ZTW Language Industry Talks

The University of Vienna Centre for Translation Studies (ZTW) hosted the second round of Language Industry Talks, in which guests from a wide range of areas in the translation services industry offered their perspective on the industry, the impact of technology, as well as the skills needed to succeed as a (freelance) translator, reviser, and project manager, providing useful advice for current ZTW students.

The talks were held online via Zoom or in person at the ZTW.

A summary of the talks held in the 2021/22 winter semester can be found here.


7 March 2022 - 15:00 - 16:30 CET

Working at an LSP

Daniela Denk (talk in German)
Translation Line Manager at RWS Group


4 April 2022 - 15:00 - 16:30 CET

Setting up as a freelancer

Katia Iacono (talk in German)
Freelance Interpreter and Translator / PostDocResearcher and Teaching Assistant at ZTW
Lecture Hall (Hörsaal) 2, ZTW,
Gymnasiumstrasse 50, 1190 Vienna

You can find the slides for the talk here.


9 May 2022 - 15:00 - 16:30 CET

Software Localization with a personal touch

A. Mansour Bavar (talk in English, Q&A in English/German)
Localization Manager at Yoti


30 May 2022 - 15:00 - 16:30 CET

Translation in a university context

Carmela Welge (talk in German, Q&A in English/German)
Translation Coordinator at the University of Duisburg-Essen


9 June 2022 - 17:00 - 18:00 CET

Perspectives on current machine translation development and implementations

Kirti Vashee (talk in English)
Language Technology Evangelist at Translated


20 June 2022 - 15:00 - 16:30 CET

How to do Things with Machine Translation: The Road from Technology to Business

Nicola Poeta (talk in English)
Service Line Leader - Global Content at STAR7