Global Event 2023

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The Digital Revolution Awards started life as an online event in the middle of the pandemic. While we were delighted to be able to host our first in-person events a year later, demand from cloud superstars around the world to continue watching and celebrating together online has remained, so our global event remains a key part of the Digital Revolution Awards.

Shortlist for our Global event will be released on Monday 22nd May, 2023. This event will be broadcast online. Sign up for a reminder email to make sure you don’t miss out.

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Our Global 2023 Judges

The Digital Revolution Awards celebrate the cloud industry’s very best pioneers, innovators and glass-ceiling breakers across categories that recognize sustainability, employer branding, ED&I, talent development, and L&D. We’ve put together an expert panel that represents some of tech’s leading figures, meaning they’re best placed to judge the individuals and organizations that have truly excelled in the last year.

Tejas R. Vashi

Global Leader, AWS re/Start Program | AWS

Tejas is an advocate for learning and its critical impact on business transformation. As a 30-year technology industry veteran and innovator, he has seen first-hand the effect that technology can have in driving business growth and is considered a thought leader in skills development and talent as they apply to business transformation. He believes that education is essential to activate new technologies and has built digital learning portfolios, virtual lab delivery businesses, certification programs and skills campaigns that generate recurring success in today’s digitized world. In his current role as the Global Leader of the AWS re/Start program, Tejas is responsible for launching, scaling and managing a global effort focused on developing future cloud talent, building AWS skills in traditionally under-represented populations, and connecting them to opportunities.

Lynda J. Brown

EMEA Director of Talent Acquisition and Global TA Partner for Digital Infrastructure | Hitachi Vantara

Lynda has more than 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, having dedicated her career to executive search and talent acquisition leadership in the high tech space. She currently leads EMEA Talent Acquisition function at Hitachi Vantara, a global subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd that delivers intelligent data solutions and services, where her team has navigated significant change, growth and maturation, including the company expansion from a headcount of 3,500 to over 10,000 employees, numerous acquisitions, a merger with a sister company and a complete corporate rebrand. She is especially passionate about the Company’s “Powering Good” mission to help organizations innovate, create and deliver better value for society.

Don Lynch

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Cloud Solution Alliances | Salesforce

An almost eight-year veteran of Salesforce, Don spent his first five years leading the buildout of Salesforce’s Global Partner Management teams and Partner Practice Development efforts. The last two plus years he has led the Global CSA teams and recently added the Global Partner Enablement team, where he has been overseeing the development of new curricula for Partner Learning Camp. He brings over 20 years of experience in managing Global Strategic Partner relationships and in monetizing strategic alliances across a variety of technology and platform solutions.

Tara Ridley

VP, Alliances and Channels Salesforce Australia & NZ | Salesforce
Tara has over 25 years’ experience in the IT and Communications industry in the UK and Australia, and joined the Salesforce Australia/New Zealand leadership team in May 2020. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the Salesforce Australia and New Zealand Channels and Alliances team. She leads a dedicated group who manage strategic relationships, align to industry and customer segments, and drive the Salesforce strategy, growth and customer success initiatives with partners. These include Global and Regional System Integrators, ISVs and Technology Alliance partners. Before joining Salesforce, Tara was at Cisco for 13 years, where her most recent role was leading the partner organization across Australia and New Zealand for three years.

Ross Barich

Head of AWS Community | AWS
In his role as Head of AWS Community at Amazon Web Services, Ross and his team focus on scaling community-led activities and initiatives around the world—including the AWS Heroes and AWS Community Builders programs, AWS Community Day global events, and AWS User Groups.

Stuart Mills

VP of Trailhead & Ecosystems | Salesforce

Stuart is working to build a movement for workforce development that puts diversity and equity at its heart. He loves solving the most complex of problems and building the greatest of teams. Imagine… if we could activate the potential of everyone. Stuart holds a MA in Aeronautical Engineering from Cambridge University and a MBA from London Business School.

Michel Mayor

SVP – Global Salesforce Practice Leader | Merkel
In his role as EMEA SVP Salesforce Service Line at Merkle, Michel leads one of the largest Salesforce practices in Europe, helping brands leverage the power of the Salesforce technology. Michel takes great pride engaging with Salesforce’s talents and celebrating “Merkle’s Mahalo” of 1,300+ skilled professionals globally. He believes that the ecosystem’s future success is conditioned by the collective capacity to identify the next generation of talent. With 15 years’ Salesforce experience, spanning across all Salesforce Clouds, he also previously led a Global CRM programme for a Fortune 50 business and advised some of the most inspiring global B2C brands.

