Judging Committee

WorldFestival organizes 150+ judges on the Judging Committee for the WorldFestival Innovation Awards, including Venture Capitalists, Angel investors, Corporate Executives, Tech Media & Press, and leading speakers. Our past startup competitions have hosted judges from NEA, Index Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and more.

lata ahuja

Lata Ahuja

Sr Director of Engineering
CarGurus

shola akinrolie

Shola Akinrolie

Program Manager
Turing

samhita alla

Samhita Alla

Software Engineer and Tech Evangelist
Union.ai

Johan Aludden

Software Engineer
Let’s Do This

elio assuncao

Elio Assuncao

Founder
Venture Capital World Summit Inc

joan palmiter bajorek

Joan Palmiter Bajorek

Founder
Women in Voice

budhaditya bhattacharya

Budhaditya Bhattacharya

Product Evangelist
Tyk

casey bisson

Casey Bisson

Head of Product
BluBracket

maximilian bock

Maximilian Bock

Investment Manager
HTGF

clair byrd

Clair Byrd

Partner
Wing Venture Capital

matheus cardoso

Matheus Cardoso

Developer Relations
Bitmovin

aliza carpio

Aliza Carpio

Director Tech Evangelism
Autodesk

André Cedik

Product Manager & Developer Advocate
shipcloud GmbH

Tuana Celik

Developer Advocate
Cumul.io

goshi cheragwandi

Goshi Cheragwandi

Managing Director/CEO

William Chernicoff, PhD

Senior Manager – Global Research & Innovation
Toyota

unnati chhabra

Unnati Chhabra

Developer Relations Engineer
Zenduty

June Cho

Developer & Design Evangelist
Zeplin

david christiansen

David Christiansen

CIO
VENZA, Inc.

Stewart Christie

IoT Ecosystem Evangelist
Intel Corp

developersteve coochin

DeveloperSteve Coochin

Senior Developer Advocate
Lumigo

paul cowles

Paul Cowles

Founder
Social Scavenger

rob dawson

Rob Dawson

CTO
Consensys

julien delange

Julien Delange

Founder
Codiga

nicholas denissen

Nicholas Denissen

NED/Advisor/Investor
Macri LLC

spondon dey

Spondon Dey

Chief Technology Disruptor
AT&T

murilo durigan

Murilo Durigan

Marketing and Communications
PMI

Marlon Evans

CEO
Nex Cubed

nirvana farhadi 400

Nirvana Farhadi

Regulatory Expert
Nirvana Enterprises

elen gales

Elen Gales

Brand Principalv
ODSC

alexander galitsky

Alexander Galitsky

Managing Partner
Almaz Capital Partners

bob gillespie

Bob Gillespie

Executive Director
Second Century Ventures

venkat gopalan

Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital, Data & Technology Officer
Belcorp

Alex Goryachev

Innovator in Residence
Tulane University

julia grala

Julia Grala

CX Data Analyst
Rocket.Chat

Mary Grygleski

Streaming Developer Advocate
DataStax

wayne haber

Wayne Haber

Director of Engineering
GitLab

kimberly hall

Kimberly Hall

Head of New Business Launches
Toptal

david hasebroock

David Hasebroock

Strategic Partner Manager
Google

samantha huang

Samantha Huang

Principal
BMW i Ventures

chintan jain

Chintan Jain

Senior Director, Cyber Engineering and Architecture
Hilton

nahrin jalal

Nahrin Jalal

Vice President of Developer Experience
Aptible

tina joros

Tina Joros

Vice President, General Manager – Veradigm Platform
Allscripts Healthcare

Max Kahn

Head of Growth for SAP.iO
SAP

snehan kekre

Snehan Kekre

Developer Advocate
Streamlit/Snowflake

shin kishioka

Shin Kishioka

President
I.T.A., Inc.

hadet kovacevic

Hadet Kovačević

Project Manager
Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH

shruti kuber

Shruti Kuber

Senior Developer Advocate
Restack

Anuradha Kumari

Frontend Consultant
Passionate People

leroy lawrence

Leroy Lawrence

Managing Director
Lawrence Investment Holdings

gosia leszczynska

Gosia Leszczynska

Digital Media/Paid Search Lead
Independent

nava levy

Nava Levy

AI/ML Dev Advocate
Redis

Christopher Lindsey

Head of Product Marketing
Peoplevine

mike litwin

Mike Litwin

Marketing Consultant
MDL Marketing Consultants

andres lopez 400

Andres Lopez

CEO
Tekbees, Inc.

tahir mahmood

Tahir Mahmood

Founder & CTO
Tiqniat

J.J. Malfettone

Director, Strategy
KPMG

rishi malhotra

Rishi Malhotra

Chief Technology Officer
Equabli

zhi martinez

Zhi Martinez

Head of Product Strategy, Institutional Advice & Wellness
Vanguard

Dave McAllister

Open Source Strategic Technologist
Nginx

rekha mehr

Rekha Mehr MBE

Director
Moonrekha

david milette

David Milette

Chief Technology Evangelist & Co-Founder
SQALogic

tomoko minagawa

Tomoko Minagawa

Founder
Femtech Community Japan

Gargi Mishra

Digital Transformation Advisor, Speaker

shambhavi mishra

Shambhavi Mishra

Director of Investments
Brand Capital International

carolina morandini

Carolina Morandini

Open Innovation & Ecosystem Lead
Accenture Ventures

moataz nabil

Moataz Nabil

Developer Advocate
Bitrise

maen naboulsi

Maen Naboulsi

Strategic Planning Consultant
The Mena Catalysts

magith noohukhan

Magith Noohukhan

Evangelist
Braze

aditya oberai

Aditya Oberai

Developer Advocate
Appwrite

vishal pallerla

Vishal Pallerla

Developer Advocate
Telnyx

alex patterson

Alex Patterson

Developer Advocate
CodingCat.dev

Hanna Phan

Head of Innovation Culture & Communication Strategy
VMware

Oscar Ramos

Partner & Managing Director
SOSV Chinaccelerator MOX

Aynat Ravin

Head of M Live
Marriott International

sanjiv razdan

Sanjiv Razdan

Global Head of SME
NIUM (Instarem)

Lindalia Reis

CEO
Ions Innovation & Hacking.Rio

steve riley

Steve Riley

Field CTO
Netskope Inc.

javier robalino

Javier Robalino

Developer Relations
Front

ricardo rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez

Chief IT Officer
American Financial Systems

tomas sabat

Tomás Sabat

Chief Operating Officer
Vaticle

anil saldanha

Anil Saldanha

Chief Cloud Officer
Rush University System for Health

cherish santoshi

Cherish Santoshi

Developer Relations Engineer
Orkes

Raj Sathyaseelan

CEO and Principal
LINK Silicon Valley

arya setiadharma

Arya Setiadharma

CEO
Prasetia Dwidharma

atulpriya sharma

Atulpriya Sharma

Developer Advocate
InfraCloud Technologies

rachel sienko

Rachel Sienko

Global Head of Developer Experience
Pismo

Paweł Skrzypek

Chief Technology Officer
AI Investments

valeria sologoub

Valeria Sologoub

Chief Marketing Officer
Grinteq

daniil solopov

Daniil Solopov

Director of Strategic Metaverse Development
Sensorium DLT

juan soto

Juan Soto

COO
Mavity

timothy spann

Timothy Spann

Developer Advocate
StreamNative

robert upham

Robert Upham

Advisor, Mentor
UC Berkley, various startups and incubators

John Valiton

CEO
Reemo Health

nicolas vega

Nicolas Vega

Associate
500 Latam

jordan violet

Jordan Violet

Head of Developer Relations
SailPoint

Jonathan Wallace

Investment Director
Expert Dojo

Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Global AI Accelerator, Systems Management
Ericsson

rishikesh yardi

Rishikesh Yardi

Senior Product Manager
Instacart