Daniela Berndt

Program NetPlusUltra®

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Preparation of incubation phase 3/3

Objective
Production, in a CMS-based Performance environment self-hosted at OVH (1, 2), of the web service presented in my various website-enabled construction panels (3, 4, 5).Continue reading

Knowledge consolidation and further training in informatics

Creation of a SoloLearn user account.

Earned certificates:
  • SQL Fundamentals course.
  • HTML Fundamentals course.
  • CSS Fundamentals course.
  • JavaScript Tutorial course.
  • PHP Tutorial course.
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Start of my incubation phase 2/3

Resumed both the development of my NetPlusUltra® web program (proof-of-concept testing in the field of web business creation), and the instruction work on hold since 11/2009, as the long pending funding issue is still not settled (read also: https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/).Continue reading

Start of my incubation phase 1/3

Development of my web incubation formula (initial feasibility assessment in the field of web business creation).Continue reading

Start of my traineeship in Marketing

Project Manager in the field of Knowledge Management at Genesys Conferencing:
  • Pre-audit pertaining to the deployment of a Document Management System (Marketing Department).
  • PM focus on capitalization: research, planning, counseling and training.
  • Presentation of related results to the International Marketing Director.
  • Postgraduate traineeship report on Knowledge Management.
  • Place of work: Genesys Conferencing headquarters in Montpellier.
  • Traineeship ending on 2002-09-27.
Computer tools (Microsoft environment):
  • Marketing studies (internet watch): Copernic Agent Professional.
  • Traineeship (DMS): Pragmatech Proposal Automation Suite (with a trip to London as part of the training).
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Start of my postgraduate Marketing program

Class of 9/11.

On the agenda:
  • Six months of theory on market research and auditing (as applied to and through business simulation games, strategic implementation, benchmarking).
  • Six months of traineeship at Genesys Conferencing (in the field of web conferencing).
  • Program ending on 2002-09-30.
Place of training: University of Montpellier 1, Department 5 of Economic and Social Administration.Continue reading

Start of my "Personalized Action Plan"

Laid the groundwork for the matrix-enabled therapeutical modelling of my life path:
  • Searched for a postgraduate degree program in the field of multimedia.
  • Prepared for self-salaried independent telework.
  • Helped organize "operation bac+10" (reunion with senior high school classmates).
In 05/2001, registered to the postgraduate Marketing program of Montpellier 1 University.

In 06/2001, bought a Netbook (Microsoft environment):
  • Office Automation: MS Windows ME (MS Works, WordPerfect Office 2000).
  • Music therapy: Windows Media Player.
Read also: https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/files/category-issue-4.html.Continue reading

2nd indefinite-term contract: trial period

Localization Project Manager, Bowne Global Solutions (Software Localization):
  • International Software Localization Project Management (in a virtual team of +/- 10 people in charge of the medical industry).
  • PM focus on trouble shooting: analyzing, decompiling, translating and recompiling programs.
  • Customer Relationship Management: quotes and proposals, project planning, quality management.
Microsoft user environment:
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New employment opportunity

In 08/1999, on the occasion of my documentary research activities, which I was carrying out from home, where I had set up my « second office », I came across a job offer for a « Localization Project Manager » position to be filled in Los Angeles, as I was browsing through job descriptions as part of the benchmarking phase of my audit. The offer was posted on the website of Bowne Global Solutions, a subsidiary of the Bowne & Co. company, headquartered in New York.

Since I was curious about the perception of my own profile in this area, I decided to email an application, to which the recruiting agent answered that the position had just been filled, but that my resume would be kept for other such opportunities. Indeed, I was contacted in 09/1999 by the offices of Los Angeles, Paris and Munich for a similar position in Munich, with a possible future relocation to the United States. From « let's see what happens », I quickly migrated over to « why not? ».

The recruitment process by videoconference was finalized in 12/1999, with a new job initially supposed to start in 02/2000, postponed to 04/2000.Continue reading

Cross-functional HRM mission

Audit of the translation perimeter, until early 2000:
  • Pre-audit pertaining to translation management reengineering (at Group level).
  • PM focus on transversal auditing: information and knowledge management, benchmarking, counseling, training.
  • Presentation of related results to the CEO.
Within the context of this project:
  • I expanded my knowledge of business computing: MS Windows NT4 (Office 97, Outlook Express); IBM Lotus Smart Suite Millennium, Lotus Notes 4.6.
  • I studied myself into Computer Assisted Translation and software localization: TRADOS Translator's Workbench, IBM TranslationManager, ATRIL Déjà Vu, STAR Transit.
  • In 08/1999, I took part in the XVth World Congress of the International Federation of Translators in Belgium.
  • In 09/1999, I participated in an advanced training seminar on Computer Assisted Translation, organized by the Department of Applied Linguistics of Saarland University.
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New market opportunities

Upon return, I would lay the ground for an exploration of the European translation market, and within this context:
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First indefinite-term contract

First indefinite-term contract of employment with the International Division of the Royal Canin Group (resigned in 03/2000).

My mission, as an International Division Assistant:
  • Operational interface between the International Division and its expatriated Area Managers.
  • PM focus on information management as applied to international trade.
  • Organization of international seminars.
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Reporting (Business Performance Management): Comshare Commander Prism.
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Eleventh semester of academic studies

Last semester (on the job) dedicated (after office hours) to my master's thesis, as an integral part of the examinations closing the cycle of specialization.

Civilization study on corporate culture, with a special focus on:
  • Corporate identity: planning, conducting and debriefing interviews.
  • Cross-cultural management: relations between the Group's headquarters and its German subsidiary.
  • User environments: IBM (at the office) and Microsoft (when working at home).
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel; with one trip to the Group's German subsidiary in Cologne.
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Tenth semester of academic studies

Summer semester of 1997, entirely dedicated to the preparation of the final examinations closing my second academic cycle, which I successfully passed in 09-10/1997.

In 08/1997, third internship (of one month) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: export sales administration of the Royal Canin production site in F-30470 Aimargues.
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Eighth semester of academic studies

At the end of the summer semester of 1996, second internship of two months (07 & 08/1996) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel.
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Seventh semester of academic studies

At the end of the winter semester of 1995/96, first three-month internship (02/1996-04/1996) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • On-the-job learning of office automation: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel.
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First semester of academic studies

  • Winter semester of 1992/93.
  • Introduction to new technologies, mostly through the movies (such as Sneakers), and the American press (Time Magazine).
  • Used an electronic Panasonic KX-R196 typewriter for my translation works.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
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