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Company/Management/Customer Service Jury

Wayne (Yangchun) ParkChair:
Wayne (Yangchun) Park, CEO
thyssenkrupp Elevator, Seoul, Korea

Born in Jecheon-si, Chungbuk, Korea in 1958, Wayne Park graduated from Konkuk University with a Major in Business Administration. Wayne’s subsequent career literally shows the meaning of going up in the world.  He started out at Hyundai Heavy Industries in 1983. In 1987 he joined LG Industrial Systems (later Otis Elevator Korea), and in 2008 was named Vice-President of Otis Elevator Korea (Executive of Head Office in the U.S.). In 2010, Wayne became CEO of Sigma Elevator in China (the China corporation of Otis Elevator Korea), and in 2012 he became CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator (Korea).  In October 2015, he was appointed CEO of thyssenkrupp Korea.  Since 2014, he has also been Vice-Chairman of the Korea Foreign Company Association. Over his career, he has won many awards, including being named Best CEO by the Academic Society of Global Business Administration, and receiving a Corporate Innovation Award from the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) in 2014; in 2015 he was named CEO with the Brightest Future by the Monthly Chosun publication, and was named a Korea Economic Leader by Joong-ang Daily Newspaper; and he received the Best CEO and Minister of Industry, Commerce and Energy awards in the 2016 KCCI Corporate Innovation Awards.

JURY:  

Robert CampbellRobert Campbell, Executive Vice President
Interplan International Corp., Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan   

Swiss-British-Uruguayan.  MBA from IMD in Lausanne Switzerland.  Over 25 years’ experience in live communication in senior management positions with leading companies in the event/exhibition field in Europe and Asia as well as five years strategy consulting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Speaks 7 languages and has excellent cross-cultural skills.

Terence ChuTerence Chu, Founder & CEO
APAX Group, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Terence Chu founded APAX Group in HongKong, after 10 years of development, he settled down in Shanghai and expanded the business across countries in Asia. Today, with the headquarters in Shanghai, subsidiary offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Moganshan, Mumbai and Milan, APAX Group offers multi-level business opportunities through a multicultural platform of fashion, sports, travel and entertainment from three business units: APAX EVENTS, APAX LIVE, and APAX RECREATION together to form a multi-level business group - providing the market with the most innovative experiential marketing strategy and experiences, as well as a platform with high-quality international IPs. APAX "all-around " approach to business, with cross-border collaboration is the way to go as the idea of “Bringing in and setting off”. We engage global experts to guide and educate the Chinese market while at the same time introduce new local talents and ethnic Chinese culture to the world.

Himavan Singh DahiyaHimavan Singh Dahiya, CDM [Trade Marketing & Distribution]
ITC LIMITED, Kolkota, West Bengal, India
 
A results-oriented new age Marketing Professional with over 11 years of progressive industry and cross-category experience in Sales, Marketing and Strategic Brand Management. Having nurtured Mass, Mid Market & Luxury Brands, Himavan has handled leadership assignments in the automotive, personal care & wellness, tobacco and stationery industries, working with such major players as Tata Motors in the Automotive and ITC Limited in the FMCG space in India. His flair for insight-driven innovation in marketing has helped him garner global, regional and industry recognition for Marketing Excellence having created class-leading products, successful branding strategies and award-winning integrated marketing and consumer outreach programs, both direct-to-consumer and direct-to-professionals, that have helped build business and brand value.  Himavan has a demonstrated record of achievement in conceiving and implementing ideas that fuel marketplace presence and drive revenue. A leader, coach and mentor to Young Leaders, he is customer obsessed and extremely passionate about building high performance brands, teams and businesses. Himavan has a Masters from IMT Ghaziabad and is an alumnus of Delhi University & Modern School New Delhi.

Le Duy BinhLe Duy Binh, Managing Director
Economica Vietnam, Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

Le Duy Binh deploys career as international expert in the field of business development service and Project management, monitoring and evaluation with multi-aspects. He gained MBA (Business Administration), CFVG (Programme by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnam Ministry of Education), Vietnam after getting BA of Banking and Finance, and International Studies, in Vietnam. He fluently speaks English and French apart from Mother tongue language of Vietnamese.

Ahmed Rauf EssaAhmed Rauf Essa, Co-Founder
Telemart, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Ahmed Rauf Essa is the person behind one of the biggest online companies of Pakistan. He started off single-handedly and now has a team of 100 plus like-minded people. He has won 5 Global Awards and one Brand Of The Year Award which is the highest award for any company in Pakistan. Through his vision and leadershi, Telemart has achieved great success and is growing everyday.

Jillian HamiltonJillian Hamilton, Managing Director
Manage Damage, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Jillian Hamilton is MD of Manage Damage, an Australian risk management advisory firm; with an extensive career across many industries she saw the need to approach safety & risk in a new way. Risk DollarisationTM is a Financial Approach to Non-Financial Risks now quantified, marked, measured & managed.

 

Ambika HanchateAmbika Hanchate, CEO/ Executive Director
Green India International Foundation, Vijayawada, Andra Pradesh, India
   
Dr Ambika Hanchate ,born (31/07/1986) in Haveri  district of Karnataka .Was one of leading CEO/Executive Director of many reputed foundations in action nation ,along with held commissioned ambassador of MDG, in abroad, as well coordinator of IBR book of records ,news media association life time president so and son on she hold well posting in social service .For her contribution in society won 120 national, international award with hold medals and achieved across the world.

Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan, Principal Consultant
Wipro Limited, Painted Post, New York, USA
   
Mehdi Hassan is an IT Leader & Cyber Security Evangelist with 18+ years of international experience with multinational firms – PwC US, Wipro Limited and CMC Limited. He has experience working with many Fortune 500 customers. He has developed extensive Strategic Leadership, General & Project Management, Cyber Security Architecture and Business Development skills within a variety of business industries including Finance, Insurance, Telecom, Retail, Manufacturing and Healthcare across USA, Asia, Europe, Australia and Latin America. He has helped customers with IT Strategy, Solution Roadmap, Business/IT Alignment, Program Plan, Cyber security Implementation, Consulting and Solution Architecture & Design. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

Dr. Rassel KassemDr. Rassel Kassem, Management Thinker & Author
Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates   

Dr. Rassel holds a doctorate degree in business administration, he is a management thinker and author, he published in the recent years a number of books, academic research, and articles.
His professional experience is in government, semi-governmental and private institutions. Currently, He works in the field of institutional development in Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, he contributed as a lecturer at different universities and conferences. He is active in the field of business excellence, quality, and innovation. He is an advisor, team leader, examiner, and judge for a number of awards in several countries.

Jong KimJong Kim, Professor
aSSIST (Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies), Seoul, South Korea   

Professor at aSSIST, a business graduate school in Korea.  Adjunct Professor of Hanyang University School of Engineering.  Chairman of CEO Knowledge Sharing Foundation.  Former CEO of Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Ltd.  Former CEO of Cummins Korea and China Ltd.   Former Chairman of Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea.  Former Chairman of Korea Foreign Company Association.

Steven Kim, President
Henkel Korea, Seoul, South Korea

Le Quoc VinhLe Quoc Vinh, Chairman   
Le & Brothers Limited – Le Bros, Hanoi, Vietnam   

Mr. Le Quoc Vinh is Chairman & CEO of Le Group of Companies with 4 subsidiary companies: Le Media JSC, Le & Brothers Limited (Le Bros), Le Digital and Vietnam CEO Corporation, recognized as leading publishing, media, marketing, PR and event management companies in Vietnam. He founded Fansipan Media Corporation, owner and operator of Giai Tri TV channel, which was aquired in 2014.

Brandy LeeBrandy Lee, Director - HR & Administration
Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Hong Kong

Brandy Lee is Director - Human Resources and Administration for Vinci Construction Grands Projets (SCL 1103 & 1122), a major international construction company, and part of Vinci from France employing more than 185,000 in 800 subsidy companies over 100 countries across five continents. Vinci design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. 

Karthik RajakumarKarthik Rajakumar, Strategy Manager / Strategist
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York, New York, USA   

Karthik Rajakumar is an experienced strategist and business transformation specialist with years of expertise in advising clients in both private and public sectors. Karthik has managed small to large teams, supporting clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Statewide health exchanges.

Dr. Ahmad RushdiDr. Ahmad Rushdi, Director-QHSSE
Salalah Free Zone Company, Salalah, Dhofar, Oman
   
Dr. Ahmad Rushdi is the Director - QHSSE of Salalah Free Zone Co. He received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at The University of Newcastle, Australia. He has gained over 20 years of experience related to Academe, Engineering & Design Projects Management, QHSE Management and Compliance within major projects and research institutes.

Will TarrantWill Tarrant, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Service Metrics Group, Wan Chai, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Service Metrics Group – a premier global provider of customer experience measurement solutions for the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Services include quality assurance/mystery shopping, customer satisfaction solutions, and online reputation management and review site monitoring. Based in Dallas/Fort Worth with operations worldwide.

 

Marketing & PR/Publications/Live Events Jury

Cathryn van der WaltChair:
Cathryn van der Walt, Founder & Director
12 Worlds Communications,
Camp Hill, Queensland, Australia

12 Worlds was founded by Cathryn van der Walt in 2000 to provide an expert senior communications consultancy for organizations wanting to produce greater business-to-business outcomes. 12 Worlds has delivered integrated branding, content, and strategic programs with a strong creative influence for brands of all sizes, helping them reach their target audiences and navigate the changing dynamics of audience engagement on established and new platforms, including social media.  Cathryn has over two decades of specialist marketing communications experience in the IT, business, and financial services industries within the Asia Pacific region. She has both in-house and agency experience with major brand names, managing regional communications campaigns across multiple countries and currencies for organizations including Nokia, Oracle Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, IBM Australia and China, 3Com Asia Pacific, and Intel. Her business experience includes managing agencies in Hong Kong and Sydney, in charge of teams of consultants and account administrators working with major brand names. Today, that business experience focuses on providing measurable outcomes to a small range of clients located in Australia and within the greater Asia Pacific region.  Prior to establishing 12 Worlds, Cathryn was the Director, Technology & Communications at Saatchi & Saatchi’s The Rowland Company (now Edelman Public Relations). Cathryn is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.  Cathryn tells us: “There is much debate around innovation: who is innovating and who is investing in innovation and insights into the pitfalls of ignoring innovation benefits? The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards benchmarks those organizations talking about innovation and leading the way. This is a great way to have an organization’s commitment to innovation and investment in the future recognized and rewarded.”

JURY:

Daniel AndersonDaniel Anderson, Communications Manager
Sage Software, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Dan is an experienced marketer and communicator with more than 20 years of experience across both consumer and B2B audiences. He has particular strengths in Public Relations, advertising, content creation, sponsorship and co-marketing.  Over his career, Dan has worked with some of the world’s largest brands and he is currently the Communications Manager for Sage Software across Australia and New Zealand.

