Awards Judging Panel

The 2018 Think Global Forum Awards Judges


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 the 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).


Sibylle Eibl

Director of Solutions Architecture, Vistatec

Working closely with clients and partners around the world. 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. Sibylle has experience managing Language Review and Digital Marketing Services divisions.


Bruno Herrmann

Global Content in Retail, Consultant & Advisor

In a recent position as Director of Globalization and Localization, Bruno Herrmann lead the digital content operations globally 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, he 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. Bruno is now engaged as a global consultant and advisor.

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Lucie Newcomb

CEO, The NewComm Global Group

Lucie is President and CEO/CMO of The NewComm Global Group, a Silicon Valley-based international management consulting firm, specializing in Global Business success. Focusing on the B2B Technology and Services sectors, Lucie builds client brands and revenue streams worldwide, including in and for Emerging Markets. A former resident of both the United Kingdom and South Africa, she specializes in the EMEA and ASEAN regions, working with leaders, such as Cisco, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. State Department, as well as startups and governments. In addition to her role at NewCommGlobal, Lucie has been on the Advisory Board of Brand2Global, a leading global marketing and international brands conference, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Chamber of San Francisco. She is an active member of the Silicon Valley ecosystem with memberships in the Churchill Club, Women in International Trade, UN Women and the United Nations Association. She has served as a mentor, coach and advocate with the U.S. Department of State’s Global Science, Innovation and Technology (GIST) and TechWomen programs; 3Plus International and the U.S. Market Access Center. She has also advised accelerators in Malaysia and Kyrgyzstan. Lucie is a frequent instructor and public speaker, including SXSW, on Global Leadership, Marketing, Public Diplomacy and Global Business. She has been selected as a Women of Influence Honoree by the Silicon Valley Business Journal; a member of the U.S. delegation to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit; and an expert presenter for the esteemed U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program.

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Medhat Bassily

Principal Globalization Architect, ADP

Expert in global product enablement with solid experience in translation program management, localization engineering and managing language service providers. Multilingual with a keen eye for the subtle nuances of language and culture. Have worked in different countries, culturally sensitive and an adept leader with effective communication skills. Obsessed with “glocalization” – the driving force behind my passion in creating a global community by localizing products using technology and cross-cultural communication.


Yuka Nakasone

Globalization and Localization Director, Beabloo

A passion for languages and foreign cultures, a love for technology and an insatiable curiosity have made Yuka Ghesquière Nakasone, born and raised in Japan, a localization specialist. Starting out over two decades ago at a localization startup in Massachusetts, USA, now one of the world’s localization giants, she has worked at every level of the globalization industry: buyer, MLV, SLV and freelancing, as well as in many verticals. In the retail industry, she has experiences outside the usual localization process. She helped the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce extend the portfolio of their Retail Tour by creating and executing the first Tokyo edition in cooperation with a local retail consultant in 2008. From that point on, she has been in constant contact with retail professionals and communities in Catalunya to follow the latest developments in retail. Yuka now leads a truly borderless life, combining her very international work as the globalization and localization director for Beabloo, which operates in more than 20 countries in the world, with the pleasure of the Spanish way of life with her own small Franco-Japanese family in the Barcelona area of Spain

Additional Judges to be announced shortly.

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