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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.

Aaron Bours

VP of Marketing, Hyro

Aaron Bours is a founding member and the VP Marketing at Hyro, where he has helped scale AI-powered communications for healthcare leading to 3x revenue growth year over year. He has almost 10 years of business development, marketing and product experience, mainly within emerging technologies such as conversational and generative AI. Prior to Hyro, Aaron helped develop and launch Duplex at Google.

Alan Greenberg

Trust Architect, Digest.AI

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 technology architect, software engineering, Ui/UX, data/Ai and design company.

Charlotte Wyatt

Client Services Director - UK & Europe, Salt

Charlotte empowers Salt’s global clients to hire the finest Banking, Engineering, Product, Design, Marketing, Data & AI, HR and Strategy talent to drive their businesses forward and achieve their strategic goals. Charlotte is an expert in advising on talent acquisition strategies based on a client’s specific pain points and barriers, combining expert data and competitor analysis with a commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Fabio La Franca

Founding Partner, Blueverse Ventures

Fabio is the founding partner of Blueverse Ventures, an award winning emerging, thesis-driven, advisor, corporate financier and investor focused on emerging tech, the metaverse with a strong bias on web3. Fabio is a partner to the World Economic Forum's Defining and Building the Metaverse Initiative, a Jury Member of the European Innovation Council, and an Expert Rapporteur at the European Commission.

Flavilla Fongang

CEO, 3 Colours Rule

Flavilla Fongang is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, renowned for her impact in the tech industry. Named the UK's most influential tech woman by Computer Weekly and recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award at The BTA Awards, she is a celebrated author, keynote speaker, brand strategist, and CEO of a leading branding and marketing agency. With accolades from Mercedes Benz and BBC, she founded GTA - Black Women in Tech.

Gori Yahaya

Founder / CEO, UpSkill Digital

Gori is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, and the founder and CEO of UpSkill Digital, an EdTech company reimagining the future of corporate learning through the lens of inclusivity and social impact. UpSkill Digital has built some of the world’s largest digital skills programmes, reaching more than 600,000 people globally, in partnership with the likes of Google, TikTok, Microsoft and Mastercard.

Miles Kirby

CEO, Deeptech Labs

Miles is the CEO of DeepTech Labs based in Cambridge. DeepTech Labs is a global accelerator and VC fund connecting the Cambridge ecosystem of leading researchers, tech organisations and entrepreneurs to build world-changing DeepTech companies. Prior to DeepTech Labs Miles was Managing Director of AV8 Ventures, a €150m financial fund investing in Europe and the US.

Nick Ayton

Founder, Solarix Ventures

Nick has spent 45 years in technology with 10 startups behind him. Designed and built large industry platforms (Fintech Aviation, Travel), early into Bitcoin, big Web3 fan, work in Frontier Tech - Quantum Computing, AI, Nano, HealthTech, MedTech, Zero Gravity, Material Science etc... In spare time making a TV mini series - tech thriller and a documentary about Advanced Technologies.

Simon Sharp

Partner, Global Ventures

Simon joined Global Ventures as a Principal in early 2020, and has over five years of investment experience across venture capital and corporate finance. Before joining Global Ventures, Simon worked in the investment team at Committed Capital, a venture capital fund based in London which focused on early stage technology investments.

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