Global Leader
IBM iX

Matt is the General Manager and Global Leader for IBM iX, leading a team of 16,000+ creators and makers, across a network of 42+ studios around the world. With over 20 years of experience, Matt has focused on complex multi-channel business transformation engagement for clients across multiple industries around the world.

In 2016, Matt was ranked No.1 and ‘Individual of the Year’ in The Drum's Digerati, Matt was also named in the BIMA 100 – their annual showcase of the digital industry's brightest stars. Matt is a frequent public speaker and blogger on the impact of Design driving business reinvention, customer experience and digital transformation.

"I will be looking for entries which truly put the human being they serve at the centre. They should solve a real problem and be purposeful. I'd like to see outcomes which move people emotionally and functionally forward. Design with a capital "D" will be at the heart of the best submissions. I will be looking for thoughtful use of data and AI which is ethically sound; everyone in the industry has a huge responsibility with their stewardship of technology."

Judging panel

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Nathan Homer

CCMO
European Golf Tour

Lee Brooks

Head of Marketing
U Account

Russell James

Digital Innovation Director
the Football Association

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Digital and Content
The AELTC, Wimbledon

Stephen Brown

Global Marketing Manager
Absolut Vodka

David Moynihan

Director Digital Consumer Engagement
LEGO

Matthew Candy

Global Leader
IBM iX

John Woods

Marketing Director
Zellis

Richard Holley

Digital Communications Manager
Geox

Simon Levitt

Global Creative Technology Director
Imagination

Lazar Dzamic

Creative Strategist, Lecturer
The Faculty for Media and Communications Belgrade

Dave Castell

General Manager (GM), EMEA - Inventory & Partnerships
The Trade Desk

Andy Smith

Global Head of Digital Product Development
HSBC

Leo Matlock

Head of Commercial Solutions and Strategy
RFRSH

Nikki Barton

Head of Digital Design
British Airways

Richard Bowcott

Interim Director of Digital
WWF-UK

Giancarlo Bernini

Senior Director Marketing & Commercial Operations
WWE International

Trevor Chambers

FOUNDER & CREATIVE PARTNER
Fear No Space

Kate Slater

director of digital engagement, global corporate digital channels
Unilever

Lawrence Weber

Partner
The Curve Group

Adam Greenwood

CEO
Greenwood Campbell

Mark Chalmers

Founder
Chalming.Co

Amy McCulloch

Managing Director
eight&four

Greg Cussell

Digital Director, EMEA
CNN

Ete Davies

CEO
Engine Europe : Creative

Arjoon Bose

Marketing Head-Häagen-Dazs and Snacking(UK& Northern Europe)
General Mills

Elen Barnes

Marketing + Communications Director
TAG Heuer (LVMH)

Shahnaz Ahmed

creative strategist
Facebook & Instagram

Kevin Gibbons

CEO / co-founder
Re:signal

Matt Pilgrim

Partner and Alliances Lead
Trifacta

Andy Letting

global head of digital marketing & interim head of eCommerce
Jack Wills

Nick Riggle

Vice President, Emerging Technologies
George P Johnson

Lauren Pleydell-pearce

ECD, Experience Centre
PwC

Rachel Armstrong

studio partner consulting, uk
Globant

Sarah Atkins

Marketing Director
Cluttons

Annabel Venner

Global Brand Director, Hiscox Partner, CMO DirectAsia
Hiscox

Helen Keyes

Global Head of Brand, Communication & Digital Design
Philips

Adrian Homer

head of mobile
Santander

Lisa De Bonis

Managing Director
Accenture Interactive

Richard McHardy

Founder
The Mchardy Collective

Saleem Khawaja

Consultant
Volanter Digital Consultancy

Chris Cotterill

Head of Marketing
Plusnet

Peter Borowski

Head of Global Design
SC Johnson

Tom Keeping

Founder & Creative Director
Keeping

Patrick Baglee

Founder
Mr Baglee