Press Release

Dr. Prof. Claudio Fantinuoli is KUDO’s new Head of Innovation

Tuesday, 1 September, 2020

New York City, September 1st, 2020 – Claudio Fantinuoli, a renowned researcher in the fields of natural language processing and interpreting studies, has joined KUDO as the new Head of Innovation.

Dr. Fantinuoli holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Mainz/Germersheim and a MA in Conference Interpreting from the University of Bologna/Forli. He brings to KUDO 10 years of experience as a researcher and innovator. He also has extensive experience consulting for the European Institutions on language technology.

“KUDO is the most interpreter-centric and innovative of all RSI platforms. The opportunity to expand on this legacy dovetails perfectly into my research interests and practice,” says Claudio, before adding: “By joining KUDO I feel ideally positioned to assist our clients and, most importantly, the interpreters.”

The world is a different place today than it was just a few months ago, and most of the work now gets done remotely due to the social distance regulations that keep us all safe. But moving past COVID-19 requires business continuity, more than just compliance. “Keeping companies in business and allowing them to meet globally also requires foresight,” says Fardad Zabetian, KUDO’s founder and CEO. “Implementing that vision, in turn, calls for a powerhouse of thinkers and doers. Dr. Claudio Fantinuoli’s arrival is a welcome addition to an already strong team”, he concludes.

With everything being pushed online, and with commuting out of the way, meetings are now happening online much more frequently, and the notices are getting shorter. Dr. Claudio Fantinuoli, who is also familiar with programming languages and coding, will work in cooperation with the competent product team in leveraging the power of AI to ensure interpreters working on KUDO can prepare better in a fraction of the time.

A national of Italy, Dr. Fantinuoli will retain his teaching responsibilities at the University of Mainz, in Germany, where he currently resides. He will also continue his prolific scientific production.

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