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Kim Ludvigsen

Kim Ludvigsen

Kim Ludvigsen is the founder and CEO of Interprefy. He was born in 1958 and grew up in Denmark. He lives in Zurich and graduated in Civil Engineering from the ETH in 1981 and has an MBA from INSEAD 1986. He worked for Accenture, Apax Partners and Ernst & Young and later co-founded several start-ups. In 2014 he met with Peter Frei, former colleagues form the Swiss Post, with whom he conceived the Interprefy business idea.

Recent posts by Kim Ludvigsen

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AIIC’s Guide To The Best Headsets for RSI Interpreters & Participants

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 22, 2020

Addressing the growing demand in hybrid and online conferencing tools, the AIIC Technical And Health Committee has released a list of recommended headsets for Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI). This list provides guidance to all stakeholders involved in the interpretative process: speakers, conference interpreters, consultant interpreters, event organisers and technical staff. 

Topics: Interpreters Online Events Interpretation Technology
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Guide to getting the most out of virtual conference platforms

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 13, 2020

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, more and more events are taking place online.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Improving the diversity and inclusion of your online event

By Kim Ludvigsen on March 27, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, events and conferences across the globe are being cancelled en masses to help mitigate the virus’ spread.

For many event organisers, the solution has been to move events online – delivering smaller, more intimate sessions for delegates. The results have been overwhelmingly positive so far.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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Can conferences go ahead despite the threat of the Coronavirus?

By Kim Ludvigsen on February 10, 2020

As an industry that relies upon travel and thrives on face-to-face interactions (conferences, seminars and talks), the coronavirus is a pressing concern for many event management professionals and delegates alike.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Why conference engagement won't be enough in 2020

By Kim Ludvigsen on December 12, 2019

I was on a flight from Barcelona to London recently and found myself contemplating the predicament event organisers face today when it comes to the use of technology.

Topics: Event Management
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Four tips on how to make an event successful

By Kim Ludvigsen on March 14, 2019

Everywhere you look, there is change across the events industry. Against a backdrop of technological disruption, a shift in the dynamics that define the relationships between brands, agencies and consumers is taking place. It can be overwhelming to navigate through this change and to identify what conference delegates find valuable, what is just hype, and what you now need to make an event successful. 

Topics: Event Management
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Interprefy presents at AIIC conference in London

By Kim Ludvigsen on January 14, 2019

Interprefy helps shape the conversation around setting industry standards at AIIC 

Over the weekend of 12 – 13 January 2019, Kim Ludvigsen and Greg McEwan represented Interprefy at an event hosted by The International Association of Conference Interpreters entitled ‘Remote Interpreting: The next big thing?’ 

Topics: Industry News & Trends
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Taking a close look at the industry trends coming from IBTM World

By Kim Ludvigsen on November 29, 2018

We attended IBTM World in Barcelona. Here are a few quick thoughts from Greg McEwan, head of communications, on several emerging trends. 

Topics: Industry News & Trends
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Will interpreters be replaced by technology? 

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 1, 2018

What is the future of interpretationWill interpreters be replaced by technology? These are all increasingly common questions in an industry experiencing a flow of technology-based platforms. 

Topics: Interpreters Interpretation Technology