08:30 - 09:15 GMT
"Together 2018 Keynote Speach"
Óscar Jiménez Serrano is Senior Lecturer in Translation Interpreting and Head of the Master’s programme in Conference Interpreting at the University of Granada. He has published more than 50 articles and books, including the only existing monograph on English-Spanish technical translation. In 1994, he co-founded ITP Spain (today SDL Spain), but soon joined the University. His work as a professor and a researcher has been carried out internationally, notably as Visiting Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Languages (USA), and Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (USA). He was a member of the European Union’s CEVU (Collaborative Virtual European University) and OPTIMALE (Optimising Professional Translator Training in a Multilingual Europe) projects.
He has translated and interpreted for leading institutions (United Nations, European Union, Interpol, Olympic Committee), organisations (OECD, UNESCO, FAO, WHO) and companies (Banco Santander, AT&T, Pfizer) worldwide. Since 2006, he has had the honour to be part of the interpreting team of King Felipe VI of Spain’s Princess of Asturias Foundation, which hosts the internationally renowned Prince of Asturias Awards. He has interpreted some of the most influential people worldwide: monarchs, prime ministers, Nobel laureates, leaders of the biggest tech companies (Microsoft, Google, Twitter), renowned artists, writers, and sport celebrities.