As we are fast approaching the end of the nominations period for this year’s Tech4Good Awards, it’s time to start introducing our amazing panel of judges. Remember the panel will be looking closely at every nomination, so if you want any of the 16 judges to know about you or your organisation, make sure you nominate yourself!

Aileen Thompson is a Trustee at AbilityNet, Interim Communications Director at The Technology Strategy Board, and owner of Aileen Thompson Associates Ltd.

Hi Aileen.  It’s your first year as a judge on Tech4Good Awards panel. What are you most looking forward to about judging this year’s Awards?

Meeting the amazing people who enter the Awards and hearing more about their inspirational stories and achievements.

Is there a specific Award that you’re most looking forward to judging?

All of the Awards are going to be fascinating, based on my experience as an attendee at last year’s T4G.  It’s going to be tough to select the best of the best.

What’s the most exciting development in technology that you’ve seen in the past year, that you think will really make a difference in people’s lives?

The ‘internet of things’ will connect our lives together in ways we can only dream of now – an exciting area to watch.

Which aspect of Tech4Good really interests you?

For me, it’s all about how people are using technology to change the way we live and who are passionate about sharing their successes to benefit everyone.

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