Interesting Discussions with Interesting People



James Hadley - Ep.1

James Hadley is the Ussher Assistant Professor in Literary Translation at Trinity College Dublin, we discuss how James started his career in the wonderful world of languages and discuss his latest large scale translation research project.

Unn Villius - Ep.2

Unn Villius is the Chief Sales Officer and responsible for Vistatec's Business Development. Her localization career started as a Swedish linguist at Microsoft Ireland in 1988, and she has since held a wide variety of positions in localization operations management. Joining Vistatec in 1997, she quickly moved into Business Development and successfully established Vistatec’s first US office.

Sheila Castilho - Ep.3

Sheila Castilho is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the ADAPT Centre. Her research interests include machine translation, post-editing, machine and human translation evaluation, usability, and translation technologies.
If you are interested in Machine Translation, Neural Machine Translation and the very latest information in the area, this is an episode not to be missed.

Michael Cronin - Ep.4

Professor Michael Cronin has published extensively on language, culture, translation and travel writing. Among his works are Across the Lines: travel, language, translation (2000), Translation and Identity (2006), The Expanding World: towards a politics of microspection (2012) and Eco-Translation: translation and ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene (2017). His current interests are in developing eco-criticism in relation to modern languages and translation, exploring the notion of ‘translation trauma’ in relation to population displacement and investigating language identities as mediated through travel.

Kit Brown-Hoekstra - Ep.5

Katherine is an experienced Consultant, Trainer and Author of The Language of Localization, successful publication book series, aiming to define Localization vocabulary to global professionals.

Lahcene Guerrouj - Ep.6

Lahcene is a marketer, tech enthusiast and multi-disciplinary international online expert. He has a strong content management, marketing, product management and analytical skills background. Lahcene is busy managing international cross-functional teams and projects on a day-to-day basis at the global organization Salesforce.

Coming Up

Bruno Herrnann - Oct

Bruno is a Global Leader in Digital Product, Content and Experience Effectiveness. He is an Advisory Board Member at Brand2Global, a regular columnist at EContent Magazine, Brand Quaterly and a number of additional publications.

Yuka Nakasone - Oct

Yuka is the Globalization and Localization Director at Beabloo. She is also a Director of Global Bridge , S.L. helping global companies to tap into globalization and localization know-how and best practices.

Beatrice Whelan - Nov

Beatrice is an award winning social media and content strategist in the B2B tech sector. Beatrice is the Global Content Manager for Social Media, Events and Blogging at Sage, providing social content and inbound content strategy for Sage in over 20 markets globally. She is the author of Trending: The Complete Guide to Social Media for Events. Beatrice is also a public speaker and social media trainer.

TBC - Nov


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