Think Global Forum Los Angeles

April 8, 2019 | Mountain View, California

For Immediate Release

The Think Global Forum Los Angeles event will take place on April 15, 2019.

Guests, Forum Executives and expert speakers will take part in the LA event, which includes networking and hearing from leading industry experts. Forum Executives will be convening on the day for an additional boardroom session, where they will be exploring the very latest challenges and opportunities.

The LA event will see expert speakers including Sasha Strauss, Managing Director, Innovation Protocol, and Nicole Kittle, Senior Localization Manager, Snap Inc, who will be joined by Unn Villius, Suzanne Frank, Lara Daly, and Sibylle Eibl, Vistatec.

“We are delighted to be in Los Angeles for the Think Global Forum. We recently hosted events in Menlo Park, California, and Dublin, Ireland to announce the winners of the Think Global Awards and it is a pleasure to be in LA for the next Think Global Forum," commented Simon Hodgkins, Founder of the Think Global Forum.

About the Speakers and Hosts

Nicole Kittle

Nicole Kittle is an industry expert with a career that has included key roles at Brocade, The Sandbox, Paramount Pictures, Netflix and Blizzard Entertainment before joining Snap Inc. Snap Inc recently announced ‘Snap Games’ an all-new real-time multiplayer gaming platform featuring original and third-party games from Game Closure, PikPok, Spry Fox, Zeptolab, and Zynga. Snap has begun to roll out a series of made-for-Snapchat games, each designed for high-fidelity, synchronous gameplay which aligns to Snap’s positioning as an organization who contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

Sasha Strauss

Sasha Strauss is an international authority on brand strategy.  Corporations, non-profits, universities, and faiths call on Sasha and his team to create and communicate organizational purpose for the world’s largest organizations and the latest startups. In 2006, Sasha founded Innovation Protocol, a brand consultancy headquartered in Los Angeles, with key staff in San Francisco, Denver, and New York. Clients range from Google, Disney, and Amgen, to Homeboy Industries, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Jewish Federation.

A renowned international speaker, Sasha has been the lead presenter at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world. His unique, high-energy, yet profoundly thought-provoking delivery style has secured record high satisfaction ratings from the toughest executive audiences, from China to Chile, Ireland to Israel. As a graduate professor for 12 years, Sasha is directly engaged with the most decisive consumer minds of the era and uses their fresh insights to inform his latest speaking engagements.

Sasha is an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at USC Marshall School of Business, in addition to The Paul Merge School of Business and UCLA Anderson School of Business. He has delivered over 500 professional speeches worldwide to companies including SpaceX, Google, Nestlé, NXP, Hershey, LEGO, Disney, The Wonderful Company, Ship Compliant, Ingram Micro, Anytime Fitness, JP Morgan Chase, Kofax, Pop Chips, Altegra Health, Puig, American Express, Gimbal, cPrime, Liberty Interactive, Chappalette Wines, Korn Ferry, QSC, Purina, Visit California, TCL, Travelport, Rapid7, RGP, and Centura Health.

Sasha speaks in many countries around the world including Argentina, Chile, Japan, Spain, Colombia, Costa Rica, Romania, Mexico, Canada, Fiji, China, Guatemala, Netherlands, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, Israel, Greece, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Belgium, and Australia. He has delivered a growing number of presentations to organizations including TEDx, Vistage, Tiger 21, YPO, WPO/YPO Gold, EO, 10XCEO, National Speakers Association, Toastmasters International, METal International, The CMO Summit, The CEO Forum, and the Think Global Forum.

Unn Villius

Unn Villius is the Chief Sales Officer and responsible for Vistatec’s Business Development. Her localization career started as a Swedish linguist at Microsoft Ireland in 1988, and she has since held a wide variety of positions in localization operations management. Joining Vistatec in 1997, she quickly moved into Business Development and successfully established Vistatec’s first US office.

Suzanne Frank

Suzanne Frank is the Vice President of Global Enablement at Vistatec and the co-founder of the Colorado Localization User Group. Suzanne is a member of the Think Global Forum and works with many Fortune 500 organizations around the world.

Lara Daly

Lara Daly is the Vice President for Global Expansion at Vistatec and responsible for business development as well as being the co-founder of the North Bay Localization Professionals. Lara is a member of the Think Global Forum and works with many Fortune 500 organizations around the world.

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