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BOLD Advisors Help to Shape the BOLD Awards 2020

BOLD Advisors Shape Bold Awards 2020




We are very grateful for the time that an impressive collection of BOLD Award advisors have been able to set aside in their schedules to help shape up the 2020 edition. We’ve really appreciated their continued inputs to maintaining the spirit of the wisdom and strength of a crowd as we search for and recognise top companies, projects and individuals powering breakthroughs around the world.  

BOLD Awards 2020 will close with a gala dinner award ceremony in Venice, Italy, on March 27th at the campus of the event host H-FARM. A first round of public voting begins January 24, through the entry deadline has been extended to January 28 for latecomers.

Lorenzo Montagna is a digital veteran with more than 25 years of experience gained as a Country Manager of Yahoo! (the first portal), and then at Altavista (the first search engine), ViaMichelin (first geo app), and Lycos & Napster (the first social and music website). In 2017 he founded “Second stAR VR, ” the first Italian consultancy dedicated to a strategic adoption of AR and VR as new tech to drive increased efficiency and create new processes and business models. He has written a book on AR & VR For Enterprise, and is the Italian President of VRARA – a worldwide association of AR and VR experts with around 125,00 members in 50 countries. 

Since 2019 he has worked with PwC Technology Consulting as Senior Advisor for AR and VR. The PwC team’s goal is to create meaningful digital experiences for Clients in the immersive technology sector, delivering new digital solutions covering all stages of the value chain and product lifecycle from design to customer care. Lorenzo is a regular speaker on AR and VR for several media platforms and at many international events. 

Cristina Andersson is a multi-talented Entrepreneur, Educator, Author and a Founder and board member of the digital accelerator Airawise Oy.

After publishing ”BohoBusiness – Victory of Man Over Machine” (Talentum 2012), Cristina has become an expert in artificial intelligence and robotics, working as an advisor to different ministries in her native Finland, for the EU Commission and Parliament, and the  European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

This includes being a consultant to the Finnish National AiRo (artificial intelligence and robotics) Program for Health and WellBeing that aims to create a quantum leap in Healthcare in Finland. Apart from her daily work, Cristina studies Quantum Computing which, she believes, will revolutionise the way we solve “the wicked problems” of the universe and humankind. 

David Berkowitz is based in New York and is the Founder of the Serial Marketer consultancy, where he keeps brands, tech startups and agencies at the cutting edge of marketing. Previous roles included running marketing for video production marketplace Storyhunter, leading the strategy practice at social listening firm Sysomos, serving as chief marketing officer of Publicis agency MRY, and co-founding the emerging media division at 360i. 

David has contributed more than 600 columns to outlets such as Advertising Age, MediaPost, VentureBeat, and Adweek, and he has spoken at 350 events around the world. Beyond consulting, he publishes the Serial Marketer Weekly newsletter and runs the Serial Marketers community on Slack; you can request to join at

BOLD Awards 2020 is still open until January 28 for latecomer entries. You can find details of the 12 categories and how to enter here:

To congratulate and network with the Award Winners, and with our international judges and business sector leaders from around the world, we also invite you to Apply To Attend the black-tie gala dinner award ceremony in Venice, Italy:


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Clive Reffell

Clive has worked with Crowdsourcing Week to source, create and publish content since May 2016. With knowledge and experience gained in a 30+ year marketing career based in London, UK, he helps SMEs and startups to run successful crowdfunding projects, and provides support across wider marketing issues.

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