Advisory Board

Eva Klaudinyova

  • Location: USA, West Coast
  • 18 years in industry
  • Teacher at University of Slovakia
  • Full time professor at MIIS
    • Loc Management (Quality, Supplier, Program, Leadership)
  • Women in Localization

Stephan Cocron

  • Location: New York, USA
  • Localization Program Dir at Salesforce 
  • Focus on eLearning
  • ESL Teacher
  • Former professor at MIIS

Jon Ritzdorf

  • Location: NJ, USA
  • Sr. Solutions Architect at RWS
  • Adjunct teaching since 2003
  • Bestowed Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012 (New York University)
  • Currently at Middlebury Institute (MIIS) & University of Maryland 
  • Teaches translation technology, web & software localization, solutions development and localization business practices

Alon Lavie

  • Location:  Pittsburgh, USA
  • VP of AI Research at Phrase
  • Technology:  MT, Translation Quality Evaluation, NLP, for over 25 years
  • Professor at Carnegie Mellon University since 1996
  • Developed METEOR and COMET
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Tabea De Wille

  • Location: Limerick, Ireland
  • Professor (Lecturer) at University of Limerick
    • Teaches localization, internationalization, translation technology among other subjects
    • Course director of 2 programmes in department of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Previously in video games localization industry

Aki Ito

  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Guest Speaker, Mentoring
  • Radio Show in Japan supporting students
  • Help students in career development and sales

Markus Meisl

  • Location: Walldorf, Germany
  • Manager Translation Services at SAP

Pete Smith

  • Location: USA, Texas
  • Chief Analytics Officer at the University of Texas Arlington
  • Professor of Modern Languages
  • Founder of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) lab 
  • Researcher in NLP, NLU, machine translation, computed culture, and “big data” in education
  • Director of UTA’s Localization and Translation certificate program

Ricky Kalu

  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Managing Director at Kalu Media, Mothertongue Communications and Freq’ncy Audio
  • 15 years of media localization experience
  • Main focus is developing localization solutions for African major and minor dialects
  • In-house trainer for voiceover artists, quality control professionals and in-studio creative directors