2020 Judges

Satishkumar Boguda | Software Engineer | Applexus Technologies | Sandiego, California, United States | |
Abbas Shahid Baqir | Managing Director | Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan | Education and Training | Abbas Shahid Baqir is a technology visionary and computer security specialist who thrives on solving complex problems. Abbas is an industry-recognized security expert with over 15 years of hands-on experience. His career is highlighted on starting and creating new companies, organizations and products. He loves creating new entities and discovering creative ways of solving complex problems. Abbas responded to numerous sophisticated cyber intrusions into corporate networks. Abbas worked with corporate and governmental victims to find and eradicate intrusions in their networks, mitigate data loss, and implement cyber best practices to ensure victim networks were more resilient to attacks. Abbas managed a team of highly skilled Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and Forensic Examiners conducting global investigations. Criminal and National Security Hackers repeatedly target telecommunication infrastructure for the purpose of financial gain or hostile intelligence gathering. Abbas worked closely with partners in the telecommunication industry to identify malware and hacking techniques responsible for the breaches, locate the individuals responsible, and secure the victims against additional loss. Abbas supervised multiple investigations into the compromise of banking and securities trading computer systems. He combined host and network forensics in addition to innovative intelligence operations to identify and neutralize threat actors both domestically and internationally.
Judy Shelton | Vice President | Samson | , California, United States | |
Allison Plattsmier | | Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | |
Praveen Kotturu | Director | KPMG | Montvale, New Jersey, United States | |
Belinda-Jane Dolan | CEO | Clariti Group | Brisbane. CBD, Queensland, Australia | Business Products and Services | You have my bio
Arjun Kumar Joginipelly | Vice President of Engineering | Freedom Electronics LLC | Kennesaw, Georgia, United States | Engineering and Technology | Arjun Kumar Joginipelly, has PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of New Orleans, currently working as a Vice President of Engineering at Freedom Electronics LLC, Georgia, USA. Dr. Arjun has 10+ years of hands-on experience in the fields of Image Processing, Circuit Design, FPGAs, Embedded design & Internet of Things. He is also an entrepreneur who loves to build start-up companies with focus more towards value added products. He holds a patent in IOT technology applied to petroleum gas dispensers. His work has been reported to several IEEE conferences and Journals. He has reviewed numerous papers for Journal of Real Time Image Processing, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Microprocessor & Microsystems Journal, Journal of Imaging Science & Technology, Microelectronics Journal, Journal of Circuits-Systems-Computers. His areas of interest include Internet of Things, Image processing using FPGAs, Separable and Bilateral Filters, Logarithmic Multipliers, Feature Extraction and Classification, and Machine Learning.
Birendra Rana | Chief Credit Officer | Clean Energy Development Bank Ltd (in JV with FMO Netherlands) | Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | Delivered leadership, management, oversight, development of multi-dimensional activities and strategies that enabled prudent financing of sustainable clean energy projects and increased access to financing in rural areas of Nepal, as the Chief Credit Officer of Clean Energy Development Bank (CEDBL), which was one of its kind in banking sector in whole of Asia with complete focus in clean energy development. CEDBL started FDI initiation on project basis and also brought in foreign investment (FMO Netherlands) for the bank itself. CEDBL was awarded the best development bank in Nepal. CEDBL was awarded as the best organization in financial accounts presentation by Institute for Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) for two consecutive years. CEDBL is now merged with NMB Bank. Number of people reporting to me: 30 (across 4 divisions: Renewable energy, Small \& medium enterprises, Microfinance, and Branch business)
Haitham Ahmed | Teacher and CEO | London Academy Of Online Education | London , London, United Kingdom | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | Haitham is a Director, CEO, Public Speaker, YouTuber , Awards Judge , Career Coach, Executive Coach, Time Management Coach, NLP Trainer, Holistic Marketer, Human Resources Consultant, Instructor, teacher and Manager. Haitham got a Bachelor of Bio-Chemistry from Ain Shams University in Egypt, M.I.B. (Master of International Business ) from the University of Vaasa in Finland and more than 70 diplomas and certificates in English, Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Neuropsychology, Psychology of Sales, Online Marketing, CBT, NLP, Coaching, Mentoring, Green Six Sigma, lean management, Minitab and others from global Institutes all over the world. Regarded to Awards: Haitham won Runner Up Award for Learner of the year 2017 from Centre Of Excellence and also received Highly Commended Award for Learner of the year 2018 from COE. He was nominated for NLP in Research Award (2019). In 2020, Haitham was nominated for several global awards, such as The English Asian Business Awards, French American Entrepreneurship Awards, Global Excellence Awards, the Entrepreneurship World Cup, the NLP in Education Award, and the NLP in Research Award.
