past events + presentations
LocLeaders Local Germany – Stuttgart, Germany – November 8
Welocalize hosted a special event, LocLeaders Local Forum 2016 Germany: Technically Speaking! The event took place Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Our guest panelists engaged with our event participants on key topics and trends related to style, tone and quality, internal, external or blended teams, optimizing your in-country reviews and best practices to achieve your business goals. The special panelists held a German conversation with our dinner and event participants. They panelists included Anja Stähler, Corporate Communications at IKEA, Peter Vinçon, Architecture & Quality Governance – Localization at Amadeus, Andrew Lawless, President, Best-Selling Author at Rockant Training & Consulting and Christian Weih, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at Across Systems.
AMTA 2016 – Austin, Texas – October 29 – November 2
Welocalize sponsored and presented at the AMTA 2016 taking place in Austin, Texas. The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) hosted a series of expert presentations and learning programs on the latest hot topics related to language technologies, including NLP, machine translation, post-editing, content scoring and machine learning. Olga Beregovaya, VP of Language Solutions at Welocalize, attended the event to share trends and future innovations that are changing the landscape of MT.
LocWorld 2016 – Montreal, Canada – October 26-28
Welocalize was proud to sponsor and exhibit at the next LocWorld event, “Engaging Global Customers,” that took place in Montreal, Canada October 26-28. Welocalize hosted a series of updates and conversations in our new Welocalize Lounge in the exhibit space. We revealed new language service offerings in life sciences, digital marketing, legal, language automation, quality validation and more.
LocLeaders Forum 2016 – Montreal, Canada – October 26
Welocalize will host LocLeaders Forum 2016: Montreal on Wednesday, October 26. The exclusive forum will focus on the future of localization, innovation, making the right connections and best practices that deliver results. Smith Yewell will open the event with an outlook to where the $40B localization industry is headed, with the right leadership and focus on business outcomes. A selected group of localization leaders from multinational organizations will engage in a series of discussions with the participants of LocLeaders. If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com for more details.
TAUS – Portland, OR – October 24-25
Welocalize executives and members of our innovation, technology and language solutions teams will be taking part at the TAUS events taking place in Portland, Oregon, October 24-25. As Portland is home to one of Welocalize’s global centers of excellence, Welocalize will be hosting onsite visits to our office and tours of Welocalize Lab.
For additional information about TAUS, visit http://locworld.com/events/locworld32-montreal-2016/
WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival – San Francisco, California October 15
Welocalize were proud bronze sponsors of the WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival that took place October 15, 2016 at The Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. The festival featured performances and presentations by amazing young women from around the world and a shark tank for girl entrepreneurs. At Welocalize, we always look for ways to make a difference. WorldWideWomen is a social enterprise company, driving a global initiative that is taking root in San Francisco, California, by working together with multinational and local organizations to support equality and human rights through technology, philanthropy and advocacy for women and girls and we look forward to taking part in an event that will positively impact the lives of girls throughout the bay area. “WorldWideWomen is dedicated to global equality for women and girls and we’re delighted to welcome Welocalize as a sponsor to the WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival,” said Maureen Broderick, Founder and CEO at WorldWideWomen. “We are grateful for the support of all our sponsors which is critical to the success of the Festival and future initiatives. It’s a must-attend day that will be remembered forever!” http://www.worldwidewomenfestival.com
Content Marketing World – Cleveland, OH – September 6-9
Join Welocalize at Content Marketing World in Cleveland. Let the force be with you at this event, as we gather to talk all things content at the “orange event” of the year. Welocalize and Adapt Worldwide will be on hand to share secrets for adapting content into more than 175 languages.
Are you ready to join with us to take on the empire? We are ready for you! If you want to expand your reach around the world and “beyond” then it’s time we get connected. http://www.contentmarketingworld.com/ is where you can register to meet with us and see the special featured guest Mark Hamill.
