Name + Title: Jordi Aguilà is a senior product manager located in our office in Barcelona, Spain.
Hire date: 2002 as intern; 2004 as an employee
Where were you born? Barcelona
Languages spoken: Catalan, Spanish and English
What did you study at university? I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering. I am currently taking classes toward a post-graduate degree in agile product management.
If you could learn any language, which would you pick and why? To be honest, I don’t have plans to learn a new language. My efforts are focused on improving my English. If I had to choose one, I may choose Italian, because I have family in Torino, a city in the northern part of Italy.
Do you have a bucket list? What is something you are hoping to check off the list soon? Right now, I want to finish my postgraduate degree at the end of March. After that, I would like to prepare for a marathon. I dream of running the New York Marathon.
What are you most proud of (personally and/or professionally)? Personally, I’m very proud of my family: my wife, daughter and son. Professionally, I have helped to create a professional and automated work environment from scratch. I started working as a trainee and ended up as Operations Director and CIO, I think that is something to be proud of. As director of operations, I led, together with Consol Casablanca, the introduction of the LEAN methodology in production. Now, I’m focused on our Client Portal and our proprietary Clinical Trial Portal.
How is the new CTP helpful to our clients? I think the most impressive and innovative component of the Clinical Trial Portal is the budget module. Thanks to our years of experience in translation of global clinical trial documents, we have created a robust online tool that generates estimates of super-complex projects in just a few minutes.
What industry publications or resources do you recommend? I follow magazines and publications from the language service industry such as Multilingual, as well as blogs about technology and Agile methodology.
Any trends you’re seeing in the life sciences industry? I see a trend in the pharma industry to centralize the procurement of translation services. As such, they are looking for multinational companies, such as Welocalize Life Sciences.