Meet the Program Committee

GALA 2013 Program Committee

GALA would like to thank the following individuals for their tireless efforts in developing a fresh and engaging program for GALA 2013. As volunteers, the program committee members devote time and energy working together to create a program line-up that is current, relevant and useful to the broad and diverse global content delivery industry. The committee is comprised of individuals representing various sectors of the industry and is chaired by Joseph Gomes.

Terena Bell

Terena Bell

   CEO, In Every Language

Terena Bell is CEO of In Every Language, a language services provider offering translation, interpreting, and localization in over 170 languages. Terena recently completed a term on the leadership council for the Association of Language Companies and currently serves on the Rosetta Foundation’s advisory committee. She writes a MultiLingual column on how societal macrotrends affect the localization industry and has recently been quoted by both Inc and Forbes. Her BA in English is from Centre College, she has an MA in French from the University of Louisville, and she completed a graduate program at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.

 
Fabiano Cid

Fabiano Cid

   Managing Director, Ccaps Translation and Localization

With a degree in Language and Literature, Fabiano is the Managing Director of Ccaps Translation and Localization, a company that has been providing language services in the Latin American region since 1999. As the majority shareholder, he is responsible for the company’s long-term planning and strategic partnerships. With over 15 years of localization experience, Fabiano has transformed Ccaps into the leading localization provider in Brazil, widely recognized for its management capacity, linguistic quality and attention to detail. For six years, he served as the Chairman of the Milengo Board and is currently a member of the GALA Board. One of the leading organizers of Think Latin America, he is also a very active member of the language industry who is frequently invited to speak at conferences and write articles for specialized publications, especially in matters related to Latin America.

 
Joergen Danielsen

Jörgen Danielsen

   Managing Director, Eule Lokalisierung GmbH

After studying mathematics and physics, Joergen founded a translation company and bought his first MT system in 1990. After selling his company INTL.com in 1998, he held the position of President Enterprise Solutions and became responsible for all ERP, CRM and related companies worldwide. When INTL.com was acquired by Lionbridge, Joergen moved to the USA and was appointed Vice President Process and Technology, working out of the Waltham, MA headquarters for 2 years. After three more years acting as Managing Director of Lionbridge Germany and of Logoport GmbH and Head of Sales Continental Europe at the same time, he decided it was time to implement his own ideas regarding customer-based services again.

 
Joseph Gomes

Joseph Gomes

   Managing Director, Viva Translations

Joseph Gomes is the Managing Director of Viva Translations, a full service LSP that specializes in European and Brazilian Portuguese technical translations. He has lived and worked in Canada, Ecuador, France, Japan, Portugal and Thailand. Over the past 16 years he has held project, marketing and senior management positions in the IT and language industries.

 
Catherine Guinon

Catherine Guinon

   Manager, Localization and Digital Content, Amway Corporation

Catherine Guinon has led the Localization strategy and team at Amway since 2007. Under her supervision Amway has implemented a world-class process that oversees pricing, vendors, workflows as well as QA standards. Her expertise counts 16 years of implementing enterprise content management solutions, processes and governance to support Amway's global presence. Her current team oversees both localization and digital solutions to support Amway across all continents. Amway Corporation is one of the world's largest direct selling businesses, offering consumer products and business opportunities through a network of more than three million distributors in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide.

 

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