Think Global Awards 2018

Think Global Awards 2018

Think Global Awards 2018

Following the initial launch of the awards last year and the overwhelming number of entries and interest we experienced, we are scaling up and improving the awards even further for 2018. Hosting the awards for the 2nd year will see new categories added and an extended judging panel. The team behind the scenes are busy getting everything in place for what promises to be another very busy awards season. 

We will be hosting awards events in Europe and the USA to announce the 2018 winners, once all of the entries are in and the judging has taken place! 

The Think Global Awards 2018 will be open to individuals, companies, and brands again this year. 

Following the growth of the Think Global Forum in Europe and the USA and the high level of interest we received in the first year of the Think Global Awards we are delighted to be expanding the awards program for 2018. 

If you would like to find out more about the Think Global Awards, please visit:

https://www.thinkglobalforum.org/awards/

 

European Forum MD to Speak at TechConnect Live

European Forum MD to Speak at TechConnect Live

For Immediate Release 

Dublin, Ireland - May 29, 2018. 

European Forum MD to Speak at TechConnect Live

Aoife Murphy Think Global Forum Managing Director Europe to discuss the data and content explosion at TechConnect Live.

The Think Global Forum European Managing Director Aoife Murphy will be speaking at the TechConnect Live event taking place on May 30, 2018, in Dublin Ireland. Aoife will be joined on stage by many leading executives at this large-scale event. TechConnect Live in association with Vodafone is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition. Garry Connolly President of Host in Ireland will be hosting the Data stage at this year's TechConnect live event.

"I am looking forward to speaking at the TechConnect Live event. There are a lot of advances in technology and global content solutions. I am fortunate to be engaged in many industries through the Think Global Forum and we see first hand the data and content explosion that is taking place," Aoife Murphy Managing Director, Europe, Think Global Forum.

Other speakers and participants will include: 

  • Marc O'Rgean - CTO, Dell EMC
  • Dianne Hodnet - CEO, iSquaredAdvisory
  • Tanya Duncan - Managing Director, Interxion
  • Ciaran McCorry, National Technology Officer, Microsoft
  • Valerie Walsh - SVP, Digital Realty
  • Roy Wilson - Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
  • Eoin Corry - Techies4TempleStreet
  • Aidan Healy - Head of Learning and Development, UnPlug
  • Jack Nagle - The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce
  • Eoin Lambkin, Founder. Circular Data Solutions
  • Ronan Fitzpatrick - Director of Digital, PwC Ireland
  • James Corbett - Managing Director,  Simvirtua
  • David McAuley - CEO Bitpower
  • Brian Hickey - Senior Engineering Manager, EnerNOC
  • Paddy Conlon - Executive Director at CBRE
  • Scott McConnell - Regional Sales Director, Ireland & Emerging Markets, Equinix
  • Bill Kearney - Vice President IBM Ireland Lab and Director of IBM Dublin Campus
  • Pascal Derrien - CEO, Talent Cloud Media
  • Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe. 
  • Garry Conolly, President Host in Ireland, Founder and Co-Chair GDPR Awareness Coalition

The event will take place at the RDS which is an iconic venue located on a beautiful 42-acre site, close to Dublin City Centre. 

For further information about the event and to see a full list of speakers and topics please visit: http://techconnect-live.com/

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to the industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organisations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

Media Contact

Bronwyn Hogan
Think Global Forum
info(at)thinkglobalforum.org | www.thinkglobalforum.org 

Think Global Forum USA Travel

Think Global Forum USA Travel

Think Global Forum USA Travel

May 7, 2018

Mountain View, California 

The USA Travel Forum Executives will convene this month to discuss the very latest and future trends in the travel and hospitality sector. María Jesús de Arriba Díaz, Director, Think Global Forum USA will host the USA Travel Forum on May 10, 2018.

Thought leaders from the travel sector will join these discussions including key executives from organizations including Expedia, TripAdvisor, Generali, Marriot, Deloitte and many more. 

"I am honored to be joined by leading Forum Executives from the Travel industry. I am looking forward to hosting the Think Global Forum USA Travel this month," commented María Jesús de Arriba Díaz. 

This USA Travel Forum takes place following the recent successful launch of the European Think Global Forum which has seen three new European Forums take place. Think Global Forum Travel Europe (London), Think Global Forum Retail and eCommerce (London) and Think Global Forum Technology (Dublin). 

