The TAUS Team

Directors


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Jaap van der Meer

Director

Jaap van der Meer founded TAUS in 2004. He is a language industry pioneer and visionary, who started his first translation company, INK, in The Netherlands in 1980. Jaap is a regular speaker at conferences and author of many articles about technologies, translation and globalization trends.


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Achim Ruopp

Director of R&D

Achim specializes in translation automation, internationalization and multi-lingual natural language processing. He believes that making MT widely available breaks down language barriers. As part of the TAUS team Achim leads technology development and implementation.

Product Managers


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Anna Samiotou

Data Cloud Product Manager

Anna is the Product Manager of the TAUS Data Cloud and manages all translation data issues in LT industrial/R&D projects. Active in the field of translation and language technology since 1993, she holds degrees in Mathematics and Translation Technologies. She is a passionate polyglot, fascinated by multi-lingual-cultural communication, events and travels.


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Paola Valli

DQF Product Manager

Paola joined the Quality Dashboard team to help manage the program across functional areas. She focuses on building the community of DQF users. Before joining TAUS, she taught college and explored the language services landscape by working at the European Parliament and top global LSPs. She earned a PhD in Translation from the University of Trieste.


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David Koot

Quality Dashboard Product Manager

David knows the localization industry in depth. Familiar with many roles, his focus lies with analyzing working processes and investigating innovation in translation. With a broad knowledge of translation tools, he is curious to know what's under the hood, and eager to make new connections. He is currently working on the Quality Dashboard.


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Toos Stoker

Digital Marketing Director

Toos studied Language Diversity of Africa, Asia and Native America at the University of Leiden. During and after her studies she worked as a copywriter and contentmarketeer. Now she is responsible for TAUS's online marketing activities. Toos is also the Product Manager for the TAUS website.

Member Services and Events


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Anne-Maj van der Meer

Events Director

Anne-Maj has been with TAUS since 2007 and transformed from bookkeeper and accounts receivable into Director of Events and Member Services. She is also managing and editing content for the TAUS website as well as designer of TAUS reports and leaflets. She has studied English Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam and Creative Writing at Harvard University.


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Attila Görög

Director, Enterprise Member Services

Attila Görög is responsible for the translation quality product line at TAUS. Attila’s challenge is to convince translation buyers and vendors about the flexible nature of quality by promoting tools, metrics and best practices on quality evaluation. He's been involved in various national and international projects on machine translation, terminology management and semantic web.


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Dace Dzeguze

Manager, LSP Member Services

Dace is responsible for TAUS member services with a special focus on language service providers. Before joining TAUS she worked as a translation project manager in LSP's in Riga and Amsterdam. She has studied Translation and Interpreting at Ventspils University College and Anthropology at VU University Amsterdam.


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Anne Stoker

Content Marketing Manager

Anne has been with TAUS since 2016. At TAUS, she is responsible for all Academy content and is the project manager of the TAUS reports and eBooks. She also coordinates blogs, news items and other web-content. She did the Research Master Literary Studies at the University of Leiden and spent part of her studies in the United Kingdom at both the University of Glasgow and the University of Cambridge.

Accounting


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Marian Res

Accounting

Marian is responsible for the bookkeeping, accounts receivable and personnel matters.

Engineers


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Vinod Sudharshan

Software Engineer

Vinod has been with TAUS since 2010. He started off as web developer primarily responsible for the development of the TAUS website, but he is now in charge of the development of Data section and the IT infrastructure of TAUS. He studied Mathematical engineering in Amsterdam and is passionate about technology and natural language processing.


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Nikos Argyropoulos

Software Engineer

Nikos is responsible for Web projects and Database management. In the past he worked as a computer and Network engineer. He is creative and passionate about technology.


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Georgios Evgeneiadis

Engineer

Before joining TAUS George worked as a programmer/analyst in front- and back-end development, mainly on Java (and Android SDK), .NET features(Clients and WCF services) and Databases(Oracle, SQLServer). He has experience in various ERP's and implementation of various custom solutions (ex. WMS for large construction companies). George currently works as a developer on the TAUS DQF.


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Dimitris Orfanoudakis

Engineer

Dimitris is a Software Developer with an extensive background in building Web and Mobile applications. In the past, he has worked in various Web frameworks related to both front-end and back-end and he is currently working in the development of the TAUS website. He holds a B.A. in Computer & Informatics Engineering, he loves clean code and his main motivation is his curiosity.

Advisors


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Sharon O'Brien

Technical Advisor

Sharon O’Brien works with TAUS on best practice guidelines, especially for aspects of Machine Translation, and on the TAUS Dynamic Quality Framework.


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Marieke van Diepen

Artist

Marieke van Diepen is responsible for the illustrations and artworks of TAUS. As a Poetic Designer she realizes various art and design projects with often a focus on drawing. See www.mariekevandiepen.com