Translated's Research Center

Staff

Luca De Biase

Luca De Biase

Imminent Editorial Director

Journalist and writer, head of the innovation section at Il Sole 24 Ore. Professor of Knowledge Management at the University of Pisa. Recent books: Innovazione armonica, with Francesco Cicione (Rubettino, 2020), Il lavoro del futuro (Codice, 2018), Come saremo, with Telmo Pievani (Codice, 2016), Homo pluralis (Codice, 2015). Member of the Mission Assembly for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, at the European Commission. Co-founder of ItaliaStartup Association. Member of the scientific committee of Symbola, Civica and Pearson Academy. Until January 2021 he has chaired the "Working Group on the phenomenon of hate speech online", established by the Minister of Technological Innovation and Digitization, with the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Publishing at the Presidency of the Council. He has designed and managed La Vita Nòva, a pioneering bi-monthly review for tablets, that has won a Moebius Award, 2011, in Lugano, and a Lovie Award, 2011, in London. His work has been honored with the James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism 2016, by the Media Ecology Association.

Sociotechnical Connections
Sébastien Bratières

Sébastien Bratières

Translated's director of AI

Sébastien is Translated's Director of Artificial Intelligence. After taking his Ingénieur degree in France at Ecole Centrale Paris, he worked in AI research at the University of Cambridge, UK, on an MPhil in natural language processing and speech recognition, and a PhD in statistical machine learning. During his PhD he created a novel Bayesian non-parametric model for structured output prediction, and received several awards and grants for his research. During his industry career, he developed AI products at several startups, creating Europe's first quadrilingual, consumer-grade, speech-driven telephony platform in 2002, inventing NLP technology for virtual conversational assistants and embedded speech applications for logistics and manufacturing. Sébastien joined Translated in 2017 to develop its machine learning operations, and oversees the company's applied research programme. Also in 2017, and together with Translated's CEO, co-founder and serial entrepreneur Marco Trombetti, Sébastien created Pi School of AI, an innovative, hands-on training programme, in which industry feeds excellent engineers with hard AI challenges to crack; after its 8th edition, it has delivered 72 projects, training 156 AI engineers. Sébastien contributes to the scientific community by reviewing for NeurIPS, ICML, and ICLR, the first-tier machine learning conferences.

Riccardo Bizziccari

Riccardo Bizziccari

Graphic Designer

Born from the experience of professionals who have been shaped and raised in the field of graphic design – from traditional printing to desktop publishing systems, his work combines digital technology with an analog soul. Brand imager, publisher and advertiser, he can count among his clients: Walt Disney, Valentino, Bulgari, Bologna Opera House Philharmonic Orchestra (Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, FTCB), Reggio Parma Festival, WWF, Ministry of the Environment, and the largest Italian National Parks.

Patrizia Boglione

Patrizia Boglione

Imminent Creative Director

Patrizia Boglione, brand strategist, cultural intelligence specialist, creative education designer. Actually, she works as a Brand & Creative at Translated where she focuses her activity on strategy, branding and cross-culture intelligence. She developed her career in communication at McCann Erickson, in branding at Angelini Design, where she was a strategic brand director working for the Italian, European, and Asian markets. Currently, she designs education programs on hybrid creativity, trend research, and cultural intelligence.

Understanding "Human Touch"
Enrico Boscardi

Enrico Boscardi

Project Manager Social Impact at Translated

Enrico has an undergraduate degree in International Studies, and a master’s degree in corporate communication and marketing. He loves to discover more about the world and the different cultures that inhabit it and this allowed him to be an ideal contributor to Imminent.

Alessandro Cattelan

Alessandro Cattelan

Translated COO

Alessandro Cattelan is an experienced manager in the translation industry with a strong focus on technology, automation and process optimisation. He has been leading operations at Translated since 2012, helping to grow the company by scaling the team, improving management practices, and designing and managing some of the company's key products. He graduated summa cum laude in translation studies at the University of Trieste (Italy).

Around the world in 80+ languages
Gaia Celeste

Gaia Celeste

Senior Community Manager

Gaia is a Senior Community Manager at Translated, where she works on strategic activities that reach out to a community of 200k+ freelancers from all over the world. She oversees operations for recruiting talent, in addition to coordinating training and engagement activities. Celeste has a background in the humanities and film production. She is passionate about words, particularly when they serve the purpose of connecting people and ideas.

Michele Cortellessa

Michele Cortellessa

Senior Marketing Manager at Translated

Michele is a highly-motivated and result-oriented professional with experience in planning, developing, and executing digital marketing strategies. He loves to work in team, in inspiring and multicultural environments. Passionate in every aspect of web, technology, innovation, and media communication. With a strong can-do attitude and an analytical yet creative mindset, he has both strong technical and interpersonal skills. With more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing activities and online advertising, media planning, and media buying is now working as Senior Marketing Manager at Translated.