Tamara Ben-MosheTamara Ben-Moshe, Director | Ideas Specialist
TBM Marketing, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

An experienced marketing strategist with a creative edge it is Tamara's passion to create exciting opportunities that deliver real marketing value to businesses, creating positive brand associations that WOW.
 

Sanjeeth BoloorSanjeeth Boloor, Head of Marketing
Mobigraph Inc., Bangalore, Karnataka, India  

A seasoned Marketing professional with over 19 years in the industry. Experienced in all aspects of B2B , B2C marketing; Branding, Demand generation, Marketing Communication and Go to Market Strategies. Have built corporate and product brands, managed products, built pipeline, created go2 market strategies, managed marketing events at global conferences and have run global marketing communications campaigns through offline and digital marketing channels.  Specialties: Global Marketing, Public Relations, Crisis Communications, Technology Communications, Digital media communications, Marketing Communications, Social Media marketing, Services marketing, Advertising & Branding, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Crypto Marketing.  Have worked in Global corporations like Toyota, Freescale Semiconductor, Wipro.

Himavan Singh DahiyaHimavan Singh Dahiya, CDM [Trade Marketing & Distribution]
ITC LIMITED, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 

A results-oriented new age Marketing Professional with over 11 years of progressive industry and cross-category experience in Sales, Marketing and Strategic Brand Management. Having nurtured Mass, Mid Market & Luxury Brands, Himavan has handled leadership assignments in the automotive, personal care & wellness, tobacco and stationery industries, working with such major players as Tata Motors in the Automotive and ITC Limited in the FMCG space in India. His flair for insight-driven innovation in marketing has helped him garner global, regional and industry recognition for Marketing Excellence having created class-leading products, successful branding strategies and award-winning integrated marketing and consumer outreach programs, both direct-to-consumer and direct-to-professionals, that have helped build business and brand value.  Himavan has a demonstrated record of achievement in conceiving and implementing ideas that fuel marketplace presence and drive revenue. A leader, coach and mentor to Young Leaders, he is customer obsessed and extremely passionate about building high performance brands, teams and businesses. Himavan has a Masters from IMT Ghaziabad and is an alumnus of Delhi University & Modern School New Delhi.

Doron FetmanDoron Fetman, CEO & Founder
EFF Creative, Singapore

Doron J. Fetman, CEO founded Eff Creative Group, LLC in 2013. By 2017, Eff Creative Group saw exponential growth, ranking #403 on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and won 14 awards throughout the year for multiple services. In the summer of 2017, Eff Creative Group began to set up its sister office, Eff Creative PTE, LTD in Singapore, currently a powerful test bed of fintech products and creative campaigns aptly named “The City of the Future.” The Singapore office is set to launch in Summer of 2018.

Sona Jepsen, Global Head of Sales Enablement
FIS Global, Westfield, New Jersey, USA

Bhargav KatikalaBhargav Katikala, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer
One Youth Media, Hyderabad, Telangana, India 

Bhargav Katikala has a proven expertise in selling the hidden potential that lies within intellectual properties as a Freelance Media Buying and Selling Consultant. Such opportunities aren’t always easy to spot, especially when juggling the many demands of today’s tough marketplaces. This is why Bhargav’s specialist insight has proved so valuable to companies ranging from media network, ambitious start-ups and successful enterprises. At an young age of 23, Bhargav has been awarded the Title of Star Youth Achiever of the year in the Global Youth Marketing Forum which is endorsed by the CMO Council, CMO Asia and World Marketing Professionals Group.  He is all set to start his new journey in the year 2018 by venturing into a Fashion E-Commerce start-up which would be addressing the main issues faced by retailers and designers.

Lilian KeatyLilian Keaty, Marketing Director
Class Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lilian has over 20 years’ experience as a senior marketing specialist, largely within the tech sector. She is currently Marketing Director at Class Limited, a wealth accounting software provider. Other employers and clients she has worked for in Europe and Australia include FileNet, Amdahl, WPP Group, Telstra, and Westpac.

 

Kiran Kumar, Manager, Operations
BB, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Pauline LinPauline Lin, Business Director
Leo Burnett Advertising Company, Shanghai, China
   
Pauline Lin started her career in advertising in Taiwan and has been in brand consultancy and 4A advertising agencies for over 17 years.  She moved to Shanghai in 2016, and now works in Leo Burnett Shanghai as business director.

 

Jade McKenzieJade McKenzie, Founder
Event Head, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jade McKenzie is an event professional and business coach with over 15 years’ experience in event management and business development in the corporate, not for profit and entrepreneurial sectors.  Jade specializes in working with entrepreneurs and businesses ranging from start-ups to multi-millionaires who want to create successful and sustainable events.

Sascha Moore, Director
Create Design & Marketing, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia

Sandeep NagpalSandeep Nagpal, Vice President , Head of Marketing APAC & MEA
CVENT, Inc., Gurgaon, Haryana, India     
 
Sandeep is currently Global Vice President & Head of Marketing , India and is responsible for CVENT’s International Marketing & Global Demand Center based in Gurgaon, India. He has held senior leadership positions & managed diverse portfolios in companies like Honda Motors, Canon, New Holland tractors, Microsoft, Nokia & SAP in his illustrious career over the last 25 years. He holds progressive leadership experience in P&L management, technology & solution marketing , strategy, business development & Startup Operations, Sandeep has defined strategies to build brand visibility, driven opportunity creation , built channel strategies and created distribution channels to drive multi-tier sales engines in his various roles over the years. Known for his strategic thinking and execution focus, he has inspired trust, built teams and motivated people to perform and deliver results. Sandeep received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University & he holds Executive Masters in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He is a certified coach for Design Thinking from Hasso Plattner Institut, Potsdam & has completed several management development & leadership programs both in India & abroad.

