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Judging Panel

The awards will be judged by leading figures in the global technology industry, entrepreneurs, academics, policymakers and the media, including Chairwoman Gillian Tans

Amali de Alwis

UK Managing Director, Microsoft for Start-ups

Amali de Alwis is the UK Managing Director of Microsoft for Start-ups, which supports the best B2B tech start-ups grow with Microsoft support. Prior to this, Amali was CEO of Code First: Girls - a multi award-winning training company focused on increasing diversity in tech. Outside of the day job, Amali is a Board member at Ada National College for Digital Skills and a member of the D&I Board at the Institute of Coding. Amali is a founding member at Tech Talent Charter and a Commonwealth First business mentor. She is also a London Tech Week Ambassador and was recently awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list 2019 for Services to diversity and training in the Tech Industry.

Amali de Alwis