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 futher 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/

 

Think Global Retail Forum launching in 2017

Think Global Retail Forum launching in 2017

The 5th Think Global Forum will be launching in 2017

The Think Global Retail Forum follows on from the successful Technology, Travel and Hospitality, Manufacturing and Life Sciences Think Global Forums.

This new forum will cover many of the latest retail topics and provide insights into the global considerations facing international retail now and in the future. The forum will comprise of leading retail professionals from companies in this sector.

The forums launched so far include leading experts from many companies including GoPro, Generali, NetApp, LinkedIn, Yamaha, Illumina, Motorola, VMware, Toyota, Viator, Deloitte, Expedia, Europe Express and many more. 

Two-thirds of the top 250 global retailers already operate outside their home country borders. On average, these retailers have retail operations in more than 10 countries and derive almost one-quarter of their composite retail revenue from foreign operations.

The launch of the Think Global Forum for retail is an invitation only event at this time.

To register your interest in joining the wider Think Global Forum community please click here.

Life Sciences Forum Executives Announced

Life Sciences Forum Executives Announced

Life Sciences Forum Executives Announced

New Life Sciences Forum announced by Vistatec and Think Global Forum

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA | FEBRUARY 08, 2017

A host of life sciences forum executives are announced ahead of the Think Global Forum launch event taking place on February 9th, 2017 in The US Grant Hotel, San Diego, California.

The launch will see many senior leaders from the life sciences sector coming together to discuss the very latest topics that will impact the future of the industry.

San Diego is already home to an impressive number of globally focussed, industry-leading life sciences companies and the inaugural Think Global Forum for Life Sciences will be launched here. The Forum will consist of representatives from a cross-section of the life sciences industry.

The Forum Executives: 

  •     Erin Nye, Illumina
  •     Daniel Koenig, Beckman Coulter Inc
  •     Frank Lin, Beckton Dickinson and Company
  •     Richard Korn, Edwards Lifesciences
  •     Arisotle Pantelis, XTM International Inc
  •     Scott McRay, Varian Medical
  •     Sean Kinsell , Medidata
  •     Lara Daly, Vistatec
  •     John Freeston, Vistatec

“We are extremely proud to be launching the Think Global Forum for Life Sciences in San Diego. This new forum focusses on a significantly important global industry sector that ultimately impacts us all.” Commented Pat Kelly, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistatec.

The life sciences forum initiative follows other successful forum launches including forums in the Technology, Travel and Manufacturing sectors.

“I am delighted to be part of the launch of the Life Sciences Forum, working closely with many global life sciences organizations helps to illustrate how fundamentally important this sector is.” Commented John Freeston of Vistatec.

The event will host a gathering of diverse healthcare and life sciences professionals who are coming together with the Forum Executives to discuss the opportunities and challenges that are ahead in this industry.

A key focus of the forum is to focus on the future and to this end to help define and communicate via a thought leadership capacity on global factors.

To learn more or to join the Think Global Forum, please visit http://www.thinkglobalforum.org

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.

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.

Media Contact

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

Life Sciences Forum to Launch February 9 2017

Life Sciences Forum to Launch February 9 2017

The 4th Think Global Forum will be launching on February 9, 2017 in San Diego. 

The Life Sciences forum follows the successful launch of the Technology, Travel and Hospitality and Manufacturing forums. Vistatec Senior Vice President of New Business Worldwide, Michele Smith will be hosting the new forum that will comprise of leading life sciences professionals from many global companies in the sector. Erin Nye from Illumina will be speaking at the event and will be joined by a host of industry people. John Freeston and Lara Daly from Vistatec will be joining proceedings at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego for the launch event. 

The launch of the forum for Life Sciences is an invitation only event at this time. 

To register your interest in joining the Think Global Community please click here.

Informed Opinion Leaders to Share Latest Technology Insights

Informed Opinion Leaders to Share Latest Technology Insights

Informed Opinion Leaders to Share Latest Technology Insights

Silicon Valley, Thought Leadership Event with Vistatec

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA | DECEMBER 06, 2016

Globalization expert Anna N Schlegel, co-founder of “Women in Localization” and Kenya’s “Imagine Educating Everyone” will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Technology Forum leadership event, launching on December 7, 2016. Anna has over 20 years globalization experience; her work has been published on Forbes.com and many research industry forums. Anna is a highly regarded leader in the globalization community, a senior director of globalization and information engineering at NetApp and the author of the book “Truly Global”’ covering the theory and practice of bringing your company to international markets.

