2013 Appy Awards Jury
Franchise Business Director – Bejeweled, PopCap Games
Giordano has been with PopCap Games for 4 years, and was previously senior director of Product and Business Strategy – Mobile, and senior director of Business Development in PopCap’s Asia Pacific headquarters. Prior to that, Giordano worked in the mobile content space, holding positions as director – Asia Pacific and country manager – Brazil for ARENAmobile, and business development manager for Zero9 Group. In a previous life, Giordano worked as a DJ, VJ and video game journalist in his native Italy.
Chief Executive Officer, Happtique, Inc.
Ben Chodor is the CEO of Happtique, a mobile health application store and app management solution that helps healthcare providers, physicians, and patients easily integrate mHealth into treatment. He hosts mHealth Zone, a weekly radio show that offers the latest on mHealth apps and technology, and is a mentor for Blueprint Health, a startup accelerator based in NYC. Ben is a pioneer in online communications, having spent his 25-year career merging the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology fields. Prior to Happtique, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Streaming & Virtual Events at InterCall. He also founded Stream57 in 2004 and sold the company to InterCall in January 2010.
Mark is a 20-year videogame industry technology executive and the creator of the Game Programming Gems series of technical books. Mark has worked in technology leadership positions at Sony, Nintendo, Google, THQ, and Ubisoft, as well as editor-in-chief of Game Developer magazine. Mark currently sits on the board for game charity OneBigGame, the advisory board of animation technology company Mixamo, and acts as an advisor for Game Developer Magazine and Gamasutra.com. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Digital Strategy Lead, SapientNitro
As a strategy lead at SapientNitro, Dan works with retailers, financial institutions, and consumer packaged goods companies to incorporate digital engagement into the overall customer experience. This includes creating seamless experiences between online and offline, physical locations, and on smartphones, tablets, desktops, kiosks, and PCs.
Prior to SapientNitro, Dan led consumer mobile strategy at The Home Depot, launching apps on iPhone, Android, and WindowsPhone7. Dan also has several years of broadband and mobile application experience from BellSouth and AT&T Mobility, and as one of the founders of a startup called Incanta.
Director, Center for Media Research
Chuck Martin is CEO of Mobile Future Institute and Director of the Center for Media Research at MediaPost Communications. He is the author of The Third Screen (Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile), in which he defines the implications, strategies and tactics for businesses to thrive in the mobile revolution.
Lead Editor, Smartphones, Macworld.com
Philip Michaels is the editor of Macworld.com. He’s worked for Macworld for the past 12 years. He oversees all of Macworld’s iPad and iPhone coverage as well as its iOS app reviews.
Executive Editor, Mac|Life
Susie Ochs is the executive editor of Mac|Life magazine, handling the reviews section and features. Her work has also appeared in MacFormat, Tap!, MaximumPC, and TechRadar. You can follow her on Twitter @sfsooz.
Partner/ECD, Red Tettemer + Partners
Steve spent the beginning of his career at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where he worked on accounts like IKEA and Virgin Atlantic, among others. Steve went on to be one of the founding partners and ECD’s at Stick and Move, overseeing work for Schwinn, Vitamin Water, and others. In 2010, through a merger, he became the Partner/ECD at RT+P.
Head of Mobile and Emerging Technologies, MEC
Andy joined MEC in the UK in 2003 and became the agency’s first digital strategist in 2005. During his time, he developed overall communications strategy for Monster UK, as well as digital strategy for Sony Ericsson, Colgate Palmolive and Paramount Pictures International. Currently his role has been solely dedicated to driving understand and the application of emerging media and technology for MEC’s clients across multiple markets.
Managing Director, Connected Platforms, PHD
Andrea is responsible for the social media practice at PHD. Her group manages social activation across the agency’s key accounts, including Google, GSK and Hyatt ,to name a few. Prior to joining PHD, Andrea ran Community Activation at MEC. Her group was responsible for trans-platform engagement programs for Citibank, MetLife, Macy’s, Activision, Microsoft, IKEA, Energizer and Xerox, among others. In 2009, OMMA named Andrea a Rising Star.
Managing Director, Digital Practice, Woods, Witt, Dealy & Sons
Warren has over 17 years of Digital Marketing experience, having worked at marketing luminaries such as Phonevalley, iCrossing, IMC2 and DigitalGrit. Warren has amassed over 5 years of experience in the mobile marketing space, including 3 years of immersion as the VP of Mobile Strategy at Publicis Groupe’s Mobile unit. Now overseeing the digital practice for Woods, Witt, Dealy & Sons, a NYC based, full-service advertising and marketing agency, Warren is advocating the integrated, or “mobile-first” approach to digital.
2012 Appy Awards Jury included:
Justin Cinicolo, Mobile General Manager, Zynga
Giordano Contestabile, Franchise Business Director – Bejeweled, PopCap Games
Mark DeLoura, Videogame Technology Consultant
Dan Israel, Strategy Lead, Mobile Practice, SapientNitro
Thom Kennon, VP, Digital, Wunderman
Kathryn Koegel, VP, Mobile Ad Innovations, Phonevalley
Joy Liuzzo, VP, Director, InsightExpress
Chuck Martin, Director, Center for Media Research
Philip Michaels, Lead Editor, Smartphones, Macworld.com
Susie Ochs, Executive Editor, Mac|Life
Steve O’Connell, Partner/ECD, Red Tettemer + Partners
Tim Stevens, Editor-in-Chief, Engadget
Andy Wasef, Head of Mobile and Emerging Technologies, MEC
David Weinstock, Executive Creative Director, Mr Youth
Harry Woods, Partner/Creative Director, WWD&S
2011 Appy Awards Jury included:
Michael Becker, Managing Director, North America, Mobile Marketing Association
Rick Gardinier, SVP, Chief Digital Officer, BRUNNER
Brenna Hanly, Mullen
Thom Kennon, VP Digital, Wunderman
Ujjal Kohli, CEO, Rhythm NewMedia Inc.
Chuck Martin, Director, Center for Media Research
Rebecca McPheters, President, McPheters & Company