Alessandro Pratelli has been a technical editor since 1996 and the owner of AP Publishing since 2004. He deals with everything related to Product, from product safety, through the study of the Directives and Standards, to the safety of the contents for technical and visual documentation. He feels the need to share issues and problems with his colleagues, technical writers, and in this way, he comes into contact with COM&TEC where he grows professionally and collaborates to promote the activities of the Association. At the same time, he begins to deal with content management and technical writing. With the development and spread of the web he starts publishing in html. He is passionate about structuring and organizing content, web and mobile publications. He loves finding solutions to improve and automate the technical documentation management processes. Today he would define himself as a “seeker” of solutions. With AP Publishing Alessandro helps companies to build or restructure company technical documentation production processes. He provides training activities for companies by combining the Directives requirements with the Manufacturers’ needs. Alessandro created CONTAINER, the application that, in the Industry 4.0 context, allows the digital consultation of technical documentation, at any time, by any devices. Alessandro thinks that the standards knowledge is the basis of technical writing. Alessandro’s motto: if you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point.
Antonio Aga Rossi is a Principal Solutions Architect in Amazon Web Services. His purpose is to boost innovation and transformation of large and small companies by cloud and other digital tools. In over 20 years of career in companies like HP and GE Antonio has carried out several projects aimed at the introduction of new Storage, Computing, Networking, Voip and cloud technologies. Thanks to the above Antonio has allowed companies to be more agile in their Business models and save significant percentages of their IT budget. In AWS his job is to bring his experience to the service of AWS customers in order to accelerate business changes. Antonio lives in Florence with his family and dedicates his free time to the emergency services of the city of Impruneta.
Director of Content Strategy & Operations at VMware
Laura Bellamy is the Director of Content Strategy & Operations at VMware. She leads a global team of content professionals who are focused on addressing cross-divisional content challenges. Laura has 15 years of industry experience as a technical writer, information architect, and information development manager. She is a member of the CIDM Advisory Board and a co-author of the book DITA Best Practices.
Project Manager for several manufacturing projects, Manager of the Smart Factory projects in Italy and collaborator for the pre-sales for the Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution sector in Capgemini Italia and abroad. He has been working for BHGE in the field of the Smart Factory products implementation. Marco knows all the processes related to the digitalisation of Industries in the field of Industry 4.0. Over 18 years of experience in the definition of processes, management solutions and systems in various sectors (Telecommunications, Energy, Insurance, Manufacturing), of which over 3 years focused on manufacturing companies.
Nicola Mastidoro, computational linguist, terminologist, co-founder and R&D director of Corrige! (www.corrige.it). He has dealt with context-sensitive language models for the assessment of readability and advanced spelling-terminology for three decades. In 1999 he created the IntraText Digital Library, based on a text-hypertext lexical model. In 2002 he developed the Censor readability model based on the combined use of the Gulpease index and lexical control with respect to VdB (Basic Vocabulary) by Tullio De Mauro. In 2007 he developed the “lexical imprint” model for context-sensitive spelling and terminology, adopted by the printing services of the Chamber of Deputies and by dozens of other organizations including the Department of Public Administration, publishers and publishing and writing professionals. In 2014 he defined Corrige! the linguistic-terminological engine with lexical imprint offering automatic online services for B2B and B2C for the readability assessment (Corrige! Readability) and for advanced spelling-terminology (Corrige! Spelling).
In charge of the pre-sales for the Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution sector at Capgemini Italia and Digital Manufacturing Offer Manager. He works on the construction of the portfolio of innovative consultancy services in the manufacturing sector and participates in projects for the transformation of companies in the Supply Chain and Operations as a support to the definition of projects and as a Subject Matter Expert. Over 20 years of experience in the definition of processes, management solutions and systems, in projects aimed at the continuous improvement of companies in the manufacturing sector.
Fabrice Lacroix is the founder of Antidot, the company that puts enterprise content to work. A serial entrepreneur, he has been working for 25 years on the development of solutions that help customers make the most of their content and enhance their operating efficiency.
