Project Manager’s Virtual Round Table
March 22, 23, 24 2021
Presented In: English
The Project Manager’s Round Table is back again, this time virtually. This Round Table will promote a better understanding of the localization project management environment on both sides of the industry, as well as develop a clear image through discussion of the dynamics of the localization activities on the client and vendor sides.
Most Round Table attendees have three or more years of experience in localization project management. As a result, presentations and discussions deal with advanced topics. The format of the Localization Project Manager’s Round Table relies on short presentations, some of them impromptu, followed by extensive discussions involving as many attendees as possible.
An Advisory Board has been organized to assist in the creation of an agenda and to facilitate the topics and presentations that will compose the 2021 Localization Project Manager’s Virtual Round Table. Willem Stoeller (PMP and Round Table Leader) will chair the Advisory Board. Photos and bios of the Advisory Board members are included further down this page.
The Round Table’s success depends on people being willing to share information and experiences freely. To encourage that, no formal minutes or records are kept or published. Attendees are free to keep their own notes.
Discussion of localization prices and details of vendor contracts is not permitted.
90 minutes per session (extra 20 minutes for session 1 for introductions)
Willem Stoeller has over 30 years of experience in translation, localization, and internationalization of marketing materials, software products, and web content. Currently, his focus is on project and quality management and localization strategy/processes improvement. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem. He is a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a former board member of the Portland PMI chapter and he is also the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification Certification Program.
Edith is Head of Localization and Globalization Strategy at NetApp, based in Sunnyvale, California. Her team oversees localization at NetApp in 15 languages under a Center of Excellence, responsible for the strategic planning of globalization across all departments, including delivery, innovation, uptake and return of the globalization investments. Edith is a regular speaker on globalization in panels and globalization industry events such as Localization Institute Seminars, NCTA, TAUS, Women in Localization. Edith is also a member of the Women in Technology Group at NetApp and a member of the Women in Localization Marketing Committee. In her spare time, Edith and her family love to travel around the world. She is also an avid photographer, looking for meaningful fragments through the lens of her camera, most recently focusing on the newest member of her family, Boba, the blue Boston Terrier. Learn more about her professional experience at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edith-bendermacher-859b492/
Mimi Hills is a localization industry veteran. She’s the former director of global information experience at VMware and has also led globalization teams at BlackBerry and Sun Microsystems. Mimi comes from the software world with a background in project and engineering management. She’s active in the localization industry and in diversity and inclusion circles. In her spare time, Mimi is involved in the TechWomen program, plays guitar and bass, and runs a nonprofit music camp for adults.
Ludmila Golovine is the CEO of MasterWord Services, Inc., a globally top-ranked multi-million-dollar LSP, delivering customized language and content governance solutions in over 250 languages. With over 25 years of industry experience, she made a lifetime commitment to quality, innovation and language access. She is Strategic Partnerships Manager for the Global Chapter of Women in Localization; serves on the Board of Directors of Translation Commons; an advocate of social justice and internationally recognized speaker. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including Congressional Recognition G7 “Excellence in International Service” award.
Janine Oliveira heads Lenovo Globalization organization, supporting over sixty countries Internationalization and Localization regional and legal product requirements. A native Brazilian and passionate about multicultural awareness in all aspects of product development, she believes, in order to be successful, a company must develop and facilitate a natural global customer experience where Language is an essential ingredient. Prior to her current role at Lenovo, and with over twenty years of experience in Localization, Janine also worked on the Language Service Provider side and built and headed successful teams for Motorola, Good Technology, Silicon Graphics and more, focusing on complex software Localization projects, innovation, multiculturalism and partnerships with vendors in EMEA, China, LATAM and North America.
Paula Hunter is a seasoned localization professional with 20 years of experience helping organizations grow and succeed globally by building out successful localization programs that focus on quality, scalability and cost effectiveness. Her experience in managing complex localization projects extends across all business units, including software, technical documentation, websites, marketing collateral, global campaigns and events, and training. She currently leads the localization and technical documentation teams at Avigilon/Motorola Solutions, and is inspired by opportunities to creatively solve problems and innovate on processes through cross-functional collaboration. She is an active member in the localization industry and is passionate about sharing ideas and connecting great people to do great things.
Erik is Vice President of Partnerships and Custom Solutions at RWS Moravia. Erik has been working in the globalization and localization industry since the late 90’s, focusing on enterprise customers in the technology industry. Erik’s career started in engineering and internationalization, but has focused on enterprise program management and solutions for most of his career. Erik has participated in numerous Localization Institute, LocWorld, TAUS, and other industry roundtables and conferences in the past, and is an avid enthusiast of collaborative problem-solving and knowledge sharing.
Michaela Bartelt-Krantz is Sr Director of Localization at EA, heading up all worldwide localization functions including translation, recordings, vendor management, testing and engineering for the video game developer and publisher. Originally a translator by education, she looks back at 20 years of experience in the game localization industry. Her current focus is shaping the strategic direction of localization towards real time localization.