Hoang Ngoc BichHoang Ngoc Bich, CEO
Crestcom Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
 
As founding director of Global Leaders Ltd., the Vietnamese franchisee of the Crestcom Leadership Development system, Hoang Ngoc Bich has trained and developed leaders and managers from over 200 Multinational and Vietnamese corporations and nonprofit organizations. She is also a national advocate for families affected by autism, and in her role as Chairperson of the Vietnam Autism Network, she is charged with developing a nationwide network of autism organizations. Bich is an Eisenhower Fellow 2014 and Australian Fellow 2015. She is featured in the book "Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters - Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women", published by Woman's Publishing House in 2016, as one of 20 remarkable Vietnamese Women.  The award will push the winning individuals and enterprises to put even more effort into their work to not only stay worthy of the title, but perhaps take another title home next year. These awards also honour and promotes good personal values.

Violeta NiculutVioleta Niculut, Marketing Manager
Anchor Grup, Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

In her role as Marketing Manager of Anchor Grup, Violeta coordinates the communication strategies for two malls, which she relaunched, a multiplex, three office buildings and two residential projects. Her extensive experience in retail ranges from trade marketing to digital marketing, from BTL to PR manager and to e-commerce director.
 

Tony PrenticeTony Prentice, Managing Partner
Leap Agency, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   

Tony Prentice commenced his career with Ogilvy and Mather where he learnt his trade via the David Ogilvy motto of ‘we sell or else’. Throughout the next 30 years of his advertising life he has held fast to this thought. As Managing Partner (and founder) at Leap Agency this legacy continues through ‘the science of selling’ The techniques and channels are many and varied when it comes to dissecting a brand narrative and turning that into meaningful sales for clients. Under Tony’s leadership, Leap Agency has had offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Bangkok. The agency is a Canne Lion winner amongst many other International and National Awards. Tony was a finalist in the Young Marketer of the Year, the agency was acknowledged as Direct Marketing Agency of the year and is currently in the top 4 Creative Agencies in Victoria. 

Sandeep RoySandeep Roy, Co-Founder - Head Creatives and Development
Clapperboy Creations, Mumbai, Maharashtra/Asia, India

Stories have always fascinated me and I helped organisations communicate and engage with their most important asset – ‘their people’ through stories that communicated the message across the organization. After having worked across a broad spectrum of business, primarily in corporate communications, business operations, transitions and migrations, I decided to follow my passion in filmmaking and co-founded ‘Clapperboy Creations’ a film and digital production house. Films have always played a  predominant role in our society, a reflection of both past and present. At Clapperboy Creations, we aim to make path breaking films, that aspire the next generation of writers and directors and also create a space for the passionate dreamers and creative thinkers to ideate, innovate and collaborate with believe in their dreams.

Marcus SchulzMarcus Schulz, Head of Marketing
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Marcus is the former APAC Head of Marketing for Citrix SaaS/Cloud business prior to the merger with Boston-based LogMeIn in 2017. He’s a hands-on marketing leader with over 10 years of experience in strategic marketing in B2B software in Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Citrix where he was responsible for driving growth across the Asia Pacific region, Marcus worked in a variety of B2B technology industries for Palm, Iptor, Wolters Kluwer and Dell. Marcus is passionate about building meaningful marketing functions and integrating these into the business to achieve repeatable growth.Marcus holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing from Macquarie University. Outside of work, you will find Marcus attempting to stay fit or spending time with his family.

Richard Stewart, Freelance Event Creative
VOK DAMS, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

Stacey SuryoputroStacey Suryoputro, Corporate Secretary
PT Bank Commonwealth Indonesia, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

A multi-lingual banking professional, who possesses a combination of MBA and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualifications, well-developed research and analytical abilities, strong communication skills as well as solid personal computer capabilities. Currently serving as Corporate Secretary at PT Bank Commonwealth, a leading BUKU2 bank in Indonesia and subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank Australia.

Vonj Tingson, President
PAGEONE Media & Communications, Inc., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
  

Ky WilsonKy Wilson, Australasian Marketing & Membership Manager
Australasian Promotional Products Association, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ky Wilson is a Melbourne based marketing and communications specialist with a focus on brand positioning and awareness; who has led an impressive career in her 16 years working in various booming Australian industries.   Serving as the Australasian Marketing & Membership Manager at APPA, Ky plays a major role in raising the profile of the Australasian promotional product industry and education of end users in the benefits of the world’s only tangible marketing tool. Through her commitment to this role, she has helped APPA position itself as the leading industry body in promotional product marketing, education and advocacy.

Eunice WongEunice Wong, Greater China Growth Officer
Ketchum, Hong Kong

Eunice has an extensive background of senior management roles in consumer brands, 4As agencies and media companies.  Her achievement had earned her the recognitions as Greater China Strategic Planner of the Year, Greater China Marketer of the Year, APAC Account Servicing of the Year and near 200 rmarketing awards.

Spencer Wong, CEO & Chief Creative Office
McCann WorldGroup, Hong Kong 

Larry YuLarry Yu, Managing Director
WordSmith, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Larry Yu is the founder and managing director of Wordsmith. A communications professional for over 20 years, he works with Chairmen, CEOs and senior executives at global financial institutions, multinational corporations and major Asian conglomerates - specializing in strategic, high-level message development for the corporate, financial and government sectors.

 

Websites/Apps/HR Jury

Jose Antonio T. ValdezChair:
Jose Antonio
T. Valdez, Vice President and Head of Marketing, Customer Solutions and Product Development
Manila Electric Company (Meralco),
Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

In his role as Head of Marketing, Customer Solutions, and Product Development at Meralco, the Philippines' premier power distribution utility, Jose Antonio “Tony” Valdez is the executive in charge of leveraging new technologies for customer applications in the business and residential segments, and in supporting sales and network activities targeting customer segments. Prior to Meralco, Tony held a similar position for seven years at PLDT, the Philippines’ largest telecommunications company. Tony has over 15 years experience in FMCG companies as country head for M&M Mars and Seagram, and in marketing roles at Coca Cola and Johnson & Johnson.  Tony has been a speaker at a number of conferences, including most recently at PwC Power and Utilities Roundtable - The Customer Transformation, (Washington D.C., May 20, 2014); SEA Utilities Innovation Forum, (Manila, Philippines, 2015); and Asian Utility Week 2016 (Bangkok, Thailand, May 31-June 1).

JURY:

Geeta GwalaniGeeta Gwalani, HR Director
TATA Consultancy Services, Edison, New Jersey, USA

Geeta Gwalani is a key member of TCS’s HR Leadership team in North America. With the biggest functions (Workforce Management and Talent Management) under her fold, she is responsible for Hiring, Assignment allocations and Talent Management for TCS’s workforce in North America.   Having lived and worked in India, Europe, and the US, she combines her global experience and her passion for the Human Resources function to provide innovative solutions to the Talent function.  She has been the Head of HR for TCS's Europe operations and has also been the CoE lead for its SAP-HCM practice globally. Working with Business teams to collectively find Talent solutions has been her forte and this has led her to collaborate with them and be a strong HR partner.  In doing so Geeta has developed an integrated approach to People Development, a methodology that she continues to use in her leadership role. This approach combines and integrates the staffing, career management, performance management and learning functions to the fullest so that employees get the maximum benefit out of available opportunities and use them towards their career growth.  Geeta is a respected speaker particularly on Talent Management and Integration and has represented TCS in many external forums, the most recent one being the ‘Women in Leadership Summit”.  Geeta has been a finalist at the Stevie awards for Women in Business in the Best Executive and Best Asian Executive categories. Geeta has focused on using technology to transform HR processes and improve employee experiences and this has led to several award winning initiatives in the areas of Leadership Development and Talent Integration.

Abdul HafizAbdul Hafiz, CEO and Founder
Purplesoft Technology Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

CEO of one of the fastest growing Software Development and Digital Marketing Companies in Australia, Abdul, founded Purplesoft Technology after completing his Masters in Information Technology.
He is a member of the Australian Web Association and one of the judges on the panel of the Australian Web Awards.   Purplesoft has been helping hundreds of businesses all over Australia in their Digital marketing and now is creating their own software projects and mobile applications.

Ayyap HariharanAyyap Hariharan, Senior Strategy Advisor
Motivaluate Consulting & Training FZ LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Senior Management professional with over 40 years of industry experience. Specialist in Operational Excellence, Strategy Advisor, Trainer, and Management School Faculty member. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Certified Independent Director.

Toby Hasan-FishmanToby Hassan-Fishman, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder
Eff Creative Pte Ltd, Singapore

As the co-founder of an Inc. 500 company, a single mother and a full time perfectionist, Toby’s inspiring story is nothing short of a Hollywood motion picture about female resilience and tenacity. The award winning creative maestro’s secret to success is reflected in her ability to nurture the diverse team of Eff Creative Group to build products and provide services that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation through strategy.

Syeda Amna Nasir JamalSyeda Amna Nasir Jamal, CEO
Tavuun Welfare Association, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

She is an entrepreneur,law practitioner,freelance writer and consultant for various reputed businesses.She is proprietor of SAN Enterprises,a trading company.She is the founder and head of the Tavvun Welfare Association and Institute for Policy Studies,Research and Human Development in Pakistan.She runs free education program for underprivileged children.

Chris LitherlandChris Litherland, Founder & Lead Consultant
Mariposa Consulting International, Heinsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Chris Litherland is an Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Executive Coach and the founder of Mariposa Consulting International. Based near Dusseldorf in Germany, he specialises in helping global organisations to address strategic challenges in areas such as employee engagement, employer branding, mobility, organisational performance, recognition and rewards, and talent management. He has held senior international HR roles with American conglomerate Honeywell, Intermec Technologies, analytics software developer SAS Institute, and Japanese computer giant Fujitsu.

Anahita Tonkin, Director
Clariti Group, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Doyle YoonDoyle Yoon, Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Doyle Yoon is an associate professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on brand experience, customer relationship management, and virtual reality study.

