71: Educating the Localizers of the Future

In this latest installation of Globally Speaking, Max Troyer, Associate Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, talks about the curriculum needed to educate future localization professionals, new skills that are required, where graduates end up working, typical career paths and why we should expand mentorship in the industry. 

Globally Speaking, sponsored by RWS and Nimdzi Insights.

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Max is the Program Chair of the Translation and Localization Management (TLM) degree program and also an Associate Professor at the  Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He teaches technology courses such as Website Localization, Multilingual Desktop Publishing, Audio-Visual Localization and Software and Games Localization. Before MIIS, Max was a translation consultant for 11 years, helping translation agencies, software developers and global companies with process standardization, localization engineering, multilingual DTP and website localization.Max himself attended MIIS, graduating with an MA in French Translation.    


Renato Beninatto

Renato Beninatto

CEO of Nimdzi Insights LLC

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 W. Stevens

Michael W. Stevens

Vice President Americas, CC of Translated

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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