Sir Richard Branson recently gave an inspiring live, in-person keynote address to over 1,000 members of TransPerfect’s global workforce. My contacts at the company confirm his enthusiasm and warm reception.
His appearance at the company has me reflecting on our sad Chancery Court, which tore down the diverse employees, not raising it up, as Sir Richard did. Bravo.
Chancery, in its original concept, is British, yet England’s court was never marred by the corruption and scandal that currently stains the Delaware Chancery Court.
I see Sir Richard’s speech as an interesting development. I wish I could have heard it. I wonder if it was similar to Winston Churchill’s famous parliament that motivated England to prevail over Germany?
Perhaps in some metaphorical way, it takes a true knight to slay dragons. A metaphor I’m contemplating on this day thanks to Sir Richard.
Sir Richard Branson Delivers Keynote Address at TransPerfect’s 30th Anniversary ELEVATE Conference
NEW YORK and AMSTERDAM, May 12, 2022 – TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, celebrated its 30th anniversary at the company’s ELEVATE global conference held in Amsterdam this past week. The four-day event was capped by an engaging and interactive session with Sir Richard Branson. Additional program keynotes featured Liz Wiseman, author of Impact Players and Multipliers, as well as Natalie Reynolds, author of We Have a Deal.
ELEVATE was TransPerfect’s largest-ever internal event and the most ambitious professional development initiative in the company’s history, with more than 330 sessions led by a combination of internal and external speakers. TransPerfect’s Chief Technology Officer, Mark Hagerty, was honored by the company with a lifetime achievement award.
“At ELEVATE, our goal was to bring all divisions of TransPerfect together to highlight the importance of teamwork and innovation,” commented Kevin Obarski, Chief Revenue Officer for TransPerfect. “It’s essential that we continuously learn and raise our ability to deliver transformative solutions for our clients.”
TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe stated, “ELEVATE was a rare opportunity for us to come together, train, and collaborate on new ideas that will better support our customers. Special thanks to the TransPerfect team members who led sessions, sharing their knowledge and experience with colleagues.”