Judging Panel

  • Chair of Judging Panel
    Rt Hon Stephen Timms
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    Shadow Minister for Employment

    Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP has been MP for East Ham since 1994. He previously worked in the IT industry for 16 years. He was a Minister for twelve years, including serving in the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2006-7. He held Ministerial responsibility for IT and communications in 2002-2004, leading the Government’s successful effort to secure a leading position on broadband implementation, and again in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010.

  • Most innovative internet business
    in association with CBI
    Emma Wild
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    Head of Knowledge Economy and Markets, CBI.

    Emma also currently heads up the CBI’s major project on the growth of mid-sized companies, and authored the report ?Future Champions’, which was published in October 2011.

    Before this Emma played a key role in establishing the CBI’s climate change group as a principal policy adviser from the beginning of 2008, and worked as a senior policy adviser on planning policy for 2 years before that.

    Lovell Fuller
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    Development Manager, Mr Porter.

    Ever since sending his first e-mail message in 1991, Lovell has been designing, creating and managing things on the Internet.

    In addition to serving big companies such as Orange, Thomson Reuters and more recently Net-A-Porter, he has also helped smaller dotcoms and charitable organisations such as Glastonbury Festivals in a voluntary capacity.

    As a technologist, Lovell is an advocate of the innovation Open Source Software brings.

  • Online training and education
    in association with The British Library
    Adrian Arthur
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    Web Programme Manager, The British Library.

    Working with Library colleagues and users to develop a completely new British Library website that will provide compelling access to the Library's content and become a virtual space for debate, collaboration, and the creation of new knowledge.

    Alun Cairns
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    MP for the Vale of Glamorgan

    A longstanding National Assembly for Wales Member and former businessman, Alun Cairns is the MP for the Vale of Glamorgan. Born in Swansea in 1970, he has lived all his life in south Wales. His first job was as a petrol pump attendant and he joined the Conservative Party at seventeen. He was elected to the Welsh Assembly as a South West Wales regional member in 1999 and has represented the Vale in Westminster since 2010.In his maiden speech he managed to include a reference to the television show Gavin and Stacey which is filmed in the Vale. He enjoys running, cycling and skiing, and has raised thousands of pounds for various charities.

  • Protecting users from crimes or threats
    in association with Get Safe Online
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    Sharon Lemon

    Deputy Director, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

    Sharon started her career with the Metropolitan Police and served at many busy inner London divisions at all ranks, until she joined the National Crime Squad (NCS) in 1999. She has held a number of key portfolios, including the Head of Firearms and the Paedophile On-Line Investigation Team - a precursor to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

    Until April 2006, Sharon was head of the National HiTech Crime Unit (NHTCU), and since then has developed the Cyber Department within SOCA. In 2005 she led the project that initiated the Get Safe Online campaign and Chairs the Steering Group.

    Sharon is the Chair of the Cyber Strategic Alliance, the UK’s Cyber Threat Reduction Board, and the first Law Enforcement officer to be asked to be on an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Review Team – Whois. She recently took responsibility for the Forensic Science portfolio and oversaw the transition arrangements when the FSS closed.

    In June 2010 Sharon was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for public service.

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    Sue Daley

    Symantec Government Affairs, UK and Ireland.

    Sue regularly attends parliamentary, government and industry meetings representing Symantec. She has spoken on cyber security and data privacy issues at events such as the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA. Before joining Symantec in early 2007 Sue was senior policy advisor for information security at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

  • Charitable or not-for-profit work online
    in association with NCVO
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    Leesa Herbert

    Team Leader, National Council of Voluntary Organisations

    Leesa started her career working for ActionAid a large international Development agency as Kenya Team Leader.

    Leesa joined NCVO in January 2007 as Head of the Sustainable Funding Team delivering an extensive range of advice, information, support and training to both front line organisations and support providers.

    Since March 2011 Leesa has managed The Value of Infrastructure Programme, VIP, supporting local and specialist infrastructure organisations and the Climate Change unit working with non environmental VCOs helping them understand the risks their beneficiaries face from climate change.

    Previously Leesa worked in Islington Council Children’s Services as Early Years Policy and Development manager. Leading on the boroughs childcare strategy to provide affordable quality childcare in the. Leesa lead on funding, supporting and sustaining childcare in the voluntary sector.

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    John Hannawin

    Managing Director, I-Next Ltd

    As a trained real-time computer systems engineer John first encountered the Internet at Hewlett-Packard Labs in 1988 and had a home based terminal by 1990. In 1995 John set up I-Next Ltd. to become an award winning technical web development agency. After a successful period of growth I-Next developed a hosted content management system called i-ntarsia(tm). Since 2005 I-Next has exclusively focussed on developing and selling i-ntarsia through creative web agencies.

    John's involvement with .uk domain names pre-dates Nominet and I-Next have been a Nominet partner since it was created. John brings this wealth of experience to the judging panel.

  • Online public services & information
    in association with TBC
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    Rory Stewart OBE MP

    MP - Penrith and the Border

    Rory Stewart OBE MP served briefly as an officer in the Black Watch, and was educated at Balliol College, Oxford. He served in the British Embassy in Indonesia and as the British Representative in Montenegro. From 2000-2002 he walked 6000 miles across Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India and Nepal. “The Places in Between” describes the Afghan journey. His second book, “ The Prince of the Marshes” describes his time as Deputy Governor of two provinces in Southern Iraq. Rory lived in Kabul from 2006-2008, where he founded Turquoise Mountain Foundation. Rory was appointed the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights at Harvard University in 2009.

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    Dr Victoria Nash

    Policy & Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

    Vicki Nash is Policy and Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. She received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford in 1999 and went on to work as a Research Fellow at the left-of-centre think-tank, the Institute of Public Policy Research, prior to joining the OII in 2002. At the OII, her work seeks to connect the department’s academic research with policy and practice. She is currently undertaking a study looking at the range and nature of harms resulting from children’s online experience.