The event will be attended by many prominent leaders in the technology industry who are informed opinion leaders and ‘go-to people’ in their respective fields of expertise.

Industry leaders who have garnered a wealth of knowledge from their collective years in the technology sector will bring their individual contributions to the forum, which will make for a series of insightful and thought-provoking discussions and outputs.

"Our world is becoming smaller, and the impact of technology is becoming bigger. Artificial intelligence, chatbots and big data impact our daily lives and business transactions at a level never experienced before. Digital marketing, technology and localization are at a critical crossroad - thankfully these are just a few of the keystone topics and intersects the Think Global Forum Initiative is exploring." commented Paris Loesch, Chief Revenue Officer & Global Business Leader, Customer Acquisition Cloud, [24]7 Inc.

Commenting on the event, Vistatec CTO Phil Ritchie stated “I am thrilled to be engaged with other technology leaders as part of this initiative in Silicon Valley. As a CTO I am always progressing new technologies and developing tools for many global clients. The Think Global Forum is firmly building on a successful roll out of other industry forums, such as Travel and Manufacturing Forums launched earlier in the year. Technology reaches into every industry sector and this Think Global Forum event will be attended by people from some of the world’s largest brands.”

Technology Forum Executive Osama Shabaneh, Director of Globalization, Skype added “More people in more places are becoming connected to technology through a wide range of devices offering services that help people do more and achieve more. To stay relevant and succeed globally, companies that offer such services need to rethink their global strategy in a way that goes beyond the traditional localization approach to offering unique and customized experiences to their users in all corners of the world. The challenge ahead is to utilize machine learning, artificial intelligence, conversational experiences, and the Internet of Things, so that any user can benefit from these experiences no matter which language they speak or region they reside. This is where I feel we need to invest our efforts looking at where the Think Global Forum can add a unique value.”

To learn more about Think Global Forum - Technology visit http://www.ThinkGlobalForum.org

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, more importantly, the future.

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.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec
simon.hodgkins(at)vistatec(dot)com

Executives Announced For New Technology Forum

Executives Announced For New Technology Forum

Executives Announced For New Technology Forum

Vistatec and Think Global Forum announce Technology Forum Executives

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA | DECEMBER 05, 2016

Executives for the new Technology Forum are announced ahead of the Think Global Forum launch event taking place on December 7, 2016 at the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel, California.

The launch will see many senior leaders from the technology sector coming together to discuss the very latest trends in technology and how they will impact the global industry in years to come. San Francisco is home to an impressive number of globally focused, industry-leading technology companies, and it is here where the inaugural event for the Think Global Forum for Technology will take place.

The executive panel for the Forum will be chaired by Michele Smith, Vice President for New Business Development Worldwide at Vistatec. The panel will consist of representatives from a cross-section of the technology industry.

The Think Global Forum Executives are from some of the most iconic global companies including Skype (Microsoft), GoPro, LinkedIn, VMware, Motorola, Author-It, [24]7 Inc and NetApp.

The Forum Executives: 

  •     Anna N Schlegel, NetApp
  •     Sonia Oliveira, GoPro
  •     David Snider, LinkedIn
  •     Simon McManus, Motorola
  •     Susie Winn, Author-It
  •     Paris Loesch, [24]7 Inc
  •     Giancarlo Pacheco, PCA
  •     Sergey Parievsky, VMware
  •     Osama Shabaneh, Skype
  •     Ana Boardman-Hsue
  •     Phil Ritchie, Vistatec
  •     Michele Smith, Vistatec

 

"We are excited to launch the Think Global Forum for Technology in San Francisco. From our own offices in Mountain View, California we can really appreciate how technology companies operate and expand globally. We have seen other successful and thought-provoking forums launch earlier this year within the manufacturing and travel sectors, and we are now looking forward to continuing the success of the Think Global Forum with the Technology Forum launch. We are proud to be part of this initiative and demonstrate how Vistatec is an industry thought leader," commented Phil Ritchie, CTO, Vistatec.

In addition to the Forum Executives, many leading industry professionals will be in attendance to help launch this new Think Global Forum initiative.

To learn more about the Think Global Forum visit - http://www.ThinkGlobalForum.org

About Think Global Forum

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.

