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


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.

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