Aakash Chhablani | Associate Director/Manager | Deloitte | San Jose, California, United States | Information Technology Services | I am Aakash Chhablani. I have been a judge at other categories for Stevie Awards – Consumer Awards, Emerging Startup etc. and have extensive experience in judging different categories. Also contributed scholarly articles at leading publications such as International Journal of Management and Engineering. American Journal of Computer Architecture. I am a Management Consultant with Deloitte Consulting and have an extensive experience of 10+ years working with CxOs across various TMT and FSI clients.
Cyrill Wiget | Executive Director | cyrill.wiget@tegiw.com | Bayonne, New Jersey, United States | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | INVESTMENT & WEALTH MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE with more than 25 years of extensive experience leading business growth and development around the world, establishing key relationships with ultra-high net-worth clients and Family Offices in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Proven track record of spearheading financial management offerings for clients, identifying opportunities within the market to provide value for clients. Adaptable leader leveraging strong interpersonal and communication skills to drive engagement with clients and internal teams, establishing and cultivating positive relationships globally.
Sunil Tanuku | Vice President of Delivery, Technology & Business Services | GalaxE Solutions Inc. | Somerset, New Jersey, United States | Engineering and Technology | Accomplished Senior Executive with 15+ years of experience driving strategic business processes, technology transformation, and change management across LATAM, ASPAC, EMEA and NA. Leader of integration of unique business requirements and IT solutions to drive business tactical and strategy roadmap that raise an organization’s market value. Successfully led cross-functional offshore/onshore project teams to deliver enterprise software solutions. Managed multiple key work streams of multi-million-dollar international portfolios for Fortune 100 clients catering to healthcare, insurance, PBM, real estate franchising, property and travel, e-commerce business processes, financial services, and high-tech domains. Deep understanding of PM best practices from both Scrum, Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Ability to combine strong business acumen, extensive technical experience and effective communication skills at all levels to partner with the business on aligning people, process and technology with corporate goals to deliver cost effective solutions. Brings a global mindset with extensive experience of working internationally and building integrated, high performing global teams.
Jay Tripathi | Technical Program Manager | F5 Networks | Newcastle, Washington, United States | |
Sanjeev Kumar | SAP Lead Consultant / Solution Architect | GyanSys Inc | Carmel, Indiana, United States | Consulting | Sanjeev is a senior SAP professional with 15+ years of rich experience in the implementation, operation, and support of business technology. He has lead multi-cultured project teams in different roles providing SAP technology solution expertise and strategic direction. A proven ability in managing and delivering large scale complex Greenfield and Brownfield Implementations, Support and Upgrade SAP projects across multiple industries – Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Facilities Management Services. Expertise in designing and delivering SAP technology solutions – SAP Data Analytics, BPC, Data Integration and Migration from SAP/Non-SAP systems( BW7.5onHANA, BW4HANA), SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Lumira, SAP BO, S4 Embedded Analytics and ABAP across multi-functional domains – SAP PM, SD, FI, MM, and HR.
Astha Bhatia | Clinical Research Scientist | Bristol Myers Squibb | Summit , New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a dentist (4 years patient care experience in India), and have a Master in public health from a reputed US school. I work as a clinical research scientist on clinical trials for hematology-oncology indications. A clinical study that I was the lead scientist for, led to FDA and global approval for a new chemo-free regimen for patients of relapsed lymphoma. At present, I am the lead scientist a clinical trial for a novel compound being developed for patients with relapsed Lymphoma. Also, I recently featured on an international podcast for COVID 19 which was a global hit with multiple viewer reviews. I also worked in a county health department (Bloomfield health department) during my internship while pursuing my MPH, and I worked with the health educator on a childhood obesity project for the community (an area of concern facing the country at this time). I am the marketing head (volunteer position) of an Indian- American cultural society based in NJ. I am interested in being a judge for 10th Annual 2020 Consumer World Awards, and I am confident that based on my vast experience and expertise, I will be able to do great justice to the judgement process.
