Raising the benchmark for excellence

Our judging process

Our judging panel includes the most prominent subject matter experts from all over the globe – and our process has even won its own award.

GLOMOs Judging process

Our award winning judging panel

Every year, we enlist the professional expertise of more than 200 independent judges from across the world.

The panel comprises leading industry and subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and academics – and the CTOs of 20 global mobile operators for our CTO’s Choice Award.

Did you know that our process has set the benchmark for rigorous, independent and expert judging and has even won its own award?

Meet our head judge

Shaun Collins (@shauncollins)

Executive Chairman, CCS Insight

Shaun founded CCS Insight in 1993, and he and his team have built the business into one of the world's most widely respected and quoted analyst houses. Shaun has been involved in the connected industry since the late 1980s, he was European account director for Motorola when it led the European market, and has held senior roles in the UK, Europe and the US.

With offices in both London and California, CCS Insight continues to go from strength to strength offering research, analysis and advice to many organisations including 9 of the top 10 technology companies in the Fortune 500.

Shaun has been the Chair of Judges for the GSMA's GLOMO awards programme since 2017 and has contributed to it becoming the most widely acclaimed and sought after awards for digital industries in the world. He has also led the KPMG Mobile Start-Up of the Year awards in the UK and can regularly be seen interviewing and moderating discussions with global technology leaders and CEOs, and is often quoted in the media.

The most transparent judging process

All entries will be judged against the criteria outlined in each of the category descriptions and the specific information requested on the entry forms. The decision of the judges will be final.

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Rewarding innovation

To be selected in the shortlist for a GLOMO Award means recognition as a serious player – one to be watched closely in the tech sector. And to then win a GLOMO Award, means achieving the highest merit by your peers across the entire digital industry.

This is a highly prestigious event that attracts entries from the biggest tech names on the planet and I'm honoured to be helping to pick the best of the best.

Robin Christopherson Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet