Passing of Company Founder, Bill Wood


It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that our beloved company founder, Bill Wood, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

An innovative and passionate leader, Bill devoted his life to the field of interpretation. He made numerous contributions to the industry, including patented technology. Although he was a champion of change and innovation, he deeply valued the human element of interpretation. He is often quoted as saying, “Interpreters will not be replaced by technology, they will be replaced by interpreters who use technology.” Bill’s passion, kindness and generous spirit have had a profound and lasting impact on the many lives that he has touched. He is the reason why so many of us have spent our professional careers in the language service industry.

We are truly grateful for Bill’s efforts over the last 47 years and will honor his passing by continuing his legacy and commitment to excellence.

 On behalf of our company, we offer our condolences to Bill’s daughter and our company president, Naomi Bowman, and the rest of the Wood family.

ANNOUNCING PARTNERSHIP WITH LANGO “Lango and DS-Interpretation, Inc. Partner to Reimagine Conference Interpreting for the 21st Century”

202 Bicknell Avenue | Santa Monica, CA 90405 | 949.522.5006

Santa Monica, CA, September 4, 2018 – Lango, a fast-growing software company empowering language service companies globally, partners with DS-Interpretation, Inc., a leader in the US conference market, to serve long-standing customers such as PepsiCo, Cisco, Apple, Google, HP Enterprise, NASA and Toyota with the most advanced technology on the market.

“We are proud to provide the first end-to-end conferencing software solution that creates an innovative and streamlined experience for all parties involved," says Lango Chief Product Officer Sumita Mavros, who previously worked in MIT's AI Labs and led Operations Strategy for worldwide call centers at Time Warner Cable. "From DS-Interpretation Inc.’s internal scheduling team to their linguists, clients and audience members, we have intentionally simplified the user's experience by understanding their everyday frustrations.”

Established in 1972 by interpreting technology pioneer Bill Wood, DS-Interpretation, Inc. has grown over more than four decades into one of the most respected conference interpreting companies in the world.

“We finally feel we have found a company in Lango that is trying to understand the true needs of the market and of our clients in particular,” DS-Interpretation President Naomi Bowman says. “Our motto is that if we find the right people, the right products will follow. Our vision is to be compatible with the future. Lango will help us get there.”

“We believe this partnership will establish a model that will benefit other language service companies worldwide,” says Lango CEO Josh Daneshforooz, who previously conducted leadership conferences with diverse audiences such as the United Nations, Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, and the Mexican Congress. “Our platform is automating a global win-win network of collaboration between language companies, and we are thrilled and honored to partner with industry veteran Naomi Bowman and her team at DS-Interpretation, Inc.”

Lango helps language service companies consolidate their entire business on one platform. This includes over-the-phone and video-remote interpreting as well as on-site (simultaneous and consecutive) interpreting and document translation. Lango also takes care of client billing and linguist invoicing. Streamlining everything in one place enables language companies to reduce costs, scale more quickly and easily expand into and grow new market segments.

For more information, contact:

1. Lango: Josh Daneshforooz at , call 949.522.5006 or visit .

2. DS-Interpretation, Inc.: Naomi Bowman at , call 650.212.0397. 




DS-Interpretation, Inc. President Naomi Bowman and Lango CEO Josh Daneshforooz. 

DS-Interpretation, Inc. President Naomi Bowman and Lango CEO Josh Daneshforooz. 

DS-Interpretation, Inc. Supports ALC Washington Leaders Forum

DS-Interpretation, Inc. Is a proud supporter of the ALC Washington Leaders Forum which took place on August 8,2018. President Naomi Bowman was in attendance and led the California group for meetings with CA Senators to educate them on issues critically impacting the language industry. For more information visit:


Naomi Bowman at the ALC Washington Leaders Forum in Washington DC. 

Naomi Bowman at the ALC Washington Leaders Forum in Washington DC. 



June 4, 2018

Televic Conference Expands U.S. Rental Hub With New Partner DS-interpretation, Inc.

Washington D.C. (United States), June 4, 2018 – TELEVIC CONFERENCE, leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for moderated meetings, expands its rental hub service in North America by teaming up with DS-Interpretation, Inc., a leader in the U.S. conference interpreting market. The new partnership gives interpreters easy access to Televic’s new Lingua Interpreter Desk and related products.


Televic Conference continues to expand its rental hub service program in North America by supporting the Lingua interpretation product line. The service provides access to world-class, award-winning interpretation and language distribution equipment for language service companies in North America through a new network of Televic Language Rental Partners. “Televic’s new interpretation platform has been instrumental in many international institutions and is now being requested in North America,” says Peter Papageorge, Televic Conference Sales Manager North America.

Televic is pleased to welcome DS-Interpretation, Inc., as a full-service language rental partner for the North American Rental Hub. A leader in the U.S. conference interpreting market for more than four decades, DS-Interpretation, Inc. was founded by Bill Wood, an interpretation technology pioneer. Bill is known world-wide for his forecast regarding interpreting and technology: “Interpreters will not be replaced by technology; they will be replaced by interpreters who use technology." Now headed by President, Naomi Bowman, DS-Interpretation, Inc. provides cutting-edge technology solutions designed to be “compatible with the future” in a rapidly changing market. Both Televic & DS-Interpretation, Inc.  share a vision for innovation and forward-looking technologies, which makes the new partnership a perfect match.

“The Televic Rental Hub is a game changer for the conference interpreting market in North America. It expands market access to the new gold standard of world-class, future-oriented technology”, says Naomi Bowman, President of DS-Interpretation, Inc. "Language service companies of any size will now have access to the highest quality equipment available, allowing them competitively to raise quality standards for interpreting services. We are thrilled to partner with Televic and know the industry will benefit greatly from this partnership.”

For more information contact:

  1. For Televic Conference, Peter Papageorge at, call 202.558.7006 or visit the official company page at
  2. For DS Interpretation, Inc., Naomi Bowman at,  call 650.212.0397 or visit the


DS-Interpretation, Inc. is proud to announce bronze sponsorship level of Translators Without Borders


We are running an interpreter challenge: if you are an interpreter and donate to Translators without Borders before the end of June 2018, please send an email message to with subject line: I DONATED 

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You will be entered into our drawing to win a SWAG gift pack with items specially designed to help Conference Interpreters in their work and on their travels.