2: Why is Monterey Called the Language Capital of the World?

Dino Pick, Chairman of Board of the Defense Language Institute, and Deputy City Manager of the City of Monterey, California, joins us to discuss why Monterey is known as the world’s language capital. And why a one-of-a-kind hub of linguistic talent is such a critical resource for national defense—and for global brand communications.

Globally Speaking Radio, sponsored by RWS Moravia and Nimdzi.

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Why is Monterey Called the Language Capital of the World?

Guests

Col. Danial D. Pick served as the Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center from 2010-2014. He became a Middle East Foreign Area Officer in 1996 and served multiple tours in the region. A graduate of the DLIFLC Basic Arabic course, he speaks Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Persian-Dari and Assyrian. He served as the director of the Army’s Foreign Area Officer program at the Presidio prior to taking the position of DLIFLC Commandant. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Defense Language Institute Foundation and as Deputy City Manager at the City of Monterey.

Hosts

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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