Meet the EContent 100 Judging Team

Here are the 11 professionals who decided which companies would make the EContent 100.

Scott Abel, aka “The Content Wrangler,” is a content management strategist and social media choreographer.

Tim Bourgeois is the founder of ChiefDigital? He is also a partner at East Coast Catalyst, a Boston-based digital consulting firm.

Theresa Cramer is the editor of EContent magazine, the author of Inside Content Marketing, and a 14-year veteran of the publishing industry.

Apoorv Durga is the founder of AltView Advisory, an industry analyst and advisory firm focused on digital transformation and strategy. 

Bruno Herrmann is director of globalization and localization at Nielsen. He is currently responsible for digital content and product operations across six regions.

Kashyap Kompella is the founder and CEO of RPA2AI, an analyst firm that tracks enterprise automation and cognitive technologies.

Ron Miller is enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. He has been a freelance technology journalist since 1998.

Brandi Scardilli is the editor of NewsBreaks and Information Today, which cover issues concerning the librarian, information professional, and IT communities.

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen is the editor of Streaming Media magazine, Streaming, and

Steve Smith has been covering digital publishing since 1996 for many news outlets, including MediaPost, where he now serves as editorial director of events.

Val Swisher is CEO of Content Rules and an expert in global content strategy, content development, and terminology management.

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