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Show up. Participate. Be there. That’s all you need to do to make an unconference worth your time. But that doesn’t explain why unconferences are so popular in the language industry. Join Renato and Michael as they interview three industry pros who discuss how unconferences benefit LSPs. Learn how to make your own unconference successful.
Mirko Plitt is a senior language technology manager with exceptional track record in delivering innovation in large software companies, tech startups, language service providers, and in humanitarian aid and crisis response.
Oleksandr Pysaryuk is the Localization Manager at Achievers, provider of the cloud-based Employee Success Platform. At Achievers, he is in charge of all things related to localization. Oleksandr has 13 years of experience in software localization on both buyer and service provider sides. Before joining Achievers, he was a Localization Analyst at BlackBerry and also held localization management roles in several other companies, including LanguageScientific and Logrus. Oleksandr holds an MA in Linguistics and Translation Studies and taught translation at a university in Ukraine.
As vice president, globalization and localization, Teresa Marshall drives globalization and localization-related efforts across Salesforce, including internationalization, localization management and development of features designed to enable global Salesforce deployment. In 2009 she joined Salesforce as senior localization manager and led all product localization through a period of intensive growth. Since 2015 Teresa has led both globalization and localization for Salesforce. Teresa started her career as a German linguist and has been working in localization for over 15 years. She has held program and operational management positions at a number of Silicon Valley companies, including leading the Google localization team. From 2010 to 2014 Teresa was an adjunct member of the faculty at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and taught in the translation and localization management program of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education. From 2014 to 2016 she was on the board of Women in Localization. Before joining Salesforce in 2009, Teresa managed localization efforts at both Google and PGP in Silicon Valley while teaching at MIIS. An active member of the localization community, she has been the organizer and cohost of the annual Localization Unconference in Silicon Valley since 2009.
Renato Beninatto is the co-author of The General Theory of the Translation Company and leads Nimdzi Insights, a think-tank and consulting company that focuses on growth strategies for localization leaders. A former owner of an LSP, an executive in some of the leading companies in the industry and a linguist in his own right, this Brazilian-Italian-American citizen can’t shut up in Portuguese, English, Italian, French or Spanish.
Michael has over 10 years of experience in the localization and IT industries. A well-networked entrepreneur, Michael’s main interest is in connecting and bringing people together. He not only enjoys learning about a company’s exciting ideas and developments, he also has a keen ability to add value—and fire—to new and innovative thinking.
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