 

New Product & Service/IT Chair Jury

Belinda DolanChair:
Belinda-Jane Dolan, CEO
Clariti Group, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Five years ago, Belinda-Jane established Clariti Group, a 7-time Stevie Award-winning Global Consultancy and Business Education Company, with one aim: To create and inspire businesses and their leaders to build high-performing companies that create a positive impact. Her inspiration came when she lost her Mother at a young age to breast cancer, which acted as a catalyst and gave her the dedication to build the Clariti Group.  As she puts it: “To create workplaces and leaders that are high-performing, successful communities that people can’t wait to be part of is an honor.”  With over 20 years corporate advisory, leadership, and entrepreneurship expertise, she has served and advised on Boards and Committees globally. Belinda-Jane and her team work alongside SME’s, individual leaders, and organizations such as the Australian Government’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to build remarkable, effective, and growth-focused companies. Her teams have worked on landmark business growth and education projects that have been life-changing to many thousands of people and delivered into some of the most disadvantaged and remote places in the world.  Her expertise is in Leadership and Performance, and her current PhD and book on the topic of leadership and neuroscience is set to make changes to how we see leadership today. According to Belinda-Jane, “Through the Clariti Group we aim to create inspiring, positive workforces around the globe that will make a significant difference to the lives of those who work within them. Life is precious. We spend so much time working, so why not make it an enjoyable place to be? We can positively change the world. We just have to have the desire to make a difference.”  Belinda-Jane is no stranger to overcoming challenges in business and in life, such as being told she would never walk again. Her motto is “Dream Big, Aim High, and Never Ever Give Up.” Currently she is climbing the seven highest mountains on each continent, including Mount Everest in 2020.  As Chair of the New Product and IT Awards Judging Committee, Belinda-Jane tells us: “These awards are a remarkable opportunity for leaders at all levels to showcase their organizations and teams, and the impact they are making both nationally and globally.”

JURY:

Seongmoon Cho, Senior Researcher (Ph.D in Climate Change)
Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute, Seoul, South Korea

Kieu Diem PhucKieu Diem Phuc, Director
KP Law Office, Hanoi, Vietnam

Trades, investment and sermiconductor, electronic industries and more than 10 years as a lawyer. She has advised many multinational and Vietnamese real estate cooperations and litigated in various industries. Currently she is the founder and CEO of KP Law Office.  Education: Law, Finance, International Trades.  Master of Finance and International Trades – Leed Metropolitan University, UK.  ‘With my experience in various industries, I have the multi-aspect view and fair when I comment or give advices. I am confident with the work I am handling. I would like to participate and contribute to The Stevie Awards to find the typical nominees of innovation of business in various categories to recognize and motivate the innovation trend to make life more beautiful. I love the life and want to contribute the good things for everyone.’

Ankita GoelAnkita Goel, Senior Product Manager
Google Inc, Mountain View, California, USA

Ankita is currently a product lead on Google search internationalization and focuses on delivering amazing content and search experience to users in emerging markets.  She has 8+ years of product management and software engineering experience at top tech companies including Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Her focus areas include consumer products, growth, mobile design, search, structured data and data driven approach.  Ankita earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Cornell University, Ithaca NY.

Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan, Principal Consultant
Wipro Limited, Painted Post, New York, USA
   
Mehdi Hassan is an IT Leader & Cyber Security Evangelist with 18+ years of international experience with multinational firms – PwC US, Wipro Limited and CMC Limited. He has experience working with many Fortune 500 customers. He has developed extensive Strategic Leadership, General & Project Management, Cyber Security Architecture and Business Development skills within a variety of business industries including Finance, Insurance, Telecom, Retail, Manufacturing and Healthcare across USA, Asia, Europe, Australia and Latin America. He has helped customers with IT Strategy, Solution Roadmap, Business/IT Alignment, Program Plan, Cyber security Implementation, Consulting and Solution Architecture & Design. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

Pritesh JarodiyaPritesh Jarodiya, Operation Manager
YogI Texas Holding Inc, Allen, Texas, USA
   
Pritesh Jarodiya is a man of vision and exhibits his leadership through his 16+ years work experience. He starts his career from Ipca Laboratories Ltd then he joins Unique Pharmaceutical Ltd as a Research and Development Officer. He had played a critical lead role in the successful establishment and development of Yogi Texas Holding Inc. His work was primarily focused on developing innovative business models, managing intellectual property assets, risk assessment, making key investment decisions. His strategic insights and visionary outlook enable him to drive the business from different perspectives.

Hardik JoshiHardik Joshi, Lead/Senior Software Engineer
State of Oregon, Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

Hardik Joshi is a highly experienced IT professional currently working in different roles including Lead Full-Stack Software Developer, Release Lead and Freelance Software Architect with more than 7 years of experience in the IT corporate world. He has held senior positions while consulting several Fortune 500 clients in implementing IT projects. Hardik has extensive experience in different domains including Data Center, Financial ontology, Shipment services, SNAP and EBT card system, General ledger and Expertise in Retirement System.

Suhas Pande, Lead Full Stack Developer/Functional Architect
Derex Technologies, Harrison, New Jersey, USA

Vijay PandeyVijay Pandey, Director of Technology
Intueor Consulting, Inc., Irvine, California, USA

Technology Leader with responsibility for shaping Intueor's technology products, solutions and services to in a way that maximizes business value for Intueor clients. Responsible for IP creation, customer engagement, product sales, competency and capacity building specializing in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Technical Architecture, Business Architecture, Application Architecture.

Haider Raza Rizvi, Software Analyst & Quality Manager
Siemens, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Parmod SatijaParmod Satija, Director-Product Development
Alpha Net, Milpitas, California, USA

Parmod is passionate and Innovative Senior Product Management & Engineering professional with over 20+ years of experience in different industry verticals which includes software, high tech and Automotive. Parmod has played various other roles in industry that includes, Manager, Deputy Manager-Engineering and New product development, Senior Engineer and Engineer.