School of Advanced Technologies for Translators – Trento, Italy – September 9-10
Welocalize is proud to sponsor the SATT 2016. The educational program is designed to provide professional translators knowledge, experience and resources about the trends in the translation industry, including machine translation and post-editing technologies. Localization and translation leaders from global businesses and thought leadership organizations, as well as language service providers will be taking part in the School of Advanced Technologies for Translators. Tanja Schmidt, a member of the Welocalize Technology Solutions Team at Welocalize is a featured speaker. Based in the Welocalize office located in Saarbrücken, Germany, she started working as a freelance translator and copywriter for small and medium businesses. She joined Welocalize in 2010 and is a speaker at university conferences and international industry events like Localization World and others. http://satt2016.fbk.eu/
Brand2Global – Silicon Valley, CA – September 28-29
Welocalize and Adapt Worldwide, a Welocalize mulitlingual digital marketing agency, sponsored the upcoming Brand2Global event! Huw Aveston, General Manager and Co-Founder of Adapt Worldwide will be hosting a “digital challenge,” helping participants bridge the divide between localization and marketing.
To learn more about the information and take our quiz, contact www.adaptworldwide.com.
TAUS QE Summit – Dublin – June 8
Welocalize participated in the TAUS QE Summit taking place in Dublin. Olga Beregovaya, Vice President of Language Technology Solutions at Welocalize was a panelist for Topic 6: Towards an enterprise aggregated solution for DQF. In this session, she discussed an alternative solution to the current DQF API in which translated data segments remain on enterprise servers. TAUS is planning on providing an open specification of methods to facilitate the aggregation of data on the enterprise side.
LocLeaders Dublin 2016: Expanding Your Global Reach – Dublin – June 8
Welocalize hosted a gathering of localization peers in Dublin on Wednesday, June 8 for the next LocLeaders 2016 event. The theme for this year’s event in Europe was Expanding Your Global Reach.
Welocalize CEO, Smith Yewell kicked off the day’s discussions, which took place at No.6 Kildare Street in Dublin. The topics for this exclusive peer-to-peer discussions, with featured guest panelists included: Ensuring Optimum Localization Quality, How to Engage Local Markets and The Digital Challenge.
LocWorld – Dublin – June 8-10
Welocalize was excited to sponsor and exhibit at Localization World in Dublin June 8-10, 2016. Olga Beregovaya was featured in the session: Managing an Effective MT Program in an Ever Changing MT Environment. Tuyen Ho hosted a special Growth Strategies Round Table. Gavin Grimes, General Manager of Welocalize in Ireland is a member of the advisory board for LocWorld 2016 in Dublin. Welocalize senior executives were at the event meeting with clients and talking about innovation, quality and expanding global reach.
LocLeaders Local 2016 – Boston, Massachusetts – May 3
It is time to make a Digital Connection! LocLeaders Local provided food, drinks, networking and an introduction to Co-Founder and Managing Director of Adapt Worldwide, Huw Aveston at the Liquid Art House in Boston. We recently acquired Adapt Worldwide, a multilingual digital marketing agency.
LocLeaders Local 2016 – New York City, New York – May 5
On this Cinco de Mayo, we made a Digital Connection at our LocLeaders Local in New York City! The festivities took place at the Parkview Lounge on the 4th Floor on Thursday, May 5. We introduced participants to Adapt Worldwide, a Welocalize multilingual digital marketing agency. It was a social affair with food, drinks, networking and an introduction to Co-Founder and Managing Director of Adapt Worldwide, Huw Aveston.
LocLeaders Local 2016 – Portland, Oregon – May 10
We hosted a Welocalize LocLeaders Local happy hour in Portland on May 10 at the Departure Restaurant + Lounge. We made a Digital Connection where we introduced everyone to our recently acquired multilingual digital marketing agency, Adapt Worldwide. Whether we are talking SEO, UGC, PPC, MT, QA or CTR, the fact of the matter is we need to learn how to talk to each other if we are going to really globalize.
LocLeaders Local 2016 – Silicon Valley, California – May 12
It is time to make a Digital Connection! LocLeaders Local visited Silicon Valley at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley on the Quattro Terrace in Palo Alto. The social event was for localization professionals to gather, eat, drink and talk all things digital. It’s a hot topic and driving a lot of buzz today. We made an introduction to Co-Founder and Managing Director of Adapt Worldwide, Huw Aveston. Welocalize recently acquired Adapt Worldwide, a multilingual digital marketing agency.
