The DataComms Awards judging panel will be made up of in-house professionals in corporate communications, digital and data roles.

If you would be interested in judging the 2023 awards, please send a short bio over to michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk for consideration. Please note that agency spots on the panel, are filled by the winner of the Grand prix award from the previous year. 

Below you can see our fantastic 2023 panel so far.

Arpit Agarwal
Data science leader

Stuart Bruce
Managing partner
Stuart Bruce Associates

Stuart is internationally recognised as a PR Futurist – a thinker and doer in modernised public relations and communications. He specialises in strategy, crisis communications, reputations and relationships, measurement and evaluation, and PR technology.

Stuart provides strategic counsel, professional development and training to corporations, not-for-profits and governments. He works globally and has worked with clients in the UK, USA, European Union, eastern Europe, Asia and Australia.

He is an early adopter and in 2003 started one of the world’s first PR blogs, stuartbruce.biz, which he still publishes today. He continues to pioneer and today he is working on how PR can use AI, data, analytics, blockchain, AR, VR and other new technologies.

Mike Leverington
Director of data experimentation

Mike Leverington is the director of data experimentation at ITV,  with over 15 years’ experience in analytics and insight from across multiple industries including retail and media. Mike has a background in using data to power digital transformation and unlock value. At ITV, Mike is responsible for driving a value-led approach to data, and championing  an experimentation-led approach to business problems.

Jamie Mann
Head of data science and analytics
British Council

Jamie is head of data science & analytics at the British Council, the UK's cultural relations organisation with offices in 100 countries. A former business director, Jamie started his career as a space scientist, which sparked a career-long interest in gleaning insights from data. 

The analytics part of Jamie's role is about reporting on organisational performance, and on showcasing the impact of the British Council's work on cultural relations, e.g. on how it creates trust in the UK. The other part involves leading the data science team, which uses machine learning and AI to solve business problems.

Andrew Mason
Head of data and analytics
Grainger plc

Bio coming soon

Rémi Momo
Head of advanced analytics and data science
MS Amlin

Bio coming soon

Marianne Morgan
Director of research and analytics

Marianne joins the panel as winner of the DataComms Awards 2022 'Grand prix'.

Marianne has 20 years of communications measurement experience – spending a decade as a PR practitioner before setting up the central research and analytics function at Citypress from scratch.

She is a former board director for AMEC and her team has been named Small Research and Measurement Team of the Year three times.

She has advised brands including Aldi, Lloyds Banking Group and eBay on best-practice measurement. She has also been commissioned as an expert witness to provide media due diligence for criminal prosecutions.   

Marianne oversees Citypress’ research and analytics offering, also providing consultancy to clients and developing new measurement methodologies.

Aimee Reed
Director of data
Metropolitan Police Service

Bio to follow

Colleen Spence
Head of FinOps data and analytics

Collen is Head of FinOps data and analytics at Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated solutions. She heads up the FinOps practice at Sedgwick, which is an evolving cloud financial discipline optimizing data-driven spending decisions.

Colleen joined Sedgwick in 2021 as Head of data science for Sedgwick UK. She has 20+ years data-driven experience working with end clients as well as marketing agencies and consultancies. She has a master’s degree in Statistics and initially trained as a Statistician and has since sought roles that use data and analytics to drive business outcomes

Marko Vasiljevski
Former global head of data science
JATO dynamics

Marko has over 20 years of experience in analytics, data science, research and leading teams in this space. His work is mainly focused around delivering products and services to help clients achieve better results and make informed decisions by leveraging the potential residing in their data.


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