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Adam Wooten

Associate Professor

Adam is Associate Professor teaching technology and management in the Translation & Localization Management program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Adam is co-founder of AccuLing translation services and co-founder of the...

Adrienne Caputo

UX Researcher/ Content Experience Designer

After finishing her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and her master's degree in Spanish linguistics, Adrienne moved to Boston in 2013 where she began her career at a media planning agency. Motivated by her interest in philosophy and language,...

Alessandra Binazzi

Head of Global Localization

Alessandra joins ASICS Digital with the mandate to build a localization function able to drive and support ASICS ambitious digital transformation. As a consultant, Alessandra developed programs tailored to organizations at all stages of a...

Alex Yanishevsky

Senior Solutions Architect

Currently the Senior Solutions Architect at Welocalize, Alex Yanishevsky has been in the localization industry for over 15 years in a variety of roles. He has written numerous articles for industry journals and presented at industry conferences....

Andrey Moiseev

Independent Language Services Consultant

Andrey Moiseev is an expert in translation, interpretation and business internationalization with more than 20 years’ experience. He is currently working as Independent Language Services Consultant for FIFA, IOC, EOC and many other big international...

Annette Lawlor


The founder of Lion People Global, Annette Lawlor is a localization recruitment expert on a mission to make a real difference in this exciting industry. By building lasting relationships with clients, and expanding and diversifying Lion People’s...

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Managing Director

Anu Carnegie-Brown is Managing Director of Sandberg Translation Partners Ltd, a Nordic RLV in the UK with a large in-house staff spread over four offices in three countries. In her 25 years in the industry, Anu has contributed to the growth of three...

Balazs Benedek


Balázs Benedek is co-founder and CTO of Skawa Innovation Ltd., a company focusing on cloud-based internet solutions and computer-aided automated workflows. With its award-winning EasyLing.com, Skawa is making the website translation process easy for...

Bill Rivers

Executive Director

Dr. Bill Rivers serves as the Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Languages, representing more than 140 organizations from all sectors of the Language Enterprise in Washington, DC. A long-time researcher, strategic planner, and...

Britta Aagaard

Chief Business Officer

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...

Camilo Munoz

Co-Founder, Spanish ASAP

Camilo Muñoz (Twitter @Camilo_E_Munoz) has more than 15 years of executive-level and start-up experience in the language localization, investment banking, and real estate industries. He is the CEO/founder of Translation Source and has served as the...

Christopher Englund

Consol Casablanca

Senior Client Service Director

As the global senior client service director of Welocalize Life Sciences, Consol Casablanca is focused on ensuring the optimum level of service and quality for life sciences industry customers. With a passion for languages, Consol started her career...

Daniel Foster

Strategy lead

Strategy lead for Snagit, the #1 software product used by technical communicators. I love discovering new needs in the market and brainstorming ways they could be addressed through technology. I have also enjoyed sharing new ideas with audiences at...

Dave Bryant

President & COO

Dave Bryant is Dotsub’s COO and the Product Owner of Dotsub V3. During his career, he has spent time in sales, software development, and product management in high-tech before moving into executive management. Dave helped build the growing...

David Čaněk


David Čanek is the founder and CEO of Memsource, a software company providing cloud translation technology based in Prague, Czech Republic. David, a graduate in Translation and Comparative Studies, received his education at Charles University,...

David Filip

Research Fellow

David Filip is Chair (Convener) of OASIS XLIFF OMOS TC; Secretary, Editor and Liaison Officer of OASIS XLIFF TC; a former Co-Chair and Editor for the W3C ITS 2.0 Recommendation; Advisory Editorial Board member for the Multilingual magazine; co-...

Declan Coughlan

Senior Program Manager

Don DePalma

Chief Strategist and Founder

Don DePalma has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of technology, language services, and market research. As Common Sense Advisory’s (CSA Research) original founder, he is responsible for launching and developing the preeminent market...

Don Shin


Founder and CEO of 1-StopAsia. 

Ewandro Magalhaes

VP of Communications

Ewandro Magalhaes is a seasoned conference interpreter and former conference manager in the United Nations system. As the Chief Interpreter of ITU, Ewandro was instrumental in implementing an unprecedented system of remote participation with full...

Gábor Bessenyei


I was always enthusiastic about the combination of languages and computers, two totally different worlds. One is human and always escapes from being tightened by rules, the other is very formalized and driven by rules. I started my career...