Dax Grant

CEO | Global Transform

Dax is a distinguished industry authority on C-Suite leadership within international and global organizations, and as CEO of Global Transform, is a renowned woman in technology and societal voice. Dax has held a variety of influential CIO and COO positions and has appeared in a number of lists acknowledging her achievements, including the Global CIO 100, Cranfield School of Management 100 Women to Watch, and CXO Outlook Top 10 Most Influential Business Leaders. She is also an invitation only member of the Forbes Technology Council and a Power List 100 keynote speaker.

Annie Gardner

Managing Director | Slalom 

Annie Gardner is a Managing Director of UK consulting firm Slalom. She has vast leadership experience in the technology and services industry—with a uniquely purpose-driven approach. Her specialisms include senior executive coaching, business transformation, and governance.

Warren Tucker

Cloud & Digital Transformation Leader | PwC United Kingdom

Warren leads PwC’s Cloud & Digital Transformation Practice in the UK. His client work focuses on devising and executing strategies that: exploit digital and cloud technologies to build new business, accelerate speed to market, transform experiences, reduce cost and change how organizations work. Over the last few years he’s also helped businesses, including PwC, reposition and elevate the role of technology as a strategic source of new growth and competitive advantage. Prior to PwC, Warren spent 16 years working with many of the world’s leading telecoms, media, software and technology firms as a strategic advisor and technology partner.

Quinton Pienaar

Partner, EMEA Customer Transformation Leader | PwC
Quinton leads the PwC Go To Market for the Customer Transformation practice in EMEA. He has worked in high-growth environments for over 20 years and has held various leadership positions defining strategy and implementing systems within revenue-generating functions. Quinton has led multiple strategy-led and technology-enabled engagements implementing digital sales and commerce capabilities in consumer goods, business services, manufacturing, and financial services industries.

Fiona Guiducci

Global Complete Care Category Lead | Hewlett Packard Enterprise

As well as her interest in inclusion and diversity as part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s DEI global team, Fiona leads category management for the best of breed service in the firm’s portfolio. Her role involves making sure that global sales across ten different regions are successful, having worked in many roles in her 20 years with the company previously. Prior responsibilities have been within services and consulting, including launching then leading her local business unit during critical datacentre building. A certified auditor for Six-Sigma and a continuous process improvement and process reengineering expert, Fiona has also served as Senior Consultant at PwC, and Process Improvement Manager at Lucent Technologies.

Rajesh Ahuja

Global Head of Talent Acquisition | Infosys
Rajesh is Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Infosys. He is an experienced leader in various facets of human resources management, covering business partnering, talent acquisition, compensation management, org development and communications. Rajesh is a well-respected people manager with experience of managing large cross-cultural teams across various geographies, and a rich cultural experience working and living in India, UK and South East Asia. He has constantly enhanced the value of HR function for the business leaders by creating solutions and being innovative in his approach.

Caroline Fox

Global EDI Strategy Lead | Tenth Revolution Group

Caroline Fox is the Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Lead at Tenth Revolution Group. Caroline joined the cloud talent solutions firm in 2013 as part of the Talent Acquisition team and now leads the company’s EDI program, bolstering an inclusive workspace and promoting best practice within the wider tech industry.

Rob Treacey

Senior Director; Global Head of Public Cloud Security Delivery |  Rackspace Technology

Rob has a security, risk management and internal audit background and has held senior level and global head roles, notably at Bank of America and Citibank. At Rackspace, he has built a multi-million dollar EMEA security business from the ground up, covering security assurance and advisory, security solutioning and security operations. He has recently transitioned to a Global Head of Security Delivery role, supporting customers of all sizes, across all industry sectors, with their security needs.

Sabrina Feng

Group Head of Technology, Cyber and Resilience Risk | London Stock Exchange
Sabrina currently holds the position of Head of Technology, Cyber and Resilience Risk at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Prior to joining LSEG in January 2019, Sabrina was Group CISO for four years, at Equiniti, where she set up and matured its group security function and delivered its cybersecurity transformation programme. Prior to that she held senior roles at AXA Group and VISA EMEA managing Security and Risk, and is a guest lecturer in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Roopesh Panchasra

Global Head of Executive Talent Acquisition | Uber

Roopesh is a veteran of the Talent Acquisition industry with over 20 years of experience, who currently leads the Global Executive Talent Acquisition teams for all Uber businesses worldwide.

