vice president for northern europe
Chairman of the judges

In his role as Facebook’s Vice President for Northern Europe, Steve manages all business operations in the region, with a focus on strengthening relationships with the business and marketing communities. 

Since his appointment in March 2014, Steve has driven a fundamental evolution on the platform, namely the explosion of video consumption, and the commercialisation of Instagram. 

Prior to joining Facebook in 2014, Steve worked in Y&R, Omnicom and WPP where he spent 15 years, with his final role as CEO of MEC. Steve is a non-executive Director of Reach PLC and is the Chair of the Confederation of British Industry Tech group. 

Judging panel

Steve Hatch

vice president for northern europe

Sally Rushton

head of social media

Claire Twohill

director, social and innovation

Will Harvey

digital innovation manager, GB & IOI

Lucy Amos

head of social media (UK)

Sedge Beswick

founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

Iva Dixit

audience editor
The New York Times Magazine