The Think Global Forum continues to expand with Forum Executives across Europe and the USA. Think Global Forum USA includes dedicated Forum Executives in four industry sectors covering Travel, Technology, Manufacturing and Life Sciences. Think Global Forum Europe includes Forum Executives in three industry sectors, Technology, Travel, Retail, and eCommerce. 

The Think Global Forum is rapidly expanding the wider Forum Community. If you are interested in joining the Think Global Forum, becoming a Forum Executive or getting involved in the growing community you can find out more information at https://www.thinkglobalforum.org/join-the-community

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to the industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organisations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

Media Contact

Bronwyn Hogan
Think Global Forum
info(at)thinkglobalforum.org | www.thinkglobalforum.org 

 

 

Think Global Forum European Travel Forum

Think Global Forum European Travel Forum

EUROPEAN TRAVEL FORUM LONDON 

Dublin, Ireland — April 23, 2018

The European Travel Forum was launched late last year in London. The event saw a host of travel Industry experts, speakers and Forum Executives in attendance from many leading travel companies including Expedia Inc, TripAdvisor, Hostelworld Group, OpenJaw Technologies, RCI/Wyndham Worldwide, Oasis Collections, Sanctifly, Enterprise Ireland and Carnival Group. 

The recently appointed travel Forum Executives will be meeting again in London and will be joined by Nóirín Hegarty, Operations Director, Lonely Planet as a newly appointed Forum Executive. 

The Forum Executives will be addressing a number of the latest travel industry topics at the meeting. The forum will be chaired by Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum, Europe. 

The Forum Executive meeting will take place in London on April 24, 2018. If you are interested in finding out more about the wider Think Global Forum or in joining the growing global community please visit www.thinkglobalforum.org 

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to the industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organisations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

Media Contact

Bronwyn Hogan
Think Global Forum
info(at)thinkglobalforum.org | www.thinkglobalforum.org 

The USA Think Global Awards Lunch

The USA Think Global Awards Lunch

USA Think Global Awards Lunch

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THINK GLOBAL AWARDS EVENT

March 26, 2018 - Palo Alto, California

For Immediate Release

The USA winners of the Think Global Forum Awards will be hosted at an awards event lunch on March 26, 2018, in Silicon Valley.

The Awards, running for the first time, recognize industry excellence and highlight achievements that help and promote the awareness of thinking globally.

Simon Hodgkins, Founder of Think Global Forum, said: "The Think Global Awards celebrate the contributions of individuals, brands, and organizations from around the world. We recently held the Think Global Awards event in Europe and this additional event in the USA helps to recognize the businesses and people who are driving innovation and excellence in a range of specific areas.”

We have seen outstanding submissions and interest in the awards. All of the winners have demonstrated that they are amongst the best in their respective areas.

Beatrice Whelan, one of the Think Global Awards Judges, said: “It was a pleasure to be involved in the first year of the Think Global Awards. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted entrants and to the Think Global Awards winners across all the categories.”

The Think Global Forum would like to thank all of the Think Global Awards Judges for their assistance and everyone who has taken the time to submit an entry to the Think Global Awards.

The 2018 Awards will be launched later this year.

THINK GLOBAL AWARDS WINNERS

Brand Of The Year Award

Netflix

Community Award

GDPR Awareness Coalition

Company Of The Year Award

GetYourGuide

Language Industry Person Of The Year Award

Anna Schlegel

Localization Recognition Award

Google in Partnership with Udacity

Life Sciences Company Of The Year

GE Healthcare

Technology Company Of The Year

VMware

Medical Devices Company Of The Year

Baxter

Manufacturing Company Of The Year

Tesla

Retail Company Of The Year

Salesforce

Travel Company Of The Year

Sanctifly

Most Innovative Use Of Technology Award

BMC Remedyforce

Online Advertising Award

TripAdvisor

 

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Notes to editors

The Think Global Forum Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world. These awards are a way of recognizing achievements in the area of global communication and help to promote the importance and awareness of thinking globally. To find out more information on the Think Global Forum and the Think Global Awards please visit: https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

For further information please contact:

Bronwyn Hogan, Think Global Forum, info(at)thinkglobalforum.org

Technology Think Global Forum Executives Announced

Technology Think Global Forum Executives Announced

Technology Think Global Forum Executives

TECHNOLOGY FORUM EXECUTIVES ANNOUNCED IN EUROPE

The Think Global Forum announces Technology Forum Executives ahead of the event taking place on March 7, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland. 

Forum Executives, speakers, guests and a host of industry experts will gather to network and discuss many important industry topics over the course of the event. The Forum Executives will be discussing the rapid changes, challenges and opportunities in the technology sector. The event will be hosted at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland.