Roopesh has worked with incredible leaders who have pushed and challenged him over his career working for amazing brands such as SAP, Workday, Expedia, and VMware. A magnified lens on inclusivity, fun, and data-driven strategies have been the common thread across all the impressive accomplishments that Roopesh has achieved throughout his career.

Simon Bennett

Chief Technical Officer for Private Cloud | Rackspace Technology

As Chief Technical Officer for Private Cloud at Rackspace, Simon’s goal is to deliver end value to customers through world-class hybrid cloud solutions and services.

He is focused on inspiring and supporting technical leaders to find best-fit solutions, combining a perfect blend of services and capabilities from the Rackspace Technology and partner portfolio. Simon enjoys working with customers at all levels to understand their challenges and identify opportunities to help them to succeed.

Simon’s extensive experience has been gained from working across a broad spectrum of customers in different industries. Before joining Rackspace Technology, he worked at IBM for over 20 years in leadership roles including Chief Architect for several global accounts and establishing a technical business development function for strategic deals in the UK.

Jo Wright

Charity Trustee | Back Up

Jo spent most of her career at IBM, joining as a trainee salesperson. When she left she was an experienced corporate executive specializing in complex stakeholder management and relationships, and new business big-ticket-growth concept evaluation, from strategy to execution.

Jo acquired a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) that left her a paraplegic and reliant on a wheelchair. For the last 7 years, she has been a trustee of the Back Up Trust which supports people affected by SCI by giving them the skills and confidence to lead a full life. She served as Chair of Trustees until last year, and in this time developed a particular interest in the application of technology across the public sector and using tech to make a difference.

Simon Hall

Head of EMEA Professional Services Delivery | Rackspace Technology 

Simon is responsible for Rackspace Technologies’ Professional Services Team in Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he has the privilege of leading a team of expert architects, engineers and consultants supporting the company’s customers on their journey to the public cloud. Simon has worked in IT for over 20 years, starting in interactive television and leading professional services and consulting teams for Accenture, EMC and Dell.

Hernán Gabrieli

Technology Transformation Leader and ServiceNow Practice Leader | EY

Hernán Gabrieli is a management consultant with more than 28 years of worldwide experience in business transformation. Driven by a passion in technology and innovation, he takes pride in providing the best professional advice to his clients across different geographies. These include Italy, Argentina, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, USA and UK. As a Technology Transformation Leader he has delivered success stories to large corporations within the energy, banking, media, private equity and consumer products industries. 

Tejas R. Vashi

Global Leader, AWS re/Start Program | AWS

Tejas is an advocate for learning and its critical impact on business transformation. As a 30-year technology industry veteran and innovator, he has seen first-hand the effect that technology can have in driving business growth and is considered a thought leader in skills development and talent as they apply to business transformation. He believes that education is essential to activate new technologies and has built digital learning portfolios, virtual lab delivery businesses, certification programs and skills campaigns that generate recurring success in today’s digitized world. In his current role as the Global Leader of the AWS re/Start program, Tejas is responsible for launching, scaling and managing a global effort focused on developing future cloud talent, building AWS skills in traditionally under-represented populations, and connecting them to opportunities.

Lynda J. Brown

EMEA Director of Talent Acquisition and Global TA Partner for Digital Infrastructure | Hitachi Vantara

Lynda has more than 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, having dedicated her career to executive search and talent acquisition leadership in the high tech space. She currently leads EMEA Talent Acquisition function at Hitachi Vantara, a global subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd that delivers intelligent data solutions and services, where her team has navigated significant change, growth and maturation, including the company expansion from a headcount of 3,500 to over 10,000 employees, numerous acquisitions, a merger with a sister company and a complete corporate rebrand. She is especially passionate about the Company’s “Powering Good” mission to help organizations innovate, create and deliver better value for society.

Don Lynch

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Cloud Solution Alliances | Salesforce

An almost eight-year veteran of Salesforce, Don spent his first five years leading the buildout of Salesforce’s Global Partner Management teams and Partner Practice Development efforts. The last two plus years he has led the Global CSA teams and recently added the Global Partner Enablement team, where he has been overseeing the development of new curricula for Partner Learning Camp. He brings over 20 years of experience in managing Global Strategic Partner relationships and in monetizing strategic alliances across a variety of technology and platform solutions.

