Our BOLD Judges
Discover our BOLD jury board! Market leaders, innovators and change-makers around the 4 corners of the globe join 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.
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.
ROB VAN KRANENBURG
Rob Is the Founder of the Internet of Things Council and Bricolabs. He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU project Next Generation Internet. Rob wrote The Internet of Things: A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Institute of Network Cultures and co-edited Enabling Things to Talk published by Springer. He recently published Future Urban Smartness: Connectivity Zones with Disposable Identities also by Springer.
Liam is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Time Doctor and Staff.com — one of the most popular time tracking and productivity software platforms in use by top brands today. He is also a co-organizer of the world's largest remote work conference — Running Remote. Liam is an avid proponent of remote work and has been published in Forbes, Inc, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Next Web, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat and many other publications specifically targeting the expansion of remote work. The mission statement that feeds all the products and services that Liam is involved with stem from empowering workers to work wherever they want, whenever they want.
Narek is a co-founder and CEO of The Crowdfunding Formula and the author of 57 Secrets of Crowdfunding bestselling book. In the past three years, With his agency, Narek has helped number of campaigners to succeed in crowdfunding, on average raising $1.2M per campaign. He has been covered in leading media, including Forbes, Bloomberg, TEDx etc.
Daniel is the Chief Executive of the Academy of International Extended Reality, a not for profit membership body dedicated to supporting companies grow using virtual and augmented reality and actively accelerating the immersive industry. Daniel built and leads an executive board made up of Facebook, Disney, Microsoft, Google, Boeing and more, to steer and execute global initiatives and strategy aimed at supporting growth within immersive enterprises.
Rob brings over 20 years of expertise to the company, across marketing, alliances, and international business. Rob has served at Tipalti for over 6 years, helping to grow them from 17 employees to over 500 while multiplying revenues by 40X with a Double Unicorn valuation. Prior to Tipalti, Rob served as VP Global Marketing Programs at NetSuite where he led global branding, international marketing, and demand generation, helping guide the company through 10X+ revenue growth, from a private company through IPO to cloud market leader. Rob also has held various management positions at Intuit and GE.
Eric is the editor of Crypto Capital and Crypto Cashflow. Eric is an Internet entrepreneur and investor who began picking stocks and trading futures contracts in college, using his expertise to become a certified financial manager at the largest American retail brokerage. He eventually sold the Internet domain of his nickname – Wallstreet.com – for over $1 million. Eric’s cryptocurrency career began by mining bitcoin. Soon, he turned to mining Ethereum and then even taught himself how to build and program his own miners. He is also an angel investor, a movie scriptwriter, and the founder of a family business.
Ricardo is an entrepreneur and investor, and a Co-founder of Lisbon-based Beta-i, one of the world’s most active startup accelerators. He has helped more than 900 new businesses grow and thrive by offering 360-degree innovation services ranging from acceleration, events, and corporate innovation to education, investment, and community.