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.

Johan Aludden

Software Engineer
Let’s Do This

Jj Asghar

Developer Advocate
IBM

elio assuncao

Elio Assuncao

Founder
Venture Capital World Summit Inc

Dr. Andreas Berger

Managing Director
Wintershall Dea Technology Ventures

maximilian bock

Maximilian Bock

Investment Manager
HTGF

Sharon Bort

Senior Officer, Sustainability
MIT Solve

Brad Bosserman

Head of Corporate & Brand Partnerships
POLITICO

clair byrd

Clair Byrd

Partner
Wing Venture Capital

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

June Cho

Developer & Design Evangelist
Zeplin

Stewart Christie

IoT Ecosystem Evangelist
Intel Corp

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

Sana Fathima

Investment Manager
Lockheed Martin Ventures

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

Alex Goryachev

Innovator in Residence
Tulane University

julia grala

Julia Grala

CX Data Analyst
Rocket.Chat

Mary Grygleski

Streaming Developer Advocate
DataStax

Karthik Iyappann Gunasekaran

VP of Product Innovation
Kaplan Inc.

Kimberly Hall

Vice Chair
Impact Public Service Fund

david hasebroock

David Hasebroock

Strategic Partner Manager
Google

Dani Horowitz

Founder
DaniWeb LLC

samantha huang

Samantha Huang

Principal
BMW i Ventures

Takeo Ishizaki

President & CEO
ABC DREAM VENTURES

Adam Jendrisak

Associate Portfolio Manager
Capital Innovators

Amit Jha

Sr. Developer Advocate
Amazon Web Services

tina joros

Tina Joros

Vice President, General Manager – Veradigm Platform
Allscripts Healthcare

hadet kovacevic

Hadet Kovačević

Project Manager
Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH

Jacqueline Krain

Global Head of Business Innovation
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Anuradha Kumari

Frontend Consultant
Passionate People

Max Kahn

Head of Growth for SAP.iO
SAP

shin kishioka

Shin Kishioka

President
I.T.A., Inc.

Veronika Kuznetsova

Director, Innovation & Strategy
UBS Evolve

Dario Laverde

Director of Developer Relations
HTC

leroy lawrence

Leroy Lawrence

Managing Director
Lawrence Investment Holdings

gosia leszczynska

Gosia Leszczynska

Digital Media/Paid Search Lead
Independent

Christopher Lindsey

Head of Product Marketing
Peoplevine

mike litwin

Mike Litwin

Marketing Consultant
MDL Marketing Consultants

Sonita Lontoh

Global Marketing Chief
HP Inc.

Maria Malavenda

Partner
KOL Ventures

J.J. Malfettone

Director, Strategy
KPMG

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

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

maen naboulsi

Maen Naboulsi

Strategic Planning Consultant
The Mena Catalysts

Andy Netzel

VP Innovation lab
KeyBank

Chelsea Nguyen

Investment Manager
ThinkZone Ventures

Jonathan Peck

Technical Advocate
GitHub

Hanna Phan

Head of Innovation Culture & Communication Strategy
VMware

juan ramirez 400

Juan Ramirez

CEO
Celerik, Inc

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.

tomas sabat

Tomás Sabat

Chief Operating Officer
Vaticle

Raj Sathyaseelan

CEO and Principal
LINK Silicon Valley

arya setiadharma

Arya Setiadharma

CEO
Prasetia Dwidharma

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

Sera Unlu

Global Marketing Executive

robert upham

Robert Upham

Advisor, Mentor
UC Berkley, various startups and incubators

John Valiton

CEO
Reemo Health

nicolas vega

Nicolas Vega

Associate
500 Latam

Jonathan Wallace

Investment Director
Expert Dojo

Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Global AI Accelerator, Systems Management
Ericsson

Hubert Zajicek

CEO
Health Wildcatters