Localization Project Managers Round Table – Berkeley, California – May 18-20
The Localization Institute’s Localization Project Managers Round Table was held on the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California at Berkeley, May 18-20, 2016. Samantha Henderson, Welocalize Enterprise Program Director, hosted a session “PM responsibilities” on Thursday, May 19. Samantha Henderson is a selected member of the Round Table Advisory Board, made up of senior localization experts from client and language service provider organizations. The Advisory Board develop the agenda for Round Table events and will facilitate topics and presentations that take place at the 2016 Localization Project Managers Round Table.
European Association of Machine Translations (EAMT) – Riga, Latvia – May 30-June 1
Welocalize is proud to sponsor the European Association of Machine Translation (EAMT) Conference which took place in Riga, Latvia, on May 30 through June 1. Welocalize’s Vice President of Language Technology Solutions and noted language automation thought leader, Olga Beregovaya attended the event, to advance the dialogue on hot topics such as neural linguistic processing, machine learning, language automation tools and the latest findings in new projects and innovation studies taking place at Welocalize. W
LocLeaders Asia 2016 – Tokyo, Japan – April 13
Welocalize hosted a dinner and panel discussion oat Kakou Hyatt Regency Tokyo. Our Welocalize LocLeaders 2016 Tokyo event brings together localization leaders to exchange ideas. The focus for the evening will be language automation and expanding your global reach.
Our special guest panelists, shared experiences and ideas in globalization, content management and language automation trends. They included: Yukako Ueda from NetApp, Hyunjoo Han from Autodesk and Tatsuya Hirai from Welocalize. The panel session was moderated by Welocalize’s VP of Language Technology, Olga Beregovaya.
LocWorld Asia 2016 – Tokyo, Japan – April 13-15
Welocalize sponsored and exhibited at LocWorld Asia 2016 in Tokyo, meeting with clients and language service buyers to talk about best practices for “Engaging Global Customers” at the event. Mark Shriner, VP of Asia for Welocalize was a featured panelist at the session entitled, The Growing Importance of Emerging Markets. Tuyen Ho, Senior Director of Corporate Development at Welocalize, hosted the discussion, Behavioral Design for Everyone, Everywhere. Also in attendance at the event will be Welocalize Chief Customer Officer, Paul McManus and Chief Marketing Officer, Jamie Glass. http://locworld.com/events/locworld30-tokyo-2016.
Texas Marketing Summit – Houston, Texas – April 28
Join Huw Aveston from Adapt Worldwide, a Welocalize multilingual digital marketing agency at the Texas Marketing Summit. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston. Huw was on the panel Building a Successful Agency/Brand Collaboration. This is an important topic as global brands look to grow their market share and reach target audiences through cultural adaptation of branded marketing content. Welocalize and Adapt Worldwide are sponsors of the gathering of marketing leaders. The event is a gathering of like-minded marketing professionals, creative agencies, media technology experts and marketing community leaders. You can learn more by visiting http://www.icsummits.com/#/texas-marketing-summit/.
LocLeaders Local 2016 – Houston, Texas – April 29
You say TMS and I say CMS, you say Transcreation and I say Copywriting! No matter the language, it’s time we bring it all together. Marketing and localization, all for one, together at last! We recently acquired Adapt Worldwide, a multilingual digital marketing agency. We understand that there has been two conversations happening in most companies for a long time. We want to unite everyone to speak one language – RESULTS! Make the Digital Connection! LocLeaders Local was held at Hotel Sorella CityCentre’s Monnalisa® Bar in Houston, where we served food, drinks, and did some networking and provided an introduction to Co-Founder and Managing Director of Adapt Worldwide, Huw Aveston.
TAUS Roundtable 2016 – Vienna, Austria – March 15
Lena Marg from Welocalize will be participating as a panel speaker at the TAUS event. She will present Defining the Translation Purpose – Quality Assessment for Raw MT and Light Post-Editing – a use case by MT Project Management at Welocalize. Lena is taking part in the third topic discussion, Measuring Quality of Machine Translation, at the day-long event. Welocalize will highlight the work and success in identifying quality scoring and analysis of MT and PEMT. For an overview of the program, visit https://events.taus.net/events/conferences/taus-roundtable-2016-vienna#overview. You can view the full agenda by clicking on https://events.taus.net/events/conferences/taus-roundtable-2016-vienna#agenda.