Gary Muddyman

Georg Kirchner

Globalization Technology Manager

Since joining the industry in the early '90s, Georg Kirchner has held various roles in Localization, including DTP engineer, staff translator, program manager, PMO lead and technology manager. At Dell EMC, Georg is responsible for a translation...

George Zhao


George Zhao is CEO of VideoLocalize.com, a video localization management system, and President of Boffin Language Group Inc., an Asian language service provider. He has 20+ years experience in the language industry. As a serial...

Giovanni Donatelli

Managing Partner

Award Winning Entrepreneur in the language services industry. Mr. Donatelli founded The Language Group in 1999, and has since established the company as a leading Regional language services provider. Mr. Donatelli has served on the board of...

Haitham Wahab


CEO of CMI Media, a leading provider of video localization services to corporate markets and the filmed entertainment industry. Having grown up on three continents and a fluent speaker of five languages, he is passionate about intercultural...

Ib Tørsleff

Ivan Smolnikov

CEO and Founder at Smartcat

Jack Welde


Jamie Newall


Jamie joined Conversis in August 2017 having previously held a number of senior global executive roles in the private equity, finance and natural resources sectors. He was educated at Cambridge University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and...

Jason Hu

Lead Software Developer

Jason Hu is the lead software developer of VideoLocalize.com, a video localization management system. He has been working in the IT industry for 4 years since his graduation from University of Waterloo with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science...

Jeff Beatty

Senior Head of Localization

Jeff Beatty is the senior head of localization at Mozilla, the makers of the open source web browser Firefox, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member at Brigham Young University. He holds an MS in multilingual computing and localization from the...

Jim Compton

Manager of Technology Parternships

Jim Compton is a localization industry veteran, technologist, and optimist interested in the application of technology toward big-picture globalization challenges. As part of RWS Moravia’s Technology Partnerships team, Jim seeks out capabilities...

John Tessitore

Senior Program Adviser, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

John Tessitore is a Senior Program Adviser at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He has served in a variety of capacities at the America Academy, including Program Director, and was the project leader on several national commissions,...

Katarzyna Dryńska

Local Versions Director CEE & Nordics

Katarzyna Dryńska is Local Versions Director at Viacom International Media Networks, the home to global entertainment. She leads localization efforts for TV and digital platforms, working for Central & Eastern Europe as well as the Nordic...

Klaus Fleischmann

Managing Director

Klaus grew up with languages and computers in Austria and the US. He studied conference interpreting in Vienna and Monterey, California, and technical communication at Danube University Krems. After spending many years gaining experience in the US...

Kyle Kristoffersen

Business Development Manager

Kyle started as a linguist and English teacher in the Czech Republic in 2009. These two occupations helped him realize his true calling for helping people communicate more effectively, even if they already speak the same language. Since 2014 he has...

Laurence Whitehead

Corporate Finance Partner

Laurence is a senior partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson in the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at a number of UK M&A award events over recent years. Laurence has also been...

Malon Hamoen-Giraldi

Manuel Herranz


Active in the European language industry since the 1990s, Manuel Herranz is CEO and founder of Pangeanic B.I Europa, a leading translation company with HQ in Valencia (Spain) and strong commercial links...

Marcus Danei

Product Manager

At SAP, Marcus Danei is responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction for translation technology. Marcus has over 16 years’ experience in the software and localization industries, and has worked in a range of areas within SAP,...

Marcus Graham

Founder & CEO

Since 1985, Marcus Graham, founder and CEO of GM Voices, has helped Fortune 1000 and communications companies improve their brand through studio-produced voices for automated attendant and call center telephony, telematics and other technologies...

Marcus Vaigncourt-Strallen


A software industry veteran, Marcus co-founded InterpretersPortal in 2009. In 2014 Marcus identified a niche to provide individual travellers with access to professional interpreters, and created whym.global as a specialist LSP addressing...

Mareike Bouriga

Business Development Manager

Mareike holds degrees in International Business, Sales and Languages, and she’s lived in various European countries and speaks English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Arabic. She is a customer-oriented person with a strong language...

Matt Conger


CEO of Cadence Translate

Medhat Bassily

Principal Globalization Architect

Medhat is a principal globalization architect and his primary role is to help set the ADP's strategy regarding translation. He helps design the next generation translation/globalization processes using associated tools & technologies. While...

Mike Klinger

Muntsa Cuchí

Global Sales Director

Muntsa Cuchí is the global sales director at CPSL. She has over 20 years of experience in the localization industry. She started as an interpreter and as a translator to later move into management roles in operations, technology and for the last ten...

