Our Judges

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Roopesh Panchasra

Global Head of Executive Talent | Uber

Roopesh is a 20+ year veteran of the Talent Acquisition industry, who currently leads the Global Executive Talent Acquisition teams for all Uber businesses worldwide. Roopesh has worked with incredible leaders who have pushed and challenged him over his career working for amazing brands such as SAP, Workday, Expedia, and VMware. A magnified lens on inclusivity, fun, and data-driven strategies have been the common thread across all the impressive accomplishments that Roopesh has achieved throughout his career.

Tia Dubuisson

President & Co-Founder | Belle Fleur Technologies

Tia co-founded Belle Fleur Technologies to drive cloud adoption and help companies build and maintain modern infrastructures. She specializes in customer success with over 10 years of experience managing teams, and leading customer centric projects using Agile methodologies. She is passionate about transforming data into business insights and working to automate manual tasks to empower employees to drive business rather than spreadsheets. 
Tia has a unique approach to project planning and management has been shown to ignite and motivate others. She leads by example, daring everyone to run their company operations smarter by making continuous improvements, to become better leaders, to become proficient at smart innovation. 
Tia enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, roller skating, traveling, and when possible having quiet time at the spa. Tia is also committed to sponsoring and participating in volunteer activities, especially those that equip the next generation to use advances in technology.

Michel Mayor

EMEA Salesforce Service Line Leader – SVP | Merkle

In his role as EMEA SVP Salesforce Service Line at Merkle, Michel leads one of the largest Salesforce practices inEurope, helping brands leverage the power of the Salesforce technology. In this role, Michel takes great pride engaging with Salesforce’s talents and celebrating “Merkle’s Mahalo” of 1,300+ skilled professionals globally. He believes that the ecosystem’s future success is conditioned by the collective capacity to identify the next generation of talent, and very much look forward to being part of the Digital Revolution Jury to celebrate the excellence of the nominated individuals and companies.
 
With 15 years’ Salesforce experience, spanning across all Salesforce Clouds, Michel previously led a Global CRM programme for a Fortune 50 business and advised some of the most inspiring global B2C brands.

Rowena Case

Channel Marketing Manager | Nutanix

Rowena’s professional career spans 20 years in channel leadership roles at companies such as Barracuda Networks, Symantec, and start-ups including Contrast Security and Vipre. In her current role, she focuses on enabling the Nutanix Channel Partner Ecosystem by actively contributing to the development, growth, and sales of Nutanix innovative solutions. She’s also received a number of recognitions including CRN Women of the Channel, and has produced award-winning marketing campaigns.

Ben McCarthy

Founder | SalesforceBen.com

Ben McCarthy is the founder of SalesforceBen.com, the largest Salesforce news site in the world. He has 10 years of experience in the Salesforce ecosystem working across end-users, ISVs, and System Integrators.

Wendy O'Keeffe

EVP and Managing Director | NEXTGEN

Wendy O’Keeffe is a veteran of the distribution scene, having spent the last 30 years working in multiple geographies across the APAC region. Wendy originally started with Ingram Micro precursor Tech Pacific, then spent 15 years with Westcon Group before joining Tech Data and most recently NEXTGEN GROUP, where she works to establish the business in the Asia markets. Wendy has deep experience in the technology sector, having spent many years operating in multiple countries and having led the establishment of new IT distribution businesses in nine countries between 2011 and 2016. 

Aaron Rees

Founder & Managing Director | Rebura

Aaron is a cloud innovator with vast experience in driving cloud adoption and improvements across a range of companies from global corporates to start-ups.

As the founder of Rebura, one of the UK’s fastest-growing AWS Advanced Consulting Partners and AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2020, Aaron has a proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing pioneering solutions in the cloud computing environment.

Jeanne Cuff

Associate Director | ISG-One

An IT support consultant and leader, Jeanne has over 20 years of senior leadership and consulting roles in operations, human resources, network, and SaaS, working to build and implement best-of-class support services on and offshore.
 
Jeanne is passionate about increasing the number of women in IT through her volunteer work with the Chicago chapter of Chicktech.org. In an effort to offset the effects of the global pandemic, Jeanne is starting up a non-profit, TechEquityforAll.org, to provide technology and programs to underserved organizations and individuals. 

Vladimer Botsvadze

Speaker, Influencer, Marketing Thought Leader

Vladimer is a globally renowned, multi-award-winning digital marketing and social media influencer, thought leader, Fortune 500 consultant, keynote speaker, and startup advisor. Ranked as the No. 1 Global Marketing Thought Leader by Thinkers360, he has won more than 200 global awards. His work focuses on the intersection of storytelling, practicality, consumer behavior, and social media marketing. Vladimer is widely recognized for his visionary leadership and trailblazing innovation, which he applies in empowering brands to scale, expand, accelerate their growth, and drive change to their advantage.

Ben Gott

Practice Lead, Marketing Solutions EMEA, SVP | Merkle

Ben leads Merkle’s data and marketing technology division across EMEA. He leads a team that is responsible for the implementation, integration and management of clients’ data and technology, ensuring that they are getting the most out of their investments. His team specialise in strategic consultancy, CRM, technical consulting, analytics, and real-time decision management solutions. Ben is a keen supporter of the efforts of Merkle’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, with particular involvement in promoting the Gender and Ethnicity pillars.

Nabila Salem

President | Revolent

As President of Revolent, Nabila is responsible for leading on the creation of talent.

With 15 years of leadership experience in professional services, tech recruitment, and marketing based in the UK and USA, Nabila previously worked at FDM Group and IBM.

Nabila plays an active role in encouraging, supporting, and promoting diversity in the workplace and was recognized in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 List 2019.

Richard Jones-Penny

AVP & Salesforce Lead UKI | Cognizant

Richard has spent over 25 years’ operating in the business applications space. His career has seen him hold various leadership positions at Microsoft, Salesforce and IBM. At Cognizant, Richard leads their Salesforce practice growth across the UK and Ireland. With an extensive network across the Salesforce eco-system, Richard is passionate about helping companies drive their own growth by getting closer to their customers and employees. 

Zoë Morris

President | Frank Recruitment Group

As President of niche tech recruitment firm Frank Recruitment Group, Zoë oversees business and sales operations, employee training, and hiring initiatives.

She has played a vital role in building the company into the global, award-winning that it is today–under Zoë’s leadership, Frank Recruitment Group has consistently achieved substantial year-on-year growth.

Before joining the business as Chief Operations Officer in 2016, Zoë spent 18 years at Hays plc, where she rose to the position of Director at their flagship office in London.

Mark Hill

CIO | Tenth Revolution Group

A Tech Leaders Awards’ CIO of the Year nominee, Mark has over 25 years’ IT experience. Mark has led the business through countless digital transformations and strategic business change initiatives across the organization. He also takes a leading role in developing the firm’s Strategic Alliance strategies. Before joining Tenth Revolution Group, Mark specialized in delivering complex mission-critical technology across both Capital Market and broader Financial Services sectors.

Moderator: Daljit Bamford

Chief Customer Officer | Tenth Revolution Group

Daljit has worked in the technology sector for 19 years; her previous role as Chief Customer Officer (UKI) at Salesforce saw the Oxford graduate work with senior leaders across the business spectrum to help them transform their companies. Prior to her time with Salesforce, Daljit spent 13 years with digital foundation specialists Alternative Networks, and more recently volunteered as a Social Media Advocate with The Trussell Trust, an organization that aims to tackle poverty and hunger in the United Kingdom.

Our 2021 Judges