GALA 2016 – New York, NY – March 20-23
Welocalize will be in attendance of GALA 2016 in New York City. As members and supporters of GALA, Welocalize and Park IP Translations, a Welocalize company, will meet with industry leaders and language professionals. Tuyen Ho, head of corporate development at Welocalize, will be presenting “Abolish the Per Word Pricing Model” on Monday, March, 21 at 2:45 PM. She will highlight conversations about how do today’s localization economics—such as per word pricing—hinder innovation and growth. What new models could emerge to create better business outcomes for both suppliers and buyers if we abolished the per word pricing model? This session will address why this idea is not just provocative, but also seductive. In considering alternatives, participants will discuss the complexities that need to be balanced across the supplier and buyer value chain and the relationships between price, motivation, and sustainability. To meet with Welocalize at GALA, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIIS Translation, Interpretation and Localization Management Career Fair – Monterey, CA – February 19
Welocalize team members attended the Middlebury Institute’s (MIIS) Annual Translation, Interpretation and Localization Management (TILM) Career Fair to meet with students seeking internships, contract positions and full-time employment. Welocalize supports internship opportunities. To send your resume for consideration, email email@example.com. We are also recruiting for contractor positions for remarkable opportunities with some of the world’s leading brands. If interested about these positions with our Welocalize Staffing services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
eTail 2016 West Conference – Palm Springs, CA – February 22-26
Welocalize will join 2,500 attendees, 200 speakers and hundreds of retailers at the upcoming event. As sponsors, we will be meeting with retail marketers and business experts to discuss our globalization and localization solutions for consumer brands. We will highlight our ability to help companies expand their global reach through multilingual digital marketing solutions for web, as well as mobile apps, ASO, SEO, social media and PPC. We plan to connect with buyers to focus on their market expansion through content localization and translation. REGISTER and learn more about this event by visiting: http://etailwest.wbresearch.com. If you are planning on attending eTail 2016 West, contact us at email@example.com so that we can find a time to meet and talk retail and languages!
New Breakthrough With Machine Translation? The Secret Is in the Source Webinar
Machine translation can be a valuable way for you to reduce costs and get to marketing faster but it can also become a complex process fraught with errors and excessive editing. The difference often comes down to the source. In this webinar, Acrolinx and Welocalize share the secrets to better machine translation and best practices from their latest research where they evaluated the impact of content optimization and pre-editing for machine translation across a wide range of source texts and styles. The results will surprise you. Speakers: Olga Beregovaya, Vice President Technology Solutions, Welocalize, Elaine O’Curran, Program Manager, Language Tools, Welocalize, Christian Gericke, SVP, EMEA/APAC and Global Client Services, Acrolinx and Peter Beargie, Senior Sales Engineer, Acrolinx. VIEW THE WEBINAR HERE.
Nordic Translation Industry Forum – Reykjavik, Iceland, November 19 – 20
Welocalize is proud to sponsor the NTIF event taking place in the beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. Welocalize will be at the event, engaging with participants and learning from industry experts about their strategies and plans for globalization in 2016 and beyond. We are proud to take part in an event that provides for a great exchange of ideas and discussions from global brand leaders and localization experts from around the world. For additional information about the event and NTIF, please visit http://ntif.se/.
Learning 2015 – Orlando, Florida – November 1 – 4
Welocalize is joining Elliott Masie and Steve Wozniak in Florida to talk learning! Welocalize is an engagement sponsor and we are attending the event to meet with eLearning clients and industry experts to talk about global content strategies for learning and how language impacts the corporate learning initiatives. Five Sponsors Announced for Elliott Masie’s Learning 2015, to be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort November 1-4, 2015 – Read more here. “Elliott Masie, Host and Curator, is pleased to welcome the following leading suppliers in the Learning field as Sponsors of Learning 2015, which features keynotes from “The Woz” Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) and Sal Khan (Education Disrupter).” Event information: http://www.learning2015.com/.
tekom and tcworld 2015 – Stuttgart, Germany – November 10 – 12
Welocalize will participate in the tekom and tcworld annual conference in Messe Stuttgart, Germany. The tekom annual conference combined with tcworld conference and tekom fair is the world’s largest conference for technical communication. Welocalize specializes in technical communication translation and localization services.