Oleksandr Bondarenko

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Oleksandr Bondarenko is a CEO of Translatel Ltd, PhD, associate professor at Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University, European Society for Translation Studies member, author of dozens of scientific...

Patrick Nunes

Director, Global Communications & Design

As somebody who has been actively involved in localization for over 20 years, I am passionate about the strength of our industry and also the constant need for us to keep evolving how we position ourselves and how we do things. From owning an LSP...

Paula Ferrari


Back in 2003 I graduated with honors as an English-Spanish Sworn Translator. During some years I worked as a freelance translator specialized in life sciences and started sharing projects and clients with my college colleague and current...

Pedro Gomez

Principal, PM Lead

Pedro Gomez works at Microsoft Corporation, where he leads a global operations team. Pedro has an extensive background in product development, cross-cultural communication, and international business. He holds a BA in natural languages and a Master’...

Rachel Liang

Senior Project Manager

Rachel has been working with SAP Canada for 12 years where she took roles from Localization Engineer, Localization/Translation Project Manager, to Senior Deliver Manager. Rachel has solid experience in software development and project management for...

Roman Zelenka


Roman is the CEO (“Chief Energy Officer”) of ZELENKA Translations, a company that his father started in the Czech Republic 30 years ago. Since taking over the company in 2007, he and his team have been pursuing a single vision: to maximize the value...

Rui Monteiro-Claro

Managing Director

As Managing Director of beyont, Rui heads up the Acclaro arm for review and staffing services. He leads a team of translation and localization experts to fit every client need, from short-term freelance resources to long-term employment candidates....

Sabina Jasinska

Global Marketing and Communications Director, SDL

Sabina Jasinska is the Global Marketing Director for SDL. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Translation Commons, a US-based public charity, and was a Member of the Gala Board of Directors for 2017-2018. Her focus is on building a strong...

Serge Gladkoff


Serge Gladkoff graduated from an elite Russian nuclear science college and for more than twenty-four years has been engaged in the localization industry, first as a deputy director for a software distribution company Dialogue-MEPhI, then as a...

Shannon Zimmerman

Executive Vice President, Global Content Solutions

Shannon co-founded Sajan and helped lead the company to unprecedented growth and market leadership over the past two decades. He has over 20 years of experience in technology and language solutions. Propelling Sajan to a top-10 US market leader and...

Sonia Zamborsky

Director, Product Field Support & Communications

As Director of Product Field Support & Communications, Sonia Zamborsky helps optimize Marriott's global eCommerce channels across a diverse portfolio of international products. She provides operations leadership for an extended team at HQ and...

Sophie Halbeisen

Director of Business Development

Sophie Halbeisen is the Director of Business Development at Plunet Inc. in New York and has been working with the company since January 2014. Sophie has an undergraduate degree in business management, a master’s degree in Finance and has 10 years of...

Stafford Quaid

Senior Program Manager

Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Office Localisation team focused on ensuring the customer experience when using Office products around the world is the best it can be. 

Stéphan Déry

Chief Executive Officer

Stéphan Déry was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Translation Bureau effective May 23, 2017. In this role, Stéphan is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership of the Translation Bureau. He oversees translation and...

Susanne Hempel

Linguistic Quality Management

Susanne Hempel is responsible for linguistic quality management at SAP. She has more than 15 years of experience in linguistic quality review, best practices, and guidance. She currently focuses on improving the linguistic guidelines provided to SAP...

Tuyen Ho

SVP, Corporate Development

Tuyen Ho leads global corporate development and strategic initiatives at Welocalize. Prior to Welocalize, Tuyen held leadership roles in sales and operations at technology start-ups in the area of voice recognition, big data crowdsourcing, and...

Veronica Costea

Director of Client Services

Veronica Costea works as Director of Client Services at MCIS Language Services. She is a certified translator and interpreter with proficiency in 5 languages. She has wide-ranging experience that includes direct provision of language services,...

Volodymyr Kukharenko


With a career in translation for over 17 years, Volodymyr Kukharenko advanced from a freelancer to a CEO of a translation agency and founder of a software company. He was translating and self-training as a freelancer, editing and teaching as an...

Łukasz Rejter

Sales Manager for EMEA

Łukasz is the Sales Manager of the EMEA region at Kilgray. He has a 10 years of experience working as a CAT tools trainer and translation processes expert. Before joining Kilgray, Łukasz advised translation agencies, and corporate clients on...