- The Tabby Awards celebrates the best in tablet apps. Our goal is to help developers, publishers, and organizations develop, adopt, and share best practices as they strive to make apps that are better, more productive and more fun for users.
- The Tabby Awards /Business therefore aims to help organizations make the best use of tablets and apps for their organization.
- Judges are appointed by The Tabby Awards among those professionals having an expertise in mobile productivity.
- The first confirmed judges for The Tabby Awards /Business 2013 competition include:
- Milind Gadekar (Chairman) is the CEO and Co-founder of CloudOn, a cloud-based mobile workspace that enables workers to use Microsoft Office applications on tablets. Its innovative app makes life easier for users to access files on Box and Dropbox, two of the largest cloud storage services.
- Bruce Johnson (Vice-Chairman) is an Associate Partner with SAP Mobility & Innovation at IBM
- Andy Zimmerman - CMO at BrainShark (a previous Tabby Awards /Business winner)
- Paul Pacun - CEO & Founder Appsolutely , makers of Vablet (a previous Tabby Awards /Business winner)
- Michael A. Trautt - CEO and Co-Founder of Troy Apps Software (a previous Tabby Awards /Business finalist)
- Geno Rothe - Treasury Management Product Group Manager and Vice President at Huntington National Bank
- Steve Diorio - Partner at Profitable Channels
- Cassie Maas - Silicon Valley realtor (a Tablet Strategy West speaker)
- Judy Brown - Founder and former Director of the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Lab
- Erin K. Gibbens - Mobile Learning Expert, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)
- Benjamin Chute - CTO at TruQCapp.com
- Christophe Primault - Founder & CEO at CloudWork and GetApp
- Fred Brunel -Mobile Solutions Consultant at WhereCloud
- Ayman Suleiman - Founder of tablet-focused Android app store, Tablified
- Joe Wildfire - Head of Interactive Sales at Genentech
- Ian Sefferman - CEO at MobileDevHQ
- Louis Jonckheere - Co-founder at Showpad
- Jeff Orr - Senior Analyst at ABI Research
- Maryam Motamedi - technical product manager at Quantcast
- Owen Linderholm - Editor of Yahoo! Small Business
Judges must declare any potential conflict of interest before the voting process begins. If any judge has an interest in a piece submitted to the competition, he/she will not be authorized to vote in the corresponding category.
We are still looking for judges to round-up our panel. If you know someone with practical mobile productivity app experience whom you would like to recommend as a judge for The Tabby Awards /Business 2013 competition, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The panel of judges reserves the right to decide the judging criteria and their respective importance.
- Judges will consider the app itself, and the supporting information provided in the submission.
- As a guideline, judges are encouraged to consider the following criteria:
- Business value for organization (or user),
- Time saving,
- Simplicity and ease of use,
- Use of tablet device functions,
- Performance (of task)
- Jury deliberations are confidential.
- Jury reserves the right to change an entry category.
- Jury reserves the right to combine several categories into a single one, or to split a category in several categories.
- Jury proclaims finalists and one winner per category.
- Jury reserves the right not to proclaim a winner in any category where the highest standards of excellence are not met.
- Jury decisions are final.