Tara Ridley

VP, Alliances and Channels Salesforce Australia & NZ | Salesforce
Tara has over 25 years’ experience in the IT and Communications industry in the UK and Australia, and joined the Salesforce Australia/New Zealand leadership team in May 2020. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the Salesforce Australia and New Zealand Channels and Alliances team. She leads a dedicated group who manage strategic relationships, align to industry and customer segments, and drive the Salesforce strategy, growth and customer success initiatives with partners. These include Global and Regional System Integrators, ISVs and Technology Alliance partners. Before joining Salesforce, Tara was at Cisco for 13 years, where her most recent role was leading the partner organization across Australia and New Zealand for three years.

Ross Barich

Head of AWS Community | AWS
In his role as Head of AWS Community at Amazon Web Services, Ross and his team focus on scaling community-led activities and initiatives around the world—including the AWS Heroes and AWS Community Builders programs, AWS Community Day global events, and AWS User Groups.

Stuart Mills

VP of Trailhead & Ecosystems | Salesforce

Stuart is working to build a movement for workforce development that puts diversity and equity at its heart. He loves solving the most complex of problems and building the greatest of teams. Imagine… if we could activate the potential of everyone. Stuart holds a MA in Aeronautical Engineering from Cambridge University and a MBA from London Business School.

Michel Mayor

SVP – Global Salesforce Practice Leader | Merkel
In his role as EMEA SVP Salesforce Service Line at Merkle, Michel leads one of the largest Salesforce practices in Europe, helping brands leverage the power of the Salesforce technology. Michel takes great pride engaging with Salesforce’s talents and celebrating “Merkle’s Mahalo” of 1,300+ skilled professionals globally. He believes that the ecosystem’s future success is conditioned by the collective capacity to identify the next generation of talent. With 15 years’ Salesforce experience, spanning across all Salesforce Clouds, he also previously led a Global CRM programme for a Fortune 50 business and advised some of the most inspiring global B2C brands.

Dax Grant

CEO | Global Transform

Dax is a distinguished industry authority on C-Suite leadership within international and global organizations, and as CEO of Global Transform, is a renowned woman in technology and societal voice. Dax has held a variety of influential CIO and COO positions and has appeared in a number of lists acknowledging her achievements, including the Global CIO 100, Cranfield School of Management 100 Women to Watch, and CXO Outlook Top 10 Most Influential Business Leaders. She is also an invitation only member of the Forbes Technology Council and a Power List 100 keynote speaker.

Annie Gardner

Managing Director | Slalom 

Annie Gardner is a Managing Director of UK consulting firm Slalom. She has vast leadership experience in the technology and services industry—with a uniquely purpose-driven approach. Her specialisms include senior executive coaching, business transformation, and governance.

Warren Tucker

Cloud & Digital Transformation Leader | PwC United Kingdom

Warren leads PwC’s Cloud & Digital Transformation Practice in the UK. His client work focuses on devising and executing strategies that: exploit digital and cloud technologies to build new business, accelerate speed to market, transform experiences, reduce cost and change how organizations work. Over the last few years he’s also helped businesses, including PwC, reposition and elevate the role of technology as a strategic source of new growth and competitive advantage. Prior to PwC, Warren spent 16 years working with many of the world’s leading telecoms, media, software and technology firms as a strategic advisor and technology partner.

Quinton Pienaar

Partner, EMEA Customer Transformation Leader | PwC
Quinton leads the PwC Go To Market for the Customer Transformation practice in EMEA. He has worked in high-growth environments for over 20 years and has held various leadership positions defining strategy and implementing systems within revenue-generating functions. Quinton has led multiple strategy-led and technology-enabled engagements implementing digital sales and commerce capabilities in consumer goods, business services, manufacturing, and financial services industries.

Fiona Guiducci

Global Complete Care Category Lead | Hewlett Packard Enterprise

As well as her interest in inclusion and diversity as part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s DEI global team, Fiona leads category management for the best of breed service in the firm’s portfolio. Her role involves making sure that global sales across ten different regions are successful, having worked in many roles in her 20 years with the company previously. Prior responsibilities have been within services and consulting, including launching then leading her local business unit during critical datacentre building. A certified auditor for Six-Sigma and a continuous process improvement and process reengineering expert, Fiona has also served as Senior Consultant at PwC, and Process Improvement Manager at Lucent Technologies.

Rajesh Ahuja

Global Head of Talent Acquisition | Infosys
Rajesh is Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Infosys. He is an experienced leader in various facets of human resources management, covering business partnering, talent acquisition, compensation management, org development and communications. Rajesh is a well-respected people manager with experience of managing large cross-cultural teams across various geographies, and a rich cultural experience working and living in India, UK and South East Asia. He has constantly enhanced the value of HR function for the business leaders by creating solutions and being innovative in his approach.

Caroline Fox

Global EDI Strategy Lead | Tenth Revolution Group

Caroline Fox is the Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Lead at Tenth Revolution Group. Caroline joined the cloud talent solutions firm in 2013 as part of the Talent Acquisition team and now leads the company’s EDI program, bolstering an inclusive workspace and promoting best practice within the wider tech industry.

Rob Treacey

Senior Director; Global Head of Public Cloud Security Delivery |  Rackspace Technology

Rob has a security, risk management and internal audit background and has held senior level and global head roles, notably at Bank of America and Citibank. At Rackspace, he has built a multi-million dollar EMEA security business from the ground up, covering security assurance and advisory, security solutioning and security operations. He has recently transitioned to a Global Head of Security Delivery role, supporting customers of all sizes, across all industry sectors, with their security needs.

Sabrina Feng

Group Head of Technology, Cyber and Resilience Risk | London Stock Exchange
Sabrina currently holds the position of Head of Technology, Cyber and Resilience Risk at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Prior to joining LSEG in January 2019, Sabrina was Group CISO for four years, at Equiniti, where she set up and matured its group security function and delivered its cybersecurity transformation programme. Prior to that she held senior roles at AXA Group and VISA EMEA managing Security and Risk, and is a guest lecturer in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Roopesh Panchasra

Global Head of Executive Talent Acquisition | Uber

Roopesh is a veteran of the Talent Acquisition industry with over 20 years of experience, who currently leads the Global Executive Talent Acquisition teams for all Uber businesses worldwide.

Roopesh has worked with incredible leaders who have pushed and challenged him over his career working for amazing brands such as SAP, Workday, Expedia, and VMware. A magnified lens on inclusivity, fun, and data-driven strategies have been the common thread across all the impressive accomplishments that Roopesh has achieved throughout his career.

Simon Bennett

Chief Technical Officer for Private Cloud | Rackspace Technology

As Chief Technical Officer for Private Cloud at Rackspace, Simon’s goal is to deliver end value to customers through world-class hybrid cloud solutions and services.

He is focused on inspiring and supporting technical leaders to find best-fit solutions, combining a perfect blend of services and capabilities from the Rackspace Technology and partner portfolio. Simon enjoys working with customers at all levels to understand their challenges and identify opportunities to help them to succeed.

Simon’s extensive experience has been gained from working across a broad spectrum of customers in different industries. Before joining Rackspace Technology, he worked at IBM for over 20 years in leadership roles including Chief Architect for several global accounts and establishing a technical business development function for strategic deals in the UK.

Jo Wright

Charity Trustee | Back Up

Jo spent most of her career at IBM, joining as a trainee salesperson. When she left she was an experienced corporate executive specializing in complex stakeholder management and relationships, and new business big-ticket-growth concept evaluation, from strategy to execution.

Jo acquired a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) that left her a paraplegic and reliant on a wheelchair. For the last 7 years, she has been a trustee of the Back Up Trust which supports people affected by SCI by giving them the skills and confidence to lead a full life. She served as Chair of Trustees until last year, and in this time developed a particular interest in the application of technology across the public sector and using tech to make a difference.

Simon Hall

Head of EMEA Professional Services Delivery | Rackspace Technology 

Simon is responsible for Rackspace Technologies’ Professional Services Team in Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he has the privilege of leading a team of expert architects, engineers and consultants supporting the company’s customers on their journey to the public cloud. Simon has worked in IT for over 20 years, starting in interactive television and leading professional services and consulting teams for Accenture, EMC and Dell.

Hernán Gabrieli

Technology Transformation Leader and ServiceNow Practice Leader | EY

Hernán Gabrieli is a management consultant with more than 28 years of worldwide experience in business transformation. Driven by a passion in technology and innovation, he takes pride in providing the best professional advice to his clients across different geographies. These include Italy, Argentina, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, USA and UK. As a Technology Transformation Leader he has delivered success stories to large corporations within the energy, banking, media, private equity and consumer products industries. 

Meet our host for the Global awards!

Maxine is the Founder and CEO of The Future is Greater, a professional services firm that helps companies retain, develop, and advance top diverse talent to drive business results.

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