TAUS Roundtable – Washington, DC – October 6
Welocalize CEO Smith Yewell will lead a TAUS discussion about predicting the future! We look forward to creating a dialogue about the changing dynamics of engagement, logistics and usability. He will highlight the cross-roads of data and predictive analytics. You can attend this event by registering here: https://events.taus.net/events/conferences/taus-roundtable-washington-dc and view the full agenda by clicking on https://events.taus.net/events/conferences/taus-roundtable-washington-dc#agenda.
TAUS Annual Conference – San Jose, California – October 12-13
Welocalize’s Smith Yewell, Doug Knoll and Olga Beregovaya took part in the annual TAUS events in San Jose. Welocalize provided our language tools, automation, quality and market expertise, as well as share best practices at the annual TAUS event. https://events.taus.net/events/conferences/taus-annual-conference-2015. All attendees we able to join Smith “Batman” Yewell playing with the TAUS Haus Band! It was a classic rock ‘n roll affair.
LocLeaders Forum 2015 Silicon Valley “Game Changers” – San Jose, California – October 13-14
It’s game time! We gathered at Levi Stadium in Silicon Valley to talk about game changing strategies in localization. Beyond words, we exchanged ideas about the trends in data management, predicting content values, engagement and usability. Welocalize hosted localization leaders from global brands and market innovators at our semi-annual LocLeaders Forum 2015 Silicon Valley: Game Changers event. The exclusive event brings together industry colleagues and experts to share, collaborate and discuss trends and new discoveries.
Read the stories from LocLeaders Forum 2015 Silicon Valley in our new LocLeaders Magazine!
We had several great discussions as well as shared Game Time Winning Strategies in our inaugural Challenge! Smith Yewell kicked off the event with How to Predict the Future and we ended with a tour of the stadium. For information about this event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Localization World – San Jose, California – October 14-16
Welocalize sponsored and exhibited at Localization World in San Jose. With the focus on the Internet of Things, we shared how localization and translation are impacting the world of inter-connectivity. Smith Yewell will be a featured host of a panel discussing the evolution of data and analytics, predicting what is our industry’s future. Smith Yewell was a key note, joined by a great panel from Blackboard, Qvivr and Google. You can read about Smith’s predictions and the topics related to our future here, and be sure to watch the video: How to Predict the Future Learn more: http://locworld.com/events/locworld29-silicon-valley-2015/.
AMTA MT Summit XV – Miami, Florida – October 30 – November 3
Welocalize sponsored and exhibited at the Association of Machine Translation in America (AMTA) MT Summit XV taking place in Miami, Florida. Two of Welocalize MT experts, Alex Yanishevsky and Elaine O’Curran, presented during the workshops and tutorials. Elaine O’Curran’s presentation is entitled MT Quality Evaluations: From Test Environment to Production. Alex Yanishevsky presented, How Much Cake to Eat: The Case for Targeted MT Engines. For additional information about the conference, visit www.atmaweb.org.
Content Marketing World – Cleveland, Ohio – September 8-11
FLASH! We had great conversations about “Picture Perfect Content” at this year’s Content Marketing World. We exhibited and shared stories about all types of content from selfies to technical publications. Aligned in our passion for talking about content and how we can extend its reach through language services, we will sponsor the industry event that attracts global brands and communication experts. For information about the event, visit http://www.contentmarketingworld.com/. You can read about the event in our recap, 5 Reasons When Internal Resources Should Not be Used for Translation and Localization.
Aslan Project Charity Event – Washington, DC – September 17
Welocalize was proud to sponsor the Special Event that Supports the Aslan Project, Transforming Access to Pediatric Cancer Care in Low-Income Countries. This special evening celebrated The Aslan Project’s transformative work attacking inequalities in care in low-income countries by developing sustainable and locally-supported pediatric cancer health systems that meet the highest standards of clinical, supportive, and palliative care.
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) National Convention – Houston, TX – September 20-22
Welocalize is a bronze sponsor of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) National Convention, taking place at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. The USHCC National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the United States, including entrepreneurs, business executives and government officials. Welocalize has a global office in Houston, which provides language solutions for global businesses. For more information about the USHCC Annual National Convention 2015, visit http://ushccconvention.com.
