The Sports Technology Awards has brought together
people who lead and influence industry thinking

We are honoured that our judging panel comprises international figures from sports and technology, and collectively represent every facet of the industry.

Each judge only assesses categories which fall within their area of expertise, meaning that they can bring their direct knowledge and understanding of any innovation to bear. In other words, your work will be judged by people who understand your market and objectives, share your challenges and appreciate your success.

Judging Process

The Sports Technology Awards is totally committed to creating the most honest and robust judging process possible.

All judging is completed online, independently of and without reference to any other scorer;
each judge marks every element of the entry form, then submits a total score for each shortlisted entry. In the case of a tie, at least one other judge is asked to evaluate these in the same way in order to determine a winner.

Judges are not asked to judge where there is clear conflict of interest or unfair commercial
insight, and are reminded of the confidentiality of this process. This ensures that all winners are fairly chosen in a manner which is totally transparent and robust.

2017 Judges

  • Alexandra Willis

    Head of Communications, Content & Digital, AELTC

  • Ben Ryan

    Fiji Olympic Gold Medal winning 7s coach

  • The Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, DL

    Former Paralympic and World Champion Wheelchair Racer and Member of the House of Lords

  • David Markey

    Performance Engineer, Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing)

  • David Richardson

    Former South African International Cricketer and CEO of the International Cricket Council

  • David Sheepshanks

    Chairman, St Georges Park

  • Emma Boggis

    Chief Executive, Sport and Recreation Alliance

  • Gareth Southgate

    England Manager and Former England Football International

  • Gemma Morris

    Presenter and Producer, Sky TV Swipe

  • Heather Bowler

    Senior Vice President Communications, Women's Tennis Association (WTA)

  • Jayne Bussman-Wise

    Director Digital Marketing, New York City Football Club

  • Jihai Sun

    Former Man City Football Player and Chair of Haiqui

  • Jo Clubb

    Applied Sports Scientist for the Buffalo Sabres

  • John Rhodes

    Principle, HOK Sport and Entertainment

  • Karen Pickering

    Former World Champion and Olympian Freestyle Swimmer

  • Kate Johnson

    Former USA Olympic Silver Medallist and Senior Director of Global Sponsorship Marketing, Visa

  • Dame Katherine Grainger

    Former Olympic and World Champion Rower

  • Lewis Wiltshire

    Consultant Partner, Seven League

  • Marlon Devonish

    Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European champion

  • Maria Gigante

    Vice President, Events NFL UK

  • Martin Corry

    World Cup Winning Former England Rugby International and Alliance Director, Salesforce

  • Matt Brittin

    Former Olympian and President EMEA Business and Operation, Google

  • Mike Miller

    CEO, World Olympians Associations

  • Richard Whitehead

    Paralympic and World Champion Runner and World Record Holder

  • Scott Gutterman

    Vice President Digital Operations, PGA TOUR

  • Shelley Alexander

    Editorial Lead Women's Sport, BBC

  • Simon Jones

    Head of Performance, Support and Innovation, Team Sky

  • Steve Hellmuth

    EVP Operations and Technology, NBA

  • Tom Stallard

    Former Olympic Silver Medallist and Race Engineer to Jenson Button, Mclaren F1

  • Tricia Thompson

    Head of Olympic Partnerships, the Discovery Channel