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Localization, Perspective

Jorden Woods: New Paradigms

Jorden Woods is the founder and principal of Paradigms Consulting Group. He is recognized in the industry as a pioneer and leading authority on enterprise-class globalization strategy, content and application globalization technology, and multilingual issues. Jorden is also a successful Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur who has founded three IT-focused companies in the last decade, including GlobalSight Corporation, a company that pioneered the development of globalization management systems (GMS) for the Fortune 500. Jorden has consulted with companies including Apple, Cisco, GE/Global Exchange Services, HP, Mercury Interactive, Palm, PeopleSoft, Redback Networks, Samsung, VeriSign, and the World Bank.

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Localization, Perspective

Go Global: Silvia Campos Manages Global Services

Silvia Campos is an International Web Manager at VeriSign, a company that delivers intelligent infrastructure services. A native of Brazil who has been living in the Bay Area for the past eight years, she has more than five years of experience in the localization industry: as a translator, as a project manager for a translation agency, and now on the client side with VeriSign. Silvia is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, and she is now learning French. She has a master’s degree in business from San Francisco State University.

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Localization, Perspective

Almut Wolf takes Localization Global

Almut Wolf is a Localization Manager at Lucent Technologies for Unified Messaging products, where her group manages the release of ten languages per software release cycle, supporting a portfolio of voice messaging, speech messaging, text-to-speech, Voice-XML, and video messaging services. Almut started at Lucent in 1997 as product localization lead and was quickly promoted to localization manager. Following reorganizations, she transitioned into the role of project management and spearheaded the language development effort in speech technology. Prior to joining Lucent, Almut was a college lecturer for French and German at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Santa Clara University, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, as well as a freelance translator and tutor.

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Christiane Bernier Takes a Global Perspective

By Anna Schlegel Christiane Bernier is a Senior Globalization Consultant with Merrill Corporation in San Francisco. She started her career at small, regional translation companies in the Midwest, and came to the Bay Area in 1998, where she managed the…

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