GALA2017 Conference in Amsterdam March 26 - 27
The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is the world's leading trade association for the language industry. On March 26-27, Oddmund and I attended the annual conference, which this year took place in Amsterdam. It is definitely the most important conference for Interprefy so we decided to become a co-sponsor this year. I like the GALA conference because it is organised by its members for the members. I always enjoy the positive and friendly atmosphere, the interesting people I meet and the professional organization of the event.
One of the speakers was Hélène Pielmeier from Common Sense Advisory who presented “A Cure without a Disease? Sustainability in Interpreting Technology Solutions” remotely from New York. GALA invited Interprefy to conduct the lecute via webcam wiith interpreting from English into French. The two interpreters located in Ohio and Oregon were provided by the LSP Cadence.
The lecture created a lot of attention and curiosity at GALA: all our competitors as well as many of our partners and clients were present in the venue room. The speaker could be seen on a large screen and heard over the loudspeakers, the interpreters who were located in the US and the Floor could be heard with smartphones:
I think the outcome was very good: Barry Olsen, who organised everything, our partner Cadence as well as the speaker and the interpreters all expressed their satisfaction.
Before the Hélène's lecture started, I caught Jonathan Rechtman, COO of Cadance. He had kindly offered to supply the intepreting. I was pleased to finally meeting him, and I asked him to tell me a bit about his company Hear what Jonathan has to tell about Cadence and our cooperation: