2015 Global Communications Conference: Localization Trends

5th Annual

Don’t miss the complimentary Geo Group Global Communications Conference on October 7th. Industry speakers will explore trends in localizing websites, mobile apps, print and video. Learn how a localized website is the easiest and most effective medium to grow international revenues from our International Keynote Speaker Doug Lawrence.

Speaking the Language of Business is our Geo Group motto. We provide this annual educational forum to make sure you effectively deliver your message to your customers in every language.

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Introducing our Geo speakers: m-kostecky

Mark Kostecky

DTP Department Manager

Session title:

“Revision… Revision… Revision… Working through the Process.”

Constant document updates are painful. How can the localization process become seamless and painless? What are the revisions, who do they belong to, where do they go and when are they due? Learn what you can do to help streamline the process of updating re-occurring revisions in a time and cost- efficient manner.


Mark Kostecky is the Manager of The Geo Group’s Desktop Publishing Department. With over 20 years of desktop publishing experience Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and practical skills to the table.

Mark was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a Minor in Earth Sciences.

After a year in the Geography Masters program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Mark took the opportunity to begin his career with a cartography firm here in Madison. There, Mark honed his desktop publishing skills designing maps for clients such as National Geographic, Encycolpedia Britanica and Rand McNally.

Mark manages a team of four in-house desktop publishers as well as a host of sub-contractors. He and his team guide The Geo Group’s clients through the process of formatting and design for translation, accommodating each project’s customized needs. Clients appreciate his willingness to adapt to every challenge.


Frank Sommers
AV Department Manager

Session title:

“Showing AND Telling: Translation Tools For a Media Age”

From complex e-learning programs to mobile apps and viral videos, there are innovations and opportunities to reach and teach new audiences. Learn how to hurdle the language barrier with media strategies designed for a worldwide audience. Discover the latest tips and techniques to keep your media localization projects on-time and under budget.


Frank Sommers has been helping international clients deliver their message for nearly two decades. He has helped companies such as Miller Brewing, COD Aworx, Sonic Foundry and CUNA Mutual define and refine their marketing strategies while expanding their customer base. His corporate video work has garnered awards while his independent film work (writer/director) has received strong reviews from such places as the Onion AV Review. His new position as AV Department Manager for The Geo Group allows him to combine his passion for media with an expansive focus on delivering the right message to the right audience.

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