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February JudgesWe are proud to reveal our latest round of prolific business, cultural, creative and student judges.
Jessie DuanMath & Computer Science Student, Stanford
Jessie has a passion in computer science education and got involved into Girls Teaching Girls To Code, a Stanford program where women teach and inspire girls to explore Computer Science and Engineering. Why? Because there’s a huge demand in the job market for technical skills, and women are under represented. Jessie and her team want to leave a positive impact in the community and empower girls with coding skills. Jessie has also used her subliminal skills for an internship at world’s largest open source school Khan Academy.
Robert VerboomVP Stichting Kwasa
Robert is a jack of all trades; He has a professional background as consultant, chief operating officer and entrepreneur in the IT business and has even two awards on his name. Beside his day to day job he offers a great deal of his time to his organization Stichting Kwasa. An NGO that funds schools and individual people in South Africa to get properly educated, get medicated for Aids/HIV and get microloans to gain independence. Robert and his team passionately work together with local organizations.
Jurjen SemeijnArtist & Founder of 'I Have Pop'
Diana StepnerVP Innovation at Pearson
Diana is an inspirational and strong team leader who’s focus is to help business units accelerate digital innovation, drives global partnerships with startups, builds relationships with developer communities, including incubators and accelerators, and runs the Pearson Catalyst for Education accelerator program. She thrives on chaos, connects with fringe developments, is a strong public speaker. Diana creates open innovation programs that connect the business with startups and other corporations looking to experiment.
Hans HurenkampManaging director JOBE Sports
Hans is in charge of Jobe’s mission, vision and strategy. His goal is to get as many people on the water as possible who can enhance their performance at any level with Jobe products. Jobe produces wet-suits, wakeboards, life jackets and since a couple of years also Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP). SUP boarding is very accessible and is a great exercise and allows people to enjoy our waterways without using an engine. Hans been with the company for 22 years and is very passionate when it comes to attract new people to the water. Spending quality time on the water with friends and family brings you closer to nature and closer to each other.