Sudheer Reddy | Director, Local Safety Management | Bayer | Whippany, New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a Pharmacist with a Master of Public Health. In addition, I am also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an Innovation Coach. As a Director at Bayer Healthcare, I am responsible for ensuring patient safety of the pharmaceuticals and over the counter products marketed by the company. In this role, I also lead research and safety assessments of new products the company wishes to bring to the market. In the past few years, I have brought many innovations to our processes at Bayer that were game changers using technology. I am interested in judging 10th Annual 2020 Consumer World Awards. With the above mentioned background, I can certainly help providing my expert opinion in many areas of business such as healthcare, leadership, management, innovation and new technologies.
Megha Gupta | Senior Systems Analyst | Starbucks Coffee Company | , , United States | Information Technology Services | 12+ years of IT experience in Oracle E-Business Suite ERP, Payment Systems & Indirect Procurement Systems. Excels at collaborating in a matrixed, cross-functional environment with fluid priorities and building consensus as a thought leader and recognized subject matter expert (SME). Outstanding communication skills, leadership ability & business acumen. Solution Designing | Customizations | Configurations | Scalable Solution | Critical Thinking | Business Onboarding Innovative | Continuous Improvement | Performance Management | Integrations
Paramaguru Prakash | IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States | Information Technology Services | Paramaguru Prakash, IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Miami, Florida, United States | Information Technology | Industry: Aerospace and Experience: 17 years of IT Services and IT Consulting experience with focus on leading Customer facing applications. As a thought leader with strong IT experience I had leveraged technology to enable Customer-centric innovation. Embraced Agile operating model to Capture more Value and had Improved Positive Customer Experience. Used Data-Driven insights to collaborate with Stakeholders and Cross-Functional teams to drive business growth. Adopted Continuous improvement mindset, improved product quality and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Enabled Digital Transformation, Business process automation at basic levels to increase seamless integration. Created Value by understanding existing business models, identifying gaps and proposing breakthrough ideas. If you would like to connect with me, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/paramaguruprakash/
Nishant Ranka | Senior Product Manager | Google Inc | Mountain View, California, United States | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Nishant Ranka is a senior product manager at Google. Nishant specializes in building products that bring together AI and ML based techniques with classic information retrieval & personalization techniques to provide user understanding and control. Over the last 5 years, Nishant has spearheaded large improvements at Google in personalization and information retrieval systems across Google Ads and Google Search, including the launch of Google Events, and Google Discover – a new content curation app used by over 800 Million users across the world. Nishant has been regularly featured for his product work. Nishant holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Amit Jambusaria | Senior Engineering Manager | Wayfair | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Engineering and Technology | I serve as Sr. Engineering Manager at Wayfair. My contributions are at the center of Wayfair’s technology foot-print. I have led multiple front-end engineering teams towards building and optimizing Wayfair.com’s Homepage and Brand pages (more than 15,000 pages) for desktop and mobile, across all geo-locations (Canada, Germany and UK) and all stores – Jossandmain.com, Allmodern.com, Birchlane.com, and Perigold.com. Wayfair’s Homepage and Brand pages serve more than 20 million visitors weekly and account for a substantial portion of Wayfair’s revenue. Additionally, I am directly responsible for launching the Projecthub platform which is relied upon by the entire Wayfair organization with more than 10,000 users. I am reshaping engineering and product development at Wayfair thus generating significant value add in terms of efficiency improvements and cost savings to the company. I am also very passionate about building web applications during my free time and have co-founded.
Heorhii Kozlovskyi | Associate Engineering Manager | GlobalLogic | Kyiv, , Ukraine | Information Technology Services | I’m Software Engineer with more than 8 years of commercial experience in the different field of industries. Currently, I’m working as Associate Engineering Manager in GlobalLogic where I build and manage teams.