Brand2Global Conference – London, UK – September 29 – October 1
Welocalize is a sponsor and exhibitor of Brand2Global in London this year. We will join 200 brand leaders to discuss their content marketing and globalization strategies. Our experience in working with the world’s largest brands in consumer markets, technology, travel and hospitality and others provides us an opportunity to share best practices and industry trends in global reach and engagement strategies. We look to learn the top priorities of those that are helping companies expand their global footprint and expand into new geographies through multilingual content. Join us! http://www.brand2global.com
Inbound Marketing Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ – September 30
Welocalize’s VP of Marketing, Jamie Glass, will be speaking at the InboundPHX marketing event taking place at Arizona State University SkySong on Wednesday, September 30. The event will highlight four executive presentations about Empowering Sales Performance: Giving Sales What They Really Need! Jamie will present a Case Study: Marketing & Sales Working Together. To register for the event, visit http://inboundphx.com.
TAUS Industry Leaders Forum – Berlin, Germany – June 1-2
Welocalize’s Smith Yewell and Olga Beregovaya joned localization leaders from global corporations at the annual TAUS Industry Leaders Forum taking place in Berlin, Germany. The valuable collaboration in this TAUS forum helps to recognize trends, innovations and the impact of localization for enterprises around the world. Read more here.
LocLeaders – Berlin, Germany – June 2-3
Welocalize hosted our exclusive localization event Locleaders Forum 2015: Elevate Results, designed for industry leaders. The dynamic exchange focused on increasing awareness, growing engagement and building a sphere of influence. Special guest and international relationship expert, Molly Wendell, demonstrated how localization professionals can use their power of influence to help their organizations achieve their business goals. Every year, Welocalize brings together industry colleagues and experts to talk about trends, hot topics, and strategies. In the afternoon, our panel discussion will be a conversation with localization leaders from Tripadvisor, Canon, Dell, Intuit, and Optimizely.
Localization World – Berlin, Germany – June 3-5
Welocalize were sponsors, speakers and exhibitors at the 2015 Localization World in Berlin, Germany. Welocalize team members and industry experts took part in a number of conference sessions at LocWorld28. For more information, visit www.localizationworld.com.
LocLeaders Local – Denver, Colorado – June 11
Special guest, Molly Wendell, talked about building relationships – both internally and externally. When it comes to building relationships, she is an international expert. Participants learned how to refine how you promote ideas to key stakeholders, identify your sphere of influence and build champions to help you achieve your business goals. For information about this event, email email@example.com.
eTail Europe – London, UK – June 22-23
Welocalize attended eTail Europe 2015, an event for global brands and retailers. eTail is an event for e-commerce and multi-channel retailers who look to expand their global reach and grow market share. Welocalize connected with multinational business leaders to share experiences in how Welocalize is helping retailers increase success in finding new consumers around the world through localization and translation.
OTC 2015 – Houston, Texas – May 4-7
Welocalize attended The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), where energy professionals met to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Welocalize provides specialized language solutions to the energy industry.
LocLeaders Local – Boston, Massachusetts – May 5
We hosted a special LocLeaders event in Boston. Elevate Engagement + Results: The Role of Geo Champions featured a conversation with Nancy Anderson, Senior Director of Globalization at EMC and Smith Yewell, CEO at Welocalize. Localization leaders in Boston talked about some of the challenges they face in aligning their localization team and program to broader business strategies. For a recap of the event, click here.
eTail Canada – Toronto, Ontario – May 11-14
Welocalize attended eTail Canada 2015, an event for global brands and retailers. eTail focused on sparking conversations about e-commerce solutions for engaging customers and growing revenues. Welocalize shared best practices that have proven to help global retailers expand their reach and increase success in reaching consumers around the world through localization. To read about the event, click here.
18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation – Antalya, Turkey – May 11-13
Olga Beregovaya, Language Tools and Automation Vice President, was the invited speaker at the upcoming EAMT event. She is a recognized industry expert in automation, machine translation and innovating translation with language tools. With 20 years of experience in localization, globalization and language technology development and implementation, she is a notable expert helping global brands define the best language service solutions. EAMT event information.
Compliance Week 2015 – Washington, DC – May 18-20
Welocalize attended the 10th annual Compliance Week conference to meet with compliance, risk, and audit executives from corporations around the world. Welocalize works with global businesses to provide localization and translation of compliance documentation, training materials and specialized content for this market segment.