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.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec
simon.hodgkins(at)vistatec(dot)com

Technology Forum Launch Event

Technology Forum Launch Event

Michele Smith and Anna N Schlegel to launch the Think Global Forum for Technology

Technology Forum to be launched in San Francisco with leading industry experts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA | NOVEMBER 16, 2016

The Think Global Forum and Vistatec are delighted to announce the latest Technology Forum as part of the developing Think Global Forum community.

Vistatec, Senior Vice President, New Business, Worldwide, Michele Smith and NetApp, Senior Director, Globalization Programs Strategy Office and Information Engineering, and Women in Localization Co-Founder, Anna N Schlegel will be launching the Technology Forum on Dec 7, 2016 at the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel, San Francisco, California.

The forum is part of the expanding Think Global Forum initiative, where leading experts within industry verticals (Technology, Travel, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Retail) come together to develop global thought leadership initiatives and outputs for specific sectors around the world.

Michele Smith will chair the inaugural Technology Forum and will be joined by Anna N Schlegel who will be a forum executive along with other leaders from within the technology sector. Anna N Schlegel is the author of the recently published book ‘Truly Global’ and a well respected senior industry leader who brings a wealth of experience in the globalization industry. Anna will be a keynote speaker at the launch event in addition to her role as a forum executive.

Michele Smith commented on the launch of the Technology Forum “We are really looking forward to launching the Think Global Forum for Technology in California in December. Palo Alto is known as a hub of tech giants and it was our number one choice when the Think Global Forum team were considering places to launch this exciting technology event.”

Other Forums launched by this initiative include, Think Global Forum Travel and Think Global Forum Manufacturing. This new Think Global Forum Technology event marks the third in the series of dedicated forums so far this year.

The Think Global Forums for Life Sciences and Retail are to be launched in 2017.

Each Forum has a dedicated group of industry leaders all of whom are senior executives in their respective companies. The Think Global Forum has some of the worlds leading companies, brands and people who are all part of this growing global community.

‘When businesses around the world are considering going global, they need to have different cultures in mind and consider things from another’s perspective. The Think Global Forum for Technology is a super initiative as it brings people together from different areas of the same industry to discuss various aspects of technology, localization and globalization which is increasingly important across the world for all companies.” Added Anna N Schlegel.

To learn more about Think Global Forum - Technology visit http://www.thinkglobalforum.org

About Michele Smith

Michele, a leading localization executive, is Senior Vice President of New Business Development Worldwide at Vistatec. Her focus is on growth and innovation to help Vistatec further develop global clients. With over 15 years travel and hospitality industry experience, Michele has held a number of senior positions with companies such as United Airlines, Royal Caribbean International and Expedia. 
You can follow Michele @chelelife on twitter.

About Anna N Schlegel

Anna N Schlegel is a native of Catalunya, and the co-founder of Kenya’s “Imagine Educating Everyone” and “Women in Localization” which was started in California. She has worked in globalization teams for over twenty years with firms including Cisco, VMware, Xerox, and NetApp and for two localization vendors as the CEO and general manager. Her work has been published on Forbes.com, Gala.com, Multilingual.com, and other research industry forums. Anna is a respected leader in the globalization community. She frequently delivers lectures, webinars, keynotes and round tables at universities, corporations, and other international organizations. She lives with her family in Santa Clara, California. 
You can follow Anna @annapapallona on twitter.

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.

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.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec
events(at)vistatec(dot)com

Think Global Forum Technology

Think Global Forum Technology

Think Global Forum Technology Event

The Think Global Forum for Technology will be officially launched on Dec 7 2016 in San Francisco. Michele Smith, Think Global Forum Panel Executive and SVP, Vistatec will bring together a group of top leading experts to give a greater voice to the global technology thought leadership community.

Panel members include senior executives from many well known global technology organizations.  The forum mission is to provide thought leadership in the area of globalization for the digital future.

The Think Global Forum Event will be held at the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel.


"I am delighted to be part of this exciting global initiative, each of the panel members are industry thought leaders and experts in their respective areas. The Think Global Forums are the key to driving valuable insights and real industry sector benefits."

Michele Smith

Please check back for more information on this Think Global Forum Technology launch.

We shall be announcing the Technology Panel Executives presently.

