Globinar Young Global Leaders (October 2020)

Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber

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Global Chamber® is featuring 6 extraordinary Young Global Leaders (YGL's) from around the world in a roundtable globinar that covers how to have a bigger global impact in these times.

These leaders have all been successful... and so we'll be asking each of them what works and what tips and ideas do they have... to help YGL's expand business across metros and borders.

It's Thursday, October 15th in the Americas at 4pm PT / 7pm ET & midnight London plus... 

Friday, October 16th at 7am Singapore / 8am Tokyo + Seoul / 10am Sydney + Melbourne 

After and during the panel discussion, we'll have time for questions, and we'll also break out into rooms so that you can sit down with any of the speakers and discuss their ideas, your business and more.

Young, young at heart and young in spirit... join us! Everything is possible.

Theme: "Why the world is waiting for you to make a difference."
  • Technology is enabling impact anywhere 
  • Despite a pandemic, the world is waiting for you
  • Connect to and support each other for more success


  • Iris Palma - Co-founder at The Next Services... El Salvador
  • Lezli Engelking - Founder at FOCUS (Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards)... U.S.
  • Matthew Kyle - Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at WeConnect... Japan
  • Eric Kim - CEO/founder of Dot Incorporated... South Korea
  • Giovanni Pino and Ellie Vaisman - Co-founders at Sourci... Australia


  • Thursday, October 15 at 4pm PT / 5pm MT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET / Midnight London
  • Friday, October 16 at 7am Singapore / 8am Tokyo + Seoul / 10am Sydney + Melbourne

  0:00 Opening comments from all

  0:15 Q&A and roundtable discussion

  0:45 Virtual Breakout Circle #1 (choose one speaker)

  1:00 Virtual Breakout Circle #2 (choose another speaker)

  1:15 Close

Speaker Bios

Iris Palma - Co-founder of The Next Services. Iris Palma is an economist specializing in technology strategies for businesses and governments. She is the founder of The Next Services, a company based in San Salvador with operations in Central America, dedicated to developing digital strategies for private and public organizations. Also, Iris serves as Ambassador of the Open Knowledge International in El Salvador and the Open Data Director of DatosElSalvador, the first open data portal in Central America to be created by citizens. Before founding her company, Iris worked with organizations such as the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development. Her achievements include designing and implementing innovation and technology projects, focusing on business growth, and the improvement of public services in El Salvador. Iris was the first woman leader of the Chamber of Information and Communications and Technology Companies in El Salvador, and among other recognitions, she is a TedXSpeaker, Fellow of the Ibero-American Public Leadership Program by SEGIB-Spain 2018, Fellow of Open Government OAS-Washington DC 2015, Fellow of the Legislative Fellowship Program of Professional Fellows of the United States Department of State Washington, DC 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Business Economics from the University Dr. Jose Matias Delgado (El Salvador) specializing in e-government, digital transformation for business, and public policies for economic development.

Lezli Engelking - Founder/CEO at FOCUSLezli is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS), located in Scottsdale, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Statistics from Arizona State University. Lezli’s keen understanding of quality and safety, gained during her 12-year tenure in the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly, prompted her to pivot and apply her expertise to the burgeoning cannabis industry. Bringing her over two decades of experience in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors to the cannabis industry, in 2012 Lezli opened the first chain of vertically integrated cannabis licenses in Phoenix, Arizona.  During her time in this role, she gained a comprehensive understanding of the extensive quality and safety issues involved when producing and manufacturing cannabis at scale. The lack of understanding within the cannabis industry around producing safe, quality, and consistent cannabis products caused Lezli to pivot the direction of her work in the cannabis industry.  In 2014, Lezli sold all financial interest in anything related to cannabis to found FOCUS: The Cannabis Health & Safety Organization. FOCUS is an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization that develops cannabis specific standards and provides third-party accredited certification and related services to the public and private sectors globally.

