This Watchlist was researched by Marina Ghazaryan.
Nimdzi was founded on the principle of enabling access to industry information. Those of us who have been around for a while know who the go-to leaders for such information are. Those just discovering our space may be wondering who they should follow. Our Localization Influencers Watchlist aims to increase the reach of information in the localization industry and enlarge our community for better cooperation and information exchange.
The Nimdzi Localization Influencer Watchlist is your one-stop-shop for information on who the key individuals in our industry are, what they are up to at the moment, as well as links to their social media profiles. Get to know what they are doing, explore the trends and updates they share, and follow them for insights crucial to both individuals and businesses alike.
To create the Nimdzi Localization Influencer Watchlist, we screened thousands of localization community members. Some of these you’ve likely been collaborating with over the years. Others are household names whose contributions to the development of our industry cannot go unnoticed. We’ve examined buyer-side executives, accomplished managers from the LSP world, language technology inventors, directors of various language associations, speakers, forum executives, and independent experts. We also included influencers with high post engagements either on Linkedin, Twitter, or even their personal blogs.
As a result, we initially collected over 100 profiles of various industry experts. Out of those 100 people, the list of the top 50 language industry influencers is sorted based on their influence on social media—with the baseline for consideration being their total combined social outreach in the number of followers (above 1,500).
The Watchlist contains publicly available information about the influencers—their current roles and organizations, the combined total number of followers the influencers have on both Twitter and LinkedIn, and finally links to their pages or blogs for your convenience, so you can reach out to them.
|Name||Social media reach, thousands of followers||Organization||Position||Links to profiles|
|Adam Wooten||10.2||MIIS||Associate Professor of Translation & Localization Management; Co-Founder at AccuLing|
|Aki Ito||4.4||LocalizationGuy LLC||CEO, Chief Consultant|
|Alexander Drechsel||4.6||DG SCIC||Conference Interpreter at the European Commission|
|Allison McDougall||3.5||Amplexor||Growth Leader Helping the World's Leading Brands with Global Expansion|
|Anna Schlegel||12.5||NetApp||Vice President, Global Portfolio Lifecycle Management|
|Anne-Marie Colliander Lind||8.3||Inkrea.se||Translation Industry Business Consultant and CEO / Conference Organizer of Nordic Translation Industry Forum|
|Barry Olsen||7.7||Kudo; MIIS||Vice President of Client Success; Professor|
|Bruno Herrmann||5.0||IQVIA||Director of Localization Operations, Advisor, Consultant, Writer|
|Cecilia Enbäck||2.3||Translator Scandinavia AB||Owner and Managing Director, Conference Organizer of Nordic Translation Industry Forum|
|Cecilia Maldonado||4.2||Latamways||Partner, Director of Strategic Accounts|
|Corinne Mckay||11.1||TranslateWrite||Freelance Translator, Prolific Author, Blogger, Educator|
|Diego Cresceri||10.6||Creative Words||Founder & CEO, Director of ELIA, LocLunch Ambassador|
|Donna Parish||10.8||LocWorld, Multilingual||Principal, Publisher|
|Doug Lawrence||7.1||Douglawrence.com; British Standards Institute||Owner; Committee Member TS|
|Ewandro Magalhães||30.6||Kudo; Ted Conferences||Chief Language Officer; TED Author and Speaker|
|Florian Faes||4.6||Slator||Co-Founder and Managing Director|
|Geoffrey Bowden||2.8||EUATC; RadiorReverb Limited||Secretary, Director|
|Henry Líu||3.1||Orator, Thinker, Networker, 13th President of International Federation of Translators FIT (2014-17)|
|Igor Marach||5.2||Technolex Translation Studio||CEO and Co-Owner|
|Ilya Mischenko||2.2||Literra||Managing Director and Co-Chairman of FIT ISO Committee|
|Jaap van der Meer||4.9||TAUS||Owner|
|Jan Hinrichs||6.2||Beluga & LocLunch||Founder|
|Javier Díaz Fernández-Carvajal||4.4||Acclaro||Global Brand Champion|
|Jessica Rathke||5.8||Localization Sales & Marketing||Principal, Sales Consultant, Coach & Trainer for Language Services|
|Jonathan Downie||4.6||Consultant Interpreter and French/English Conference Interpreter|
|Jost Zetzsche||15.7||International Writers' group||Independent Translator (EN>DE), Localization Consultant and Writer|
|Kåre Lindahl||9.4||Venga Global, GALA||CEO, Treasurer|
|Kathrin Bussmann||5.7||The Wordly Marketer/Verbaccino||Global Marketing Strategist, President & Chief Strategist|
|Kirti Vashee||7.3||Independent Consultant||Independent Language Technology Consultant|
|Konstantin Dranch||6.2||Translationrating.ru||Independent Localisation Industry Researcher|
|Lloyd Bingham||5.3||Capital Translations||Principal, Dutch, German, French and Spanish to English Translator. Member of @ITIUK, @ITICymruWales and @SENSEtheSociety.|
|Loy Searle||1.9||Global Guild||President|
|Maha El-Metwally||4.1||Cultural Bridges||Arabic Conference Interpreter (at the UN); Interpreter Trainer|
|María Scheibengraf||13.3||Crisol Translation Services||Co-Founder and Operations Manager, Translator and Copywriter|
|Martina Russo||8.7||Moving Words Translations||Translator|
|Miguel Sepulveda||3.6||King||Global Localization Manager|
|Natali Lekka||10.7||Worlds of Words||Course Developer|
|Nataly Kelly||17.6||HubSpot||VP of Localization|
|Nicole Kittle Broe||2.0||Snap Inc.||Localization Senior Manager|
|Oleksandr Pysaryuk||4.7||Ceridian||Localization Manager|
|Richard Brooks||15.4||K International plc; ELIA||CEO (K International); Executive Board Member: Treasurer (ELIA)|
|Richard Lackey||2.4||Contractually Speaking Ltd||Director and Founder|
|Silvia Avary-Silveira||3.0||Juniper Networks||Head of Localization|
|Stéphanie Donatantonio||5.6||Fairtrad||Founder & Director|
|Tess Whitty||13.7||Swedish Translation Services LLC||Certified English-Swedish Translator and Localizer - IT/Software/Marketing|
|Uwe Muegge||43.3||Head of Terminology, Global Business Marketing|
|Winnie Heh||2.8||MIIS||Board Member, Career and Performance Coach, Career Advisor|
|Yuka Kurihara||3.7||Scaled Agile, Inc.||Director of Globalization Services|
We hope this Watchlist will serve as your ultimate starter guide to social media within the world of localization. Follow the experts who inspire and motivate you, who provide the knowledge and updates you’re most interested in. Influencers share the latest news on translation and localization through insightful thought leadership on their blogs, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages. Go like and share their updates. Tweet about them. Even better, subscribe to their profiles, so they can continue doing the awesome job they’ve been doing for our industry.
Following the top influencers also gives you the chance to hone your skills. Learn from the best, from their experience, knowledge, and advice. Influencers in localization and globalization sub-industries will keep up with the latest technological trends and industry standards, and learning opportunities through webcasts, conferences, etc.
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