Subash ThotaSubash Thota, Project Manager
SMDI, Ashburn, Virginia, USA

I have been working in the area of Data Analytics, Big Data, and Cloud Computing for more than a decade. My research in these scientific areas resulted in several publications and peer-review for multiple International Journals.

Amarendra Reddy ThummetiAmarendra Reddy Thummeti, Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
Align technology (Invisalign), Milpitas, California, USA   

Amarendra Reddy Thummeti is a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer who works in Silicon Valley in the United States. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science. He has extensive experience in developing data warehouses, ETL, cubes and reports using the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack.  He is also passionate about exploring various BI tools features with real-time analytics, predictive analytics and integration.

Sasank VemanaSasank Vemana, Lead Developer
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Sasank Vemana is a seasoned PeopleSoft expert with several years of experience around the globe and a penchant for leadership, research, advisory and strategic roles in the IT Services industry. He currently leads the Enterprise Applications (PeopleSoft) Development Strategy at The Florida State University.

Agung WicaksonoAgung Wicaksono, Regional Ambassador
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia
I am regional ambassador and Research assistant of the United Nations Environment Programme in Seoul South Korea and I am a coordinator in managing human resources and environment in a non- governmental organization called IAAS (International Association of Student in Agricultural and Related Science) and vice chairman IGaF (Indonesian Green Action a Green Pathway for Sustainable Environment) Related to Environment. We assist low income community in East Java by facilitating to the utilization of waste organic and inorganic materials, it can solve the problem of agriculture which is currently facing, Encouraging the exchange of ideas in agricultural education and the implementation of the agricultural system, social and economic development of people in the local community. I have motivation to grow up in research competition, the vision was to raise the writing skill for students through social, science research and youth empowerment with the focused on achievement, partnership, and dedication. It requires me to spend every day with the organization although, I have the mail compulsory to study and research, from this struggling experience, I learned how the important to lead ourselves and other.

Chinese-Language Jury

Terence ChuTerence Chu, Founder & CEO
APAX Group, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Terence Chu founded APAX Group in HongKong, after 10 years of development, he settled down in Shanghai and expanded the business across countries in Asia. Today, with the headquarters in Shanghai, subsidiary offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Moganshan, Mumbai and Milan, APAX Group offers multi-level business opportunities through a multicultural platform of fashion, sports, travel and entertainment from three business units: APAX EVENTS, APAX LIVE, and APAX RECREATION together to form a multi-level business group - providing the market with the most innovative experiential marketing strategy and experiences, as well as a platform with high-quality international IPs. APAX "all-around " approach to business, with cross-border collaboration is the way to go as the idea of “Bringing in and setting off”. We engage global experts to guide and educate the Chinese market while at the same time introduce new local talents and ethnic Chinese culture to the world.

Phillis HoPhillis Ho, Media & Marketing Manager
Turkish Airlines, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China  
    
Spent the happiest childhood time in Stockholm but graduated from the University of Hong Kong; Major in Political Science and Philosophy but never joined any public administration work. Worked at advertising agencies but luckily never had to be on 24/7 mode. Worked in Shanghai but loved Lisbon more. Now working in the marketing field of an airline-an industry, just like drug, I become an addict.

Brandy LeeBrandy Lee, Director - HR & Administration
Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Hong Kong

Brandy Lee is Director - Human Resources and Administration for Vinci Construction Grands Projets (SCL 1103 & 1122), a major international construction company, and part of Vinci from France employing more than 185,000 in 800 subsidy companies over 100 countries across five continents. Vinci design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. 

Pauline LinPauline Lin, Business Director
Leo Burnett Advertising Company, Shanghai, China
   
Pauline Lin started her career in advertising in Taiwan and has been in brand consultancy and 4A advertising agencies for over 17 years.  She moved to Shanghai in 2016, and now works in Leo Burnett Shanghai as business director.
 

Richard Stewart, Freelance Event Creative
VOK DAMS, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

Clara Wang, Founder & CEO
KAI Communications, Beijing, China

Eunice WongEunice Wong, Greater China Growth Officer
Ketchum, Hong Kong

Eunice has an extensive background of senior management roles in consumer brands, 4As agencies and media companies.  Her achievement had earned her the recognitions as Greater China Strategic Planner of the Year, Greater China Marketer of the Year, APAC Account Servicing of the Year and near 200 rmarketing awards.

Spencer Wong, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Creative Officer
McCann, Hong Kong 

Indonesian-Language Jury

Chair:
Yesi Gusteti, Professor
Universitas Dharmas Indonesia, Dharmasraya, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

JURY:

Franky JaminFranky Jamin, Independent Commissioner
PT Tigaraksa Satria Tbk, Jakarta, South Jakarta, Indonesia  
   
Born in North Sumatra Indonesia, now lived in Jakarta. Studied in Indonesia, Singapore and UK. Professional Designations of ACCA, FCMA, CGMA, CSRA, CPMA. Worked in Unilever (Company Controller, Company Secretary, President Director of ULBC). Currently as Independent Commissioner in PT Tigaraksa Satria Tbk, PT Paramount Enterprise International and PT Kamadjaja Logistics.

Mansi SharmaMansi Sharma, Content Manager
Eff Creative Group Pte Ltd., Singapore
Mansi Sharma is the Director of Eff Creative PTE, LTD in Singapore. With internationally diverse roots across India and Indonesia, Mansi gained experience in public relations with conceptualizing product launches for brands such as The Body Shop and L’Oreal and currently manages Eff’s high profile social campaigns. Mansi is also the former Miss India-Indonesia.

