The following professionals will judge entries in the New Product & Service and Solution Provider categories in 2017.
Asli Tas Kayabas, Psychologist, Master Trainer, Founding Partner
Kuzey Academy, Istanbul, Turkey
Asli has held leadership positions in HR and training management for over 15 years. In 2016, she was recognized with a Gold Stevie® Award for Learning or Training Professional of the Year in the Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, and with a Bronze Stevie® for Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services with 10 or Fewer Employees in the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.
In 2012, Asli founded the Kuzey Academy, providing services in training, consultancy, executive coaching, and awards consultancy. She is the first and only awards consultant specializing in HR expertise in Turkey. In addition to the Stevie® Awards, she has also been on judging committees for the Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Awards, and the TEGEP awards, the biggest HR & Training awards program in Turkey. Asli has been a guest speaker for keynote sessions all over the world.
Asli graduated from the psychology department of Bogazici University and has a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology. She also studied marriage, relationships, and couples therapy in the United States. She is also a published poet with her book “When You Are Gone.” Her second book is in the psychology field and is about to be published. In addition to her work for Kuzey Academy, Asli continues to provide individual and couples therapy. She lives in Istanbul and is a mother with two children.
Colin Campbell-Austin, Head of Talent and People Development
Diversity in Media Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Robyn Davis, Trade Show Strategy Specialist
Exhibitor Education by WINH, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Sandip Kumar Roy, Founder
Clapper Boy Films and Media, Mumbai, Karnataka, India
Tamika Mikucki, Business Systems Analyst
Turnaround for Children, New York, New York
A highly motivated professional with extensive experience in finance, human resources, and information technology.
Kimberly Wolkens, Marketing Coordinator
Magline, Inc., Standish, Michigan, USA