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Last Year's Awards

Read more about Hadeel Ayoub and the rest of our winners here and take inspiration as you craft your own story and make your way to becoming a technology playmaker.

Last year's winner

Hadeel Ayoub, BrightSign
Technology Playmaker of the Year 2018 Award

Hadeel is the founder and CEO of BrightSign, an award-winning wearables start-up providing assistive technology for people with non-verbal disabilities. She is also a designer, programmer and researcher in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) & Assistive Technology. Hadeel’s mission is to give a voice to those who are unable to speak.

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Bethany Koby

Innovator of the Year 2018

Bethany is the CEO and co-founder of Tech Will Save Us, a technology start-up creating STEM play experiences that empower children to learn about technology and coding. One of Wired Magazine’s Designers that Matter and Creative Review’s Top 50 Creative Leaders, Bethany has spoken about the link between technology and education at events such as TED Kids, Resonate, and Maker Faire.

Bethany Koby

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