The Judges

In its third year, the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards celebrate the exciting developments in television and video at the intersection of broadcast and the internet. The awards honour creative broadcasters as well as innovative technology companies and consumer electronics manufacturers. Our panel of judges will consider entries for 8 awards across 4 broad categories as well as our prestigious Connected World Achievement Award.

This year, the awards have received the highest number of entries ever and we would like to thank our judging panel for taking the time to evaluate our 2013 entrants. A shortlist of finalist will be published in the IBE Print Edition (autumn) which will be available to coincide with the start of IBC.

The Awards Gala Dinner will take place on Monday 16th September at Okura Hotel, Amsterdam.


2013 Judges

Christina Mixon - Founder/Mixon Digital

Christina founded Mixon Digital to assist sports teams, broadcasters, and venues to utilize statistics and data to enhance fan knowledge and engagement. Prior to Mixon Digital, Christina worked as Director of Graphics for the National Basketball Association. In that role, she created the graphics operations department to support NBATV, the league’s 24- hour network. Christina developed display systems for all of the NBA’s major events, like the All-Star game, Draft, and international events in Europe and China games.

Monica Heck - Deputy Editor & Online Editor/IBE

Monica Heck is a bilingual journalist, marketing consultant and copywriter based in Dublin, Ireland and working internationally. She is currently the deputy and digital editor of International Broadcast Engineer (IBE) magazine, and Connected Media World, all examining the broadcast technology industry. Aside from technology, her specialisations range from art to science and from music to business.

Will Garside - Editor/IBE and Chair of Judges

Will Garside is a published author, TV producer and technology journalist with more than 18 years’ experience across web, print and broadcast media. He wears his techie badge with pride, and loves talking technology with anyone who’ll listen.

Steve Hawley - Principal Analyst and Consultant/tvstrategies™

Steve Hawley is Principal Analyst and Consultant for tvstrategies tm (Advanced Media Strategies LLC), which provides consulting and advisory services to companies that offer video services, software and delivery infrastructure products, professional services, strategic information and investments to the broadband telecommunications industry. Mr. Hawley has delivered more than twenty technology products to market, including TV middleware, e-commerce platforms; digital design, management & production tools; and multimedia communications solutions. Prior to tvstrategies, he served in product management and marketing roles for Myrio Corp. (later part of Nokia Siemens Networks), Aldus Corp. (acquired by Adobe) and managed Northern Telecom’s alliance with Apple for several years.

Colin Dixon - Founder and Chief Analyst/nScreenMedia

Mr. Dixon created nScreenMedia as a resource to the Digital Media Industry as it transitions to the new infrastructure for multi-screen delivery. He brings a wealth of knowledge on the Digital TV, Over-the-Top and IPTV spaces garnered from his 15 years working in those industries. Before founding nScreenMedia, he spent 7 years as an analyst and partner with The Diffusion Group. Previously he held senior executive positions at Microsoft/WebTV, Liberate and Oracle delivering products and services to the Cable, Satellite and IPTV industries.

Adrian Corcoran - Director of Technology/Baku2015 European Games

Adrian is a highly experienced senior executive with a background in IT, telecoms and broadcast services spanning 30 years. Adrian has a track record of leading delivery of complex projects and large scale organisational transformation. Adrian was previously Head of Venue Technology Services, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) following many years working within the BBC including Managing Director of BBC Technology Ltd.