2022 CogX Awards Judges

We are delighted to announce our 2022 Judges who will be reviewing this year's submissions. Further Judges to be announced.

Kate Arthur

Kate Arthur is the founder and CEO of Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ), a national charity that introduces computational thinking, coding, artificial intelligence & ethics to communities across Canada. KCJ’s #kids2030 initiative will educate 1,000,000 kids and 50,000 educators on artificial intelligence, ethics, and on using technology to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Global Goals by 2030.

CEO & Founder, Kids Code Jeunesse

Alan Greenberg

Previously the Director Apple Education EMEA, then Director Apple Education Asia. Alan Led the team who built Education Podcasting, project managed launch of iTunes U throughout UK, Europe then China and Asia PAC. Technology VC, brand, scale, and international BD.Founder/CEO gradience.co technology architect, software engineering, Ui/UX, data/Ai and design company.

Education & Healthcare Technologies Investor and Advisor

James Semple

James Semple is working in innovation and business development at Oxford University, leveraging Oxford’s research strengths in areas including Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science. His current focus is in applications of research to sectors including novel sensors and computing paradigms. James collaborated with the Saïd Business School and the University of Toronto to establish the Creative Destruction Lab.

Innovation and Business Development,
University of Oxford

Ling Ge

Dr Ling Ge is Chief European Representative at Tencent. She leads the company’s efforts in Europe, focusing on strategic investment and partnerships with technology startups, universities, government and industry around Europe. Ling received her doctorate in Quantum Computing at Oxford University. She also serves as a board director / advisory board member for several venture capital and technology firms.

General Manager and Chief European Representative, Tencent Holdings

Jon Crowcroft

Jon Crowcroft has been the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory since October 2001. He has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years. Three main topics of interest have been scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management, and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols.

Professor, Cambridge University

Michael Luck

Michael Luck is Professor of Computer Science at King's College London, where he undertakes research into agent technologies and artificial intelligence. He has published over 300 articles twelve books in these and related areas. Michael is currently Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence, Scientific Advisor to the Board for Aerogility and a member of the AI Board for ContactEngine.

Professor of Computer Science, 
King's College London

Pierre Socha

Pierre joined Amadeus Capital Partners in 2012 and leads early stage Health & Bio investments. He is on the boards of Inotec, Ori Biotech, PhoreMost, Quibim, Doctify, V7 and oversees our investments in Congenica, Lumeon and Organox. Pierre has over a decade of entrepreneurial experience, having built and managed the growth of several life science businesses in Asia and Europe, from population genomics to medical nutrition.

Partner, Amadeus Capital

Sana Khareghani

Sana is currently the Head of the UK Government’s Office for AI – a joint DCMS/BEIS unit. Holding a BSc in Computer Science and MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sana has over 20 years’ experience in technology and business across the private and public sectors in corporate, software engineering and management consulting roles.

Head of the Office for Artificial Intelligence,
Office for Artificial Intelligence

Sarah Jones

Sarah has a PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a passion for innovation to solve environmental challenges. She worked in University Technology Transfer at Imperial College and the University of Oxford before joining CDL. Sarah is now the lead for CDL-Oxford's Climate program.

Senior Venture Manager,
Creative Destruction Lab

Robert Hercock

Dr Robert Hercock is a Chief Research Scientist in the British Telecommunications Security Research Practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in managing Security research projects in the UK, and was theme leader for Networks and Cyber Security in the UK MOD Information Fusion Centre. His research interests include Cyber Security, A.I, Robotics and Complex Adaptive Systems. With over 30 filed patents.

Chief Research Scientist, BT Group

Terry von Bibra

Terry works with companies in the start-up and private equity space, focusing on Digital Transformation, Omnichannel and China B2C. He helped build the European presence of both Amazon and Alibaba. His work has ranged from creating and scaling Online Marketing channels to guiding European brands to connect with the Chinese consumer.

Managing Director, Numenos

Thomas Fauvel

Thomas supported hundreds of Tech start-ups in the Paris region in the last 10 years. For 2 years, he leads the Paris Region’s consulting practice for the digital and industrial Deep Tech sectors. He advises foreign companies looking to expand and plug into this regional ecosystem. He holds an engineering degree and a master's in Innovation and Technology management.

Deeptech industry expert, Choose Paris Region

Kate Arthur

Kate Arthur is the founder and CEO of Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ), a national charity that introduces computational thinking, coding, artificial intelligence & ethics to communities across Canada. KCJ’s #kids2030 initiative will educate 1,000,000 kids and 50,000 educators on artificial intelligence, ethics, and on using technology to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Global Goals by 2030.

