Judges

Craig Whitney

Jesus follower. Husband. Father. Friend. Church Multiplication Strategist. Reader. Coffee roaster. Cyclist. F1 fan.

I am a strategist, teacher, leader, and coach. Having started a church, I am passionate about developing the next generation of leaders who will start, grow and multiply even more effective churches. I live in Sacramento, California with the cutest girl in my 4th Grade Sunday School class who I have now been married to for over 35 years. When I am not reading, writing or talking about ideas for developing leaders and multiplying churches, I like to spend time roasting and drinking coffee, cycling in the Sierra Foothills and cheering on my favorite Formula 1 driver.

Peter Childs

Peter Childs is the Co-director of Energy Futures Lab and Founding Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at Imperial College London. His general interests include: creativity tools and innovation; design process and design rationale; fluid flow and heat transfer, particularly rotating flow; sustainable energy component, concept and system design; robotics.

Prior to his current post at Imperial he was director of the Rolls-Royce supported University Technology Centre for Aero-Thermal Systems, director of InQbate and professor at the University of Sussex. He has contributed to over 180 refereed journal and conference papers, and several books including the Handbook on Mechanical Design Engineering (Elsevier, 2013, 2018) as well as co-authoring books on rural urban migration, inclusive sports and sports technology. He has been principal or co-investigator on contracts totalling over £30 million. His roles at Imperial include joint course director for the Innovation Design Engineering double master degree run jointly by Imperial and the Royal College of Art, and Design Lead for the Manufacturing Futures Lab. He is also Founder Director and Chief Scientific Officer at QBot Ltd.

Marie-Ange Eyoum Tagne

Marie-Ange Tagne is Head of Product at Yahoo. Previously, she was Director of Product at Verizon Media where she worked on strategy, vision and execution for Verizon’s community and videos ecosystem. Prior to Verizon, Marie lead product management for Roku, was Senior Product Manager in Amazon Lab 126, and Group Product Manager at McAfee leading product strategy, definition and launch of consumer products in the areas of security, identity and privacy. She also worked at Intel Corporation managing several generation of Intel® Atom TM Processors which had impact to establish Netbook as a separate device category. Outside of work, she has been actively involved in Silicon Valley to promote education, mentorship and technology within various non-profits organizations. She has worked closely with Girls For Change, Techbridge and TechWomen in outreach events, mentorship, training and coaching activities to encourage women and minorities to pursue STEM fields. She is a proud Cal alumni and got her PhD in Electrical Engineering with research expertise in SiGe MEMS advanced process technology in 2006.

So-Young Kang

So-Young is Catalyst & Founder of multi-disciplinary Transformation Design (TD) firm Awaken Group that focuses on aligning people to strategy through taking organisations on a transformational journey to drive innovation and creativity. Pioneer of practice of Transformation Design (TD) globally. TD is the application of Design Thinking into larger purpose and values-driven transformations across companies, governments, and nations.

So-Young is an expert in experience design and one of the original Design Thinking facilitators since 2010. She has led multiple projects on values-based organisational design, customer experience design, service engagement strategy, process design, and space/messages globally for MNCs, SMEs and governments.

An expert in ‘human’ needs, organisational design, strategy and innovation, So-Young has served more than 30 clients (government, MNC, SME) in Singapore alone in the past 3 years requiring deep understanding of user needs and motivations to design innovative solutions and drive organisational change. She has ~20 years of experience advising business and government leaders globally for companies such as Microsoft, IMD, Seagate, Khazanah, SingTel and Housing Development Board.

In 2014, she was selected by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader. Previously, she was a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company and was formerly Assistant Vice President at Citigroup (one of youngest in her batch).

So-Young has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.