Matthew Kyle - Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at WeConnect. After graduating from Yale where Matthew studied Economics and Japanese, he played professional basketball in the EuroLeague, African League, in the NBA Pre-season with the New York Knicks and in the Japan League. After basketball he worked for Ernst & Young and then a spin-off of E&Y called Tricor in Tokyo. Almost 3 years ago Matthew Co-Founded weConnect with a few of his closest colleagues. weConnect is changing the game when it comes to international expansion by enabling companies to set up offices throughout Asia, Europe, the US, Canada and South America, with one dedicated team managing all of the legal entity setups, and all ongoing back office compliance like accounting, payroll, and tax.  This is all transparent to the client through one or two cloud financial and HR applications to give the client a consolidated and consistent experience despite the difference business cultures and languages they are expanding their business in. The best part is the client can choose the software and applications they use while leaving the management and expansion in the hands of weConnect.  All the client has to do is recruit talent to represent them and get their products or services ready to be sold into the countries they establish.

Eric Kim - CEO/founder of Dot Incorporated. Eric studied at the University of Washington-Seattle and found three startups when he was in school. He became Christian while he was a junior and saw big braille bible books. He realized the high price of digital braille technology caused a high illiteracy rate and the unemployment rate among blind people. In 2015, He found Dot incorporation that invented the first affordable full-page 'tactile display' that can display Braille text and tactile graphics simultaneously for the first time in history. This technology can innovate STEM education for blind students, so DOT was selected as the official e-textbook technology provider for blind education in the United States and expanding it globally. DOT also invented the world's first braille smartwatch 'Dot Watch' and the Barrier-free smart kiosk for disabled people and elderly people in smart cities. With those achievements, Eric selected as the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia - Social entrepreneur in 2017. 

Giovanni Pino - Cofounder of Sourci. For Giovanni, Sourci was born out of a personal pain point — struggling to find legitimate and trustworthy suppliers overseas. After sourcing several millions of dollars worth of products over the years for his own businesses, Giovanni set out on a quest to create a fool-proof formula to sourcing amazing products & managing great suppliers. In the 2020 Financial Year Giovanni managed the importation of products to the value of USD$40 million dollars for global clients based in Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK. He also shares a strong personal alignment with creating sustainable and eco friendly products and conscious brands with his clients.

Giovanni is a born leader, a strategic thinker, and an almighty innovator. Having Co-Founded Sourci in 2018 as a fully bootstrapped startup, to now having 40+ global employees, 4 global offices, and over $30m in annual turnover, he is a true leader. As a highly experienced entrepreneur, he is an early adopter of technology & a wizard of numbers. He loves designing products, tweaking service offerings, and conceptualising kick-ass strategies. Leading & driving the direction & operations at Sourci, Giovanni has meticulously designed & created every one of the 50+ proprietary checkpoints & processes that are part of every client’s experience in the modern Sourci of today. 

Ellie Vaisman - Cofounder of Sourci. Ellie is one of the most enthusiastic, joyful, and passionate business people you will ever come across. He understands the business owner’s undying quest for maximising profit & growth whilst delighting their customers, making meaningful impacts, and keeping everything fun throughout the journey. Having Co-Founded Sourci in 2018 as a fully bootstrapped startup, to now having 40+ global employees, 4 global offices, and over $30m in annual turnover, he had been an entrepreneur ever since he can remember.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge across multiple disciplines and industries, paired with a strong business acumen and a glorious experience in business, sales, customer service & operational delivery from his various past lives, ranging from start-ups to big corporates. At Sourci, Ellie manages key sales functions, business strategy, external communications, and major relationships. He loves all things business, entrepreneurship (#hustle), ecommerce, sustainability & positive disruption. Working with Ellie & his teams at Sourci is what brands do when they desire custom manufactured products that are reflective of current market trends in sustainability, quirky packaging, and ultimately become highly viable in today’s consumer space


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