METM19 keynote speakers

Lane Greene

Lane Greene is the language columnist and an editor at The Economist. He is the author of two books: You Are What You Speak (2011) and Talk on the Wild Side (2018). Lane won the journalism award from the Linguistic Society of America in 2017 in recognition of his accurate and interesting portrayal of issues in language and linguistics. A former adjunct assistant professor in Global Affairs at New York University, Lane also serves as a consultant to Freedom House, a US-based non-governmental organization that advocates for democracy and human rights. He speaks nine languages.

David Jemielity

David Jemielity is Senior English Translator and Head of Translations at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. BCV is a mid-sized bank with 2000 employees including five to eight translators covering English, French and German. Since 2012, Dave has also been a member of the bank’s comité editorial, a six-person group that sets BCV’s communications policy across all languages, including most notably French, the bank’s main language. In addition to his other responsibilities, Dave leads BCV’s brand identity campaign and was promoted to Vice President by the bank in December 2018. Dave is also a tenured faculty member of the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Translation and Interpretation, where he teaches in the graduate French>English track. He also teaches a faculty-wide class on corporate communications, multilingual marketing and transcreation.