Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing the world of eCommerce, will determine the winners of the eCommerce & Payment Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving an eCommerce & Payment Award.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards' judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the eCommerce & Payment Awards:

Judging Co-ordinator

Gerard O’Neill - Chairman, Amárach Research


Gerard O’Neill is Chairman of Amárach Research. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and was previously Business Planning Manager in An Post.

Judging Panel

Vinny O’Brien - Director of eCommerce, Crua Outdoors, Owner, Vinny & Co Consulting & Founder, eCommerce Summit


Vinny is one of Ireland's leading e-Commerce consultants with over 13 years of hands-on experience.

Paul McGurran - Director of eCommerce, Optiflow eCommerce


Paul has over 18 years’ experience in eCommerce working in both national and international markets. Prior to this he worked as a Market Analyst with Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor and as eBusiness Advisor with BDO. He is author of “Corporate Web Strategies in Europe” which involved interviews with among others Tesco, Sainsburys and Otto Versand.

David Heneghan, Co-Founder & CEO, CX Index


David is co-founder and CEO of CX Index a Saas based Voice of the Customer platform based out of Dublin with offices in London and Poland.

Eoghan Carroll - Owner, EPC Digital


Eoghan has over 10 years experience working in eCommerce. He was an original member of the Harvey Norman Ireland eCommerce Team and for over 4 years he over saw their paid and organic acquisition. From 2014 he led the eCommerce & Digital Marketing division at McSport and over a period of 4 years increased online revenue by over 250%.  

Tim P. Bourke - VP eCommerce Strategy & Transformation Schneider Electric


Tim is a global digital strategy and operations leader with a proven track record in pioneering, step change innovation, building teams and delivering significant value add programmes, efficiently to organisations ranging from small companies to multi-national groups in every global market in Banking, Finance, Manufacturing, Software, Construction, Healthcare & Consulting.

Susan Brady - Ecommerce Consultant, Susan Brady Consulting


Seasoned Ecommerce and Digital expert with over 15 years experience in B2C, B2B and Multichannel retail.

Hidai Degani - Head of Ecommerce & CX, Bio-Medical Research/Slendertone


Hidai is a driven, focused & experienced leader, with vast & broad senior management experience from various roles, companies & industries (eCommerce, eGaming, FinTech, Payments & Loyalty), and a track record of success.

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