Tobias has 16 years of professional experience in business management and in localization. His Localization experience began 9 years ago in the field of Quality Assurance, from which he shifted into Localization Engineering.

Prior to his career in localization, Tobias managed the Purchasing Department and had heavy involvement in Sales at Schreiber Metallbau GmbH in Germany. There he effectively increased the company’s margins by cutting purchase expenses and pushed the IT infrastructure forward to keep the company ahead of its competition.

He joined PTIGlobal’s staff in 2006 as lead localization engineer. His expertise and leadership qualities helped position him at the head of the Localization Division where he successfully manages all aspects of operations.

Tobias holds a Business Management degree from Handwerkskammer Stuttgart, Germany and has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science from the University

Laura Brandon

Laura Brandon
Laura Brandon is the Managing Director of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), the largest global organization within the language industry. Under her stewardship, the association has grown from its initial 15 founding member companies to more than 300 companies in 50 countries. Laura oversees management of the association, including development of member programs, industry advocacy, and the annual international Language of Business conference.

Sessions Presented by Tobias Scherf, Laura Brandon and Marc Johnson