“We are joined by leading experts and companies very much at the beating heart of the technology sector. I am looking forward to chairing the new European Technology Forum," commented Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum, Europe.

Forum Executives include:

  • Patricia Paladini Adell, CA Technologies
  • Beatrice Whelan, Sage
  • Pat Higgins, Verizon Telematics
  • Julio Leal, Ciena
  • Lisa D'arcy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Fulya Kaplan, Sony
  • Elisabetta Masini, Planview
  • Daniel McGowan, FireEye
  • Lawrence Moran, Micro Focus
  • Aoife Murphy, Think Global Forum
  • Phil Ritchie, Vistatec

Many guests are going to be in attendance at the event to network and to hear from leading speakers including Mary Rose Burke, CEO Dublin Chamber, Luis Franco, Managing Director EMEA Survey Monkey, Garry Connolly, President and Founder Host in Ireland & Co-Chair and Founder GDPR Coalition, Beatrice Whelan, Social Media and Content Strategist, Author & Speaker and Global Content Manager Sage, Phil Ritchie, Chief Technology Officer Vistatec and Andrew Macadam, Customer Success Business Evangelist Microsoft.

“Following two recent European launches of the Think Global Forum for Travel and Retail/eCommerce in London, we have chosen Dublin, Ireland to host this exciting new European Technology Forum,” added Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum. 

The European Technology Forum will see many additional people and organizations joining the wider Think Global Community in addition to the USA Technology Forum that was launched in Silicon Valley. 

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community bring together top experts to give a greater voice to many industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well-known global organizations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

Press and media enquiries: Bronwyn Hogan, info(at)thinkglobalforum(dot)org

To learn more about the Think Global Forum please visit: www.thinkglobalforum.org 

Think Global Forum Technology Speakers Announced

Think Global Forum Technology Speakers Announced

Think Global Forum Technology Speakers Announced

Technology Event, March 7, 2018, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland 

Continuing the growth of the Think Global Forum we are pleased to announce the European Technology Forum speakers for the event taking place in Dublin, Ireland on March 7, 2018. 

The speakers will include: 

  • Mary Rose Burke, CEO Dublin Chamber
  • Luis Franco, Managing Director EMEA Survey Monkey 
  • Garry Connolly, President and Founder Host in Ireland & Co-Chair and Founder GDPR Coalition
  • Beatrice Whelan, Social Media and Content Strategist, Author & Speaker and Global Content Manager Sage
  • Phil Ritchie, Chief Technology Officer Vistatec
  • Andrew Macadam, Customer Success Business Evangelist Microsoft

"The Think Global Forum Technology Europe event is connecting people around the world with the growing number of forums and importantly providing key insights and thought leadership for industry challenges and opportunities," commented Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum. 

The Event will be held at Croke Park, which is described as more than a stadium, it is Ireland’s greatest amphitheatre. The venue truly is the beating heart of Irish sport and culture. It is one of the world’s most unique and versatile locations to bring people together for the Think Global Forum. 

Other Think Global Forum events are held in the USA and Europe that cover Technology, Travel, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Retail and eCommerce sectors. 

"Forum Executives, speakers, guests and a host of industry experts will gather to network and discuss many important industry topics over the course of the event and having recently launched new forum events in London it is tremendous to see this event taking place in Ireland," commented Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum, Europe. 

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community bring together top experts to give a greater voice to many industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well-known global organizations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

Press and media enquiries: Bronwyn Hogan, info(at)thinkglobalforum(dot)org

To learn more about the Think Global Forum please visit: www.thinkglobalforum.org 

Ireland is now a global major player in the Medtech industry

Ireland is now a global major player in the Medtech industry

Medtech leaders from 43 countries learn about the #IrishAdvantage at Med in Ireland

Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade and Employment welcomed everyone to Med in Ireland on October 19th in the RDS. The event hosted people from 43 different countries, which Breen pointed to as a testament of the key strengths and importance of Medtech in Ireland. As the fastest growing economy in Europe, Breen explained how Ireland is now a global major player in the Medtech industry.

