The People's Choice Award
For the people. Voted for by the people.
The nominees have now been finalised for this year's People's Choice Award! Thanks to everyone that cast their nominations. After much deliberation, the nominees have been shortlisted to six incredible finalists. Finalists were chosen based on their respective demonstrations of innovation, disruption, dedication and application. These six are all winners in their own right, but only one can take home the coveted People’s Choice Award trophy. So, make your vote count.
Rob Shardlow, CEO of Audacious & Matthew Turner, CEO of Goshawk
For Innovation in the MVNO Space
Rob Shardlow and Matthew Turner have pioneered something truly unique; an invaluable game-changer for their target market that comes in the form of Audacious. What makes Audacious such a standout MVNO is that it strives for inclusivity in its offering, and serves a demographic that has been massively underserved: the hearing impaired. Audacious knows that everyone hears differently, and that hearing over your mobile can be the hardest of all, so it adapts the call frequencies to the way you hear on your mobile. The result? Delivering clearer mobile calls to people and empowering everyone to be part of the conversation.
Duncan Finlay, Head of Products and Marketing, Three Wholesale
For Excellence in the MVNA/E Space
Partnerships are an integral ingredient for the success of any wholesale business, and Duncan Finlay of Three Wholesale has played an instrumental role in their ability to strike up and nurture business relationships. Having forged impressive partnerships with the likes of Gamma, iD Mobile and Superdrug, Three Wholesale's success here can be attributed to their ability to collaborate with their partners, and to roll out the latest technologies to them as quickly as possible.
Julie Gibb - eSIM Programme Director, SIM Local
For Demonstrating Excellence in the Solution Provider Space
Sim Local's mission is simple: they want to help travelers out by eliminating the expensive roaming charges that come with holidaying abroad. It's an ambitious mission given the competitive space in which they are operating, but through integrating eSIM technology into their offering it is one they are nonetheless achieving. Sim Local is even set to launch one of the first online eSIM stores offering up downloadable eSIM profiles. Instrumental to the company's success and innovative solution is e-SIM Programme Director Julie Gibb. Julie has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector and is responsible for the technical development and operational support of the Sim Local portfolio.
Jacques Bonifay - CEO, Transatel
For Widespread eSIM Integration
Today Transatel offers an unparalleled cellular solution for global, multi-local data connectivity with eSIM capabilities to address the IoT (Internet of Things) market of connected devices, such as laptops, tablets, trackers, as well as cycles, vehicles and aircraft. For bringing such a holistic e-SIM programme to fruition, a huge amount of credit goes to founder Jacques Bonifay, whose strategic vision, ambition and execution made it all possible.
Liudvikas Andriulis - CMO, Effortel
For Excellence in the MVNE Space
Liudvikas Andriulis oversees business development and global sales as CMO at Effortel, and also oversees marketing and product development in Carrefour Mobile operations in Belgium, Italy and Taiwan. With a focus on his contributions to the former, Liudvikas has been instrumental in turning Effortel, which has previously undergone 14 MVNO launches and 7 MNO integrations, into one of the go-to enablers for MVNOs.
Andreas Morawietz - Head of Global Product Management for eSIM Management Solutions & SIM Convergence, G+D Mobile Security
For Widespread e-SIM Integration
Mr. Andreas Morawietz is head of global Product Management for eSIM management solutions and SIM convergence of G+D (Giesecke & Devrient). Andreas’s experience and expertise has allowed G+D to lead the way by helping mobile operators to become the key enabler of connectivity in the IoT market. Indeed, with Andreas help G+D has flourished into an industry leader in eSIM management, with the company now managing more than 20 million commercial eUICCs for many of the biggest mobile operators in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.