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2023

World class scrutiny for world class innovation: meet the experts judging your work…

The Sports Technology Awards are serious about honest, authentic and authoritative scrutiny and this is reflected both by the outstanding profile of our judging panel and the process by which all entries are judged.

Judging is completed online, independently of and without reference to any other score; each judge marks every element of the entry form, then submits a total score for each shortlisted entry. In the case of a tie, more judges are asked to evaluate the tied entries until a clear winner is determined.

Remember, our judges are unquestionably some of the most informed people in the sector and the judging process means that all their points of view are accounted for fairly. They are totally unbiased in their voting and are committed to working to seeing excellence – not a brand’s size or budget – win.

We ensure organizations of all sizes enjoy fair representation and opportunities at the Awards, and are proud that The Sports Technology Awards is one of the few industry events where a bootstrap start-up can achieve victory over an established, international sports brand. Ultimately excellence is what counts!

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Sami Jo Small

2x Olympic Champion
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Ama Agbeze

Commonwealth Games Champion; Board Member

Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Games

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Alexandra Rickham

Double Paralympic Bronze Medalist; Head of Sustainability

World Sailing

Declan Brooks

Declan Brooks

Olympic Medalist
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Lauren Steadman

Paralympic, World and European Champion
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Sharron Davies

Olympic, Commonwealth, World and European Medalist
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Erica Holmes

Strategic Partner Development

Aston Martin Formula 1 Team

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Claude Stricker

Executive Director

Australian International Academy of Sport and Technology

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Luke Pellegrini

Chief of Sports and Teams

Australian Olympic Committee

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Lynne Anderson

Commissioner

Australian Sports Commission

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Mike Cavendish

Performance Director

British Triathlon

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Rory Burghes

VP

Camgemini

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Amélia Salehabadi Fouques

President

Canadian Sport Law & Sport Governance Association

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David Sternberg

Co-Managing Partner

Claygate Advisors LLC

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Bex Smith

Founder and CEO

Crux Sports

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Tony Page

President

Deltatre

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Abby Barsky

Strategy and Digital

FIFA

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Alex Stone

Group Leader: Social Media and Video

FIFA

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Pete Samara

Director of Strategic Technical Ventures

Formula 1

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Rick Loughery

VP Global Marketing and Communications

GoPro

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Rufus Hack

CEO

Hawk-Eye

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Natalia Dannenberg-Spreier

Head of Brand and Engagement

International Paralympic Committee

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Adrian Elizondo

Managing Partner and COO

Interticket, Inc.

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John Haegele

President

JEHM Media

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Kelly Hyne

CSO

LPGA

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Dazell Young

Sport Technology Manager

Mahd Academy

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Seth Bacon

VP Media

Major League Soccer

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Philip Lynch

CEO, Digital Products and Services

Manchester United

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Rey Sumaru

GM - IT & Innovation

Melbourne Cricket Ground / Club

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Krishna Bhagavathula

EVP & CTO

National Basketball Association

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Amr Elrawi

Director Sports Marketing and Business Development

Oracle

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Catherine Clark

CEO

Paralympics Australia

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Anna Deignan

Director of Fans and Development

Premier League

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Phil Winstanley

Rugby Director

Premiership Rugby

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Aran Rush

VP

Sacramento Kings

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Alison Lu

Senior Director, Business Strategy and Analytics

San Francisco 49ers

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Anmol Malhotra

Director of Sports Partnerships

Snap Inc.

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Machar Reid

Head of Innovation

Tennis Australia

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Andi Chu

VP and Editor in Chief

Tennis Channel

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Richard Donlon

Head Of Technology

The Rugby Football League

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Adam Newsam

Chairman

Ticketmaster Sport

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Sanjit Sarkar

Strategic Partner Manager

TikTok

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Megan Rose

Managing Director, Major Events

United States Tennis Association

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Lauryn Turner

COO

USA Gymnastics

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Fiona McLachlan

Head of Communications

Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA

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Rael Enteen

Vice President, Content

Washington Commanders

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Geoffrey Riddle

Director

World Horse Racing

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David Granger

Content Director

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