The Jury

VP Strategy, Nurun

Carr leads a team of researchers, web analysts and interaction designers in identifying consumer insights and platform opportunities for clients including Walmart, The Home Depot and LCBO. Prior to joining Nurun, she worked at agencies Critical Mass, Organic and Leo Burnett.

VP Marketing,Cisco Canada

Collins works closely with sales and the global marketing community, leading multiple Cisco teams. Since joining the company in 2000, he has also held leadership positions in financial services, outsourcing and systems integrator sales. Collins also held various positions in product management and sales at GE Capital IT Solutions.

Principal, Digital Strategist, Kickframe

Dolan has over 15 years of international experience, providing strategic direction for brands such as BMW, Nike, Nintendo, Vodafone, Virgin and BMO. In 2014, Dolan founded digital strategy firm Kickframe to provide independent digital marketing and strategy consulting services.

VP of Marketing WestJet

Feser joined WestJet in 2005 and is currently responsible for the brand’s advertising and promotions, market research and contact centre. Previously, she spent 11 years working with Canadian Airlines International and another three years at both Rogers Wireless and Enmax Energy as director of marketing.

VP, Integrated Marketing, Maple Leaf Foods

Finley is responsible for managing Maple Leaf Foods’ brand activations across consumer touch points, as well as marketing and innovation operations. He joined the company in 2010, and previously worked in the financial and telecommunications sectors at CIBC and Rogers.

Consumer Insights Lead, Microsoft

Gausby is responsible for translating consumer intelligence into trends research. She is a frequent speaker and her research is regularly featured at industry events and in the media. Prior to Microsoft, she worked atIpsos U.K. and she has held senior research roles at Crowd Science and ComScore.

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, Virgin Mobile

Gardner is responsible for the product and marketing strategies as well as user experience for Virgin web and mobile channels. She has over 15 years of experience working in sectors including electronic banking at the Bank of Montreal and payments at Dexit.

CCO, KBS Canada

Over the years, Hassell has helped develop interactive, mass and CRM solutions for brands such as Nissan, Rogers, Tim Hortons, American Express and Unilever at agencies like TBWA and OgilvyOne. His campaign work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company,Huffington Postand the Globe and Mail.

Global Creative Strategist, Facebook

At Facebook, Pak works with the world’s largest brands and agency partners to build their business. Prior to joining the social network, she was EVP, co-ECD at Saatchi & Saatchi. Her multi-disciplinary background includes creative positions at Ogilvy, Taxi, Strawberryfrog in Amsterdam, as well being trained as an architect.

Founder, 123w

In 2013, Sweetman co-founded 123w in Vancouver. Prior to this, he helped establish the first North American office of U.K. agency Dare. Before that, he was an ECD at Cossette West, and GCD and partner at Rethink Vancouver. Hewas also ranked the top art director three times instrategymagazine’s Creative Report Card.

Marketing Manager, The Home Depot Canada

Early in her career, Vaillancourt worked as an account services director at various Montreal advertising agencies. For a few years, she worked in the technology sector, and in 2003, she joined Home Depot, where she helped grow the company in Quebec and played a role in the strategic positioning of the brand.

Co-Founder and CEO, Kiip