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Future-Proofing your Human Approach Toolbox

Wednesday, 27 March, 2019 - 09:45

The time for debating the importance of people in our industry is over. There is no doubt that they are crucial. What still remains a topic of heavy discussion, however, is what exactly that means. Traditional practices are becoming less effective in this age of technology-driven approaches. This KnowledgeFest brings together experts and laymen alike in roundtable discussion to share both their triumphs and their struggles in continuing to leverage the value of their people, while keeping pace with modern advances and trends.

Future of the Industry, KnowledgeFest

Roman Zelenka, ZELENKA Translations - Your CEE Specialist

Roman is the CEO (“Chief Energy Officer”) of ZELENKA Translations, a company that his father started in the Czech Republic 29 years ago. Since taking over the company in 2007, he and his team have been pursuing a single vision: to maximize the value of translation services through close, meaningful, human-to-human relationships with their vendors and clients.

Kyle Kristoffersen, ZELENKA Translations - Your CEE Specialist

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 worked closely with ZELENKA Translations and other companies to help craft and improve communication styles to ensure happier workplaces and healthy company cultures.

Jeff Guillem, TransPerfect

Jeff is currently Executive Director, Global Client Solutions at Translations.com, the largest private provider of language services and technology, headquartered in New York. He is responsible for the on-boarding of enterprise clients, for building a PMO as well as for developing new services to support clients in expanding their global markets.

Jeff has lived in Morocco, Senegal, France, the US, the Czech Republic and is now based in Barcelona, Spain. He started in the localization industry in 1991 and held several senior management roles prior to joining Translations.com, the most significant with Lionbridge, between 1999 and 2011, and Moravia as COO between 2011 and 2013.