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Jurors

To enable a democratic, reflective and transparent process in the selection of WSA winners, WSA office assigns independent Jury members for each jury process. Considering factors of balance in gender, origin and professional background, the WSA jury panels select the winners in a 2 step evaluation process.

 

 

 

Nawaf Abdulrahman

Head of Information Technology

Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Center

Bahrain

Carlos Abler

Global Manager of Online Content Strategy

3M

United States of America

Humaid Al Basti

TRA

United Arab Emirates

Manar Al Hashash

eContent Alchemist & Activist

Dot Design

Kuwait

Dana Al Salem

Founder & CEO

FanFactory Ltd

France

Ashraf Al-Astal

Business Development Expert, Founder of 1plus1.business

1plus1.business

Palestine

Zawan Al-Sabti

Projects Specialist

Information Technology Authority (ITA)

Oman

Franz Josef Allmayer

International Business Development Executive

Simgo

Austria & Guatemala

Emmanuel Amos

Chief Software Architect / Ceo - Founder

mNCS, FIIM, Programos Software Group

Nigeria

Hermann Aplogan

Founder, Senior e-Content & Mobile Apps Adviser

MobileTech Consulting

Benin

Maninder Bajwa

CEO & Founder

Espranza

India

Suleman Bakhsh

Senior ICT Analyst

Telecommunication Regulation Authority (TRA)

United Arab Emirates

Catherine Beukes-Amiss

Head of Department

University of Namibia

Namibia

Thierry Bouffioux

Head of Partnerships

Belgium

Jak Boumans

Managing Director

Electronic Media Reporting

Netherlands

Sébastien Bourdu

Web developer and UX designer

Freelance

France

Sebastián Bustamante

co-Founder Verdéate.com / Entrepreneurship Consultant

Empréndelo

Colombia

Carlos A. Watson Carazo

Independent consultant and Founder and President of ISOC Costa Rica Chapter International Foundation

ISOC Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Karla Ruiz Cofino

Co-Founder

MilknCookies

Guatemala

Sallyann Della Casa

Growing Leaders Foundation (GLF)

Trinidad and Tobago

Reshan Dewapura

CEO

ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Renato Dornelas

Student Consultant

Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting Partnership (SSCP)

Brazil

Ehssan Riazi Esfehani

IT Consultant

Hamsafar eSolutions

Iran

Andy Favell

Freelance consultant, web editor, journalist

mCordis

United Kingdom

Alexander Felsenberg

Director Digital Strategy

Capita Customer Services (Germany) GmbH

Germany

Mario Franco

Founder

Millennium@EDU

Portugal

Slobodan Franeta

Founder

Lucha Science Institute

Montenegro

Sanny Gaddafi

CEO

8villages

Indonesia

Andrew Gakiria

National Coordinator

KENYA e-LEARNING CENTRE

Kenya

Anna Gauto

Germany

Dorothy Gordon

Consultant

Technology for Development Consultant

Ghana

Eileen Guo

Founder/Partner

Impassion Group

Afghanistan

Mathias Haas

Founder and CEO

SuperSocial

Austria

Tore Haugland

CEO

Ouvi

Brazil

Rahat Hossain

Social Entrepreneur

Bangladesh

Witman Hung

President

Internet Professional Association

China

Alex Hung

CEO

Crossover International Co. Ltd.

China

Nibal Idlebi

Chief of Innovation Section

UN-ESCWA

Syrian Arab Republic

Bardhyl Jashari

Director

Foundation Metamorphosis

Macedonia

Suny MD Ashraf Khan

CEO and Managing Director

Multimedia Content & Communications (MCC) Ltd.

Bangladesh

Mustafa Khan

Advisor at the Saudi e-Government Program (Yesser)

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Saudi Arabia

Ananda Raj Khanal

Director and Acting Chief

Nepal Telecommunications Authority

Nepal

Eileen Knowles

Sustainability Consultant

Columbia University in the City of New York

Canada

Jithin Krishnan

Co-Founder

Spaceboat.in

India

Rudy Laddaga

Entrepreneur

Gnius Club

Mexico

Latif Ladid

President

IPv6 Forum

Luxembourg

Nishant Lalla

Entrepreneur

South Africa

Jakub Lebuda

Founder and CEO

CLIPATIZE

Poland

Felix Lee

Mentor. Connector. AspectSolar. CloudMining.SG.