If you would like to join the Think Global Community you can apply here: Join the Community

#ThinkGlobalForum

 

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins Think Global Forum, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec

+353 1 4168000 | info@vistatec.com

 

Manufacturing Panel Executives Announced

Manufacturing Panel Executives Announced

Manufacturing Panel Executives Announced

Think Global Forum

Mountain View, California September 22, 2016

The Think Global Forum are delighted to announce the executive panel members for the manufacturing panel and launch event. The manufacturing launch event is taking place on September 22, 2016 at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, California.

Manufacturing Panel Executives

ART SANDOVAL Director of International Business, KAWASAKI
NEAL AMSDEN Publications Manager, TOYOTA
TAMMY GRILLS Publications, YAMAHA
ROD PARKER VP of Sales, LINGOTEK
SEAN RYAN Accessory Manager, MOBIS
TERENCE CRISS Manager Customer Satisfaction, KUBOTA
DESIREE MARTINEZ Systems Analyst, NORTHROP GRUMMAN
EDWARD ROBETCKY Director of Sales, VISTATEC
MICHELE SMITH SVP New Business Worldwide, VISTATEC

"This is going to be a fantastic launch event for this next chapter in the Think Global Forum and we are delighted to announce this new executive panel for the manufacturing sector," said Edward Robetcky, Director of Sales, Vistatec.

The executive panel for Think Global Forum – Manufacturing will be chaired by Michele Smith, Vistatec’s Vice President of New Business Worldwide.

"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. The Manufacturing sector plays a huge role in this area and we are proud to be launching this new sector for the Think Global Forum," added Michele Smith, SVP, New Business, Worldwide, Vistatec.

The Think Global Forum covers the Technology, Travel, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Retail Sectors.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Think Global Forum Community you can apply here.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins Think Global Forum, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec

+353 1 4168000 | info@vistatec.com

 

 Manufacturing Experts to Join New Forum on Thought Leadership

Manufacturing Experts to Join New Forum on Thought Leadership

Manufacturing Experts to Join New Forum on Thought Leadership

Mountain View, California August 11, 2016

The Think Global Forum – Manufacturing will be launching on September 22nd in Newport Beach, California. Following on from a successful Think Global Forum Travel event earlier in the year, industry leaders from global brands within the manufacturing sector will now come together to create a new thought leadership executive panel focused on the manufacturing sector. This newly appointed thought leadership panel will address the challenges and large-scale opportunities that exist across the spectrum of consumer and industrial manufacturing industries including aerospace, automotive, computer and electronics, transportation and more.

The thought leaders will comprise individuals from many of the world’s leading manufacturing organizations who will help to collate a series of industry-wide global outputs. The inaugural Think Global Forum - Manufacturing will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States.

To learn more about Think Global Forum - Manufacturing visit http://www.ThinkGlobalForum.org.

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.

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.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec
simon.hodgkins(at)vistatec(dot)com

Technology Forum

Technology Forum

We will be announcing further details of the new Technology Forum as part of the recently launched Think Global Forum. Following the successful launch of the Travel Forum we shall be expanding the Think Global Forum to include the technology sector. Industry executives will be joining this new panel to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities in the technology sector around the world. The technology sector is rapidly changing every aspect of global business and consumer experiences. From Fortune 500 companies to the latest start ups, mobile, apps, b2b and b2c technologies there is a lot to focus on in this rapidly changing landscape. 

We shall be launching the Think Global Technology Forum later in the year.

Vistatec to launch Deep Content at Localization World 2016

Vistatec to launch Deep Content at Localization World 2016

Dublin, Ireland — June 7, 2016

Vistatec, a world leading service provider for localization and global content solutions, will be launching its latest innovative service Deep Content at Localization World 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

“Internet scale semantic and natural language processing technologies are now capable of being aggregated and composed into pipelines which can discover, analyze and enrich content, utilize public and private datasets, and add value throughout content and data value chains across sectors, countries, and languages,” explains Phil Ritchie, CTO at Vistatec.

“Vistatec’s Deep Content validates that multilingual and semantic technologies are ready for their integration in real life global business cases in very innovative ways. We are delighted to be launching our Deep Content solution that will help make content enrichment services usable by content driven organizations, but who are currently not aware of the possibilities of multilingual enrichment and linked data resources. Once these organizations understand the possibilities, new, innovative ways of publishing and consuming their content will inevitably follow,” added Ritchie.

