Our Speakers

Meet our speakers at NTIF 2017

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Katleena Kortesuo

KEYNOTE
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Katleena is a communications specialist and non-fiction writer who has written over 30 books. Her main interests are crisis communications, social media presence, personal branding, scouting and viking swordmanship.
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Klaus Fleischmann

Kaleidoscope GmbH
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Klaus studied translation and IT in Vienna, holds an MA in Conference Interpreting from Monterey, California, and a MAS in Technical Communication Krems, Austria. In 1996, he founded Austria-based Kaleidoscope, a company implementing content, translation, and terminology management processes for internationally active companies. In addition, Kaleidoscope develops online collaboration software for terminology workflow, translator query management, in-country review etc., making the translation quality process comprehensible and strategically manageable. In 2007, he became CEO of Austria´s leading LSP, eurocom Translation Services GmbH. Always active in the industry, Klaus got voted into the Gala Board of Directors in 2015.
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Leena Peltomaa

AAC Global Oy
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Leena studied literature and German philology at the University of Helsinki. Since 2001, she has worked in the language services industry as a translator, project manager and customer service director.For the past five years, Leena has been a member of AAC Global’s management team, and since beginning of 2016, a partner.Her special interests include customer experience, account management and delivery processes, as well as the concept of quality in translation. Leena is currently a member of the Board at Kites, the national association for language technology and multilingual communication, a position she also held in 2013-2014.
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Salvo Giammarresi

PayPal
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Salvatore “Salvo” Giammarresi is Head of Global Content & Technology @ PayPal.Previously he held the roles of: Senior Director Localization Engineering at Yahoo!; Vice President of Products at HomeGain.com; Director of International Product Management at Homestore.com; Senior Localization Manager at Kana; and Engineering Program Manager at Electronics for Imaging. Salvo holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Palermo (Italy), where he later was a visiting professor, teaching localization. Salvo is a published author on the topics of globalization, localization project management, international product management, formulaic sequences, translation studies and translation memory systems.
He started his professional career as an Italian-English-Italian freelance translator.Salvo is a Board Member @Translators without Borders, providing access to knowledge via humanitarian translations; and a Board Member @Mosaicoon, a video marketplace. Salvo also advises a few startups and their C-level staff on general management and global expansion.
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Pirkko Trpevski Kyllönen

Språkservice Sverige AB
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Pirkko is born in Finland and came to Sweden in 1980. She is Authorised Interpreter and Translator in Finnish and Spanish, specialising in Healthcare Interpreting, as well as Authorised Translator from Finnish into Swedish.Founder and Co-owner of Språkservice Sverige AB, Head of Business Development for interpreting services, as well as Senior Advisor. Språkservice Sverige AB was founded by Pirkko in 1995 together with her husband Antonijo Trpevski (also an Authorised Interpreter and Translator) and brother-in-law Lenart Trpevski.The company is currently the leading provider of interpreting and translation services in Sweden, mainly servicing the public sector.Pirkko is also Committee Member of the industry organisation The Association of Swedish Language Service Providers
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Jani Penttinen

Transfluent OY
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Jani is founder of and visionary behind Transfluent with a passion to connect the world by eliminating language barriers. Jani believes anything is possible, and that giving up is not an option. Jani comes from tech background - prior to founding Transfluent he used to run a social networking company and be a game developer. He is a family man and globe-trotting artist.
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Tarja Karjalainen

Polar Electro Oy
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Tarja is a Senior Localization Designer at Polar, currently in charge of web and mobile application localization and UI writing. In addition to localization project management she focuses on processes, tools training and localization quality. Originally a freelance translator and translation project manager, Tarja has hands-on experience from both vendor and client sides. Tarja is passionate about translation technology, agile localization and user experience.
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Robert Etches

Semantix AB
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Robert is currently Head of Translation Innovation at Semantix, the leading language company in the Nordics. A part of the industry for 30 years, Robert has worked with every aspect of it, from freelance translation to top management and everything in between. Always active in the community, Robert was co-founder of the Word Management Group (1996), the TextMinded Group (2007), and the Nordic CAT Group (2011). He served four years (2013-2016) on the Board of GALA (two as Chairman), and is currently a board member at LT-Innovate. The power of sharing, innovation and a passion for language: these are what still get him out of bed in the morning!
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Henrik Lottrup

LanguageWire A/S
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Henrik is CEO and Founder of LanguageWire, a platform company changing the way enterprises connect and communicate with their global audience. Henrik founded LanguageWire in year 2000 and has for 16 years been part of an exciting industry undergoing big changes and improvements. During NTIF Henrik will talk about key trends and changes, and how he believe it will impact enterprises, translators and translation companies in the future.
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Martina Wärenfeldt

Photographer
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Martina Warenfeldt is a portraitphotographer living in Sweden, whos been shooting professionally for over 20 years but still have the passion for people and is driven by the creativity as a photographer.Business portraits is one of her specialties and main business, but it is also mixed up with occasional weddings and family/children shoots. One of her newest adventures is “the art portrait” project where she takes on a more creative approach to portraits for children and adults.Martina is coming to Helsinki to be documenting the conference and is looking forward meeting you all. There will also be an opportunity to book Martina for a short portraits session if you need a new profile pic.See some of her work either on www.mstudio.se or www.instagram.com/photog_mwarenfeldt