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Think Global Forum to Host Leading European Technology Event

Think Global Forum to Host Leading European Technology Event

Think Global Forum Technology

 October 19, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

 For Immediate Release

The Think Global Forum will be hosting a European Technology Event, set to take place on November 21, 2018, at the Marker Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

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

“Hosting the Think Global Forum Technology Event in Silicon Docks, the location of many of the world’s largest high-tech companies, is an exciting prospect, with many leading technology experts and companies joining us at the Technology Forum," commented Simon Hodgkins, Founder of the Think Global Forum.

The Think Global Forum continues to expand across Europe and the USA, with the European technology event following recent forums taking place in San Diego and London.

"The Technology Forum is a super opportunity to gather global brands and leaders in the technology industry who will be discussing the very latest in technology including AI, machine learning, robotics and a host of topics while exploring technology-related opportunities in our hyper-connected world," commented Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Europe, Think Global Forum.

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

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together leading experts to give a greater voice to many industry sectors. The forums include senior executives from some of the most well known global organizations. A key focus is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate critical strategies within specific industry sectors, such as life sciences, manufacturing, retail, eCommerce, travel, and technology.

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles

Communications Director, Think Global Forum

priscillia@thinkglobalforum.org | www.thinkglobalforum.org 

 

Retail Excellence

Retail Excellence

Retail Excellence eCommerce Conference 2018

by Aoife Murphy, Think Global Forum Europe Managing Director.

I battled through Storm Ali to attend the Retail Excellence eCommerce Conference 2018 in Dublin.

As part of the Think Global Forum (TGF) initiative, I will be hosting our second Retail & eCommerce gathering in London next week so it was great to hear from the experts on the latest hot topics in the industry ahead of our own event. My interest lies in the impact that these trends will have on the professional community whose focus it is to ensure ‘going-global’ success.

Some great insights and experiences were shared, providing me with plenty of food for thought:

  • Personalisation is widely acknowledged to be the future of successful eCommerce.

  • You need to bring people on a cross channel journey, prompted by personalised onsite product recommendations, emails, popups and social media ads at different stages.

  • It is no surprise then that behavioural data accounts for 98.4% of all data generated by shoppers.

  • The 2019 E-Commerce KPI Report created by Wolfgang Digital is well worth a download.

  • If your website is not responsive /mobile friendly, you are behind already.

  • Ashley Mc Donnell from Christian Dior spoke about how we can learn a lot from Chinese technology in retail.

  • This New York Times video tells us about the WeChat phenomenon.

  •  ‘Get in there quick!’ Ctrip (now trip.com), is a travel platform used extensively by Chinese travelers. It is barely used by retailers in Ireland so there is a huge opportunity for first mover advantage to make your brand visible to Chinese travelers visiting Ireland.

  • A recent study found that 49% of US consumers turn to Amazon first when shopping for products online. What does that tell us about where we should be spending our SEO budget?

  • The person who engages with you through Facebook or other social media channels is twice as likely to buy from you than through your website. Facebook now provides analytics which is a huge step forward considering its importance for retail engagement.

  • For SMEs and local retailers, providing a Click & Collect facility is key to survival but it needs to be well planned and executed.

  • Brexit, the ubiquitous elephant in the room, is a huge challenge for most companies, but is it an opportunity for ferry companies to become floating shopping centres with duty free ?

There is a lot of conjecture about the impact that digital transformation will have on retail; keeping up with ecommerce trends is key to weathering the storm. I’m really excited about continuing this conversation with our expert Think Global Forum Executives when I chair the boardroom session in London for the upcoming Think Global Forum Retail and eCommerce event at the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall, London.

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