April 2, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pittsburgh’s Top Tech Leaders Come Together to Serve on Panel about Global Expansion
Leaders from Uber ATG, Duolingo, Google, KAARTA and the U.S. Commercial Service will participate in the panel led by Pittsburgh Global Consulting Firm, CASTUS
PITTSBURGH -- The inaugural “Scaling Globally” panel with some of the World’s Top Tech Leaders will be taking place on Thursday, June 6 from 5pm-8pm at a to be announced venue in Pittsburgh.
Serving on the panel will be Head of Supply Chain and Business Operations at Uber Advanced Technology Group, Sameer Kshirsagar, Head of Finance at Duolingo, Denis Meinert, Product Manager at Google, Mary Koes, CEO of KAARTA, Kevin Dowling and Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service, Steven Murray.
The panel will be facilitated by CASTUS CEO, Damon Claus, to centralize the discussion on global expansion for Pittsburgh tech companies. The panelists will be offering insight on the global business climate, what it means to scale your business globally and important lessons they’ve learned as they’ve scaled with their respective companies.
“Now more than ever, companies need to be thinking about the entire world as a potential marketplace for their products and services. Companies like Duolingo, Uber, Kaarta and Google have shown how being ‘globally minded’ can be a catalyst for growth and development,” says Claus. “We’re thrilled that these world-leading organizations call Pittsburgh home and are willing to share insights that can benefit companies of all life-stages.”
Tickets to the event are rolling out on April 2nd at an exclusive early-bird price of $30. The ticket includes the cocktail hour [5-6pm] with two free drink tickets, panel discussion [6-7pm] and a Q+A and Networking hour with Hors d'oeuvres [7-8pm]. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and will be on sale until they sell out.
CASTUS is a consulting firm that helps companies navigate the complexities of global business development through years of expertise and proven strategic approach. Damon, founder and CEO, is a manager and motivator with more than 17 years of experience in Client Services. Prior to founding CASTUS in 2016, Damon worked at the world's most innovative juvenile products manufacturer, 4moms, where he managed a network of distribution partners responsible for selling product in more than 50 countries and led a team of sales professionals located around the world.
Today, CASTUS partners with Petco, Prinsel, Spand-Ice, The Motherhood, Milly Button and many more companies, sharing expertise in strategic planning, business development, and product launch to grow them globally. As a company that got its start in the Steel City, we understand the tremendous global talent that calls Pittsburgh home and are proud to sit among their ranks.