Sports Tech Heavyweights Out in Force to Judge Sector Awards

With entries closing on 31st December, the Sports Technology Awards judging panel has been revealed.  The impressive line-up spans leading sports brands, sponsors, academics, Olympians, World Cup winners, governing bodies, architecture and innovative technologists.


The awards, which have been celebrating the vital role of technology in sport since their inception in 2014, are unique globally and represent an international mark of excellence.


Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of the Sports Technology Awards, explained ‘we are delighted to have so many influential names from sport, sports tech and technology support the awards via the judging process. Our judges only judge entries within their expertise and with categories spanning vastly different disciplines, we needed to have people on the panel who completely understood each one’.


Here are just a few of the judges supporting the 2016 awards:

ALEX TRICKETT, Head of Sport, Twitter

ANDREW DIGGLE, Acting Head of Media, Manchester United

ANDY HARLAND, Head of Sports Technology Research Group, Loughborough University

HOLGER VALTIN, Global Sports Marketing Director, Bayern München, Adidas

JAMIE BAULCH, Olympic Medallist and Former World Champion

JAYNE BUSSMAN-WISE, Director of Digital Marketing, New York City FC

MARLON DEVONISH, Olympic, World Indoor, Commonwealth and European Champion

MARTIN CORRY, Former England Rugby Captain and Rugby World Cup Winner

PETER SCHOENKE, President, Rotowire.Com and Roto Sports Inc.

SCOTT GUTTERMAN, Vice President of Digital Operations, PGA Tour

STEVE HELLMUTH, Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology, NBA Entertainment

SUNDANCE DIGIOVANNI, Co-Founder & CEO, Major League Gaming


Olympian, Marlon Devonish, added ‘as a former Olympian turned coach, I not only find technology really useful as a competitor, it helps shape the way I train the people I work with. Judging these awards keeps me current on the latest kit available anywhere in the world and ensures that I continue to review and judge the best out there. On top of this, the awards give me a chance to network with crucial people in our industry so I value it on many levels’.