The winners of last year’s Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge, the global anti-corruption innovation competition, will be recognised at an awards Gala in Washington D.C. on the 20th March. The winners of last year’s event include:
- Dream Big: Donor – Mark Labs
- Dream Big: Local Community MyndGenie
- Dream Big: Global Trade – Pole Star – PurpleTRAC
- Not for Profit: Ushahidi
- Government: Transparency International Ukraine – ProZorro.Sale
The goal of the challenge is to bring together the best and brightest minds to innovate the fight against corruption with Amazon Web Services (AWS), PeaceTech Lab, and SAP NS2. The event has a panel of judges that are announced by C5 Capital. They are an experienced group of legal, business and industry experts with expertise in national security, anti-corruption and innovation.
This year’s judges include:
- Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
- Kurt Scherer, Chief of Staff, C5 Washington D.C.
- Jay Collins, Vice Chairman-Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi
- Moira Andrews, Director, Praetor Legal Limited
- André Pienaar, Founder, C5
- Derek Maltz, Executive Director at Pen Link
Lord David Gold has also joined the prestigious panel of judges for the C5 Capital Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge. Lord Gold is a world-renowned litigator and former partner of Herbert Smith. He has now set up a consultancy and monitored BAE System for the US Department of Justice and advised Rolls Royce on various ethics and governance issues, helping the company obtain a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the UK, US and Brazilian authorities.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the Chairman of the CLC, will also be attending the Shield in the Cloud Gala. He has said in interviews;
“In C5 we believe that US cloud innovation opens up new possibilities to combat corruption and to fight poverty, globally. The Shield in the Cloud competition identifies and supports innovation leaders who combat corruption, often against the odds. Our alumni welcome the new entrants as part of a global network to help build sustainable and just societies worldwide.”
The Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge is a great way for great companies to show off their ideas and technology. At C5 Capital, we believe we can offer companies knowledge in the field as well as investment. If you want to learn more, feel free to contact us at our centres here.