Interesting Discussions with Interesting People from around the world


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.

Yuka Nakasone - Ep.7

Yuka is the Chief Strategist at Global Bridge, a globalization consulting company that helps businesses to think and be global by adopting best practise globalization and localization strategies, and level up through globalized EQ coaching. She has held various leadership roles in localization, most recently in her capacity as Globalization and Localization Director at Beabloo, a renowned retail analytics and technology company based in Barcelona, Spain.

Bruno Herrmann - Ep.8

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 Quarterly and a number of additional publications.

Sinéad Mac Aodha - Ep.9

We are joined in studio by Sinéad Mac Aodha, Director, Literature Ireland. Established in 1994, Literature Ireland has funded the translation of almost 2000 works of Irish literature into 56 languages around the world. It promotes Irish writers and writing internationally through its translation grant, translator development, and literature events.

Esther Curiel - Ep 10

Esther Curiel is leading Indeed's multidisciplinary 'Content Effectiveness' team. Indeed is the number one job site in the world with over 200 million unique visitors every month. Esther is focused on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of Indeed's localized content for global markets.

Coming Up

Beatrice Whelan - 2019

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.

Anna Schlegel – 2019

Anna is the Chair of the Women in Technology Board at NetApp. Throughout the world, leading organizations count on NetApp for software, systems and services to store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious assets: their data. NetApp is a member of S&P 500, Fortune 500 and is a NASDAQ 100 company. Anna is also the Head, Product Portfolio Solutions, Information Engineering and Globalization at NetApp and the Co-Founder and President of the Board at Women in Localization.

Ainslie Peters – 2019

Ainslie is a lecturer in design at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). Ainslie teaches in the areas of Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Illustration, Design Thinking Process and Principles, Production Design, Studio Practice and Professional Practice and will be discussing the importance of design in global communications.

Hannah Webb – 2019

Hannah is a Senior Vice President with Enterprise Ireland a government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Hannah works in partnership with Irish companies to help them start, grow, innovate and win in global markets. Hannah is engaged in networking and securing meaningful partnerships with US entities.

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