2015 Project Managers Round Table – Berkeley, CA – May 20
Welocalize was proud to participate in The Localization Institute’s event. Presentations and discussions focused on advanced localization and project management topics. Tuyen Ho from Welocalize is on the Round Table Advisory Board and participated in the program. The format of the Localization Project Managers Round Table relies on short presentations, some of them impromptu, followed by extensive discussions involving as many attendees as possible.
PLUG – Portland Localization User Group – Portland, Oregon – May 27
Welocalize sponsored the launch of PLUG with a meet-up on Wednesday, May 27! This first event will an introduction of people, ideas, and updates. Stay current on PLUG events by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting: http://www.meetup.com/PLUG-Portland-Localization-User-Group/events/222406064.
TAUS QE Summit Dublin 2015 – Dublin, Ireland – May 28
Welocalize’s Language Automation and Tool experts Olga Beregovaya and Lena Marg were selected as speakers for the QE Summit. They presented Dynamic Quality Revised – Stakeholders, Challenges, Best Practices. The presentation will highlight the evolution of translated content quality requirements. Today, there is a need to cover a wider range of translation scenarios, publish through multiple channels, do it faster and retire the content almost instantly. Read about Welocalize’s participation here.
WITI Annual Summit – San Jose, CA – May 31 – June 2
Welocalize attended The WITI Summit, an annual gathering of tech-savvy women held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges.Contact email@example.com for information.
Localization World – Shanghai, China – April 13-15
Members from our Europe and Asia team will be attending LocWorld in Shanghai to meet with localization professionals, clients, and colleagues as we discuss the Internet of Things. Welocalize will focus on bringing insights and best practices for managing localization and translation programs to meet the growing demands for globalization and market expansion. To schedule a meeting, please contact Antoine.Rey@welocalize.com.
Machine Translation, CAT Tools and the Shifting Landscape of the Translation Industry at NYU – New York City, New York April 18
NYU School of Professional Studies is hosting an event focused on language automation, technology, translator productivity and current industry trends. This event is free and open to the public. Elaine O’Curran, Training Manager on the Language Tools and Automation Team at Welocalize is one of six featured panelists. She will be joined by her colleague Rachel Lord, Senior Director, Global Operations at Park IP Translations, a Welocalize company at the event taking place on Saturday, April 18. Click here for additional information.
Content Management Strategies / DITA North America – Chicago, Illinois – April 20-22
Welocalize will be exhibiting at the upcoming CMS DITA event, where we will join in on conversations related to content management strategies, globalization, translation management, OASIS DITA standards and more. We will share our experiences and expertise in interoperability and systems integration, as well as strategies we help companies deploy to meet the growing demands for global content. If you are attending, contact john.rogler@welocalize.
NACE CORROSION 2015 – Dallas, Texas – March 15-19
Welocalize attended the CORROSION Conference & Expo, along with an estimated 6,000 conference attendees to discuss corrosion prevention and mitigation topics related to pipeline, oil & gas production, and coatings. Welocalize’s Houston office specializes in language services for the oil & gas industry. Learn more here: Welocalize Oil+Gas Services Overview
AIIM Conference 2015 – San Diego, California – March 19-20
Welocalize attended this event alongside information technology professionals to discuss language services and digital transformation. The conference focused on topics related to information chaos: consumerization, cloud and mobile, and the Internet of things. Welocalize provides language services to global leaders in technology, consumer, and manufacturing industries. We discussed best practices for digital media, software, UI and UA localization.
GALA – Seville, Spain – March 22-25
Welocalize shared industry insights and expertise at the annual Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) Language of Business conference in Sevilla, Spain, March 22-25, 2015, at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel. Laura Casanellas from Welocalize’s Language Tools Team presented “Localizing for Travel: Diverse Solutions for Diverse Needs” as part of a special conference forum designed to address the needs of the travel and tourism sector.
Learning Solutions 2015 – Orlando, Florida – March 25-27
Welocalize exhibited and sponsored Learning Solutions 2015: The Convergence of Technology & Training. Attendees took the Voice Challenge! We will be meeting with global training decision-makers to discuss their translations and localization requirements for eLearning and content distribution. Our on-hand experts discussed multimedia, voice-overs, language requirements, building for global audiences and presented at LS DemoFest, Selecting Voice-Over Talent. Read about Welocalize eLearning solutions here.
