You are invited to the Think Global Forum Technology, Europe.

This event takes place on November 21st, 2018 at The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Dublin.

We would be delighted if you can join us on this date. 

Date: November 21st, 2018 

Time: 11.00 am - 2.30 pm (Guests)
11.00 am - 4.30 pm (Forum Executives)

11.00 am - 11.30 am Welcome and Networking
11.30 am - 11.45 am Opening Address (Thomas Murray)
11.45 am – 12.15 pm Speaker - Rachida Chekaf, Axelos
12.15 pm – 1.00 pm Forum Lunch and Networking
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm Keynote Speaker - Martyn Farrows, Soapbox Labs
1.30 pm – 2.00 pm Speaker - Phil Ritchie, Vistatec
2.00 pm – 2.15 pm Q&A and Closing remarks

2.15 pm Event close


2.45 pm – 4.45 pm Boardroom session
(Forum Executives Only)

4.45 pm Close


The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 CK38
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Event Speakers

Opening Statement

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Thomas Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Vistatec

Thomas Murray was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Vistatec in 2005.
An industry veteran with leadership experience in Europe and Asia.

Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Martyn Farrows, Chief Operating Officer, Soapbox Labs

Martyn is COO of SoapBox Labs, the leading independent developer of speech technology for children. 
A member of the Irish Government’s Data Forum since its inception in June 2015 and an advisor to TechIreland. 
Martyn is Head of Innovation Strategy for Ireland’s leading education publisher, CJ Fallon.

Previously, Martyn was Director of the Learnovate Centre.

A strategic investment by the Irish government to establish Ireland as a global centre of excellence in learning innovation.

Martyn has a Ph.D and Master of Arts in European Integration.


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 Rachida Chekaf, Head of Translations, AXELOS

AXELOS is a joint venture company, created in 2013 by the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in the United Kingdom and Capita plc, to manage, develop and grow the Global Best Practice portfolio. AXELOS boasts an already enviable track record and an unmatched portfolio of globally-recognized best practice qualifications.

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Ben Wainwright, Co-Founder & CTO at Abodoo

Abodoo is a career matching platform that uses key data instead of keywords. It looks at the whole picture, using algorithms to match employers with employees.


Phil Ritchie, Chief Technology Officer, Vistatec

Phil's localization career started in 1993 and he joined Vistatec in 1997. Phil directs Research, Development and Process Innovation activities within the company. His technical expertise covers software development, commercial enterprise workflow and content management systems, machine translation and collaboration portals.

Event Hosts

Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe

María Jesús de Arriba Díaz, Development Director, Think Global Forum Europe

Priscillia Charles, Communications Director, Think Global Forum

Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum


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