Judges 2017-10-10T11:04:40+00:00

The Australian Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge would like to thank the following International Judges who have generously given their time to help entrants this year. They come from all over the United States and have years of experience providing young people with the guidance necessary to put their best ideas forward.

AUSTRALIAN JUDGES

AARON BIRKBY

Tech entrepreneur, currently serving as the CEO of a Startup Catalyst, leading missions to Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel and Asia for youths, students, founders, investors and innovation leaders. Working in the ecosystem as a hackathon facilitator, mentoring startups, on advisory boards, micro investing, and consulting to Government and corporates on models for innovation.

BERNIE WOODCROFT

Director of ilab building and executing all of ilab’s startup programs.  Accomplished in Innovation and Design Startups, Executive Leadership, Business Development, Customer and Stakeholder Engagement, Program Management, Commercialisation, Project Management, Strategy and Governance.

INTERNATIONAL JUDGES

JAMES J. CONNORS, Ph.D.

Consulting Hydrologist, President and Principal Scientist of James J. Connors & Associates

ABHINANDAN PATTANAYAK

MS, Oregon Health & Science University

RAGHEED AL-DULAIMI

MBChB, MPH in Epidemiology

LT HAMILTON GUBANC

N313 Nuclear Programs Officer

Dr FELIX E. RIVERA-MARIANI

PhD, Consultant (Aerobiology, Immunology, Computational Image and Data Analysis), Adjunct Professor (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)

SURESH VEERAMANI

PhD in Immunology

DR GLORIA SILVA

Bio-Organic Chemistry

JENNIFER HARCOURT

Ph.D. in Biochemistry

SATHISH KUMAR LAGESHETTY

M.S.,Ph.D, Radiochemist/ Facility Lab Manager

JOE ANELLO

Director of Products, Modern Robotics INC

TRACY CONSTABLE

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, AusIndustry

SHARON HUNNYBELL

CEO Gold Coast Hub, General Manager at Opmantek, Co-Founder at Startup Apprentice

MICHAEL GEORGE

Ph.D., Dept. of Physics, Southwestern College

GEORGE H. EDWARDS

CPG – Certified Professional Geologist

DR RICHARD D. CRAVEN

PhD Chemistry, Kiraco Business Development Services

HONGZHI SONG

PhD, GISP, Department of Computing Sciences, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

SANDHYA RANI PAMPATI, M.S

Analytical Chemist, Midwest Medical Isotopes LLC