CEO & Founder, Kids Code Jeunesse

Alan Greenberg

Previously the Director Apple Education EMEA, then Director Apple Education Asia. Alan Led the team who built Education Podcasting, project managed launch of iTunes U throughout UK, Europe then China and Asia PAC. Technology VC, brand, scale, and international BD.Founder/CEO gradience.co technology architect, software engineering, Ui/UX, data/Ai and design company.

Education & Healthcare Technologies Investor and Advisor

James Semple

James Semple is working in innovation and business development at Oxford University, leveraging Oxford’s research strengths in areas including Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science. His current focus is in applications of research to sectors including novel sensors and computing paradigms. James collaborated with the Saïd Business School and the University of Toronto to establish the Creative Destruction Lab.

Innovation and Business Development,
University of Oxford

Ling Ge

Dr Ling Ge is Chief European Representative at Tencent. She leads the company’s efforts in Europe, focusing on strategic investment and partnerships with technology startups, universities, government and industry around Europe. Ling received her doctorate in Quantum Computing at Oxford University. She also serves as a board director / advisory board member for several venture capital and technology firms.

General Manager and Chief European Representative, Tencent Holdings

Jon Crowcroft

Jon Crowcroft has been the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory since October 2001. He has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years. Three main topics of interest have been scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management, and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols.

Professor, Cambridge University

Michael Luck

Michael Luck is Professor of Computer Science at King's College London, where he undertakes research into agent technologies and artificial intelligence. He has published over 300 articles twelve books in these and related areas. Michael is currently Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence, Scientific Advisor to the Board for Aerogility and a member of the AI Board for ContactEngine.

Professor of Computer Science, 
King's College London

Pierre Socha

Pierre joined Amadeus Capital Partners in 2012 and leads early stage Health & Bio investments. He is on the boards of Inotec, Ori Biotech, PhoreMost, Quibim, Doctify, V7 and oversees our investments in Congenica, Lumeon and Organox. Pierre has over a decade of entrepreneurial experience, having built and managed the growth of several life science businesses in Asia and Europe, from population genomics to medical nutrition.

Partner, Amadeus Capital

Sana Khareghani

Sana is currently the Head of the UK Government’s Office for AI – a joint DCMS/BEIS unit. Holding a BSc in Computer Science and MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sana has over 20 years’ experience in technology and business across the private and public sectors in corporate, software engineering and management consulting roles.

Head of the Office for Artificial Intelligence, Office for Artificial Intelligence

Sarah Jones

Sarah has a PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a passion for innovation to solve environmental challenges. She worked in University Technology Transfer at Imperial College and the University of Oxford before joining CDL. Sarah is now the lead for CDL-Oxford's Climate program.

Senior Venture Manager, Creative Destruction Lab

Robert Hercock

Dr Robert Hercock is a Chief Research Scientist in the British Telecommunications Security Research Practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in managing Security research projects in the UK, and was theme leader for Networks and Cyber Security in the UK MOD Information Fusion Centre. His research interests include Cyber Security, A.I, Robotics and Complex Adaptive Systems. With over 30 filed patents.

Chief Research Scientist, BT Group

Terry von Bibra

Terry works with companies in the start-up and private equity space, focusing on Digital Transformation, Omnichannel and China B2C. He helped build the European presence of both Amazon and Alibaba. His work has ranged from creating and scaling Online Marketing channels to guiding European brands to connect with the Chinese consumer.

Managing Director, Numenos

Thomas Fauvel

Thomas supported hundreds of Tech start-ups in the Paris region in the last 10 years. For 2 years, he leads the Paris Region’s consulting practice for the digital and industrial Deep Tech sectors. He advises foreign companies looking to expand and plug into this regional ecosystem. He holds an engineering degree and a master's in Innovation and Technology management.

Deeptech industry expert, Choose Paris Region

Judges

Award Categories

Recognising inspiring leaders for their exemplary guidance, vision and the positive impact on individuals, organisations and their communities.

Recognising Leadership

Recognising the best in cutting edge innovation and the groundbreaking transformation leading us into the future and how we approach an artificially intelligent world.

Best Innovation

Recognising products and people who bring AI to life and by shaping our future will revolutionise our approach to real world problems.

Best Tech Product

Recognising an incredible commitment to democratising the adoption, creation or regulation of tech at a global scale.

