Expert judges, chosen for their experience in the industry and its skills and disciplines, vote independently for the Digital Signage Awards entries they think the best in a given category. The total of their combined votes in the private ballot decide a winner. If you would like to be considered as a judge for the 2021 Awards please put your name, contact details and brief CV/resumé in an email to Helen Warrilow
The Judges 2020
Dave Haynes / Founder & Editor, Sixteen:Nine, Canada
Sixteen:Nine is an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Sixteen:Nine is the media partner of the Digital Signage Awards and Dave has helped guide the growth of the Awards.
Revital Alcalay / VP Marketing, YCD Multimedia, Israel
Revital has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and business development, as well as in planning and implementing global marketing strategy. Prior to joining YCD Multimedia, she was responsible for SpaceIL’s global marketing strategy. SpaceIL is a non-profit and Google Lunar X Prize finalist, aiming to make history and land the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon. Revital is also a published author and a contemporary art expert.
Bryan Crotaz / CTO, Silver Curve, UK
Bryan is CTO of award-winning Silver Curve, UK, and is the architect of PixelPipe Signage. He has been leading digital signage for over 20 years, designing and operating many major projects. He was the first to show that the Raspberry Pi makes a great signage platform and he now acts as a design and technology consultant around Europe. He has designed digital signage graphics engines and worked with multiple signage vendors to help them solve intractable problems.
Jean-Stéphane Dufresne / VP Content, Stingray, Canada
Jean-Stéphane has more than 20 years of experience in communications and digital experiences. He turned to multimedia in the early 2000s and since then has been involved in content creation and management for clients and built an experienced team around him. He participates in the development of the various content strategies and provides the main guidelines to his award-winning team of experienced creators.
Jeremy Gavin / CEO, Screenfeed, USA
Screenfeed is a digital signage content company with offices in Amsterdam and Minneapolis. For 12 years, Screenfeed has helped hundreds of clients solve dynamic content problems with solutions that update automatically and engages viewers with digital screens.
Stephen Gottlich / Senior Vice President, Digital & Strategic Alliances, Gable, USA
Stephen leads Gable’s efforts to develop innovative digital solutions for clients. With decades of digital signage and consumer marketing experience, he has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading experts in digital and visual communications. His extensive experience and ability to ensure the highest quality and most innovative products are developed and sourced for Gable’s clients.
Dan Hagen / CEO, 10net, USA
Dan has spent his career leading start-up companies through omni channel business development, strategy and sales with the goal of contagious growth. He has built businesses to profitability and sustained them through long-term success. He has led diverse and international teams through a maze of complexities to bring products and services to market. He seems to possess a unique aptitude for stumbling upon or developing promising business situations.
Roi Iglesias / Associate Director, Altabox, Spain
Roi is also Econocom Retail Global Product Manager and Emerging Techs Innovation Lab Director. He is a founding member of Digital Signage inside IAB Spain and coordinator of “Digital Signage White Book” published by IAB. He authors the reference blog Digital Signage Creativo and has worked on digital signage projects for many international companies and brands, giving him experience in great depth.
Emily Ingram / Co-founder & Marketing Manager, Prendi and Fusion Signage
Prendi is an Australian Digital Signage & Design Agency that focuses on creating immersive digital experiences and engaging digital signage content. They are experts in interactive and software development for digital signage and have even built their own CMS, Fusion Signage. Designed for simplicity, Fusion Signage is proving to make thousands of customers lives easier when managing their digital signage.
Mike Kilian / Business Development Director, Mvix, USA
Mike is a six-year veteran of the digital signage industry. Previously, he has worked in the audiovisual industry as an integrator, in both the commercial and consumer space. His experience makes him well suited to help clients and partners alike find solutions to fill their unique communications gaps.
Joe’ Lloyd / Senior Director of Communications, AVIXA (formerly VP Global Marketing, Nanolumens)
Joe’ is an evangelist and practitioner of content marketing in the B2B space with a speciality in media relations. With over 15 years working in technology, her career has spanned client services, sales & marketing and has a strong focus in the audiovisual world. As the Senior Director of Communications for AVIXA, she leads public relations and internal communications, as well as supports brand positioning, market intelligence, and content development for the audiovisual’s premier industry organization. Joe’ is a sought after speaker, outspoken proponent of social selling, networking and public relations, and is dedicated to providing marketing with a strong, dependable ROI.
Rahul Mago / Associate Creative Director, Signpost, India
With over nine years of professional experience in the field of Art and Design, Rahul has worked with several illustrious names in the OOH industry. He enjoys challenging the norms, going beyond any set parameters of outdoor advertising and likes exploring new formats in out of home advertising – using DOOH to create disruption in the existing OOH space.
Susie Opare-Abetia / CEO & Founder, Wovenmedia, USA
Wovenmedia provides software and premium content for digital signage and online video networks. Today, Wovenmedia-powered video networks currently reach 122 million viewers in over 6,000 digital signage locations in the US and Canada, and on a variety of web and mobile networks.
Markus Pargfrieder / Founding CEO, Responsive Spaces, Austria
Markus has almost 20 years of experience within the field of digital media and innovative technology. In 2017 he founded Responsive Spaces, which creates and develops tangible and walkable digital installations. Its focus is on immersive and interactive storytelling combining any kinds of digital world with physical places and locations.
Stan Richter / CEO, signageOS, Czech Republic
Stan’s team of expert engineers is developing a unique software unification platform for digital signage devices, including deep integration of various SoC displays and digital signage players. Before co-founding signageOS, he was running a business incubator for early stage start ups, co-founded a Big Data analytics company and worked as a Management Consultant at PwC.
John Wang / Co-founder & CEO, IAdea Corporation, Taiwan
Passionate about the current and future development of the digital signage industry, John co-founded the Web-based Signage Business Group at the World Wide Web Consortium. He is also an active member on the Digital Signage Standards Committee at POPAI, shaping industry standards, and currently serves as the Section Chair of the Standardization Committee at the Digital Signage and Multimedia Alliance, a non-profit industry group representing over 180 companies in Greater China.
Beth Warren / Head of Marketing & the Retail Practice, Creative Realities, USA
Beth built her profession on Madison Avenue, at global agencies like DDB and Y&R and is now head of marketing and the retail practice at Creative Realities, USA. Her role is to help clients understand how to apply design thinking to connect with customers along the journey from home, through life and in store. She runs key engagements with many major brands.
Larry Zoll / Managing Director, Sensory Interactive, USA
Sensory Interactive is an industry leader in the design, implementation, and operation of digital experiences in the built environment. Larry has played a role in the launch of some of the nation’s highest-profile digital signage installations; NFL, NBA, and MLB stadiums; interactive donor-recognition walls; and nationwide networks of digital directory kiosks and DOOH displays.
The judges’ decisions are arrived at independently and are final. No correspondence is entered into concerning the judges’ decisions and the names of the judges may not be released until after voting has been completed.
Please note: all judges sign non-disclosure agreements before being given access to any entry. This is in keeping with the organisers’ clear intent to maintain high levels of confidentiality. If, for instance, an entrant wishes to embargo certain information because of its commercial sensitivity, then provided the material is clearly marked as confidential, it will not be published.
Join the judging panel
If you would like to be a part of the judging panel for the international Digital Signage Awards, please put your name, contact details and brief CV/resume in an email to Helen Warrilow.