EVA KLAUDINYOVA has been working in the localization industry since 2000, first managing localization programs at Medialocate, or later leading localization teams and implementing new globalization, quality and vendor management strategies in companies like VeriSign, VMware and Apple. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Localization Practice at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, imparting her knowledge to graduate students of Translation and Localization Management. She is multilingual and holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Language Teaching from Slovakia, as well as a Master’s degree in Translation from the Middlebury Institute. Eva is also a co-founder and Secretary of Women in Localization.
FABIANO CID is an executive with 25 years of experience in the localization industry. He is the COO of OXO Innovation, a company that merged with Ccaps Translation and Localization, of which he was the founder and managing director. As an ambassador for the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), Fabiano kicked off the Gender Equality in the Language Services Industry project. He has also served as GALA’s chairperson of the board and was the co-creator of Think Latin America, an event series designed to educate investors about Latin America as a business region. Fabiano recently moved to Montreal and is still adjusting to the weather but excited with what's to come.
MARIA KANIA has been working in the localization industry for 20 years in various global localization companies in sales and operations roles. She’s Polish-Canadian and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. Maria has had the privilege to present at localization events worldwide about varied topics, including Cultural Intelligence. She is a Women in Localization activist ever since she opened the chapter in Barcelona and held the role of chapter manager, became an EMEA Global Expansion Program Director and later held the role of Global Sponsorship Program Director. Maria currently holds the role of a Global Sponsorship Board member.
Growth, Non-Profit work in Africa