2017 Panel

  • Meet the judges

    Find out more about our esteemed panel of judges and how their experiences make them the experts they are in the field of technology and events.


  • Corbin Ball

    Meetings Technology Headquarters  - Corbin Ball Associates

    Corbin Ball is the chair of the panel for the Tech Watch Award 2017. He is a highly acclaimed international speaker, consultant and writer, helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he has the ability to make complex  subjects understandable and fun.

    Michelle Bruno

    President of Bruno Group Signature Events

    Michelle Bruno is a writer, blogger and content strategist. She is President of Bruno Group Signature Events, a content-marketing firm for the event industry. She also writes about social media, technology and innovation at Fork in the Road blog (forkintheroadblog.com) and publishes the Event Tech Brief  newsletter (eventtechbrief.com).

    Dahlia El Gazzar

    Founder of DAHLIA+ Inc.

    Dahlia has an OMG-attitude about tech and practical solutions. With more than a decade of experience in the meetings industry, Dahlia has held roles on the planner side as well as on the supplier side. She has been known in the events industry as the 'go-to' source for tech news, and solutions for the busy event professionals.

  • Pádraic Gilligan

    Managing Partner at SoolNua

    Pádraic Gilligan is currently Managing Partner at SoolNua, a specialist agency working with destinations, hotels and venues on strategy, marketing and training for the events industry. He holds BA and MA degrees in Italian and English literature from University College Dublin and a post graduate qualification in Marketing from Boston College. He blogs at padraicino.com

    Ruud Janssen

    Founder of TNOC.org | co-founder EMG

    Ruud is an international speaker, facilitator and designer of high stakes conferences & events. He is the founder of TNOC | The New Objective Collective and co-founder of Event Model Generation. He helps organisations innovate by thinking differently based on functional, social and technological advancements using business and event model innovation.

    Julius Solaris

    Founder and Editor of EventMB

    Julius Solaris is the editor of EventManagerBlog.com. He is an international speaker and author of The Event App Bible, Engaging Events, Social Media for Events, The Good Event Registration Guide and The Annual Event Trends Report.

  • Paul Hussey

    Director at The Conference Doctor

    Paul Hussey is a director at the Conference Doctor, providing practical solutions to improving meetings outcomes for venues, agencies, corporations and government.



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