Global Goals

Recognising those who have contributed their services with a passion and commitment to knowledge, society, culture, or innovation.

Outstanding Achievements & Research Contributions

Recognising industry pioneers developing clean and sustainable technologies that provide immediate and practical solutions to climate change.

Best Climate Innovation

Kate Arthur

CEO & Founder, Kids Code Jeunesse

Kate Arthur is the founder and CEO of Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ), a national charity that introduces computational thinking, coding, artificial intelligence & ethics to communities across Canada. KCJ’s #kids2030 initiative will educate 1,000,000 kids and 50,000 educators on artificial intelligence, ethics, and on using technology to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Global Goals by 2030.

Alan Greenberg

Education & Healthcare Technologies Investor and Advisor

Previously the Director Apple Education EMEA, then Director Apple Education Asia. Alan Led the team who built Education Podcasting, project managed launch of iTunes U throughout UK, Europe then China and Asia PAC. Technology VC, brand, scale, and international BD.Founder/CEO gradience.co technology architect, software engineering, Ui/UX, data/Ai and design company.

James Semple

Innovation and Business Development, University of Oxford

James Semple is working in innovation and business development at Oxford University, leveraging Oxford’s research strengths in areas including Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science. His current focus is in applications of research to sectors including novel sensors and computing paradigms. James collaborated with the Saïd Business School and the University of Toronto to establish the Creative Destruction Lab.

Ling Ge

General Manager and Chief European Representative, Tencent Holdings

Dr Ling Ge is Chief European Representative at Tencent. She leads the company’s efforts in Europe, focusing on strategic investment and partnerships with technology startups, universities, government and industry around Europe. Ling received her doctorate in Quantum Computing at Oxford University. She also serves as a board director / advisory board member for several venture capital and technology firms.

Jon Crowcroft

Professor, Cambridge University

Jon Crowcroft has been the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory since October 2001. He has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years. Three main topics of interest have been scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management, and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols.

Michael Luck

Professor of Computer Science, King's College London

Michael Luck is Professor of Computer Science at King's College London, where he undertakes research into agent technologies and artificial intelligence. He has published over 300 articles twelve books in these and related areas. Michael is currently Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence, Scientific Advisor to the Board for Aerogility and a member of the AI Board for ContactEngine.

Pierre Socha

Partner, Amadeus Capital

Pierre joined Amadeus Capital Partners in 2012 and leads early stage Health & Bio investments. He is on the boards of Inotec, Ori Biotech, PhoreMost, Quibim, Doctify, V7 and oversees our investments in Congenica, Lumeon and Organox. Pierre has over a decade of entrepreneurial experience, having built and managed the growth of several life science businesses in Asia and Europe, from population genomics to medical nutrition.

Sana Khareghani

Head of the Office for Artificial Intelligence, Office for Artificial Intelligence

Sana is currently the Head of the UK Government’s Office for AI – a joint DCMS/BEIS unit. Holding a BSc in Computer Science and MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sana has over 20 years’ experience in technology and business across the private and public sectors in corporate, software engineering and management consulting roles.

Sarah Jones

Senior Venture Manager, Creative Destruction Lab

Sarah has a PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a passion for innovation to solve environmental challenges. She worked in University Technology Transfer at Imperial College and the University of Oxford before joining CDL. Sarah is now the lead for CDL-Oxford's Climate program.

Robert Hercock

Chief Research Scientist, BT Group

Dr Robert Hercock is a Chief Research Scientist in the British Telecommunications Security Research Practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in managing Security research projects in the UK, and was theme leader for Networks and Cyber Security in the UK MOD Information Fusion Centre. His research interests include Cyber Security, A.I, Robotics and Complex Adaptive Systems. With over 30 filed patents.

Terry von Bibra

Managing Director, Numenos

Terry works with companies in the start-up and private equity space, focusing on Digital Transformation, Omnichannel and China B2C. He helped build the European presence of both Amazon and Alibaba. His work has ranged from creating and scaling Online Marketing channels to guiding European brands to connect with the Chinese consumer.

Thomas Fauvel

Deeptech industry expert, Choose Paris Region

Thomas supported hundreds of Tech start-ups in the Paris region in the last 10 years. For 2 years, he leads the Paris Region’s consulting practice for the digital and industrial Deep Tech sectors. He advises foreign companies looking to expand and plug into this regional ecosystem. He holds an engineering degree and a master's in Innovation and Technology management.