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NME Innovation Awards judges announced

The judging panel for the fourth annual NME Innovation Awards has now been finalised, ahead of the ceremony in May 2008.

The judging panel for the fourth annual NME Innovation Awards has now been finalised, ahead of the ceremony in May 2008.

The judges will be Mohammed Shah, chief technology officer of the Knowledge Economic City project in Saudi Arabia; Todd McGregor, managing director of Forrester Middle East; Hady de Grave, infrastructure product manager for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Fluke Networks and David Teklit, group director of IT at the Jumeirah Group. NME editor Sathya Mithra Ashok will also judge.

Between them, the judges bring a wealth of experience to the awards process and will ensure entries are judged from a range of viewpoints.

Shah has been tasked with creating the IT framework for one of Saudi Arabia's key Economic City projects, while McGregor, in his position as head of one of the most reputed analyst firms in the region has commented, and continues to do so, on many aspects of the Middle East IT industry. De Grave brings with her a wealth of technical expertise and knowledge while Teklit has transformed the deployment and usage of IT in the Jumeirah Group.

The gala awards dinner will be held on May 13, 2008 at Mina A'Salam in Dubai, UAE.

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