low

Canalys

Senior Analyst

James Peckham

Tech Radar

Phones Editor

Joe Madden

Mobile Experts

Founder

Eric Smith

Strategy Analytics

Director

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5a. Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

Gloria Jun Zhang

Horizon Research Consultancy Group

CEO

Kitty Fok

IDC

Managing Director China

Alec Barton

Developing Telecoms

Publishing Director

Frank Rayal

Xona Partners

Co-founder

Bradley Shaw

Continuum Consulting

Founder

Nick Edwards

Analysys Mason

Manager

Mo Jia

Canalys

Analyst

Tareq Masarweh

Ovum

Senior Consultant

Dan Warren

Samsung

Head of 5G Research

Jan Stryjak

GSMA

Intelligence Analyst

Sessie Burns

AMZ Group

Consultant

Dobek Prater

Africa Analysis

Telecoms Analyst

Jake Saunders

ABI Research

VP

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5b. Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

Andy Favell

mHealth consultant

Freelance web editor and mobile digital consultant

Sarah B Jordan

MS Society UK

Digital Strategy & Transformation

Kenechi Okeleke

GSMA

Intelligence Analyst

Andrew Schroeder

Direct Relief

Director

Jennifer Belissent

Forrester

Principal Analyst

Mihoko Sakurai

International University of Japan

Associate Professor

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5c. Best Mobile Innovation for Accessibility & Inclusion

Josef Scarantino

UCP

Board member

Ian Hamilton

Game Accessibility Guidelines

Accessibility specialist & advocate

Nigar Evgin

TSCV

General Director

Sarah Lewthwaite

University of Southampton

Research Fellow

Robin Christopherson

Ability Net

Founding Member

Reza Jafari

UN Broadband Commission

Commissioner

Meher Anand Kasam

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5d. Best Mobile Innovation for Climate Action

Stuart Carlaw

ABI Research

Chief Research Officer

Martin Charter

University for the Creative Arts

Director of the Centre for Sustainable Design

Sue Riddlestone OBE

Bioregional

CEO and co-founder

Malik Saadi

ABI Research

VP Strategic Technologies

Dr Fisseha Mekuria

CSIR Meraka Institute

Chief Researcher

Dennisa Nichiforov-Chuang

GSMA

Intelligence Analyst

Jim Cook

Nymbl Science

Co Founder

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5e. Best Mobile Initiative for Enhancing Children’s Lives

Vineet Kumar

Cyber Peace Foundation

Founder

Emilio Puccio

European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights

Coordinator

Jason Reed

GSMA

Lead analyst

Claire Maslen

Consult Hyperion

CMO

Daniel Gleeson

Informa

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5f. Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs

Reza Jafari

UN Broadband Commission

Commissioner

Sam Baker

Deloitte

Partner

Dr Mike Short CBE

Department for International Trade

Chief Scientific Adviser

Dr Cristian Birzer

University of Adelaide

Head of Humanitarian Technology

Jane Vincent

London School of Economics

PHD

Laureen Cook

Extelcon

Executive TMT Advisor

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7b. Women4Technology – Industry Leadership Award

Debbie Forster

Tech Talent Charter

CEO

Terry Marsh

Expert in Change Management & Digital Media Strategy

Consultant

Vanessa Estorach

Women in Mobile

Founder

Annie Chang

Women in Tech Japan

Founder

Noha Shaker

Egyptian Fintech Association

Founder

Jane Vincent

London School of Economics

PHD

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7c. Diversity in Tech Award

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

International Telecommunication Union

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

Kirti Lad

Meraki

Executive Director

Lauren Cook

Extelcon

Executive TMT Advisor

Rocio van Nierop

Latinas in Tech

Co-founder

Caroline Casey

Binc

founder

Azahara Garcia Espejo

Crowd Cube

Founder

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9a. YoMo STEAM Activity for Young People Award

Rob Power

International Association for Mobile Learning

Adjunct Professor

Michael Trucano

World Bank

Global Lead for Innovation in Education

Adriana Nugter

Azenby

Andre Lewis

GSMA

Recruiter

Laureen Cook

Extelcon

Executive TMT Advisor

Ali Paterson

Fintech Finance

Editor

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