The seven person panel of online and media experts judging our 2011 .INFO Awards includes:
Peter Prestipino is the Editor-In-Chief of Website Magazine, a print and online trade publication for Internet business professionals focusing on search engine optimization, online advertising, online marketing, Web design and application development. Prestipino is a long-time Internet marketer with over ten years of experience in Internet publishing, advertising management and digital marketing, and the author of Web 360: The Fundamentals of Web Success.
Liam Eagle has worked as a contributor to the Web Host Industry Review since its inception in 2000, and as editor since 2003. He has been editor of the WHIR's print magazine since its launch. His daily involvement in the gathering and reporting of Web hosting news and his regular interaction with Web hosting leaders gives him an uncommonly broad appreciation of the issues and trends facing the business. Through his WHIR blog, Liam spots Web hosting trends and offers opinions on the industry-wide impacts of major developments and the motivation behind big announcements. Since the WHIR’s acquisition in February 2011, by iNET Interactive, Liam has been co-chair of HostingCon, the premiere tradeshow and conference for the hosted services industry.
Anand Parthasarathy is a seasoned Indian Information Technology journalist based in Bangalore. He was the IT correspondent and later the IT Consulting Editor of India’s national newspaper “The Hindu” for 15 years till 2009. He is today the Managing Director of Online India Tech Pvt Ltd, the entity that runs the www.indiatechonline.com portal and associated tech consultancies. He is an independent director with the Film and Video Park of the Kerala State Infrastructure Corporation (KINFRA) and an IT consultant with Kerala Tourism. He is also a jury member for the Kerala State annual e-governance awards.
Katy Tafoya is a teacher, a writer, a small business coach, a social media strategist and a solopreneur. She is the founder and editor of ConstantChatter, a premier community and blogsite for women. She is a former teacher by trade (though she still teaches), and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis on marriage and family.
When she’s not in front of a computer, she can be found reading anything she can get her hands on, enjoying a good cup of tea or great glass of wine, networking with fabulous women or helping others create the strategies necessary to take their business to the next level.
With a passion for helping to empower women, Katy took her own experiences with the Great Online Unknown and created the Success for Soloprenuers community and blogsite. There she shares tips, tools, resources and articles with other small businesses and solopreneurs.
Mr. Grabensee was admitted to the bar in 1998 and has been registered as a lawyer at the District Court in Düsseldorf without interruption since then.
His main work as a lawyer focuses on criminal law and legal questions that arise in connection with the Internet. To name just one example, he has provided extensive consulting services and represented the first German ICANN-accredited registry for the .com, .net and .org top-level domains.
He has been the chairperson of the Board of Directors at Afilias, registry for the .INFO domain, since September 2003.
In connection with his consulting services on questions concerning the Internet, Philipp Grabensee was also a member of the Names Council in the ICANN Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO). He testified as an expert in front of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and is actively involved in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process. Also, he is the author of several articles dealing with Internet governance.
As a senior PR and digital communication consultant, Daljit Bhurji specializes in helping organizations to recognize the opportunities presented by the profound changes taking place today in media consumption and creation.
A firm believer that PR campaigns need to reach beyond a sole focus on media relations, he helps brands to strategically utilize social media and search engine marketing to better connect with audiences and safeguard corporate reputation.
His digital campaign experience spans the public sector, FMCG, telecoms and leading technology brands. Before co-founding Diffusion, Daljit was responsible for leading high-impact consumer and business campaigns for clients including Tiscali, Experian and the DMA. In 2008, Daljit was featured in PR Week’s PowerBook of the most influential people in PR and described as able to "predict online PR trends before they happen."
Daljit is also a member of the IAB Social Media Council, helping to develop policy and standards for the UK’s digital sector.