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The #FIF50: Judging Panel is announced for the Data Economy finance, investment and funding movers & shakers

The #FIF50 unveils the panel of expert judges that will be evaluating the received nominations for Data Economy’s finance, investment and funding of movers and shakers within the data centre and cloud industries globally. The judging panel consists of highly respected, expert industry figures:

  • Michael Tobin OBE, Industry Entrepreneur, Author and Philanthropist
  • Richard Elliot, Telecom industry advisory board and non-exec director
  • Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting
  • Dhana Doobay, Senior Counsel, Charles Russell LLP

#FIF50 was introduced as there are thousands of people working in these fields to ensure the data centre and cloud spaces continue to build on their momentum and Data Economy felt it was time to recognise these people.

Nominations are open to Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors, CEOs, COOs, legal counsel and anyone involved in the innovative financial governorship within the sector.

Once nominations close on December 31, judging will be underway. Everyone is encouraged to nominate the individuals they think have had a positive impact in the date centre and cloud industries globally.

The 50 finalists will then be announced in the third edition of the Data Economy magazine, out on January 31, 2018 during Datacloud UK and Finance and Investment Forum 2018.

Out of the 50 personalities, the judges will also choose one individual as the top finance, investment and funding mover and shaker. The winner will receive a special award at the Finance and Investment Forum, hosted in London on February 1, 2018.

“We are excited to introduce our expert judging panel and look forward to the final 50 names which will be announced next year,” said Data Economy’s editor João Marques Lima.

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“A newly introduced addition to Data Economy, we wanted #50FIF to help recognise those that are many times forgotten within the industry and we hope in presenting this, it will take us to a new level and build our focus within the data centre, cloud and data space.”


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