Chairman of the judges

In this is a new era of business where speed, agility, innovation and connectedness are essential, Lisa has a proven track record of building, revitalizing and scaling marketing organizations and creating break through operating models to consistently innovate, ignite new markets and influence customer behaviors at a global scale.  

As the CMO of IBM UK & Ireland, and the steward of IBM’s brand, she is responsible leading a multidisciplinary team covering, market intelligence, brand strategy, internal & external communications, go to market strategy and execution; campaign management, digital & events and corporate social responsibility.

Prior to her CMO role, Lisa led IBM’s global Campaign Management practice focusing specifically on client-centric Campaign Planning.  Lisa has built and delivered IBM’s unique approach to plan and execute holistic personalized experiences for clients and prospects as part of IBM’s Data-driven marketing system.

Through the use of technology, data and analytics, her extended team built the capability to understand, predict buyer behavior, and monitor performance as the team builds out a bespoke Campaign Management platform called IBM Marketer’s Workspace.

Lisa has also served as Vice President of Marketing responsible for IBM’s Growth Markets based in Shanghai, China.  Lisa led a team of professionals managing marketing from strategy through to execution for all of IBM’s Enterprise and SMB clients.  She also led the marketing strategy for IBM’s Geo Expansion initiative where the company opened over 140 new sales offices across 40 countries in less than 12 months.  Lisa’s scope covered all of IBM’s product and services portfolio.   

Lisa Gilbert has been with IBM for fifteen years and has held multiple marketing & communications roles with increasing responsibility in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Before joining IBM, Lisa held marketing and communications positions at companies including Hewlett-Packard Company and Compaq Computer Corporation.

Outside of work, Lisa Gilbert has held several board positions for profit and not-for-profit companies.  Most recently she has become a partner at HALL winery in Napa Valley, California.  Raised in Tokyo Japan, she loves to travel and has the ability to read a menu and ‘get around town’ in French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.  Lisa holds a Communications and Japanese language degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has a passion for oenology and adventure travel

Judging panel

CHAIR - Lisa Gilbert


Abby Carvosso

Group Managing Director
Bauer Media Advertising

Andrew Canter

Chief Content Officer / Global Living Brands
Chief Executive Officer / BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association)

Anne Shooter

Digital Content Consultant, Centre of Digital Excellence

Arif Durrani

Executive Editor
Bloomberg Media Studios

Ben Maher

Sales and Partnerships Director

Ben McKay

Managing Director
Wavemaker UK

Benedict Winter

Creative Director

Brandon Keenen

Senior Digital Commercial Director
CNN International Commercial (CNNIC)

Claire Elsworth

Innovation Director

Clare O’Brien

Digital Media

Dale Lovell

UK MD & Chief Digital Officer

Daniel Lee

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Emma Samuel

Head of UK Marketing

Gareth Shaw


Helen Southgate

Managing Director
Acceleration Partners

Imogen Fox

Executive editor, Guardian Labs
Guardian News & Media

James Hayr

Head of Global Sales
EndemolShine UK

Jamie Toward

Managing Partner, Content

Jane McFadzean

SVP International
CBS EcoMedia

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Justin Taylor

Managing Director, UK

Katie Ingram

Trade Marketing and Insight Director
ESI Media

Mark Stephens

Head of Content Marketing
The Foundry, Time Inc.

Nic McCarthy

Chief Creative Officer

Oliver Feldwick

Head of Digital Strategy and Partner
CHI London

Rebecca Allen

Independent Consultant
self employed

Rhian Mason

Native & Content Strategy Director
IPG MediaBrands

Ryan Uhl

Head of Marketing and Creative
Mail Advertising

Scott Braut

Head of Content

Sonia Bouadma

Director, Client Services

Tom Curtis

Managing Partner, Head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising UK
MediaCom UK

Tom Jenen

Threepwood Ltd

Toni Ambler

Brand Strategy Director
Contiki Holidays

Tristan Taylor

Head of Branded Content
Condé Nast Britain

Vince Medeiros

Co-Founder and Publisher
Huck and Little White Lies

Zoë Collins

Chief Content Officer
Jamie Oliver Media Group