Who are the judges?

Meet the crack team of industry experts

We’ve assembled a crack team of industry experts with a broad range of experience and knowledge across all major sectors. They’ll be viewing and discussing your videos, before narrowing our selection down to the elite tech stars that will comprise our very first TechTalk 22. 

Sue Nelson – Founder of The TechTalk Show

Sue created The TechTalk Show to give UK innovation a voice and a valuable platform for innovators to share their achievements. She’s held senior communications and marketing roles for international companies and PLCs, and advised government departments. Sue leads the Tech London Advocates’ Food Tech Working Group and she’s also the CEO of Breakthrough Funding, which specialises in getting funding for innovative SMEs.


Sarah Luxford

Sarah is director of executive search and talent development company Nexec Leaders, which specialises in technology talent. She is also a co-founder of Croydon Tech City, a community-led initiative connecting entrepreneurs and building a tech ecosystem for South London. Plus, Sarah is a Co-Founder of the Women in Tech working group for Tech London Advocates. 


Holly Brockwell

Holly is the award-winning founder of Gadgette.com, the UK’s biggest tech site designed for women. She was named The Drum’s Woman of the Year in 2015 for her work in promoting women in tech. Holly has written for many national and international titles, and is now working on WikiTribune, the new publication from Wikipedia founder James Wales.


Rich Walker

Rich is managing director of Shadow Robot, whose creations include the Shadow Dexterous Hand and the Smart Grasping System. Advisory projects include a place on Innovate UK’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems SIG Advisory Board and Rich is an SME director of the euRobotics association.



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