I have been involved in the localisation industry in a variety of roles since 1987. I founded and have been founding editor of a number of specialized Journals, industry groups and the Localisation Research Centre at the University of Limerick, Ireland. I am principal investigator of the Irish Government co-funded Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), a collaborative initiative involving four universities and ten industrial partners. I am a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and course director for the MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localisation. In 2009, I established The Rosetta Foundation (Language Matters) and the Dynamic Coalition for a Global Localization Platform: Localization4all under the umbrella of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum. My aim and that of The Rosetta Foundation is to build the infrastructure for community-driven localisation and translation for the 5 billion people on earth who don’t represent a market for the mainstream industry.


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