SlatorCon Remote – December 2020 Speakers
SlatorCon Remote presentations are packed full of strategic insights and actionable ideas and are delivered by leading industry experts in highly focused, 20-minute TED-style presentations.
Presentations and Panel discussions are followed by an opportunity for you to engage these thought leaders with your questions, providing you with unparalleled access not possible in the current travel lockdown.
Register now for SlatorCon Remote for USD 80.00 and join language industry executives, technologists and end-clients from around the world. Take away the critical market knowledge to help your business compete and grow.
Benjamin du Fraysseix
Benjamin du Fraysseix is the President of the Acolad Group. Since taking on this role in 2006, Benjamin has been committed to making Acolad one of the global leaders in the language services industry. With a background in finance, he has implemented an M&A strategy which today makes Acolad not only one of the leaders in its sector, but also one of the most dynamic groups on the market.
Olivier Marcheteau is the CEO of Acolad. He joined the Group in January 2020.
His goal is to accompany Acolad’s rapid growth by facilitating the integration of new acquisitions and structuring the company’s service offering and client portfolio.
He is an experienced international leader with a 15-year track record of leading companies to succeed and scale up in highly competitive, international and technology-driven environments.
Aurélie leads localization activities in the Global Product Labeling department at Varian Medical Systems. She started her career as an in-house translator, and has accumulated experience in various projects, roles and companies over the past 15 years. Passionate about medical device localization, she has played an active role in life sciences groups and forums.
Aurélie holds a bachelor’s degree in Scientific and Technical Translations, and a master’s degree in Technical Information and Competitive Intelligence.
Linguistic Services Manager
Bibiana is a Linguistic Services Manager leading strategic programs at Medtronic. She has started her career as medical translator and during her 13 year tenure at the Medtronic Translations department she has led both Linguistic and Localization Project Management teams partnering with cross-functional teams on various product launches from a localization perspective.
Bibiana holds a degree in Applied Foreign Languages from the University of Minho and majored in technical translation and translation technology.
Business Development Director
Eleni Andreou is the Business Development Director at Dora Wirth (Languages) Ltd. With over 10 years of experience in Translation and Project Management within the Life Sciences sector and having served some of the world’s leading Pharma and Medical Devices companies, Eleni has recently taken over the Business Development activities at Dora Wirth (Languages) Ltd., with her utmost goal being to provide highest quality translation solutions to their global clients.
Eleni holds a Diploma in Foreign Languages and Translation (Ionian University) and a MA in Technical and Scientific Translation (University of Surrey) and has previously worked for a couple of the top 10 LSPs globally within their Life Sciences teams.
Konstantin Savenkov is Intento CEO and Co-founder. After getting a PhD in 2008, Konstantin Savenkov led research and development efforts for online content services, then worked as Chief Technology Officer at Zvooq and as a Chief Operating Officer at Bookmate. In 2016, he contributed his experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI), tech and operations to found Intento, Inc., where they build tools to source, evaluate and use machine translation and other cognitive AI services.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Jaime Punishill is responsible for leading global product development and marketing efforts including strategy, brand, content, demand generation, digital, and product marketing.
Jaime is a recognized leader in brand strategy, innovation, and digital experiences, having most recently served as the Head of Brand Strategy & Digital Marketing at TIAA, a top financial services company, where he led the relaunch of its brand. In his prior role as Global Head of Content and Digital Distribution at Thomson Reuters, he designed and built a suite of products and services powering more than 1,000 financial firms, media partners’ portals, and apps. He previously served as Citibank’s N.A. Head of Digital Innovation, where he led Citi’s industry-leading mobile, social, and next-generation digital efforts.
Jaime earned a Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science from Stanford.
Bob Willans has a reputation for setting up and growing IT companies. He is the CEO of XTM International, which he co-founded in 2002. The company produces the world’s leading cloud-based enterprise translation management solution (TMS) XTM Cloud. Focused on streamlining complex localization processes and supply chains, XTM centralises TM assets for real-time collaboration, maximising translation reuse.
Bob’s experience in localization started with SDL where he was responsible for their early web-based CAT tool. He enjoys the daily challenge and buzz of building a team who excel at creating great software, providing customers with an excellent user experience and delivering first-class service.
Balázs is one of the founders of memoQ, with decades of experience in IT, translation, and natural language processing. He has a degree in IT engineering and a PhD in applied linguistics from the University of Pécs. He also holds certifications in compliance and in mediation. At the start of his career, he was a Microsoft systems engineer and trainer and one of the prominent Hungarian IT authors with over 20 titles published. He was also the head of research and development at MorphoLogic, and taught translation technology at ELTE University of Budapest.
