2023 Judges

Group Project Manager of End-User Experience
Cisco ThousandEyes

Alex Cruz Farmer is Group Product Manager of End-user Experience at Cisco ThousandEyes, specialising in business strategy, troubleshooting commercial and technical problems, and building robust network architecture and solutions.

Technical Director
Infinity Works

Antony is Technical Director for Infinity Works, part of Accenture. With a 25-year history in software development, Antony has experience with a broad range of technology, delivery and people-management paradigms. Today, Antony is responsible for a portfolio of client work, focused on cloud-first, devops principles for successful business and technology transformation programmes. Antony has experience in agency, consultancy and in product-based businesses, across a wide variety of business domains.

Engineering Manager
Coinbase

Arun Pillai serves as an engineering manager in Coinbase's Growth team, where he leads engineering teams dedicated to improving customer engagement using cloud-hosted ML and data solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry and extensive knowledge in utilizing AI and ML for problem-solving in this area, he previously spent eight years working with Amazon.com, primarily in cloud infrastructure and distributed systems development using AWS. During this time, he also built advanced machine learning and computer vision solutions for Prime Video.

Content and Communications Manager
Automation Logic

Becky is a content and communications manager with years of experience in marketing. She is passionate about helping teams drive successful outcomes through content marketing, and delivering valuable insight to clients, ensuring the content she creates resonates with her audience and helps readers reach their goals. Working with both public and private sector clients, she is always looking at the current trends affecting the market and what that means for the future of the industry. Becky is passionate about working closely with delivery teams to understand the challenges in the industry from the ground up and gain insight at every level.

Enterprise Architect
Georgia-Pacific

Chalamayya Batchu is an experienced Enterprise Architect and dynamic leader specializing in Data Strategy, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Business Intelligence (BI). His passion lies in utilizing technology to drive business value and foster innovation. With a strong background in designing and implementing enterprise-scale data and analytics architectures, he excels in crafting data strategies that empower organizations to extract valuable insights from complex data sets leveraging cloud and AI. He is currently serving as a trusted advisor to CXOs and senior executives at Georgia-Pacific and collaborates closely with business stakeholders to align data strategies with their specific objectives. He also provides guidance on establishing robust data governance policies, defining data quality standards, and implementing effective data security protocols. In the realm of cloud and AI, he offers invaluable insights on integrating AI technologies, such as ML and NLP, into an organization's data architectures using cloud infrastructure.

Interim CIO
Landsec

Ian Golding has been Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Data Privacy Officer leading global commercial technology programmes for over 20 years and has a passion for fostering collaboration and innovation to exploit the benefits of technology and data in permanent, interim, fractional and private consulting roles. He has recently been Interim CIO at Anthesis Group where he created Anthesis Digital to help clients solve sustainability problems; formerly Ian has been Interim CIO at SThree Plc, the world’s leading STEM skills provider. Formerly Ian was Interim CIO at the Natural History Museum, developing the Technology Strategy and Vision to support the its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world leading museum. In 2017 As the RNLI’s first CIO (Interim) he created the Institution’s first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that will help the RNLl to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning. Ian has also been Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group and prior to Interim roles was Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide. Ian is a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Professional Fellow of The BCS. He is also an investor and mentors digital startups. By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian’s aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem.

Research Director
Computing and Delta
Associate Editor
Computing

Penny is Associate Editor at Computing and focuses mainly on diversity in tech and sustainability content. She has more than a decade of content creation experience and specialises in long form feature content.

Director of Customer Engineering, UK&I
Google Cloud

Rich Radley is the Director of Customer Engineering at Google Cloud UK/I. Rich and his team advise technology leaders how to use Google's cloud technology to transform their businesses. He has worked with many different companies spanning multiple industries including retail and investment banking, telco, media and fintech. Rich joined Google Cloud in early 2016; prior to that, Rich worked in Management Consulting advising clients across sectors on technology outsourcing, cloud adoption and technology investment.

Global Vice President - Content
The Channel Company EMEA

Stuart Sumner is Global Vice President – Content of The Channel Company. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.

Group Product Manager
NVIDIA

Suresh is an accomplished technology leader with over sixteen years of industry experience and is currently the Group Product Manager at NVIDIA. In his current role, he is focused on helping enterprises to adopt, accelerate and scale AI solutions in their businesses. Suresh worked at companies like Samsung, Adobe, and Autodesk before joining NVIDIA. Suresh is passionate about Artificial Intelligence and its profound impact on Humans. Suresh holds a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth school of Business. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two kids.

Director of Technology
Church of England

Working in various parts of technology for most of his career Terry has seen the world transform from analogue to Digital several times now. Mostly he gives it a gentle helping hand but sometimes it needs more of a firm shove in the right direction. After years working in the creative industries Terry has, more recently, spent time in the Third Sector and currently leads technology for the Church of England where he has an unhealthy interest in the areas of Cloud Services, Security and Digital Anthropology in order to design agile, secure and modern workplaces and platforms. He has a keen eye for emerging trends in tech, and considers it an honour to be asked to judge these awards.

Editor
Computing

Tom is the Editor for Computing, where he has been covering the UK IT market since 2017. He is an industry veteran, writing his first tech story back in the mists of 2011, and specialises in covering topics around sustainabile IT, diversity and Web3 developments like blockchain and the metaverse. Tom regularly chats to leading IT professionals around the world, from companies both large and small - including Microsoft, Kellog's, Trainline, the Met Office and Mars. He is always on the lookout for the newest market trends that affect IT leaders in the UK and worldwide. Tom has previously written for a varity of B2B titles, including those serving the jewellery, pet and funeral industries - and yes, he's heard all the jokes. Often spotted with a notebook, grumbling about the Oxford comma.