Our 2023 hosts

Maxine Nwaneri

Founder & CEO
The Future is Greater

Returning once more as host for our 2023 UK and Global awards is Maxine Nwaneri.

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.

Her company has helped clients on five continents achieve extraordinary results through executive coaching, consulting, workshops and other solutions based on proprietary processes developed from over two decades of dedication to radical development and transformation.

Prior to setting up her practice, Maxine obtained her MBA from Cambridge University, and acquired over 15 years’ experience in the technology and financial services industries. Her work has been featured on TV and several stages and publications internationally including HuffPost, Success Magazine, and Thrive Global.

Hosting our US event will be Zoë Morris and Kashif Naqshbandi.

With over two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, Zoë is President of cloud talent specialists Frank Recruitment Group. She has been a keen advocate for women in IT throughout her career, helping cloud ecosystems across the world become more inclusive and diverse as a result. Zoë studied psychology at City, University of London, where she earned a 1st class degree.
Kashif is Chief Marketing Officer of Tenth Revolution Group, and a co-founder of the Digital Revolution Awards. He joined the company in 2012 and has seen first-hand the difference that cloud technology makes on a daily basis to individuals and businesses across the world.
As keen advocates for the power of cloud technology, Zoë and Kashif look forward to celebrating the true champions, allies and innovators from cloud organizations and individuals from across North America.

Kashif Naqshbandi

Chief Marketing Officer at Tenth Revolution Group 

Zoë Morris

President at Frank Recruitment Group

Monique Morrow

Senior Distinguished Architect for Emerging Technologies at Syniverse Technologies

We’re delighted to welcome Monique Morrow as host of our Frankfurt awards ceremony and fundraiser.

With over 25 years of experience as a global technology leader, Monique Morrow is President and Co-Founder of The Humanized Internet, and previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Cisco.

Monique’s current role involves providing thought leadership and helping the strategic direction and vision for Syniverse’s identified emerging technologies. Her specific focus areas include extensions of Distributed Ledger Technology [DLT] and other emerging components of Blockchain technologies.

Monique has been recognized in the industry for her tireless work on social good, including co-founding The Humanized Internet, a Swiss based non-profit with a focus on digital identity and ethics in technology. She holds over 11 patents and has co-authored several books, with Forbes Magazine listing her as one of the world’s top 50 women in tech.