The Minister went on to state that he is proud to say Ireland is the second largest exporter of Medtech products in Europe. Here are some key stats he shared:

  • Ireland’s Medtech market has grown to the value of 12.5 million euro at a highly impressive annual growth rate of 15%
  • 18 of the top global companies have a base in Ireland
  • There are 250 Enterprise Ireland clients in Medtech who represent sales of 1 billion euros and exports of 760 million euros
  • 38,000 people are directly employed in Ireland, making the country the largest medtech employer per capita in Europe
  • 25% of people with diabetes worldwide (30 million) rely on devices from Ireland.
  • Ireland produces 50% of the world’s ventilators, 30% of the world’s contact lenses and 80% of the world’s stents

While there are lots of opportunities, there are also major challenges globally for Medtech. 15% of GDP costs in the USA, for example, are related to healthcare. Health awareness is increasing worldwide and there is a much greater demand for lifestyle products that improve health and lives worldwide. Rapid changes are coming to healthcare, particularly in relation to digital health, Minister Breen pointed out, which he had personally seen during his international trips as digital minister both at home and abroad. Changes in the European medical device regulations coming into effect soon are also going to create challenges, alongside the uncertainty that Brexit is generating.

Article originally published by Enterprise Ireland.

Think Global Awards Winners Announced

Think Global Awards Winners Announced

Think Global Awards Winners Announced

Winners Announced at Think Global Awards event

February 5, 2018 - Dublin, Ireland

For Immediate Release

The winners of the Think Global Forum Awards were announced during an awards event hosted on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

The Awards, running for the first time, recognize industry excellence and highlight achievements that help and promote the awareness of thinking globally.

Simon Hodgkins, Founder of Think Global Forum, said: "The Think Global Awards celebrate the contributions of individuals, brands and organizations from around the world. The awards help to recognize the businesses and people who are driving innovation and excellence in a range of specific fields.”

The award categories were extremely competitively fought. We have seen outstanding submissions and interest in the awards. All of the winners have demonstrated that they are amongst the best in their respective areas.

Beatrice Whelan, one of the Think Global Awards Judges, said: “It was a pleasure to be involved in the first year of the Think Global Awards. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted entrants and to the Think Global Awards winners across all the categories.”

The Think Global Forum would like to thank all of the Think Global Awards Judges for their assistance and everyone who has taken the time to submit an entry to the Think Global Awards.

The 2018 Awards will be launched later this year.

Think Global Awards Winners

Brand Of The Year Award

Netflix

Community Award

GDPR Awareness Coalition

Company Of The Year Award

GetYourGuide

Language Industry Person Of The Year Award

Anna Schlegel

Localization Recognition Award

Google in Partnership with Udacity

Life Sciences Company Of The Year

GE Healthcare

Technology Company Of The Year

VMware

Medical Devices Company Of The Year

Baxter

Manufacturing Company Of The Year

Tesla

Retail Company Of The Year

Salesforce

Travel Company Of The Year

Sanctifly

Most Innovative Use Of Technology Award

BMC Remedyforce

Online Advertising Award

TripAdvisor

 

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Notes to editors

The Think Global Forum Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world. These awards are a way of recognizing achievements in the area of global communication and help to promote the importance and awareness of thinking globally. To find out more information on the Think Global Forum and the Think Global Awards please visit: https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

For further information please contact:

Bronwyn Hogan, Think Global Forum, info(at)thinkglobalforum.org

 

 

Awards Winners Announced

Awards Winners Announced

Think Global Awards Winners Announced

 

The Winners

 

Brand Of The Year Award

Netflix

___

Community Award

GDPR Awareness Coalition

___

Company Of The Year Award

GetYourGuide

___

Language Industry Person Of the Year Award 

Anna Schlegel

___

Localization Recognition Award

Google In Partnership with Udacity

___

Life Sciences Company Of The Year 

GE Healthcare

___

Technology Company Of The Year

VMware

___

Medical Devices Company Of The Year 

Baxter

___

Manufacturing Company Of The Year

Tesla

___

Retail Company Of The Year

Salesforce

___

Travel Company Of The Year

Sanctifly

___

Most Innovative Use Of Technology Award

BMC RemedyForce

___

Online Advertising Award

TripAdvisor

 

The  Think Global Forum Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world. These awards are a way of recognizing the achievements in the area of global communication and to help and promote the awareness of thinking globally.

The Think Global Awards winners were announced at the Think Global Awards in Dublin, Ireland January 31, 2018. Congratulations to all of the winners and a special mention to all of the shortlisted entrants.

We would like to thank all of the Think Global Award Judges for their help and assistance and to everyone who has taken the time to submit an entry to the Think Global Awards.  

Think Global Forum Europe

Think Global Forum Europe

The Think Global Forum Europe - Travel

Travel Forum confirmed to take place on April 24, 2018, in London. 

