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2023 JUDGES

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JUSTIN COOKE

Advisor, Investor and Entrepreneur

Justin Cooke is an advisor, investor and entrepreneur with over 

25 years’ experience in media, marketing and tech. With a 

strong track-record of scaling-up businesses, he successfully 

founded the global digital agency, Fortune Cookie, which he 

grew to 250 people and $30 million in revenue before selling to 

WPP in 2012. Previously on the board of FutureLearn, the digital learning company from Open University, he is former Vice Chair of Unicef UK, former Chair of The Drum, and former Chair of the British Interactive Media Association, and currently a member of the British Museum's Digital Advisory Board. Since 2015, Justin has been a venture partner at Northzone, recently ranked the world’s 5th best performing venture capital investor. Recent unicorns to come out of the Northzone portfolio include Hopin, Kahoot!, Tier, Trustpilot, Personio and Klarna. Other investments and directorships in Justin’s portfolio include Attest, Blippar, ClubSpark, CyberDuck, Digital Theatre, ScreenCloud, The Edit Cloud, and Learning with Experts. Graduating with a degree in Drama from the University of Manchester, Justin has been listed in the Wired Top 100, rated the UK's second most influential person in digital by Econsultancy, inducted into the British Digital Hall of Fame, and Business Insider ranked him as one of the “coolest tech investors in the UK”. He lives in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England with his wife and 3 children.

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SARAH DEEPTHI RAMAIAH

Design Strategist

Sarah Ramaiah is a Ph.D. Candidate in Instructional Leadership program with a concentration in Instructional Technology at The University of Alabama and holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. She works as a Curriculum Design Strategist for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Her research interests are innovative educational programming for professional adults which includes micro learning, educational technology and web apps (ICT), and innovative learning strategies for enduring learning among professional adults, and patient education. Thought Leader and specialization in Medical Ed Tech. Primary developer of the copyrighted ASRM Mullerian Anomalies prototype.