Stacey SuryoputroStacey Suryoputro, Corporate Secretary
PT Bank Commonwealth Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

A multi-lingual banking professional, who possesses a combination of MBA and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualifications, well-developed research and analytical abilities, strong communication skills as well as solid personal computer capabilities. Currently serving as Corporate Secretary at PT Bank Commonwealth, a leading BUKU2 bank in Indonesia and subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank Australia

Agung Wicaksono, Regional Ambassador
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia

Korean-Language Jury

Chair:
Jung Hieh Shon, CEO
HanaroADCOM, Seoul, South Korea

JURY:

Seog Bong Bae, Representative
Korea Commercial Film Makers Union, Seoul, South Korea

Jin Mu Cho, Vice President
Korea Business Communicators Association, Seoul, South Korea

Seongmoon Cho, Senior Researcher, Environment Management Service
Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute, Seoul, South Korea

Young Il Hong, Professor
Dept. Visual Information Design Nam Seoul University, Seoul, South Korea

Yoonkyung Hwang
Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, Busan, South Korea

Ji Youn Jeon, Artist
Seoul, South Korea

Hung Ki Kim, President
Korea Business Communicators Association, Seoul, South Korea
          

Jae Choon Ko, Marketing Director
Taekwondo Promotion Foundation, South Korea
         

Yong Taeg Kong, Professor Visual Design
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Ji Hyun Kwak, CEO
Communication on, South Korea
        

Seung Hoo Lee
Purunet.com, Seoul, South Korea

Ju Hyung LeeJu Hyung Lee, Professor
Korea University Invention Association, Seoul, South Korea

This year marked the sixth WICO, the marketplace of creative and innovative ideas from all around the world, which will be held along with Asia Lohas Industry Exhibition and Korean Youth Invention Contest (KYIC).  
At this World Invention Creativity Olympic brilliant inventors will introduce their creative inventions or inauguration items and companies will promote their products as a form of presentation. This international event is the festival of the quaternary sector of the economy that more than 20 countries have participated every year.

Youn-Tack Moon, Professor
Smart Media, Jeju International University, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea

Ae Kyung Park
Today Newspaper, Seoul, South Korea

Jong Sun Park, CEO
BRCom, Seoul, South Korea

Beom Seok Seo, Professor
Dept. Advertising & PR Se-Myung University, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

Ji Sung Song, Professor
Visual Design, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Vietnamese Jury

Chair:
Dang Huy DongDang Huy Dong, Former Deputy Minister
Ministry of Planning and Investment, Hanoi, Vietnam   

During his working period for Ministry of Planning and Investment, he contributed a lot in supervising the following departments: Public Procurement Agency and then Enterprise Development Agency; Agency of Business Registration Management; Department of Planning Management; Department of Cooperative; Informatics Centre;  assisting the Minister in guiding the following fields: state-owned enterprise reorganization and renewal, small and medium-sized enterprise development; business registration; socio-economic development master planning; collective economic development, cooperatives; IT application in the Ministry and other assignments allocated by the Minister,

JURY:

Le Duy BinhLe Duy Binh, Managing Director   
Economica Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam  

Le Duy Binh deploys career as international expert in the field of business development service and Project management, monitoring and evaluation with multi-aspects. He gained MBA (Business Administration), CFVG (Programme by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnam Ministry of Education), Vietnam after getting BA of Banking and Finance, and International Studies, in Vietnam. He fluently speaks English and French apart from Mother tongue language of Vietnamese.

Kieu Diem PhucKieu Diem Phuc, Director
KP Law Office, Hanoi, Vietnam

Trades, investment and sermiconductor, electronic industries and more than 10 years as a lawyer. She has advised many multinational and Vietnamese real estate cooperations and litigated in various industries. Currently she is the founder and CEO of KP Law Office.  Education: Law, Finance, International Trades.  Master of Finance and International Trades – Leed Metropolitan University, UK.  ‘With my experience in various industries, I have the multi-aspect view and fair when I comment or give advices. I am confident with the work I am handling. I would like to participate and contribute to The Stevie Awards to find the typical nominees of innovation of business in various categories to recognize and motivate the innovation trend to make life more beautiful. I love the life and want to contribute the good things for everyone.’

Hoang Ngoc BichHoang Ngoc Bich, CEO
Crestcom Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam

As founding director of Global Leaders Ltd., the Vietnamese franchisee of the Crestcom Leadership Development system, Hoang Ngoc Bich has trained and developed leaders and managers from over 200 Multinational and Vietnamese corporations and nonprofit organizations. She is also a national advocate for families affected by autism, and in her role as Chairperson of the Vietnam Autism Network, she is charged with developing a nationwide network of autism organizations. Bich is an Eisenhower Fellow 2014 and Australian Fellow 2015. She is featured in the book "Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters - Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women", published by Woman's Publishing House in 2016, as one of 20 remarkable Vietnamese Women.  The award will push the winning individuals and enterprises to put even more effort into their work to not only stay worthy of the title, but perhaps take another title home next year. These awards also honour and promotes good personal values.

Le Quoc VinhLe Quoc Vinh, Chairman   
Le & Brothers Limited – Le Bros, Hanoi, Vietnam   

Mr. Le Quoc Vinh is Chairman & CEO of Le Group of Companies with 4 subsidiary companies: Le Media JSC, Le & Brothers Limited (Le Bros), Le Digital and Vietnam CEO Corporation, recognized as leading publishing, media, marketing, PR and event management companies in Vietnam. He founded Fansipan Media Corporation, owner and operator of Giai Tri TV channel, which was aquired in 2014.