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KnowledgeFest: If I Knew Then What I Know Now ...

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 14:00

Based on the phrase “If I knew then what I know now …” this KnowledgeFest will challenge leaders to distill and articulate insight gained during their careers that they wish they had figured out earlier. Perhaps it was a big mistake, or some advice from a mentor, or simply the benefit of hindsight, but all leaders have nuggets of wisdom to share. This session aims to do just that: facilitate peer-to-peer knowledge sharing through a structured exercise and open discussion. Check your ego at the door and come prepared to give and take with your accomplished peers from around the world.

Executive Leadership, KnowledgeFest

Don Shin, 1-StopAsia

Founder and CEO of 1-StopAsia. 

Kristin Quinlan, Certified Languages International

Kristin Quinlan serves as CEO of Certified Languages International, a U.S. based on-demand telephone and video remote interpreting company founded in 1996.  Kristin joined the company in 1999, rising to CEO in 2006. A recognized leader known for approaching business with a unique blend of industry-wide collaboration and “bottom up” management style, she’s led CLI to be named eight times to the Fortune 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies and named third among leading telephone interpreting companies worldwide.

Kristin’s commitment to the language industry earned her a position on the Association of Language Companies’ (ALC) Executive Board of Directors (2010-2014) and January 2015 was nominated to serve on the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) Board of Directors in Washington DC., a national advocacy organization which raises public awareness of language as an enterprise vital to the U.S. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for 7000 Languages, a nonprofit that connects endangered language groups with free tools and technology to preserve their languages.

Certified Languages is a proud founding member of the Association of Language Companies (ALC), and is also heavily involved with the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCIHC), and Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI). Kristin has recently been working to garner support for the Coalition of Practicing Translators & Interpreters in opposition to Assembly Bill 5, which was recently enacted to the detriment of independent contractors working in California.

Britta Aagaard, Semantix

Chief Business Officer at the Semantix Group, responsible for the Business Area of Language Solutions, covering all products and services but Interpreting.

The enthusiastic leader of a passionate team of language professionals, technology experts and innovative minds. Semantix is the leading player in the Nordics and is constantly expanding its own comfort zone, trying harder and achieving more. Building on great people who firmly believe in communication and technology as an important contribution to our modern world.