2018 Keynote Speakers

Arle Lommel is a Senior Analyst with CSA Research, where he focuses on language technology and translation quality. From 2012 through 2015 he was a senior consultant at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Berlin, Germany, where he worked on machine translation and language technology-oriented projects, with a focus on the integration of human and machine translation.

A noted writer and speaker on localization and translation, he headed up standards development at the Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) and later at the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA).

He has a PhD from Indiana University and currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana.

Panayota (Yota) Georgakopoulou holds a PhD in translation and subtitling and is a seasoned operations executive, currently serving as Senior Director, Research & Int’l Development at Deluxe Distribution. She leads translation initiatives as well as research on language technologies and tools, and their application in subtitling.

Starting off as a translator and subtitler, Yota taught translation and set up subtitling modules at two UK universities, and went on to manage a small subtitling company for several years.

She has also served as external adviser and external examiner for postgraduate programs in audiovisual translation, and in the steering and advisory committees of international conferences.