Judges

The following industry executives will be judging the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest.

 

Patrick Callihan is the executive director for Tech Impact, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all nonprofits can use technology to better serve our world. His background includes over 25 years of technology leadership and operations management. Over the past five years, his tenure with Tech Impact, Patrick has grown the organization by expanding services and adding programs that directly impact the community. 
 
Most recently Patrick led the development of national cloud-based service offerings for nonprofits under the brand npCloud, providing organizations access to computing technology specifically designed for nonprofits. Patrick, who strongly believes in impacting his local community, also led the launch of ITWorks; a program within Tech Impact that serves at-risk-youth with 21st century job skills. 
 
Prior to joining Tech Impact, Patrick held the position of marketing director at CAI, a privately held Information Technology firm located in Wilmington, Delaware. Patrick began his career at Discover Card Services, Inc., where he held numerous positions in management and technology disciplines. 
 
Patrick currently serves on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware and the technology committee at the United Way of Delaware. He also serves as a volunteer to the Delaware Division of the Arts and teaches a nonprofit technology course as part of a public policy certificate course at the University of Delaware.
 
Patrick is an active member of Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group (GPSEG), Society for Information Management (Philadelphia chapter), and a member of the Cloud Computing Consortium at Stevens Institute of Technology.  Patrick graduated from the Goldey-Beacom College of Business in 1992. 
 
 
 
Paul Lamb is the Principal of Man on a Mission Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in social change through business and technology. He has built several successful nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in the areas of youth, workforce development, and technology. 
 
His business background includes positions as Director of Programs and Executive Director of the China Business Forum at the US-China Business Council in Washington, D.C., a business analyst for Ernst & Young, and a marketing consultant for both U.S. and Asian firms. 
 
Paul is an author, blogger, and frequent OpEd contributor and radio commentator and on technology and social issues through media outlets like the Huffington Post, NPR’s Marketplace, and CNET.com.
 
Paul is a founding Board member of the Social Enterprise Alliance Bay Area Chapter, and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Stride Center and the Jhai Foundation. He is an expert advisor for the California Emerging Technology Fund. He was a 2007 awardee of the Knight Foundation 21st Century Media Challenge, was named the Outstanding Alumnus of the University of California, San Diego in 2005, and was awarded the California Governor’s Technology & Innovation Award in 2002. He is a former Fellow of the ZeroDivide Foundation and was a Next Generation Fellow with the American Assembly at Columbia University.
 
 
 
Matt Nunn is Director, Developer Tools Product Marketing in Microsoft’s US subsidiary. He focuses on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and platform development across the broad range of Microsoft technologies. 
 
Before joining the US organization Matt was a Senior Product Manager in the Developer Division product group where he led technical product management efforts for 5+ years focused on the ALM products and the business of Application Lifecycle Management with Microsoft tools. 
 
Prior to joining the Visual Studio team Matt spent 3½ years working on the SQL Server team where he helped to launch SQL Server 2005 and 1½  years with the Microsoft Office team helping define and promote Office as a development platform. In the wilderness years preceding his upload to Microsoft, Matt roamed the world finding employment leading teams designing and building software systems using Microsoft and other technologies. 
 
Matt has numerous magazine articles and conference talks to his name including sessions at Tech Ed and PDC over the last 14 years. 
 
 
 
Tony Surma is the CTO of Microsoft’s Disaster Response program which is responsible for the development and deployment of Microsoft and our partners' technologies to enable response organizations’ critical relief efforts and connect communities affected by natural disasters throughout the world.  He is a member of the core team for Random Hacks of Kindness on behalf of Microsoft and is one of the lead organizers of the Humanitarian Toolbox initiative.
 
Previously, Tony was the National Director for the Microsoft Technology Centers where he, 10 years prior, was one of the original Technical Architects in the Chicago MTC. Further back, he led software teams through the pain and pleasure of building large-scale systems with many different technologies including C/C++, COM+, ASP, Delphi, and eventually .NET for many organizations from large enterprises to dotcom startups. 
 
He now spends nearly equal amounts of time in PowerPoint and Visual Studio at work with a technical focus on user experience (UX) of mobile, web and desktop applications and the architecture of the highly scalable cloud applications they depend on.  Beyond work, Tony is always looking forward to volunteering to help non-profits leverage angle brackets, semi-colons and command line switches.

 

 

Keith R. Thode is the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer for The Aidmatrix Foundation
 
Aidmatrix leverages unique supply chain technologies to help corporations and humanitarian aid organizations transform over $1.5 Billion worth of surplus food, medicines and other needed items into valuable humanitarian aid, impacting the lives of over 35 million people each year. 
 
Keith was a founding force and today leads the daily operations for The Aidmatrix Foundation, after serving in consulting and leadership roles in major technology firms such as Accenture and i2 Technologies.  He holds a Summa Cum Laude Masters Degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Economics and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. 
 
He serves in Board/Officer capacities in several other private and nonprofit organizations including AidConnect, World Cares, 121 Community Church, and Grapevine Youth Baseball.
 
Keith is a contributing author to the NTEN book: Managing Technology To Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders and is a frequent speaker at nonprofit and Private Sector Engagement events.  Closer to his home, Keith also recently was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal in their list of “Top 30 CFO’s” for his financial stewardship work with Aidmatrix and other socially minded organizations in the region.