AUC/SCE 1st Conference on Localization, Translation and Interpreting: Bridging Gaps

From: 4/15/2019   To: 4/16/2019


Keynote Speakers


Claudia Mirza´s 


Claudia Mirza is the CEO and co-founder of Akorbi, the 34th largest language service provider in the world, and the 4th largest organization globally to have achieved organic growth. What started as a simple translation business is today a global provider of multilingual business solutions, including interpretation, staffing, contact centers, learning services and localization in 177 languages.

Claudia’s vision and leadership have led Akorbi to become the 13th fastest-growing woman-owned/led company in the world, according to the Women Presidents’ Organization, and the #2,568 fastest-growing company on the Inc. 5000 with 166% growth in the last three years.

Claudia is a published author in key industry publications, a sought-after speaker, an inventor with patents-pending, a mother of two, a mentor, wife, daughter and a philanthropist. She has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, TIME, Fortune and by Google as an advocate for small and women-owned businesses.

As the 2016 US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Woman of the Year, Claudia was invited to the White House to meet with the current administration representing small and women-owned businesses. Claudia is a Harvard Business School Alumni from the prestigious Owner/President Management (OPM) Program, Class 52 as well as a bipartisan voter focused on women business issues and the global economy.

 Mr. Daniel Zielinski


Daniel Zielinski is a lecturer and researcher in Applied Linguistics and Language Technology at Mainz University (Germany) as well as founder and managing director of Loctimize GmbH based in Saarbrücken (Germany). At Loctimize, he works as senior consultant for translation and localization technologies and trainer holding training certificates for various translation tools.

Loctimize supports a wide range of international businesses and language service providers who appreciate the expertise and experience of an independent expert who has the courage to think outside the box. Together with his team, Daniel monitors trends in translation and localization technology very closely and develops customized solutions and supports clients from development to implementation. Until today, Loctimize has organized and delivered numerous training courses and workshops worldwide for small to large enterprises and organizations ranging from product-specific to topic-oriented sessions.

Before founding Loctimize in 2010, he worked from 2003-2009 as lecturer and research assistant at different universities in Europe training future translators in using technology. During this time, he was involved in different EU research projects focusing on the development of training material and guidelines for training translation technologies.