Maurice Riley from Digitas Australia a Cannes Lions jury president

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 22 January 2021

Cannes Lions has confirmed its jury president line-up for this year's awards. 

Simon Cook, managing director, LIONS, says there's a shared hope that the judging will take place physically at the festival in June.

"In the event that this becomes impossible, we have created a remote judging experience - that has been successfully implemented at our regional awards - that’s as close to the physical judging as we can make it," he says. "It’s a crucial part of all of our Lions awards; a human experience but also a rigorous and robust process.”

Cannes Lions is scheduled for June 21-25 and will incorporate both the 2020 and 2021 Lions. 

Maurice Riley, chief data officer, Digitas, Australia and New Zealand, is on the jury for the Reach Track.

Lions says: "Riley has led the charge on the development of creative data over the course of his career. He has delivered data-fuelled creative for P&G, BMW, Campbell’s Arnott’s, Virgin Australia, Samsung, and Tourism Australia. Award wins include numerous Lions and he previously served on the Cannes Lions Creative Data Jury. He has been a guest speaker at many conferences around the world." 

The full list of 2021 Jury Presidents is HERE

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