Keynote Speakers

Paul Cairns

Paul Cairns, University of York

Paul Cairns is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of York and currently head of the Computer Science department there as well. Despite a doctorate in Mathematics, he has a long-standing research interest in understanding the experiences of people who play digital games. THe has been involved in the development of several instruments for measuring player experiences including immersion, challenge, uncertainty and social play. This has led to him considering the experiences of players with disabilities, working with Dr Jen Beeston (also at York), Prof. Chris Power (UPEI) and The AbleGamers Foundation, a US-based charity that supports people with disabilities to enable them to play digital games. Alongside this, Paul is very keen on research methods for HCI and doing better statistics in HCI and textbooks with obvious titles. 











Miguel Sepúlveda, Associate Globalization Director at King

Panelist at the game localisation roundtable

I started my journey in this exciting Localisation world in 1995. I worked for Microsoft as a Spanish QA Specialist for a few projects such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office.

In the first part of my career I worked at the vendor side working for Lionbridge as Localization QA Manager for different clients.

In 2007 I had the opportunity to enter the gaming industry thanks to Electronic Arts where I was responsible for setting up the technical team to provide Automated Localization QA services This second part of my career I’ve been at the buyer side and this gave me the opportunity to complete my vision of how localization industry works from both sides, as the client buying language services and as a language service provider. In 2014 I joined the King sweet world where my role is to lead the Globalization efforts of a very talented team in a very talented company!

When I’m not busy working you might find me playing sports with my lovely 2 kids or riding my bike.

Or …. thinking/writing articles in my blog where I like to express my thoughts about this vibrant localization community.


Núria Paillissé, Freelance Translator

Panelist at the game localisation roundtable

Núria Paillissé (Girona, 1994) studied Translation and Interpreting at Autonomous University of Barcelona. On 2018 she graduated from the official master's degree in Tradumatics: Translation Technologies. After working for a while and discovering that her passion for Chinese language and Asian cultures could overcome everything, on 2019, to her surprise, she was granted with the Confucius Institute Scholarship to study in Shanghai Jiaotong Daxue. This very same year she was also granted with the ICO scholarship of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study one year and a half of a degree called Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (对外汉语本科) at Beijing Normal University. With the same scholarship she studied a course in Chinese language and culture at Beijing University. Nowadays she is working on the localization of videogames from Chinese to Spanish from the most surrealist city in Catalonia, Figueres. Her other working languages are Catalan, English and Portuguese, with a deep interest for the last one.

And a member from Keywords Barcelona 

Panelist at the game localisation roundtable

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