Our BOLD Judges
Discover our BOLD jury board! Market leaders, innovators and change-makers around the 4 corners of the globe joined us in the judging process of the boldest projects.
Chairperson of BOLD Awards, curiosity driven dreamer and always a keen observer, Maurizio father of four likes to discover and understand differences of people's lifestyles and their cultures. He's fascinated how technologies impact our day life and what about their influence in the society and cultures, thanks to his dynamic personality he has developed an important network of international connections.
José Luis Cordeiro
José Luis is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in 5 continents.
Julian is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and journalist. She won numerous awards, including the Best of the West Award. Her articles have also been published by The Wall Street Journal, Time, Salon.com, Forbes, and The Huffington Post. Julian Guthrie’s 2017 NYT best-seller, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight.
EPI LUDVIK NEKAJ
Epi is the Founder & CEO of Crowdsourcing Week. In 2008, he created Ludvik + Partners - one of New York’s hottest boutique virtual ad agencies built on a 100% crowdsourcing model. Epi Ludvik is one of the pioneers in the crowdsourcing ad space, an industry expert and thought leader in entertainment advertising - including public relations, event production, experiential marketing, consumer advertising and digital marketing.
Julia is Director of Systems Toxicology at Philip Morris International Research & Development where she leads the Systems Toxicology Biology Program. She holds several patents and has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and invited strategic reviews in the field of Systems Toxicology, Inhalation Toxicology, Crowd Sourcing, Molecular, and Computational Biology.
KARIN MAYER RUBINSTEIN
Karin is the CEO & President of IATI, Israel’s Umbrella Organization of the High-tech, Life Science and other advanced technology industries. She is a member of the board of Governance of Tel Aviv University, a Director in the Israel- America Chamber of Commerce, a Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and more. Karin is a keynote speaker at many leading global conferences. She regularly sits as a jury member in leading technology competitions and awards worldwide.
Sabih is the Vice President of Innovation at Sourceability and has over 12 years’ experience in the technology industry. His experience comprises many roles that range from sales to product development. He joins Sourceability as the Vice President of Innovation and Technology, in an effort to change the industry from the ground up. Often characterized as “one who never sleeps”, Sabih can usually be found involved in some sort of a project, whether personal or corporate. His interests include tech, gaming, sports, and of course dining! His inspiration is drawn from his two beautiful daughters, who always manage to keep him on his toes.
Ranjita Ghosh heads global marketing and positioning strategy for the Innovation and Transformation ecosystems at Wipro Limited. As a marketing advisor to the company’s CXOs, she plays a key role in Wipro’s new-age business that includes the company’s digital transformation agenda and new paradigms of service delivery. Ranjita actively engages with the different tech, business and partner ecosystems of the world and meets with influencers, innovators, entrepreneurs and industry leaders. She leverages these conversations and forums to amplify the Wipro brand through a unique story telling approach, demonstrate thought leadership on innovative ways in which marketing can influence business acceleration, and exchange ideas on techniques to build a differentiated ‘marketing-first’ organization.
CROWDSOURCED MARKETING & ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
Volker is a Partner at Amadeus Capital, one of the leading European deep-tech VCs, where he looks after their Early-Stage Funds with a focus on AI, Human-Machine Interfaces and Industry 4.0. He previously invested as an angel investor and has a portfolio of a dozen technology companies, including Pi-Top, Bibblio and Wonde. He is an entrepreneur who founded/co-founded a total of 7 companies so far. He is a co-founder of Blue Beck, a 50-strong mobile development firm with 400+ person-years mobile software development experience. Volker also acted as a Venture Partner at Emerge Education, Europe’s leading EdTech accelerator, and is the Chairman of Bibblio. He has extensive board experience in EdTech, AI, IoT, Travel, Advertising and Gaming and is a co-founder of Tech North Advocates, a non-profit initiative seeking to aid the evolving tech ecosystems in the North of England. Volker is also a frequent keynote speaker at technology conferences and corporate events around the world.
Eddy is a pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the CEO of Coinsilium, a London-quoted venture builder, accelerator and investor in early-stage blockchain technology companies. In July 2013, following 9 years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups and, in May 2014, was named among the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards alongwith Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver. Coinsilium was the first blockchain company to join a stock exchange via an IPO in 2015 (NEX:COIN). Eddy has led early-stage investments in 20 blockchain companies around the world including Factom, RSK, Blox and Indorse and has advised more than 20 ICOs (i.e. Fantom, GBX, ICON, Dether..). Eddy also regulary delivers keynote speeches on blockchain and advises corporates and regulators.
ICO / Cryptocurrency
With over 20 years of experience leading startup and high growth technology companies, Christian Cotichini is an active angel investor and mentor to startup entrepreneurs. In 2013, Christian joined HeroX as co-founder and CEO. He is also a partner in TenX Ventures, focused on angel/seed financing, hands-on entrepreneurship, mentoring, M&A, and anti-consulting to startups and emerging disruptive companies.
Dren is an Architect, entrepreneur, and an avid traveller. With over 17 years of building and development experience in Boston, he eats, sleeps and breathes real estate. Dren is one of the cofounders of GoGoPlaces, where he merges his passion for travel and experiencing new places, with his near obsession for streamlining and maximizing the use of all built environments. With a whole gamut of ventures under his belt (ranging from owning an auto dealership, restaurants and a factory, to international trade and investing) it has given him a pleasure of having had interaction with people from literally every walk of life, and opened his eyes to almost a limitless points of view. When he is not looking for opportunities under figurative rocks, you will find him gunkholing through the Mediterranean on his sailboat, named after a Sinatra song “Forget Domani”... for tomorrow never comes...