Tech Trailblazers Welcomes Industry Expertise from Australia

New Judge: Justin Warren

We’ve announced the addition of industry veteran Justin Warren to the global judging panel. Justin, the founder of Melbourne-based analyst firm PivotNine, joins an esteemed international roster for the 13th edition of the awards.

Justin brings an extensive background in advising and consulting for startup firms, including Awards alumni like Pure Storage, Isovalent, and Illumio. Prior to founding PivotNine, he worked with a variety of enterprise organisations, focusing on storage, security, and other enterprise data center technologies.

Speaking about the opportunity, Justin said:

“I’m honoured to join such an illustrious group of judges for this year’s Awards. As I know from my work with clients, startups in every country are doing fascinating things and I look forward to seeing what this year’s crop of applicants has to share with us. Hopefully I can raise the profile of these awards in Australia and entice more local startups to compete on the global stage.”

Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazers, expressed her delight in welcoming Justin to the judging panel, stating: “We are delighted to welcome Justin to the esteemed judging panel, strengthening our judges across APAC. We see a great opportunity for startups there to join the swell of startups who are, unsurprisingly, well represented from the US and Europe. Our ambition has always been to be a truly global platform so seeing more of the great startups from across in the APAC region will make for an even more internationally diverse cohort this year. Australia has elevated its standing in cyber, for example, and in parallel we are seeing a lot of innovation being driven by startups there.”

Justin and Rose were recently part of a discussion focused on the startup ecosystem hosted by fellow Tech Trailblazers judge and ambassador, Stephen Foskett, on the Gestalt IT podcast.

The Tech Trailblazers Awards continue to play a vital role in recognizing excellence and innovation in the global tech startup community, with an emphasis on enterprise technology companies. The awards have consistently opened doors for young and dynamic firms to showcase their pioneering ideas.

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