The TAUS Advisory Board supports the management with advice on strategic direction, content of forums and meetings and the growth of the membership. Advisory Board members review all membership requests. The board consists of the following members:

Wayne BourlandLocalization Director, Dell

"Serving on the TAUS board gives me an opportunity to do three things I am passionate about. Continue to drive collaboration, be it data, working relationships, or best practice sharing; interject the enterprise client point of view into industry direction, and participate in innovation."

Karen CombeVice President Localization, PTC

"TAUS provides a valuable service to the localization industry by disseminating information on changing technologies. The TAUS meetings offer a forum for localization leaders on both the vendor and client sides to discuss the pros and cons of their strategies, and to establish the way forward to greater productivity. TAUS participants explore structures to apply new and existing technologies, as well as appropriate business models."

Aiman CoptyGeneral Manager, Oracle Worldwide Product Translation Group


Malcolm IshidaeBay

“eBay has been a member of TAUS from the very beginning in 2005. I personally participated in the founding meeting in San Francisco, and was active in the establishment of the TAUS Data Association. Sharing translation data has been very beneficial for our company’s activities in building better MT engines. However, we are involved in TAUS for more than data harvesting. TAUS is the main forum for global language resources, with a focus on developing best practices, sharing knowledge and tools for post-editing, translation quality evaluation, and productivity measurement. TAUS supports all companies on the buy and supply side of the industry in innovating and automating their translation processes.”

Alon LavieAmazon


Clove LynchVMWare


Irene O'RiordanMicrosoft


Liliana RojasGoogle


Paula ShannonLionbridge


Smith YewellCEO, Welocalize

"I share Jaap’s vision for shared linguistic data, a future built upon corpus linguistics and the critical requirement for interoperability. I have been actively involved in these initiatives and our company has supported them as a founding member of TAUS Data, Interoperability Now, Open TM2 and The Rosetta Foundation. I support moving to concrete action items around these initiatives rather than prolonged discussion."

Silke ZschweigertChief Delivery Officer, SDL