[UKAPPS15]

2015 [app] design awards UK

mobile, web, IoT, desktop, connected devices
design champion, best studio, best start-up & IoT
plus 20 specialist nomination categories

demand design, celebrate courage

Panel

Panel members are recognised voices in the design economy sourced from leading studios, industry bodies and design commissioners. The panel members curate nominations, rate programs, contribute content and provide advocacy. 

The panel is broad based as the programs cover multiple markets and design areas. Additional panel members are appointed throughout the year to provide specialised input and ensure diversity. Our reachout is driven through the advocacy of the programs by the panel. Panel members do this though mentioning the awards via social media, advocating to partners and speaking about the awards at forums or during private conversations. 

Mike Anderson - Multi-platorm App Development, App Promotion, Productise App ideas, App Strategy
CEO & Founder, Chelsea Apps Factory

Mike is the founder of the Chelsea Apps Factory, which was launched in March 2010. His ambition is to professionalise the Apps space and bring order to the disorder by recruiting senior executives from commerce and blending them with world-class technologists. The Chelsea Apps Factory already has a number of blue chip clients, Vodafone, Telegraph, RBS and CNBC. Prior to going into the Apps space, Mike has run 4 national newspapers and been a director of the UK's largest newspaper companies, DMGT and News International. He has always championed new ideas and digital development, he has an entrepreneurial spirit that flourished within the corporate world, notably being on the launch team of Metro and convincing the Sun to launch online gaming with Sun Bingo.  


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Navin Arora
Founder/Organiser, Appsjunction

Founder of Appsjunction and Apps Consultant at Phoenix Global Media Network­ - an award winning apps dev specialising in - Low Cost iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Win Phone, HTML5 Apps/Prototype Development for Startups  


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Mark Bergin - Experience Design
Founder & CEO, DRIVENxDESIGN

Courage is the root of all creative projects, courage of the sponsor, courage of the project team and courage of the creative team. design100 celebrates courage through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When I'm not advocating or celebrating design, I work as an adviser to projects on the client side, providing expert input on how to structure projects, develop creative ideas and engage the best of market suppliers to deliver exceptional project outcomes. At the heart of my work is a focus on experience design. Always with one simple question - are we making something that is Made for People? Specialties: creative direction, experience design, project guidance, project direction   


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Melville Carrie
Head of Mobile (and IoT), Capgemini UK

Melville is a Subject Matter Expert in Cross-platform User Experience, Mobility (Mobile products / Mobile industry), the IoT, and Technology Innovation, he is a Digital Disrupter, Strategist and for the past 12 years was a start-up Entrepreneur. He is a Technology executive and Thought Leader; a champion of the “User", an evangelist of "Lean”, and a life coach in “Living in Beta” - how to Test, Fail and Learn; always at the forefront of the technology revolutions: IoT, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. Believing life is for living, he continuously explores new and innovative way of working, user engagement and technology, as well as exploring music, food, wine, whisky and chocolate in a healthy balanced manner; and to keep healthy he rows, cycles and runs.  


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Andy Day
CEO, Giant Digital

Andy Day has built Giant Digital into one of the UK’s most dynamic independent entertainment media companies in the UK. Before settling down into the world of online media, Andy worked for MTV, Trinity Mirror and in the music industry.  


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Marc Giusti
Founder, Pivot London

Marc is an 18 year veteran of the digital creative industry who helps businesses & brands to pioneer, think and innovate digitally. Value-Creation for both customer and business is what he founded Pivot to do... helping businesses to adapt & thrive. Alongside Pivot Marc works as a Board Advisor to technology start ups and Accelerators and is a regular speaker, C-Suite trainer, and awards juror. He has worked with some of the most innovative people and companies in the UK, US and Europe - winning awards and recognition for many Web, Mobile and Real-World brands including Audi UK, BBC, GSK, Hotmail, McDonald's, P&G and Xbox.   


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Dhaval Gore -
Head of Developed Markets – Asia Pacific, London & Partners

Dhaval has considerable experience in the area of business support, inward investment and business development. He has an established reputation in assisting clients across a wide range of areas and generally problem solving, connecting, facilitating and enabling. In his role at London & Partners, Dhaval manages a mixed portfolio of inward investment and expansion projects from inception to completion from Asia Pacific primarily Australasia, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.   


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Andy Howell
Creative Director & Founder, The Clearing

Andy Howell is co founder of The Clearing with three co-directors established in 2010. He came to that point in his career after 7 years at Interbrand, moving up from Design Director to Executive Creative Director, and 4 years at Wolff Olins, where the last position he held was Senior Designer. During his career Andy has worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands: British Airways, Telefonica, McLaren, The National Lottery, Orange, V&A and Warner Bros to name but a few.  


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Brendan Lewis
Managing Director, London & Partners

Brendan Lewis has setup greenfield professional services businesses around the globe – Investing in South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Romania. He also has extensive commercial experience in the UK & the US. His background includes qualifications in accounting and IT and his industry experience includes; Oil & Gas, ICT, Product Distribution, Engineering, Internet & Advertising. Well known for his commercial insight and extraordinary network, he also chairs the Churchill Club in Melbourne and runs Ministerial Dinners. As the sole representative of London in Australia for investment attraction, he personally generates up to 46 new investment projects per annum.  


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Kim Myhre
Senior Vice President International, FreemanXP

Kim is a marketing and communications thought leader, enthusiastic innovator and brand storyteller with a unique combination of strategic, creative, commercial and international experience. With a strong background in strategy and planning, creative and talent management, he is an action oriented executive with a track record of winning new business, creating results for clients and driving agency growth.  


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Iain Preston
Client Partner & Director of Digital Innovation Group (DIG), DigitasLBi

14 years in digital and counting, with experience spanning everything from digital strategy, through creative experience design, to managed services.Iain is really into the technical side of building digital experiences across all platforms and form factors. Iain sits on the leadership board of the Digital Innovation Group, specialising in healthcare innovation at DigitasLBi. Iain is passionate about all things digital and helping businesses bring about real transformation through digital thinking.   


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Jordan Waid
VP, Experience Design International, Freeman XP

Jordan's passion lies in creating compelling stories and satisfying the need to invent everything – new scenarios, new concepts, new rules, and new ways of thinking. His unique background of architecture, digital media, and film allows him to constantly challenge experiential communication models with fresh ideas that engage at all levels for some of the biggest brands on the planet. An inspired thought leader, Jordan's creative vision, insight, and conceptual thinking starts and ends with a user-centric approach.   


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