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2017 World Judges
Mike Banic, Vice President of Marketing - Vectra (Los Altos, CA USA)
Mike Banic is the vice president of marketing at Vectra. Previously, he was vice president of global marketing for networking at Hewlett-Packard. Mike joined HP from Juniper Networks where he held the roles of VP of enterprise marketing and VP of marketing for Ethernet switching. Mike joined Juniper through the acquisition of Peribit Networks where he was VP of corporate marketing. Mike has held product marketing and product management roles at Trapeze Networks, Rhapsody Networks and Extreme Networks. He started his career as a system engineer at Artel Communications.

Mike is originally from Connecticut. He professes amnesia regarding the futility of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox during his youth and now takes great pride in the championships of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. Mike’s passions include architecture, impressionist art, music, history, and travel. His kids are famous for saying “please, no audio tour of the museum.”

Mike holds a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.
Eveline Wan, Senior Director - Asia - Strategic Public Relations Group (Hong Kong)
Eveline Wan is a Senior Director of Strategic Public Relations Group, one of the largest public relations networks in Asia and the largest public relations consultancy firm in Hong Kong. She is the client service coordinator for the SPRG’s regional clients and also the global coordinator of the SPRG’s international affiliates. She has assisted in SPRG’s regional expansion in Asia including the establishment of regional offices which she now oversees. She has handled numerous IPO/IR communications programmes and has extensive experience in organising conferences, roadshows and PR activities in Asia for clients in various sectors including semi-government organisations, M.I.C.E., hotels, airlines, automobiles, property developers, banks and insurance companies.
Kevin Whalen, Sr. Director of Corporate & Marketing Communications - Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT (Burlington, MA USA)
Responsibilities include management and oversight of media and analyst relations, including a global PR agency network covering twelve countries. Responsible for the development and implementation of the corporate advertising program, managing the production of collateral as well as oversight of corporate web properties and social media initiatives.
Elan Shou, MD and EVP, Ruder Finn Greater China (Shanghai, China)
16 years PR experience; specialized in Corporate Reputation Management, Brand Building, Issue and Crisis Management, Media and Crisis Training, Agency Operation and Team Building.
Guy-Murrel, Principal - Catapult PR (Boulder, CO USA)
Guy Murrel is principal of Catapult PR, a b-to-b tech PR and marketing agency based in Boulder, Colo. During 18 years at Catapult, Murrel has helped companies of all sizes lead and develop new categories as a strategy. He is the author of "A Practical Guide to Strategic Narrative Marketing," and focuses on helping technology companies communicate compelling messages that stand out and create market leading positions. Areas of focus include telecom, IT security and software development -- specifically around Agile and DevOps methods.
Mohammad Raza Rizvi, IT Leader - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Plano, TX USA)
Mohammad Raza Rizvi is an IT professional with 15+ years of international experience with multinational firms - PwC US and Wipro. He has experience across US and Europe working with many Fortune 500 customers and helping them succeed in their Transformation programs and Implementations across Telecom, Finance, Automotive, and Printing industry segments. He has helped customers with Solution Roadmap, Business/IT Alignment, Program Plan, IT & CRM Solution Consulting, System Integration, Solution Blueprint, Transition for on-premise and cloud products.
Doshia Stewart, Director, Corporate Brand & Marketing - Allegion (Carmel, IN USA)
Marketing and brand leader for global companies, specializing in strategic communications, brand management, marketing, advertising and digital and social media strategy. 

Broad span of experience from small organizations to multi-billion global companies; non-profits to publicly traded corporations; corporate strategy and communications to in-country strategic alliances, and B2C and B2B marketing. Also have led functions for public relations, market research and competitive intelligence.

Leadership roles in women's leadership initiatives, United Way and Habitat initiatives, and sit on several non-profit Boards and committees.
Ed Pascua, Sr Vice President - Simeio Solutions (Chamblee, GA USA)
Ed Pascua is senior vice president at Simieo Solutions. He drives collaborative engagement around Identity Access Management professional services, managed services, with a particular focus on providing cloud-based identity, access and governance offerings. With over 17 years of technology and consulting experience, Ed has led global and North American consulting organizations, responsible for sales and professional services, across several industries including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and public sector. He holds the CISSP and Certified CISO certifications. In his spare time his spare time, he accompanies his wife on her “foodie” adventures and tries real hard to stay active and see as much of the globe as possible.
Ahmed Abukhater, Boeing Product Management Leadership - Boeing (Englewood, CO USA)
Dr. Ahmed Abukhater is an architect, environmentalist, and planner by trade. Throughout his career spanning over 20 years, he served in a variety of senior executive positions in both governmental and nongovernmental organizations, including Digital Aviation Leadership at Boeing, Senior Director of Mapping and GIS at Trimble, the Global Director of Product Management at Pitney Bowes, Esri’s Global Industry Manager for Planning and Community Development and Director of PLACES (Planning, Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Sustainability), and GIS Manager and instructor at the University of Texas at Austin.

As a practitioner and thought leader, he strives to promote a holistic approach to addressing organizational needs through the creation of effective industry solutions that provide robust and compelling offers that add demonstrable value to its operation. His passion for data-driven and evidence-based decision making shaped his vision of geospatial intelligence as the new generation of planning and management around the globe. In this capacity, he is an advocate for full utilization of cutting-edge technological solutions and best practices in ways that maximize their contribution to the industry at large. Cognizant of the current global business climate, he is dedicated to delivering and advancing effective solutions to combat today’s marketplace challenges
Felix Blank, Senior Product Manager - Secucloud (Hamburg, Germany)
Felix Blank started working at the computer center of the Technical University Hamburg in Harburg and the changed to a firewall manufacturer "gateprotect". After 12 years creating UTM and Enterprise Firewalls at "gateprotect" Felix Blank joined the spin-off "Secucloud" which creates Firewalls directly in the cloud.