The Appsters

Meet the judges

We are delighted to announce our line up of industry expert judges for this year’s Appsters. Our panel of judges are selected on merit for their industry expertise & impartiality.

Kevin Flowers, Chief Technology Officer , Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc


Kevin Flowers is currently the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Kevin’s responsibilities and expertise include Digital Strategy, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mobility, Enterprise Integration and Innovation.


Grant Allen, Principal Architect, Google


Grant Allen has worked in the IT field for over 20 years, as a CTO, enterprise architect, and database administrator.  Grant's roles have taken him around the world, specialising in global-scale systems design, development, and performance. 


Luke Vinogradov, Mobile Experience Director, Tesco Stores Ltd


Luke is Mobile Experience Director at Tesco, designing and delivering the company's next generation multi-channel mobile retail experiences.


Shakil Khan, Head of Special Projects, Spotify


Shak is currently Head of Special Projects at Spotify, where he is personal advisor to founder and CEO Daniel Ek. He has had a number of online businesses in the UK since 2000 and was part of the founding team at which was acquired by AOL.


Martin Bryant, Managing Editor, The Next Web


With a particular interest in European startups, apps and the constant evolution of digital media, Martin Bryant is Managing Editor at The Next Web. Based in Manchester, UK he co-founded the city's Social Media Cafe events that helped kickstart a lively cross-discipline digital community in the city.


James Bourne, Editor, Tech Portfolio


James Bourne is editor of Tech Portfolio and writes on all aspects of B2B technology, specialising in apps, cloud computing and enterprise mobility. He has had opinion pieces published on industry blogs including Symantec, as well as participating in an Open Group tweet jam on BYOD with enterprise app thought leaders.

Paul Heybourne,Technology Innovation Manager, Aviva Group


Paul Heybourne is a proven innovator with a track record of delivery within multiple global financial organisations and over 20 years experience working in the financial industry.


Andy Evans, CEO, Net Communities


Andy Evans has worked in the media industry since 1986. His experience spans traditional offline business and consumer press, radio and television. Now focused on online publishing, audio and video, Andy began working online in 1997 and launched Net Communities, focussing on online advertising, in 1999.


Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of App Quality Alliance (AQuA)


Martin has more than 25 years of experience in telecoms and IT, with a wide background of IT development, solutions architecture and delivery and is now an independent consultant and Executive Director of AQuA.


Judging process

Our panel of judges will be asked to review & score entries on the below elements, we recommend you follow this guideline when putting together your entry(s).

  1. Objective
    Entries should include clear evidence of well thought-out objectives and overall strategy
  2. Execution
    Describe how your strategy was successfully executed
  3. Innovation and Uniqueness
    Aim to demonstrate as best you can your innovation and uniqueness to the judges
  4. Feasibility
    Define the need, opportunity and commercial feasibility of the entry
  5. Measuring and Demonstrating Success
    Demonstrate how success was measured, detail how the nomination met its objectives and was deemed a success
  6. Category Relevance
    Explain how the nomination exemplifies outstanding achievement in its specific award category
  7. User Experience
    Describe how you’ve ensured that the app provides a consistently good user experience without causing trouble to the user or the devic

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