Global Ready Connect Dublin

Thursday, February 13 | 1:00PM est, DublinGreat seeing everyone at the IDA Ireland for our first Global Ready Connect of the year. We hope you walked away with some quick wins to take your global content strategy to the next level. 💪 Until next time!

Get inspired.

Get a glimpse into Nitro's and AdRoll's localisation strategy and learn how Smartling helped take their brand global.

Get empowered.

Learn best practices for creating global content and maximizing your strategy from Smartling's Founder & CEO, Jack Welde. 💪

Get connected.

Mix and mingle with industry peers and get to know the Smartling team.

When & Where

February 13th 2020, 6:00 pm
IDA Head Office
Three Park Place, Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2, Dublin D02 FX65

We had a jam-packed event at the IDA and covered:

✔︎ Best practices for creating global content from Smartling Founder & CEO, Jack Welde.

✔︎ Localisation tips and tricks from our customers at Nitro and AdRoll.

✔︎ Advice on reaching global markets from Ireland.

✔︎ Networking and nibbles with industry peers.


Jack Welde

Jack Welde

Co-Founder & CEOSmartling

Jack is a technology early-adopter, serial entrepreneur, software patent-holder, product evangelist, and combat-decorated Air Force pilot. Before founding Smartling, he served as SVP of Product at eMusic and COO/CTO at SheSpeaks and RunTime Technologies. He also co-founded Trio Development, a software company that created the first personal information manager, which was acquired by Apple in 1993. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied linguistics and interned with Professor William Labov, and an MBA from Cameron University in Germany. Jack was named one of Fast Company’s “Who’s Next” in 2011, and was named a 2013 NYC Venture Mentor by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Conall O'Raghallaigh

Conall O'Raghallaigh

Director of Professional Services, EMEA Smartling

Conall leads Smartling’s professional services team in EMEA and has been involved in the implementation of many of Smartling’s EMEA-based customers. He has been with Smartling for almost 6 years. Prior to joining Smartling, Conall held various product management and software development positions at Vontu, Symantec and Visa. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Gavin Flood

Gavin Flood

Sr Director of International MarketingAdRoll

Gavin works with AdRoll, a growth platform for ambitious e-commerce brands. As Senior Director for International Marketing Gavin leads a high performing team of growth, brand, community and content marketers to drive customer engagement, acquisition and revenue growth. Prior to joining AdRoll, Gavin spent time in the gaming, motor, sports entertainment and communication sectors. Gavin holds a BComm from UCD and a Masters in Marketing from The UCD Smurfit School of Business, where he also lectures. Gavin is a regular speaker on Digital Marketer and an IAB Committee member.

Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O'Donnell

Director of ProductNitro

Kevin has 16 years of experience in technology innovation, strategic leadership and delivering scalable, breakthrough global solutions.

At Nitro, he leads Product Management and UX teams to deliver innovative Digital Transformation solutions across all platforms. His role is to ensure Nitro builds the right product at the right time for current and future customers. Prior to Nitro, Kevin worked at Microsoft, leading teams to deliver cloud-based localization systems at scale.

About Smartling

Smartling is a language translation company that enables customers to localize content across devices and platforms. The company is recognized by CSA Research as the #1 Leader of the 2019 MarketFlex for Language-Oriented TMS, and by users on G2 as the Leader of the 2019 G2 Grid for Translation Management. Smartling established Enterprise Translation Cloud, a data-driven approach to localization, which enables its customers to achieve higher quality translation at a lower total cost. Smartling is the platform of choice for hundreds of B2B and B2C brands, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Shopify, Slack and SurveyMonkey. Smartling is headquartered in New York, with offices in Dublin and London. For more information, please visit

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