Judges

Scott Carey, Editor, Computerworld UK

Editor of Computerworld UK, Scott is an experienced enterprise technology journalist, as comfortable writing analysis as he is hosting industry events and appearing on broadcast media. He has a keen interest in big IT and cloud vendors, deep knowledge of the SaaS market and digital transformation at some of the UK's biggest companies, and a contacts book that covers the industry from top to bottom.

I'm looking for technology that already works in production and is providing results for the business, not just buzzwords. So I want AI that is helping drive customer acquisition, not just a nice sounding matching algorithm. I want to see teams that are given the freedom to innovate but who always have a clear goal in mind that is beneficial for the business as a whole.

Matt Egan, Editorial Director, IDG UK and US

Matt has worked for the UK's leading technology media company since 2003. He is a passionate technology fan who writes on subjects as diverse as smartphones, internet security, social media and Windows.

I'm looking for creativity and transformation: a good story. The pace of change in tech is such these days that the nuts and bolts change with bewildering frequency. The techies rewards those thoughtful transformative thinkers who use technology and people to change the world.

Ben Goldsmith, Founder, Goldsmith Communications

Ben is the founder of Goldsmith Communications -- a communications agency focused on technology companies, investors, and corporate innovators. Ben is also the public relations advisor to non-profit organisation Diversity VC. Ben formerly oversaw communications and online content for Balderton Capital, and more previously for the Level39 technology accelerator. Prior to this, Ben was a freelance digital communications professional, and a regular video presenter and writer for The Memo and Tech City News. Ben is fortunate enough to be a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe cohort of 2018; PR Week 30 Under 30 cohort of 2017; and the Founders of the Future cohort of 2017.

Charlotte Jee, Staff Writer, MIT Technology Review

Charlotte was formerly the editor of Techworld and host of the techies. She is now a Staff Writer at MIT Technology review. She particularly focuses on the government and public sector. She read Politics and East European Studies at UCL before gaining a Masters in Political Journalism at City University. Particular areas of interest include digital reform in government and open data.

I'm looking for technology being used in ways that really stand out from the crowd, delighting users and offering a real, tangible improvement to their day-to-day lives.

Cathy White, Founder, CEW Communications

Cathy is the founder of CEW Communications. She works with startups and the organisations that support them. Cathy was previously head of communications for Tech City UK, an organisation to accelerate the growth of digital startups and skills in the UK, and previously communications and marketing manager for Seedcamp, the first round fund that invests in pre-seed and seed stage tech startups.

I'm really excited to be a judge for the techies 2019 and take a look at the companies leading in their fields. I want to see businesses and professionals with heart and drive at the root of what they do, challenging expectations and delivering the most promising results.