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Speakers and panelists

Our speakers are listed in alphabetical order:

Virginie Ahrens
Virginie Ahrens has over 20 years of combined experience in the software industry as technical communicator, information architect, content strategist, and community manager.
She is currently Collaboration and Information Services Manager at IBM France.
In parallel with her current role at IBM, she is adjunct teacher at Paris Diderot University, where she teaches technical writing and information architecture and supervises research projects in technical communication.
Virginie Ahrens holds a Master of Arts from the Geneva School of Translation and Interpreting, and a Bachelor degree in Russian from the Sorbonne Paris University.
Michael Fritz
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 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.
Ray Gallon

Ray Gallon a travaillé comme communicateur professionnel depuis plus de 40 ans. Il est actuellement propriétaire de Culturecom, conseil en l'amélioration des processus d'affaires par la communication, et fondateur / chercheur chez The Transformation Society (groupe de recherche). Il a plus de 20 ans d'expérience dans les industries de contenu technique, y compris des grandes entreprises comme IBM, Alcatel, et General Electric Health Care.
Il est membre du conseil d'administration de la Society for Technical Communication (STC) et ancien président de la STC France. Il est souvent conférencier sur les thèmes de la communication partout dans le monde, et a enseigné la communication dans cinq pays sur trois continents.

Sebastian Göttel

Sebastian Göttel est vice-président exécutif à SCHEMA. Il a étudié l'informatique à l'université d'Erlangen-Nuremberg et Bordeaux.
En tant que spécialiste dans la modularisation de texte, la publication à source unique et la gestion de la traduction, il travaille chez SCHEMA depuis 1998.
Il a accompagné des projets XML et DITA chez Philips Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Bosch Security Systems, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis et beaucoup d’autres, en tant que consultant et gestionnaire de compte.

Laura Katajisto
Laura Katajisto has been working with XML and modular content management at Nokia since 2003, first as a writer, then as an information designer, and finally as a system developer.
For the past three years, Laura has been the project manager, system analyst and lead developer of Nokia’s next-generation DITA CMS.
Laura is a former chair of the Finnish Technical Communication Society, lives in Finland, and hopes to write a PHD about DITA in DITA.
Patricia Minacori

Patricia Minacori is teacher and director of the Technical Communication Apprenticeship programs at Paris Diderot University. She is responsible for the curriculum design of the technical communication programs. Her research covers complexity in technical communication and translation.

A graduate from the ESIT Paris School of Translation, Patricia Minacori has over 20 years of experience in translation.

Kai Weber

Kai Weber gets a kick out of technical communication that makes users excel and look good. He’s Chief Technical Writer for SimCorp in Frankfurt and Copenhagen.
For more than 20 years, he’s been writing, editing and translating software documentation. He went full-time in 1999 and has focused on financial and banking systems since 2001. Kai is a documentation strategist who’s implemented topic-based authoring and structured information models.
He enjoys coaching and training writers in topic-based authoring, single sourcing and structured writing.
Kai occasionally publishes articles and speaks at conferences. He blogs at kaiweber.wordpress.com and tweets as @techwriterkai.

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