Aoife Murphy, Think Global Forum, Managing Director for Europe will be hosting the forum, following on from the recent launch of the European forum in 2017. 

The European Travel Forum Executive includes: 

Julio Neves, Netflix, Catherine Gilvarry, Hostelworld Group, Colin Lewis, CMO, OpenJaw Technologies, Will Hall , RCI / Wyndham Worldwide, Tommaso ROSSI, Expedia Inc. Valentina Liotta, Oasis Collections, Natalie Bird, Carnival, Karl Llewellyn, Sanctifly, Sibyle Eibl, Vistatec and Lorna Whelan, TripAdvisor.

"I am delighted to be returning to London to continue the rapid pace of the Think Global Forum Europe expansion. We are really looking forward to this forum to progress many of the key industry topics," commented Aoife Murphy. 

Enterprise Ireland have been a supporter of the Think Global Forum activities in Europe and the USA along with a number of leading industry bodies and 2018 will see further growth of the Think Global Forum Activities. 

 

 

Think Global Awards Shortlist Announced

Think Global Awards Shortlist Announced

The Think Global Awards shortlist has been announced ahead of the annual awards lunch taking place on January 31, 2018, at the IFSC in Dubin, Ireland. 

The shortlisted entries include: 

  • Disney
  • Netflix
  • Coder Dojo
  • GDPR Awareness Coalition
  • The Worldly Marketer Podcast
  • Google in Partnership with Udacity
  • Women in Localization Board
  • Women's Inspire Network
  • Get Your Guide
  • In What Language
  • Net App
  • Anna Schlegel
  • Anne-Cecile Dousson-Lheritier
  • Cody Broderick
  • Jesus Maroto
  • Renato Beninatto
  • Ulrich Henes
  • Fitbit
  • GE Healthcare
  • Google in Partnership with Udacity
  • Tesla
  • Virgin Hyperloop One
  • Baxter
  • Medtronic
  • Varian
  • BD
  • BMC
  • IKEA
  • Host in Ireland
  • Predictive Index
  • Primero
  • Trivago
  • Xero
  • NYT
  • TripAdvisor
  • Get Your Guide
  • Salesforce
  • Lingoport
  • VMWare
  • Sanctifly

The  Think Global Forum Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world. These awards are a way of recognizing the achievements in the area of communication and to help and promote the awareness of thinking globally.

The Think Global Awards will be taking place January 31, 2018, where the winners will be announced.

We would like to thank all of the Think Global Award Judges for their help and assistance and to everyone who has taken the time to submit an entry to the Think Global Awards.  

Technology Think Global Forum 2018

Technology Think Global Forum 2018

Technology Think Global Forum, March 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce the European Technology Think Global Forum will take place in Dublin Ireland.  The event will be hosted in one of the world's most unique venues, Croke Park. More than a stadium, Croke Park is Ireland’s greatest amphitheatre. This truly is the beating heart of Irish sport and culture. It’s this living legacy that makes Croke Park one of the world’s most unique and versatile venues to bring people together for the Think Global Forum.

"It has been a very busy and exciting time at the Think Global Forum, we have many USA and European Forums and we are delighted to be hosting the Technology Forum in Europe in 2018. We are thankful to the growing number of community members, world class speakers and industry experts who have joined us on this journey. We are particularly honoured to have the high calibre of Forum Executives who have provided tremendous industry insights and thought leadership," commented Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum.

The Think Global Forum community, speakers, industry experts and Forum Executives will gather to launch the European Technology Forum on March 7, 2018. 

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a community of global individuals including forum participants, industry experts, speakers and Forum Executives. The Think Global Forum is designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of Technology, Travel, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Retail, eCommerce and a growing number of sectors around the world. The forum offers keen insights into the here and now and, most importantly, the future. http://www.thinkglobalforum.org/

 

 

 

Think Global Awards Closing

Think Global Awards Closing

The Think Global Awards 2017 are closing for entry

The awards are currently open to individuals, companies, brands and organisations.

The following Award categories are open for entry: 

Brand of the Year Award

Community Award

Company of the Year Award

Global Advertising Award

Language Industry Person of the Year Award

Localization Recognition Award

Manufacturing Company of the Year Award

Life Sciences Company of the Year Award

Most Innovative Use of Technology Award

Online Advertising Award

Retail Company of the Year Award

Technology Company of the Year Award

Travel Company of the Year Award

The Think Global Forum Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world.

Closing date for last entries: December 29, 2017.

You can enter the awards here.

