GLOBAL: The judging panel for the Effective Use of Data category in the 2016 Warc Media Awards has been finalised and includes senior figures from global research agencies, leading ad tech businesses and media and advertising agencies.

The Warc Media Awards are a comprehensive set of awards with a $40,000 Prize fund that will reward pioneering communications planning which has made a positive impact on business results for brands around the world.

There are four categories: effective use of tech; effective integration; effective use of partnerships and sponsorships; and effective use of data.

Entry is free and papers submitted as effectiveness case studies are welcomed from any territory or discipline. Further details, including entry kit and entry form, can be found on the Warc Media Awards website. The deadline for entries is 19 September.

As previously announced, the effective use of data panel will be chaired by Sital Banerjee, Global Head of Media at Philips.

Joining him will be Nigel Hollis, Chief Global Analyst at Millward Brown and Graham Wylie, Senior Director/Market Development & Channels at AppNexus; Lee Smith, President/Asia Pacific at Annalect, Omnicom's data solutions business; and Glen Kushner, Senior Strategy & Analytics Advisor, Converseon, the visual marketing platform recently acquired by Olapic.

Also on the panel are Ruth Zohrer, Head of Programmatic Marketing at Mindshare UK; Karl Weaver, Chief Growth Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland; Debbie Aryandari, Head of Media/South East Asia at DigitasLBI; Tina Allan, EVP/ Director Data Solutions at BBDO New York; and Jon Webb, Managing Partner at foresight consultancy Gain Theory.

Short biographies of all judges announced can be read on the Prize website.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for the highest-scoring cases will be awarded across the four categories with a $7,000 Grand Prix for the best paper. Judges will also grant three $1,000 Special Awards in each category.

Data sourced from Warc