73: Lobbying for Language in the Halls of Power

In this episode of Globally Speaking, we speak to Bill Rivers, “America’s Language Lobbyist,” about his work championing language endeavors in the US like education, translation and interpretation. You’ll want to hear more about what his advocacy for language at the highest levels has to do with immigration, national security, economic growth and the value of bilingualism.

Globally Speaking Radio, sponsored by RWS Moravia and Nimdzi.

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Lobbying for Language in the Halls of Power

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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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