Pierre is president of i18N Inc., a firm specializing in internationalization training, consulting and development for software, Web sites and mobile devices.
Pierre has over thirty years' experience in the industry. He has been VP Technology at ALIS Technologies and director of technology at Bowne Global Solutions. He has also taught internationalization at Université de Montréal and been technology editor for the LISA newsletter.
At ALIS, Pierre pioneered the transparent handling of Arabic, Farsi and Urdu languages and created the core bi-directional technology licensed by Microsoft.
As Director of Localization Technology at Bowne Global Solutions, he carried out research and analysis on multilingual Web sites and published the first generic model of Globalization Management Systems.
Vice-President / Testing Services
Matta has more than ten years experience in internationalization and localization testing. His testing experience covers more than 30 languages including European, Asian, Arabic, Hindi, etc.
Formerly Director of Software Quality Assurance at Gemplus, Matta built up and managed a team of 50 SQA professionals responsible for testing globalized Windows applications and embedded systems in European and Asian languages.
As Director of SQA at Purkinje, Matta managed the testing team for a multilingual multi-user client-server application for clinical data entry.
Matta was also SQA team leader at ALIS where he was involved in testing all ALIS products, notably their Arabic/Farsi product line.