Co-Founder & Director
Lab

Tom Head is joint Founder and Director of Lab. Instead of taking the traditional route, Tom decided to not attend university and instead learnt how to program. This led him to starting Lab 14 years ago and grow the agency to become one of the Top 100 Digital Agencies in the UK. Tom has a strong passion for technology and human behaviour which now forms the majority of the work Lab does. Particular interests are across communication, behaviour, personalisation, digital transformation and emerging technologies such as natural language processing frameworks (chatbots) and neural networks.

Judging panel

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Tom Head

Co-Founder & Director
Lab

Marcus Foley

Managing Director
This Is Tommy LTD

Kevin Dunckley

Chief Digital Innovation Officer
HH Global

Pj Jones

Founder
Mallard and Claret

Darren Whittingham

Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer
Start Design

Viktorija Grigorjevaite

Co-founder & Ad photographer
Sane Seven

Chris Brown

Global Head of Digital
M&C Saatchi PR

Charlie Greenwood

Digital & Sponsorship Consultant For The Sports Industry
N/A

Beverley Sullivan

Guidelines Manager
Sainsbury's

Mark Brayton

Marketing Director
Barclays

Trevor Chambers

Founder and Creative Partner
Fear No Space

Mark Sherwin

Managing Director
Accenture Interactive

Wayne Deakin

Executive Creative EMEA
Huge

Kristal Ireland

Head of Ecommerce and Retail Technology
Virgin Trains East Coast

Dom Bailey

Strategic Director
BAXTER AND BAILEY

Peter Markey

Marketing Director
TSB

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

Alex Bubb

Marketing and Sales Excellence
Canon Europe

Rebecca Brennan

Managing Director
Cubo

Stephen Mai

Chief Content Officer
Boiler Room

Anna Rafferty

Global Director: Digital Marketing, Digital Studios
BBC Worldwide

Tom Burton

Head of Interactive
BBC Studios

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Tom Foulkes

Marketing Director
Carter Jonas

Alastair Keeble

Director of Digital Marketing
Hakkasan Group

Alex Trickett

Director
Alex Trickett Consultancy

Syd Nadim

Executive Chairman and Founder
Clock Limited

Thom Groot

Data & Digital Director
The AA

James Chorley

Group Creative Director
AKQA

Paula Jago

COO
Provenance

Mike Flynn

Digital Marketing Entrepreneur
 

Sandra McDill

Global Digital Media
GSK

Paul Smernicki

Director of Digital
Universal Music UK

Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy officer
Somo

Valerie Bounds

Head of Digital
Uniform

Hannah Matthews

Managing Partner
Karmarama

Melissa Ditson

Executive Creative Director
360i

Des Johnson

Global Marketing Director
Castrol/BP Lubricants

David Stanley

Marketing Director, UKI
Getty Images

Callum Reckless

Founder & Managing Director
Reckless

Nikki Barton

Head of Digital Design
British Airways

Gion-Men Kruegel-Hanna

Group Creative Director
HEAD