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Awards Shortlist Announced

Awards Shortlist Announced

Think Global Forum Awards Shortlist Announced

March 15, 2019 | Dublin, Ireland / Mountain View, California.

Think Global Forum Awards have announced this year’s shortlisted applicants. The judging panel – made up of leading professionals from a broad array of industries – carried out a meticulous review of every entry across 12 award categories and has presented their findings to the award committee.

The importance of connecting with a global audience effectively and efficiently is critical in today’s marketplace. The awards are a way to recognize achievements in this area and to promote the awareness of thinking globally for individuals, communities, start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, global brands and large-scale international organizations.

All categories and shortlisted applicants are listed below.

Brand of the Year

NetApp Globalization
Samsung STEM
Samsung India

Community

The Worldly Marketer Podcast
Women in Localization
PWN Global

Advertising

IKEA Advertising 
Greenpeace Canada

Language Industry Person of the Year

Michele Carlson
Maria Scheibengraf

Localization Recognition

Rotary International
CA Technologies

Going Global

Sage Advice
LinkedIn

Start-up

WIA Technologies
Retro Digital
Globechain
Abodoo

Technology

XTM International
Survey Monkey

Travel

American Express Global Bus 
Lonely Planet Travel News Daily

Life Sciences

Integrated DNA
Fluidigm
Acibadem

Retail & eCommerce

Gamestop
PitneyBowes

Manufacturing

Alps Electrics
Zimmer Bio

Congratulations to all shortlisted companies and individuals! The winners will be announced at this year’s ceremonies, hosted at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, Ireland and the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in Menlo Park, California, USA, on April 3, 2019.

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. For more information please visit: https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Communications Director, Think Global Forum
priscillia@thinkglobalforum.org
https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

Think Global Awards

Think Global Awards

Think Global Awards Update

Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum.

“Firstly, let me start with a big thank you. Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to submit an entry to this year’s Think Global Awards. We are absolutely delighted with the amount of responses and interest that you have shown in this years awards program. The awards this year cover everything from brand and advertising to thinking globally and also cover a number of industry sectors. We have a brand of the year award, a community award, an advertising award, a language industry person of the year award. We focus on localization, companies that are going global and also for the first time this year we have a dedicated startup award.

Our industry sectors cover technology, travel, life sciences, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and the awards submissions are truly outstanding this year. We have people from all over the world, individuals, companies, global brands, small startups and some really fascinating submissions for the various awards categories.

We are so looking forward to announcing the shortlist and also the winners, who will all be announced on March 6, 2019. We will be hosting awards events both in the US and also in Europe, so stay tuned to all things Think Global Forum and all things Think Global Awards for more details. Thank you.”

Think Global Awards Application Deadline Extended

Think Global Awards Application Deadline Extended

Think Global Awards Application Deadline Extended

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. December 19, 2018

For Immediate Release

The Think Global Awards application deadline has been extended from December 20, 2018, to January 15, 2019.

The competition, running across 12 different categories, from Community to Start-Up Award, will reward successful brands, projects, and individuals across the globe.

The full list of the awards includes:

  • Brand of the Year Award

  • Community Award

  • Advertising Award (Digital, Online & Traditional)

  • Language Industry Person of the Year Award (Individual)

  • Localization Recognition Award (Company/Team)

  • Going Global Award

  • Start-Up Award

  • Technology Award

  • Travel Award

  • Life Sciences Award

  • Retail & eCommerce Award

  • Manufacturing Award

A judging panel of leading professionals from various industries will select the winners, and the awards will be announced at events taking place in Europe and the United States in March 2019.

The awards are open for entries at www.thinkglobalawards.com

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Communications Director, Think Global Forum
priscillia@thinkglobalforum.org
https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

Think Global Forum European Technology Event

Think Global Forum European Technology Event

Think Global Forum European Technology Event

The European Think Global Forum hosted in Dublin, Ireland.

November 21, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

For Immediate Release

The Think Global Forum Technology Event returns to Ireland with numerous guests from leading organizations joining the European Technology Forum hosted at the Marker Hotel, in Dublin.

Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe will welcome attendees to the event and Thomas Murray, CEO, Vistatec, will deliver an opening address for what is expected to be an in-depth opportunity to share and discuss upcoming industry opportunities and challenges.

Speakers at the Technology Forum will include:

·      Dr. Martyn Farrows, Chief Operating Officer, Soapbox Labs

·      Ben Wainwright, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Abodoo

·      Rachida Chekaf, Head of Translations, Axelos

·      Phil Ritchie, Chief Technology Officer, Vistatec

The European Technology Forum returns to Ireland after a successful launch event in Croke Park, in March 2018. Many other industry forums take place across Europe and the United States. The event will be held in the heart of Dublin's 'technology hub,' Grand Canal Docks, also known as the 'Silicon Docks.' 

To learn more or to join the Think Global Forum, please visit https://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, most importantly, the future.

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Communications Director, Think Global Forum
priscillia@thinkglobalforum.org
https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

Think Global Forum Technology Executives Announced

Think Global Forum Technology Executives Announced

Think Global Forum Technology Announces Forum Executives

November 16, 2018. | Dublin, Ireland.

For Immediate Release

The Think Global Forum is delighted to announce the European Technology Forum Executives, who will join the event at the Marker Hotel, in Dublin, Ireland, on November 21.

Forum Executives in attendance at the event will include:

  • Gary Lefman, Cisco

  • Laura Cociasu, Linkedin

  • Kevin O’Donnell, Nitro

  • Patricia Paladini Adell, CA Technologies

  • Pat Higgins, Verizon Connect

  • Emil Atanassov, ServiceNow

  • Daniel McGowan FireEye

  • Rachida Chekaf, Axelos

  • Julia Cassidy, Tenable

  • Katrin Drescher, Tenable

  • Jim Young, Johnson Controls

“The Forum Executives will be joined by guests and speakers from the wider Think Global Forum community at the latest European technology event. The day will include presentations and discussions on the very latest technology topics,” commented Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum.

The technology event forms part of the continued European expansion of the Think Global Forum following on from the successful forums established in the USA.

“I am looking forward to an open discussion about the status of translation technology. If we look back only five years, I am amazed at how the technology in our area has evolved: neural machine translation, artificial intelligence, cloud-based TMS solutions deployed in minutes, agile and continuous localization. Most of the statements that were valid five years ago may no longer be applicable. What will we have in our plate in five years’ time?” commented Patricia Paladini-Adell, Director, CA Technologies.

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

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a growing community of 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.

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Communications Director, Think Global Forum
priscillia@thinkglobalforum.org
https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

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 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 

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 

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.