Interesting Discussions with Interesting People from around the world


Teresa Lawless - Ep. 25

Teresa Lawless discusses Localization, Translation, the Think Global Forum in London, and Amsterdam, Supporting the Life Sciences industry, and how people manage content in a number of ways.  

Mary Nurminen - Ep. 24

Mary Nurminen is currently focusing on two years of PhD research on the users of machine translation as a full-time Doctoral Researcher at Tampere University. Professional translators use machine translation however, Mary is focused on all of the other global users. Mary is a University Instructor in Finland and has spent over thirteen years in technical writing and localization with Nokia as a senior specialist and manager. Localization and Translation have been part of her work ever since! 

Phil Ritchie - Ep. 23

Phil Ritchie is the Chief Technology Officer at Vistatec where he directs all Language Technology and Research and Development activities. Phil has a Batchelor of Science Degree and 20 years of industry experience. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events and a founding Industrial Partner of the ADAPT Research Centre, where he serves as Chairman of its Industrial Advisory Board. Phil has been a partner in two highly successful European Commission Projects and a member of several Technical Committees and Standards Groups including the W3C, Chairman of the ITS 2.0 Interest Group, Multilingual Web - Language Technologies, Linked Data for Language Technologies, Co-Chair of W3C RAX Group, and the XLIFF and XLIFF OMOS Technical Committees. Phil is the lead architect of the open-source Ocelot XLIFF Editor and JLIFF Graph Tools library and has been known to write the odd line of code when he has the opportunity!

Kayla Kim and Kaelan Guetschow - Ep. 22

Priscillia Charles is joined in the studio by Kayla Kim and Kaelan Guetschow. Kayla and Kaelan discuss their experiences in working with the Vistatec marketing department as part of the wider Vistatec internship program.

Garry Connolly - Ep. 21

Garry is a digital optimist, people connector, and the Founder/President of Host in Ireland. He is also the Chair of GconnTec. A global keynote speaker, panelist and moderator. (Events in US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dublin, London, Monaco and Costa Rica.) Gary has direct experience in assisting foreign direct investment into Europe, and Host in Ireland is named in the Broadgroup Power 200: 'The Worlds Most Influential Data Economy Leaders of 2019.' Other achievements include 2018 EMEA Influencers in Cloud and Data centres 2017 by Data Economy in Monaco June 2017, and Runner-up in Data Centre Individual of year at DCS Awards May 2017. Garry Connolly was the winner of the Think Global Awards "Community Award" as Founder of the GDPR Awareness Coalition April 2018.

Frank Hannigan - Ep. 20

Frank Hannigan is an advisor to Technology and Creative Industry leadership teams. He is a partner in Strategy Crowd and a Director/NEX with organizations such as RTE (Ireland’s state broadcaster), The World Bank, and European Bank including the Innovation Fund in Serbia. His experience spans, everything from film, media, architecture, venture capital, and more! At Partner Crowd the team works with about 300-500 companies per year. They are focusing on strategy, innovation, sales, and marketing approaches. Working in many countries around the world, Frank delivers a unique perspective. In this episode, he touches on the ability to understand change and how it helps business advisors to continue to be relevant. “I think Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix are outliers in the future of business,” comments Frank, listen to this episode to find out more.

Hannah Webb - Ep.19

Hannah Webb discusses the Irish Advantage and touches on all of the sectors that Enterprise Ireland are involved in. This episode discusses how Enterprise Ireland is the largest VC in Europe and the third largest VC in the world based on the number of deals. Priscillia and Hannah discuss the 100 Women in Finance event in New York, Women in Business, hosting seminars, panels, conferences, and gender equity and diversity in the workplace. Hannah discusses funding and working directly with female founders. Hannah Webb is the Senior Vice President Business & Consumer Services, Talent/HR Management, BPO at Enterprise Ireland.

Patrick Nunes - Ep.18

Patrick Nunes, Director, Global Communications & Design at Rotary International. Patrick is responsible for executing and supporting Rotary’s brand strategy across multiple regions in the world. He also leads and drives innovation in support of efforts to increase the understanding of Rotary and to support 35,000 Rotary clubs and 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide.​

Anna Schlegel - Ep.17

Anna Schlegel, Vice President, Global Portfolio Lifecycle Management at NetApp joins us on the latest VistaTalks show! 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 Chair of the Women in Technology Board @ NetApp and Co-Founder, President of the Board at Women in Localization.

Beatrice Whelan - Ep.16

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.

Simon Hodgkins - Ep.15

Show host Priscillia Charles talks with Simon Hodgkins. On this episode, we hear all about the plans for VistaTalks, plus we discuss the Think Global Forum and the Think Global Awards.

International Women's Day - Ep.14

A balanced world is a better world. Have you considered how you can you help to forge a more gender-balanced world? In this episode Priscillia Charles is joined by Ivona Ward, Ioana Costea and Lucy Nzeyimana. The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. How will you help make a difference? #IWD2019

Margaret Kelleher - Ep.13

Margaret Kelleher is Professor and Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin. She is Chair of the Board of the Irish Film Institute (since 2014) and UCD academic lead on the Museum of Irish Literature (MoLI), a collaboration between UCD and the National Library of Ireland to open a new literary museum at Newman House in early 2019. From 2009 to 2016 she was Chairperson of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. VistaTalks host Priscillia Charles discusses The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland with Professor Kelleher.

Laura Cociasu - Ep.12

Laura Cociasu is the International Content Strategy Manager at LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 562 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Laura is a globalization pioneer with a diverse background in social media, education, localization and customer experience combined with a passion for content management and linguistics.

Patricia Paladini Adell - Ep.11

Patricia is the Globalization Director World Wide at CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company. She is a Technology Forum Executive at the Think Global Forum and the Chapter Manager for the Catalan Chapter of Women In Localization.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coming Up

Almudena Bernardos – 2019

Leading localization at Squarespace. Plan and manage localisation projects, working with the Customer Operations, Strategy, Product and Translation teams to localise the product, help centre, and customer support.

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.

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