The Judging Panel includes a managing director, group chairman, chief investment officer, marketing director and chief executive officer, amongst other senior figures from around the industry. They have also been recipients of awards such as marketer of the year, most influential business woman of the year, most influential person in advertising and marketing person of the year, adding great credibility to an already gruelling adjudication process.
The Judging Panel will be chaired by Serame Taukobong. Serame, like his panel, is extremely well qualified across the business world having worked in a various leadership positions for a variety of multinationals such as MTN, SAB and most recently General Electric.
The final judging process will be supported by a steering process, which will be directed by industry leaders representing the full spectrum of the expanding industry. This allows the industry to be directly involved in the process. All Steerers will be required to sign confidentiality agreements and acknowledge any conflicts, the full two-step process ensures a new level of openness and transparency of the process. The Discovery Sport Industry Awards, taking place on 18th May 2017, will be for the industry, by the industry, through the industry.
Some of the companies that the Steerers have been employed by include: Barclays Africa, Discovery, Cell C, Facebook, Nielsen Sports, Playmakers, SA Rugby, Kaizer Chiefs, EXP, MSC Sports, Nedbank, Betway, Supersport, Levergy, Deloitte, Megapro, T+W, Standard Bank, Cricket South Africa, Premier Soccer League, The Grind PR, SABC and EFC Worldwide amongst many others. As part of the protection of the integrity of the Discovery Sport Industry Awards, the full steering list will be kept confidential, but will be made available after steering has taken place.
The judging panellists are available here. Independent adjudicator, Deloitte, will oversee all phases of the judging process.
The winners will be announced at the glittering occasion for the Discovery Sport Industry Awards on 18th May 2017. Entries for the 2017 Discovery Sport Industry Awards are closing soon, on 8th February 2017.
Discovery is the headline partner of the 2017 Discovery Sport Industry Awards. For more information on the event follow @SportIndustrySA and #DSIA