Balázs has extensive experience in collaborative translation and project management. In 2019 and 2020, he has been member of the board of directors at GALA. Before taking on the co-CEO role in August 2020, he had been memoQ’s chief compliance officer for two years.
Jack is a technology early-adopter, serial entrepreneur, software patent-holder, product evangelist, and combat-decorated Air Force pilot. Before founding Smartling, he served as SVP of Product at eMusic and COO/CTO at SheSpeaks and RunTime Technologies. He also co-founded Trio Development, a software company that created the first personal information manager, which was acquired by Apple in 1993. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied linguistics and interned with Professor William Labov, and an MBA from Cameron University in Germany. Jack was named one of Fast Company’s “Who’s Next” in 2011, and was named a 2013 NYC Venture Mentor by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Head of Linguistic Services
Alex Katsambas is the Head of Linguistic Services at FARFETCH and oversees all translation, transcreation and content creation operations into 14 languages across Editorial, CRM, Performance Marketing, Product Information, UX and Operational Copy, delivering content in 46 markets.
Prior to FARFETCH, Alex worked in the localisation of digital channels for clients such as adidas, Unilever, Turkish Airlines and others. With experience over 10 years in the localisation industry, Alex is specialised in building bespoke translation workflows, planning and international content solutions, including bespoke TMS and CMS integrations and other tech solutions.
Founder & CEO
Ed Bussey is Founder and CEO of Quill, the global leader in multi-language content production for eCommerce. Prior to launching Quill in 2011, Ed was Chief Operating Officer at ZYB, an award-winning social networking pioneer acquired by Vodafone Plc in may 2008. Ed was also part of the founding team and Global Marketing Director for online retailer Figleaves.com, acquired by N Brown Plc in Oct 2020.
Ed has held non-executive director, chairman and advisory positions with companies including, Mr. & Mrs. Smith Boutique Hotels, Bauer Media Group, Charles Tyrwhitt & Secretsales. Ed began his career in the Royal Navy and held various security appointments with the UK diplomatic service.
Ann Carlisle is Chief Executive of CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists), the UK’s lead professional body for languages with global membership and qualifications. She joined CIOL from the Metropolitan Police Service having established their first language development and accreditation strategy. Previously Director of Languages at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and prior to that Director of an in-house commercial language service, including translation, at London Metropolitan University, Ann spent the early years of her career in Germany working for Siemens.
With over 35 years of experience of language management in education, business and government she has a wide-ranging and in-depth understanding of the language profession and the human value of the professionals that work within it.
co-founder & Cto
Balázs Benedek is co-founder and CTO of Easyling.com, a technology partner of LSPs providing Translation Proxy and in-browser website translation solutions using a mix of human and machine translation throughout the workflow.
Having graduated at the Budapest University of Technology, he has 20 years’ experience in developing solutions to business challenges, including localization tools for the language industry. As a seasoned theoretical and practical IT expert, he has a passion for applying cutting-edge technology and coaching the next generation of software developers.
David is the Localization Lead at Pipedrive, a cloud-based Sales CRM tool based in Tallinn, Estonia with over 700 employees and 90,000 users worldwide. He has been a part of the Pipedrive family since 2018, and his team is responsible for maintaining and delivering translations across 18 languages and a wide range of channels and products, as well as developing processual improvements and identification of market opportunities. Besides his work at Pipedrive, David submitted his PhD in Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow, and teaches English at Tallinn University.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Based in Zurich, Florian Faes spent over eight years working in Asia, stationed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Before launching Slator in 2015, he was with CLS Communication as Head of Asia and he was part of group management during the trade sale to Lionbridge.
Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Andrew Smart is the Commercial Director at Slator responsible for product development and pricing, online ad and research sales, and event sponsorships.
Prior to co-founding Slator, Andrew has worked in the media, internet and finance industries including managing media businesses for Thomson Reuters, Fairfax Media and The Economist Group. He has an MBA in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University in Washington DC and has been based in Asia for over 25 years.
Esther spent several years in France and Luxembourg for work and study, and has since returned to her native London. She has a strong languages background, having studied for degrees in French & Linguistics and Translation & Interpreting. She went on to pursue a career in the Language Services industry, where she gained PM, technology and management experience before joining the Slator team.
Partners | SlatorCon Remote Dec 2020
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