Sara Ferri

Sara Ferri

Data & Content Analyst

Sara has a master’s degree in Foreign languages and Communications, with never-ending curiosity which brought her to enrich and deepen her linguistic background with analytic and digital knowledge. She now works as Data & Content Analyst at Translated.

Alessandro Fusacchia

Alessandro Fusacchia

Vice President of Social Impact at Translated

In the last 10 years he has worked for three Ministries and has been a member of Parliament, dealing with startups, education, culture, and AI.

Around the world in 80+ languages
Emma Gamba

Emma Gamba

Senior Program Manager at Translated

Emma Gamba has an undergraduate degree in politics, philosophy and economics and a master’s degree in marketing, analytics and metrics. She is currently Senior Program Manager at Translated. Her passion for writing and culture in all its forms led her to contribute to the birth of Imminent, Translated's Research Center, for which she acts as Research Project Manager, dealing with research and creative and content management.

Matteo Licci

Matteo Licci

Senior visual designer

Matteo is a visual designer with a background in editorial graphics and visual communication. He has previously worked at LinkITB and at Angelini Design as a Graphic Designer. His curiosity and passion to communicate concepts through his visual works are what brought him to be a Senior Visual Designer at Translated.

Chiara Pantani

Chiara Pantani

Designer

Chiara Pantani is a visual designer and illustrator with a background in fine art and literature. Previously working as an independent graphic designer, illustrator and consultant, she now works as a visual designer at Translated.

Francesca Prencipe

Francesca Prencipe

Digital Art Director

Francesca holds a bachelor's degree in Corporate and Public Administration Communication and a master's degree in Digital Art Direction. Her strong passion for digital media allows her to stay abreast of the latest trends and seize the creative opportunities offered by emerging technologies and new media worldwide with a focus on inclusive and digital design. She now works as Digital Art Director at Translated.

Disheng Qiu

Disheng Qiu

Vice President of Engineering

Disheng Qiu is currently serving as the VP of Engineering, where he scaled the Engineering teams and aligned their career paths with company goals. Co-founding Wanderio, he served as Tech Lead by implementing data-driven strategies and collaborating with marketing and tech teams. He managed team productivity, optimised IT solutions, and addressed bottlenecks. Disheng holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, specialising in large-scale data integration from the web.

John Tinsley

John Tinsley

Entrepreneur | Technologist | Business Leader | Public Speaker | Marketing | Growth | and all things (Machine) Translation and AI

John Tinsley is an Irish entrepreneur, computer scientist, and translation expert. He founded Iconic Translation Machines, an award-winning language technology software business which pioneered the commercial deployment of Neural Machine Translation technology. John grew the business for almost a decade before selling it to RWS in 2020 in one of the largest technology deals in the language industry. He is now the VP for AI Solutions at Translated. He holds a PhD in Machine Translation and a degree in Applied Computational Linguistics, and is a regular public speaker on topics related to language, translation, and business.

Around the world in 80+ languages
Kirti Vashee

Kirti Vashee

Language technology evangelist at Translated

Kirti Vashee is a Language Technology Evangelist at Translated Srl, and was previously an Independent Consultant focusing on MT and Translation Technology. Kirti has been involved with MT for almost 20 years, starting with the pioneering use of Statistical MT in the early 2000s. He was formerly associated with several MT developers including Language Weaver, RWS/SDL, Systran, and Asia Online. He has long-term experience in the MT technology arena and prior to that worked for several software companies including, Lotus, Legato, & EMC. He is the moderator of the "Inner Circle" Automated Language Translation (MT) group with almost 11,000 members in LinkedIn, and also a former board member of AMTA (American Machine Translation Association). He is active on Twitter (@kvashee) and is the Editor and Chief Contributor to a respected blog that focuses on MT, AI and Translation Automation and Industry related issues.

Question of the year
Alessandro Zinnai

Alessandro Zinnai

Head of Data Science and AI Production at Translated

Alessandro Zinnai holds a Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). In 2018, he joined the Sapienza NLP research group, under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Navigli, working on Neural Machine Translation and Word Sense Disambiguation. In 2019, he joined ENI, the lead Italian oil and gas company, as Data Scientist. He joined Translated in October 2021 as Senior Data Scientist, leading the Data Science team.


Contributors

  • Francisco Martinez, Senior Designer
  • Martina Chimisso, Junior Designer
  • Chuhui Wang, Junior Designer
  • Nitesh Reddy, Junior Designer