Expansion of the European Think Global Forum

Expansion of the European Think Global Forum

Expansion of the European Think Global Forum

Retail and eCommerce Forum Executives Announced

Dublin, Ireland — November 28, 2017

The European Think Global Forum is continuing its expansion with a new forum dedicated to Retail and eCommerce. This forum will be launched on December 6, 2017, and attended by leading retail and eCommerce executives from many well-known global organisations.

Proceedings will include talks by industry leaders and networking, followed by the Forum Executive board meeting discussing the rapid changes, challenges and opportunities in the sector. The event will be hosted at the One Aldwych Hotel, London.

“I am absolutely honoured to be chairing the new European Retail and eCommerce forum. The Think Global Forum in Europe continues to expand adding to the existing forums around the world,” commented Aoife Murphy, Major Accounts Director at Vistatec.

Forum Executives include:

● Andreas Palm, Sony Mobile

● Margherita Martella, Staples Solutions

● Robert Dry, Tranquini

● Yuka Ghesquiére Nakasone, Beabloo

● Melissa McVeigh, Photobox

● Lahcene Gerrouj, Salesforce

● Bruno Herrmann, The Nielsen Company

● Alvaro Villalvilla Merelo, Nike

● Eoin Cooney, ARROE

● Kirsten Meinertz, K&Co

● Aoife Murphy, Vistatec

● Phil Ritchie, Vistatec

● Sibylle Eibl, Vistatec

“Following the recent European launch of the Think Global Forum for Travel, we have returned to London to host this exciting new Retail and eCommerce Forum. The retail sector is going through tremendous change and we are delighted to have a dedicated forum focusing on this industry with a view to outlining the future of retail,” added Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec.

The Think Global Forum has existing industry specific forums in the USA for Technology, Travel, Manufacturing and Life Sciences. The European Think Global Forum will see continued expansion with this new forum in the series.

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community bring together top experts to give a greater voice to leading industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organizations. A key focus is to help shape the future and define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

To learn more about Think Global Forum visit: www.thinkglobalforum.org

About Vistatec

Vistatec has been supporting some of the world’s most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world’s leading global content solutions providers headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA.

To learn more about Vistatec visit: www.vistatec.com

Media Contact

Bronwyn Hogan
Marketing Executive, Vistatec
info(at)vistatec.com | www.vistatec.com

Think Global Forum Retail and eCommerce

Think Global Forum Retail and eCommerce

Think Global Forum Retail and eCommerce

LEADING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES GATHER ON CONTINUED EUROPEAN FORUM EXPANSION

Dublin, Ireland — November 10, 2017

Following the recent European launch of the Think Global Forum, the Retail and eCommerce Forum is now launching in London on December 6, 2017. This follows the successful launch of the Think Global Forum in the United States and the recent Travel Forum Europe launch. The forums originally launched in the USA and now expanding into Europe covering Technology, Travel, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and are now Retail and eCommerce.

This new forum will be the second forum launched in Europe. 

The new Retail and eCommerce Forum for Europe will see many of the leading retail and eCommerce brands in attendance at the event which will be held at the One Aldwych Hotel in London. Appointed forum executives will attend a specially convened meeting following the launch event to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the wider retail and eCommerce landscape.

“Retail and eCommerce are two significant areas, retail is changing rapidly and the explosion of eCommerce makes this new European forum a not to be missed event which further expands the Think Global Forum into Europe” commented Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum. 

The Think Global Forum European Retail and eCommerce launch event is taking place at the One Aldwych Hotel, London, December 6, 2017. 

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to leading industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organisations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

To learn more about Think Global Forum visit: www.thinkglobalforum.org

About Vistatec

Vistatec has been supporting some of the world’s most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world’s leading global content solutions providers headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA.

To learn more about Vistatec visit: www.vistatec.com

Media Contact

Bronwyn Hogan, Vistatec
events(at)vistatec.com | www.vistatec.com

Initial Judges Announced for the Think Global Awards

Initial Judges Announced for the Think Global Awards

Initial Judges Announced for the Think Global Awards

The Think Global Forum Announces Awards Judging Panel

October 17, 2017 Mountain View, California

The Think Global Forum announces the initial judges panel for the Think Global Awards 2017. The Think Global Awards panel will be reviewing the awards categories, which cover:

Brand of the Year Award, Community Award, Company of the Year Award, Global Advertising Award, Language Industry Person of the Year Award, Localization Recognition Award, Manufacturing Company of the Year Award, Life Sciences Company of the Year Award, Most Innovative Use of Technology Award, Online Advertising Award, Retail Company of the Year Award, Technology Company of the Year Award and, Travel Company of the Year Award.