Laura De Bernadis has a degree in Political Science, is passionate about technology and has an appreciation of the benefits advancing technology can provide. Laura joined SDL in 2014 and looks after the Italian market helping corporations and government to optimize their translation processes.
Marco Galiazzo EKR founder, started his consultancy career as an Adobe Guru. He wrote the first book about Cross Media Publishing in Italy (Guida al Cross Media Publishing) 12 years ago. He met the Transactional world when in 2008 Enterprise Knowledge Reengineering started as part of Ethica Consulting, the largest SAP partner in Italy. The first goal was to fill the gap between the big ERP systems at enterprise level, and the typical technical and marketing office, land of Adobe tools. Two worlds with two different languages and a big challenge to build a communication bridge. After 8 years of experience, putting together a quite huge amount of different technologies, the gap is filled with EKR PIM. It is used by many international customers, and the EKR METHOD, invented by the speaker is part of the day by day activity at the enterprise level.
Roman Jhukov has a degree in Law and had a number of positions in SDL over the last four years, from customer support for our biggest community of freelance translators, and post-sales support to corporations to technical consultancy. Being bilingual, Roman enjoys developing his language skills and is passionate about how technology influences the language industry.
ABB (1995 – Present) Test coordinator for product certifications, Standard part project owner, Global PLM roll-in owner, Product Configuration Project team member, Technical Documentation Team Leader. Member of the Technical Working Group UNI/CT 006/GL 06 of the Standardization Italian Body: Professional profiles working in the field of Communication.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler is physicist and since 2003, he is lecturing and performing research at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He teaches content management related topics of data, information and metadata modelling, system introduction and content delivery. He has developed several industry-relevant concept like the PI-classification or the REx-method for measuring KPIs in CMS. He gained more than 20 years of consulting experience and is running consulting businesses for introducing and improving content management, content delivery and archiving processes.
Claudia Klumpp graduated in law and business administration. After working several years as a lawyer and legal consultant, she joined the professional associations tekom Deutschland and the European Association for Technical Communication – tekom Europe in 2013. She is in charge of the standardization work of these two associations on both, the national and international levels. Furthermore, she gives lectures on legal and normative requirements on technical communication for students at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.
Giuseppe Angelo Porcelli works as Sr. Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services in Italy. With several years engineering background, he helps enterprise customers designing flexible and resilient architectures using AWS services. His field of expertise covers Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He works with customers to solve business challenges through AWS AI services which democratize Artificial Intelligence for both developers and data scientists.
Dipl.-Ing. Magali Baumgartner has been head of the documentation department at Coperion/Stuttgart since 2003 and has more than 20 years of experience in mechanical and plant engineering; since 2008 she has been a member of the Extended Board of tekom Germany and godmother of the Advisory Board for Law and Standards
Michael Fritz holds a PhD in media sciences and a degree in business administration and specializes in marketing. He worked for several associations, e.g. as head of an institute for lifelong learning. Since 1996 he is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation – tekom Deutschland e.V. and since 2013 also CEO of Europe’s largest association for technical communication – tekom Europe. He is also CEO of tcworld GmbH, a company providing services for tekom / tekom Europe.
Sebastian Göttel is an authorized representative at SCHEMA Group. He studied programming at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and in Bordeaux. Since 1998, he has applied his specialized knowledge of computer-based writing, single-source publishing and translation management at SCHEMA Group. He has been sales manager since 2005, and as consultant and key account manager, he supports XML- and DITA-based projects.
Verena-Kristin Bickel studied technical translations and terminology at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne. During the university she specialized in multilingual terminology management in the aeronautical sector. After graduating, she moved to Italy and began working as a project manager and translator for because, a technical communication service company. Always interested in technical documentation, she has not stopped keeping updated. She specialized in the field of technical documentation with the use of cutting-edge technologies to optimize writing/translation processes such as SCHEMA, SYSTRAN, CONGREE. 4 years ago she established the branch because Germany and is still in charge of R&D.
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