Singapore

Sergio Llano

Professor

Universidad del Norte

Colombia

Jóhann Malmquist

Professor and serial entrepreneur

University of Iceland

Iceland

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Nathan Masyuko

Director

After Six Labs Ltd.

Kenya

Jasna Matić

Special Adviser for Competitiveness and Knowledge Economy

Ministry of Finance and Economy

Serbia

Chitranganie Mubarak

Digital Society Development Consultant

Sri Lanka

Jason Muloongo

Co-Founder

TelliGram

South Africa

Momal Mushtaq

Digital Project Manager

Patteri Entrepreneurship Society

Pakistan

Morten Nybo

Senior Advisor at the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces

Denmark

Marcos Oap

Co-Founder & CEO

AnnuitWalk Accessibilities

Brazil

Alexander Ojo

Head of IT

The Royal Senchi Resort & Hotel

Ghana

Nadav Ossendryver

CEO

Latest Sightings Pty Ltd

South Africa

Ana Pantelić

Director of Business and Partnership Development

Fundación Capital

Serbia / Colombia

Analy Paz

Special Needs educator & Board member of Paz Joven

Paz Joven Guatemala

Guatemala

Jordi Pons

Founder of UniversalDoctor

UniversalDoctor

Spain

Dmitry Priemov

Head of Mobile

"Rossiya Segodnya" International Information Agency

Russian Federation

Elizabeth Quat

Legislative Council Member | Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Founder | Internet Professional Association (iProA)

Legislative Council Member SAR Hong Kong

China

Rapelang Rabana

Founder & CEO

Rekindle Learning

South Africa

Madanmohan Rao

SPECIAL AMBASSADOR FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT | Chief Researcher

Mobile Monday

India

Alfredo Ronchi

Gerneral Secretary

MEDICI Framework

Italy

Christian Rupp

Spokesperson Federal Platform Digital Austria

Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria

Austria

Christelle Scharff

Founder

MobileSenegal Hub

Senegal

Jean-Luc Scherer

Founder and CEO

Innoopolis

France

Carina Schmid

CEO / Co-Founder

The Global Experience / Easy Languages

Germany

Emily Schuler

Research Assistant

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)

Brazil

Shaik Khasim Shareef

Founder & Chairman

Friends2Support.org

India

George Sharkov

Director

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

George Shubitidze

President

ICT Business Council of Georgia

Georgia

Ján Simkanič

CEO

Internet Info

Czech Republic

Ralph Simon

Chief Executive & Founder

Mobilium International

United Kingdom

Amr Sobhy

CEO

PushBots, Inc.

Egypt

Daniel Stern

Director

Mobile Monday Kampala

Uganda

Anya Sverdlov

Senior Vice President

Wunderman Health

Russian Federation

Anshul Tewari

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Youth Ki Awaaz

India

Marta A. Tomovska

Former Minister of Information Society and Administration

Digital Transformation Strategist / Business Development Consultant

Macedonia

Cid Torquato

torquato.org

Brazil

Herman van Oorschot

Media enterpreneur

Fullmoon Interactive Solutions

Netherlands

Rudi Vansnick

President

Internet Society Belgium

Belgium

Rohayl Varind

CEO

Times of Youth & Share To Aware

Pakistan

Andreu Vea

Founder and Director

WiWiW.org (Who is Who in the Internet World)

Spain

Jon Mark Walls

CEO

GovFaces

United States of America

Badr Ward

CEO

LAMSA

Saudi Arabia

Janine Warner

Co-founder and executive director

SembraMedia

United States of America

Catherine Warren

President

FanTrust Entertainment Strategies

Canada

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4Tradies

Australia

Ahmed Yahia Darwish

Head of ICT Industry Capacity Building Sector

Information Technology Industry Development Agency- ITIDA

Egypt

Faouzi Zaghbib

General Manager

R2i

Tunisia

Ieva Žilionienė

Director of Strategy

Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania