10 highly commended sit just outside the 30 Under 30

The judges in the inaugural Significant Insights 30 Under 30 have decided to recognise a further ten nominees by listing them as Highly Commended.

In its inaugural year, the Significant Insights 30 Under 30 initiative celebrates the rising stars of the insights world. The global panel of judges reviewed close to 100 nominations from 16 countries looking for those that not only stand out in their day-to-day roles, but who have made a contribution and an impact to the wider industry, and/or through their use of data and insights to help accelerate positive change in the world.

Vanessa Oshima, from Japan, who helped judge the entries commented and spoke of her excitement for future years: “I am excited for the future as I received a small glimpse of the potential and passion that is developing and stepping into leading our rapidly changing industry. Judging was not easy – so many great things happening! I thank those that had the courage to share their work and congratulate our first 30 under 30. I imagine that this year’s inaugural nominees were just the visible tip of the iceberg and I can’t wait to see more in year 2 of the 30 under 30.”

Andy HughesAustralia
Charlotte GrahamUK
Chris CurtisUK
Jason TaftUSA
LaShanda SeamanUK
Mariana MarinsBrazil
Marlena MatteiUSA
Michaela GiasulloUK
Sarah AminiUSA
Udayveer MittalIndia

The annual Significant Insights Global 30 Under 30 List aims to recognise the research and insight industry’s exceptional young talent; showcase their achievements and reward their drive, creativity and passion. All of this, making them ‘the ones to watch’ within the global research and insights industry.

See who made the inaugural 30 under 30: