Panayota (Yota) Georgakopoulou holds a PhD in translation and subtitling from the University of Surrey and is a seasoned operations executive in the subtitling industry. She is currently Senior Director, Research & Int’l Development at Deluxe Media, where she leads translation initiatives, as well as research on language technologies and tools, and their application in subtitling workflows. Prior to working for Deluxe, Yota was Managing Director of the European Captioning Institute.
Yota has also taught theory and practice of translation at the Universities of Westminster and Surrey, where she set up modules on subtitling that evolved into fully-fledged audiovisual translation courses. She has served as external adviser on university approval panels and as external examiner at the University of Surrey. She frequently speaks on audiovisual translation at conferences and universities across Europe, and has published on subtitling, audio description and machine translation.