The judges announced so far include individuals from The Nielsen Company, Sage Plc, Biz Growth Media and Vistatec. The initial judges include Bruno Herrmann, Director of Globalization and Localization, The Nielsen Company; Beatrice Whelan, Global Content Manager, Social Media, Blogging and Events, Sage Plc; Krishna De, Founder and CEO, Biz Growth Media; Sibylle Eibl, Director of Solutions Architecture, Vistatec; and Patrick Kelly, CCO, Vistatec. Additional judges will be added and announced in the near future.

Bruno Herrmann

Director of Globalization and Localization, The Nielsen Company

As Director of Globalization and Localization, Bruno Herrmann is leading global digital content operations at The Nielsen Company, focusing on design, development, localization, certification and delivery as well as on immersive customer experiences locally. He joined Nielsen in 2003 to manage international content and digital marketing programs in EMEA prior to taking on the role of Globalization Leader. Previously, Bruno managed online globalization and localization programs at HP and content management initiatives in addition to web localization at Compaq. Prior to joining Compaq, he worked in the communication and localization industries, taking part in major international projects for high-profile technology clients.

Beatrice Whelan

Global Content Manager, Social Media, Blogging & Events, Sage

An award winning social media and content strategist with over ten years’ experience in the B2B tech sector, Beatrice is Global Content Manager for Social Media, Events and Blogging at Sage, providing social content and inbound content strategy for Sage in over 20 markets globally. She is the author of Trending:   The Complete Guide to Social Media for Events. Beatrice is also a public speaker and social media trainer. Her work has received many awards including eGovernment Award for Best Accessible Website (2011), Best Inbound Marketing Campaign Social Media Awards (2013), Best Use of Social Media Advocate Marketing Awards (2016) and B2B Marketing Exchange Killer Content Awards (2017).

Krishna De

 Founder & CEO, Biz Growth Media

Krishna De is a digital communications, social business, mobile marketing and live video strategist, educator and mentor. She has been immersed in digital technologies since 2005. Prior to establishing her own business, Krishna was on the board of a FTSE 100 company in Asia, North America, Western and Eastern Europe. She now guides executives, marketing and PR professionals in digital communications to support their strategic goals. Since 2008, Krishna has been an early adopter of mobile live streaming, and is the co-host of ‘Live Stream Insiders’, a weekly show covering live streaming news, technology and best practice case studies.

Sibylle Eibl

Director of Solutions Architecture, Vistatec

Working closely with clients and partners around the world, Sibylle has extensive experience in the field of content globalization, software localization, multilingual multi-media and e-learning development. Sibylle is a highly-experienced senior manager with strong business management expertise in a complex international environment. With a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Sibylle has worked in a number of leading industry positions across the sector. Prior to her appointment to Director of Solutions, Sibylle managed the Language Review and Digital Marketing Services divisions at Vistatec. 

Patrick Kelly

CCO, Vistatec

Patrick Kelly began his IT career in software development at Lotus. He then joined GeCAP as Localization Manager and became one of Vistatec's founding members when GeCAP was acquired in 1997. Patrick is Chief Commercial Officer at Vistatec and is responsible for the commercial viability of Vistatec's business solutions. 

The Think Global Awards are currently open for entries and will close on December 22, 2017. Judging will be taking place in early 2018.

Please visit the Think Global Forum website to enter.

About Vistatec

Vistatec has been supporting some of the world's most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world's leading localization solutions providers headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA. https://www.vistatec.com

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a body of industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of products and services around the world. With a strong interest in all things localization the forum is made up of industry thought leaders who can offer keen insights into the here and now and, most importantly, the future. http://www.thinkglobalforum.org/

Media Contact

Bronwyn Hogan
Marketing Executive, Vistatec
events(at)vistatec(dot)com

Annual Think Global Awards Announced

Annual Think Global Awards Announced

Annual Think Global Awards Announced

The Think Global Forum announces Think Global Awards 2017

The Think Global Forum is pleased to announce the very first Think Global Awards. The Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world. The importance of reaching a global audience effectively and efficiently is so critical in today's market place. Your global content, the languages and a host of items play such an important factor along with local cultural market understandings.

These awards are a way of recognizing the achievements in these areas and to help and promote the awareness of thinking globally.

The Award Categories for 2017

·       Brand of the Year Award

·       Community Award

·       Company of the Year Award

·       Global Advertising Award

·       Language Industry Person of the Year Award

·       Localization Recognition Award

·       Manufacturing Company of the Year Award

·       Life Sciences Company of the Year Award

·       Most Innovative Use of Technology Award

·       Online Advertising Award

·       Retail Company of the Year Award

·       Technology Company of the Year Award

·       Travel Company of the Year Award

“Following the rapid growth of the Think Global Forum and the tremendous support we have received from the wider community it is exciting to see the launch of the very first Think Global Awards,” commented Simon Hodgkins, Think Global Forum Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec.

The Think Global Forum has a growing number of Forum Executives that represent many leading companies and brands that include: 

GoPro, NetApp, Skype, Motorola, Illumina, Viator, Toyota, Yamaha, Kawasaki, First Data, Classic Vacations, Oasis Collections, VMware, Generali, The Wealthy Travel Agent, [24/7] Inc, PCA, Author IT Software Corporation, Beckman Coulter Inc, Hyundai, Northrop Grumman, Becton Dickinson and Company, Trip Advisor, Edwards Life Sciences, Varian Medical, Deloitte, OpenJaw Technologies, Carnival Group, Hostelworld, Wyndham Worldwide, Expedia and LinkedIn. 

If you would like to find out more about the Think Global Forum Awards, please visit:

https://www.thinkglobalforum.org/awards/

About Vistatec

Vistatec has been supporting some of the world's most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world's leading localization solutions providers headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA. https://www.vistatec.com

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a body of industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of products and services around the world. With a strong interest in all things localization the forum is made up of industry thought leaders who can offer keen insights into the here and now and importantly the future. http://www.thinkglobalforum.org/

Media Contact

Bronwyn Hogan
Marketing Executive, Vistatec
events(at)vistatec(dot)com

Think Global Forum European Expansion

Think Global Forum European Expansion

Think Global Forum European Expansion

European Forum Expansion Brings Together Leading Industry Executives

Dublin, Ireland — October 4, 2017

Following the successful development of the Think Global Forum in the United States, this fast growing forum is now expanding into Europe. With an already established network of forums across the USA covering the Technology, Travel, Manufacturing and Life Science industries, the expansion into Europe will see two new forums introduced this year.

The first forum launching in Europe is the Think Global Forum Travel Europe, October 4, 2017.

This initial gathering will bring together executives from some of the world’s leading travel companies. The executives will be discussing the future of the travel industry, along with the challenges and opportunities presented when operating globally. The forum will assist in bringing together many of the world’s leading recognised brands to discuss and debate the future of travel.

“The Travel sector is a rapidly changing global industry, and by bringing together a forum of industry leaders representing various aspects of the travel landscape it is guaranteed to produce strategic industry leading insights.” Commented Aoife Murphy, Vistatec.

The executives and companies taking part in the initial European launch include representatives from Expedia Inc, OpenJaw Technologies, Vistatec, Hostelworld, Carnival Group, Wyndham Worldwide, Oasis Collections, Riversight, Enterprise Ireland, TripAdvisor, Axelos, Sanctifly, AXA Insurance, Skift and many others.

The Think Global Forum European launch event is taking place at the Andaz Hotel, London, on October 4, 2017 and will be followed by the Think Global Forum Retail & eCommerce Europe event on December 6, 2017.

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to the industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organisations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

To learn more about Think Global Forum visit: www.thinkglobalforum.org

About Vistatec

Vistatec has been supporting some of the world’s most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world’s leading localization solutions providers headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA.

To learn more about Vistatec visit: www.vistatec.com

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins
Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec
info(at)vistatec.com | www.vistatec.com

Think Global Forum European Launch

Think Global Forum European Launch

Think Global Forum European Launch

Following on from the successful Think Global Forum launch events in the USA, the Think Global Forum will continue this industry leading thought leadership series with new forums launching in Europe beginning October 2017. 

The initial forum for Europe will be the Think Global Forum Travel & eCommerce launching in London. This follows the USA Forums in Technology, Travel, Manufacturing and LifeSciences sectors.

The Think Global Forum executives and the wider travel and hospitality community will bring together top experts to give a greater voice to the global thought leadership community.

Forum members include many senior executives from some of the best known global Travel and eCommerce organizations. A key focus of the forum is on the future and to help define and communicate via a thought leadership capacity on many global factors including the challenges and opportunities in the travel, eCommerce and hospitality sectors.

If you would like to join the Think Global Forum community please visit: 

http://www.thinkglobalforum.org/join-the-community/