Customer’s content will have an intelligence, which will increase its discovery and hypermedia integration and influence global end user consumption and behavior. Vistatec has always been at the forefront of harnessing disruptive technologies and applying them in truly novel solutions for their customers. “Deep Content is revolutionary yet underpinned and supported by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and industry open and interoperable standards,” Phil concluded.

Through this new service Vistatec will help to empower digital content managers with the advantages and benefits Deep Content brings to the market. Vistatec is currently working with a number of beta customers to integrate Deep Content into their global digital content production processes.

Vistatec works with many of the world’s most iconic brands to create seamless and compelling content journeys and product experiences for their customers. By providing powerful, accurate, contextual and culturally relevant language versions of our customers’ products and commercial content, our clients can engage and scale their global customer base in a consistent, timely and cost efficient manner.

If your organization is interested in finding out more about Deep Content please contact us at: info@vistatec.com

About Vistatec

Vistatec has been helping 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. HQ in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in Mountain View, California, USA.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec

info(at)vistatec.com | www.vistatec.com

Industry Experts to Join Global Thought Leadership Panel

Industry Experts to Join Global Thought Leadership Panel

CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) MARCH 21, 2016

Leaders from a broad spectrum of the travel and hospitality industry will participate in a new Think Global Forum initiative designed to help companies address the challenges and opportunities presented by operating at a local level throughout the global marketplace.

The Think Global Forum launch will commence with the travel sector forum and will curate the strategic insight and creative ideas of this executive panel of industry thought-leaders to produce and publish a series of global outputs industry wide.

Vistatec, a company that provides globalization and localization services to global brands, is spearheading this new initiative.

“Think Global Forum is an important globalization leadership initiative that will benefit any brand managing the challenges of globalization,” said Thomas Murray, Chief Executive Officer of Vistatec. “This is a unique opportunity for leading experts to collaboratively develop solutions and capture that shared thinking with the industry as a whole. Vistatec is proud to be the conduit that will help businesses to communicate more effectively with global customers,” added Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer at Vistatec.

“In this increasingly digitally connected world, the Think Global Forum is an excellent opportunity for the wider travel sector,” says Kier Matthews, Vice President of Sales at Europe Express. “I very much look forward to being part of this exciting new initiative and to working with the executive panel to help deliver real positive outcomes in the ever-changing travel industry.”

The executive panel will be chaired by Michele Smith, Vistatec’s North American Director of Sales, Travel and Hospitality. Panel participants represent a cross section of the travel industry, including airlines, hotels, payment processing, online travel agencies (OTAs), travel professionals and cruise lines. Among the confirmed executive panel members are: 

  •     Puneet Bhargava, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
  •     Jacob Buckstead, Vice President of Sales, Hotel, Travel, and Leisure, First Data
  •     Dan Chappelle, President, The Wealthy Travel Agent
  •     Teresa Fisher-Gálvez, Localization Project Manager, Expedia
  •     Alex Lopoukhine, Director of Business Development, Viator (Trip Advisor)
  •     Kier Matthews, Vice President of Sales, Europe Express
  •     Lynn Pina, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Europ Assistance

The inaugural Think Global Forum Travel meeting will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Hotel 1000, 1000 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.

To learn more about Think Global Forum Travel visit http://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.

Media Contact

Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec

events@vistatec.com www.vistatec.com

Think Global Forum initiative - TRAVEL

Think Global Forum initiative - TRAVEL

Leaders from a broad spectrum of the travel and hospitality industry will participate in a new Think Global Forum initiative designed to help companies address the challenges and opportunities presented by operating at a local level throughout the global marketplace.

The Think Global Forum launch will commence with the travel sector forum and will curate the strategic insight and creative ideas of this executive panel of industry thought-leaders to produce and publish a series of global outputs industry wide.

Think Global Forum is to be officially launched in Seattle

Think Global Forum is to be officially launched in Seattle

Think Global Forum Announcement: TRAVEL 2016 Launch

The Think Global Forum (Travel) will be officially launched by Michele Smith, Director of Sales, Travel and Hospitality in Seattle.

The Forum panel consisting of global industry experts and a host of people will meet to mark the official launch in Seattle.

Michele Smith commented "It is such a fantastic long term initiative to further enhance global relations we are delighted to be part of this"

Please check back soon for more updates on this exciting new global initiative.

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