David McClelland, Journalist, broadcaster and a specialist in consumer and enterprise technology, will be among 20 judges ordering the Event Technology Awards’ (ETA) submissions this year.

McClelland is BBC programme Rip Off Britain’s resident technology expert, a presenter for Challenge TV’s Planet of the Apps and a regular with shows including Watchdog, The One Show and X-Ray.

The final nine judges (listed in full below), also include Alex Barbero, Technology Evangelist and Senior Sales Executive at Grupo eventoplus, Govind Sharma, Director of Technology at UBM and Helen Moon, Founder of the event industry educational networking group EWL Club.

Alex Barbero – Senior Sales Executive – Grupo eventoplus
Neil Robertson-Ravo – Head of Data Platform – Ascential Plc
Barry Muldowney – Head of Events – Verve, The Live Agency
Craig Mathie – Event Organiser – Bournemouth 7s
David McClelland – Technology Journalist
Govind Sharma – Director of Technology – UBM
Saul Leese – Marketing Director – GovNet
Helen Moon – Founder – EWL Club (UK)
Tim Manning – Co-Founder – Swarm

Adam Parry, Co-Founder of Event Tech Live, comments: “The ETAs is much more than simply ‘winners and the rest’. It’s a snapshot of the ingenuity at work in each of 30 categories and the judges have to be able to read between what can be very thin lines to make sure every point counts in their decision. It’s up to us to make sure companies putting time and effort into submitting entries have every confidence in the panel; one look at these names and their wealth of experience tells me we have ticked that box big time. So I would like to thank this fantastic team of 20 in advance for their commitment to the Event Technology Awards 2018.”

Open for entries until May 31, the ETA salutes the achievements of companies designing and delivering solutions across the gamut of live events, from festivals to exhibitions, brand activations to conferences. CLICK HERE for the categories.

The awards ceremony returns to Troxy on November 7, between the two days of Event Tech Live 2018.