Throughputs: What is Behind Productive Post-Editing? Recorded Webinar
Welocalize language tools expert Laura Casanellas discusses human translation and machine translation post-editing, production, throughputs and measuring success. Topics include defining throughputs for human translation and machine translation post-editing, how to accurately compare individual throughputs for translating and post-editing, what are the most common deviations in throughputs and how to spot progress and performance improvement. Watch the recording here.
The MT Engine Lifecycle: Tools-Driven Content Curation and Engine Training Webinar
Welocalize’s language automation expert Alex Yanishevsky highlights the stages of the MT engine lifecycle in this recorded online event. The MT Engine Lifecycle webinar topics include analyzing source content, curating linguistic assets, mMapping source content to available parallel data and classifying the parallel data based on statistics. In addition, Alex discusses training and retraining domain-specific engines which provide greater relevance and coverage, validating MT engines and selecting the best output. To view the entire webinar, click here.
tekom and tcworld conference 2014 – Stuttgart, Germany – November 11 – 13
Welocalize were exhibitors at the tekom and tcworld annual conference, in Messe Stuttgart, Germany. The tekom annual conference together with the tcworld conference and tekom fair is the largest global event and marketplace for technical communication. Welocalize presented User-generated content — cost-effective solutions for multilingual publication and GlobalSight Translation Management System Supports COTI to Enable CMS.
Welocalize sponsored the the 11th Biennial AMTA Conference in Vancouver. Elaine O’Curran, Alex Yanishevsky and Olga Beregovaya from Welocalize’s Language Tools and Automation Team were presenters. Go to http://www.welocalize.com/welocalize-highlights-amta-2014-conference to review the presentations and see highlights from the event.
LocLeaders: Scaling Up! – Vancouver – October 29
READ OUR WRAP-UP HERE! Welocalize hosted their semi-annual LocLeaders event on Wednesday, October 29 in the beautiful city of Vancouver. The theme for the October gathering wass Scaling Up! Our localization leader panelists from EMC, KACE Dell, John Deere, Intuit, VMware, Avigilon, National Instruments and other leading organizations shared insights, best practices and tips on topics related to scaling up people, processes and technology – faster, more efficiently and effectively.
Welocalize connected with our colleagues and friends at Localization World 2014. We exhibited at the event and also provided our expertise in sessions including our GlobalSight Bootcamp, From Deep in the Trenches: LMM in Practice with Welocalize’s Tuyen Ho and Paula Hunter from Avigilon and (Re)mixing Workflows: Localization Processes Forum discussing the complexities of localization project management.
Olga Beregovaya, VP of Language Tools and Automation at Welocalize was a featured panelist during two sessions at this event. She talked about Translation Quality in a Personalized World and also shared insights at Evaluating MT. Derek Coffey, SVP of Technology at Welocalize discussed Interoperability: the TAUS Translation API. Welocalize recently announced they shared the Welocalize Falcon API to help in this community translation project.
We like to say content rocks! So we went to Cleveland wtih thousands of global big brand content marketers and business leaders for Content Marketing World. Welocalize was an exhibitor and sponsor of the grand scale event.
Smith Yewell, Welocalize CEO, and Olga Beregovaya, VP of Language Tools at Welocalize, joined localization leaders from global corporations at the TAUS Industry Leaders Forum in Dublin. Smith along with Francis Tsang from Adobe, Kenneth Klein from OmniLingua and Marc Jonckers discussed “User Experience as the Ultimate Validation of Quality“. Olga joined Wayne Bourland from Dell, Udi Hershkovich from Safaba and Andrew Bredenkamp of Acrolinx to discuss “Enterprise Language Strategy“, sharing insights with others how translation truly becomes strategic.
LocLeaders Forum 2014 “Reaching Impact” – Dublin – June 4
Welocalize hosted the semi-annual LocLeaders Forum event in Dublin at the Marker Hotel on June 4, 2014. The exclusive event brings together invited guests and speakers to discuss the latest industry trends, best practices, successes and challenges. This year “Reaching Impact” focused on quality models, questions about brand vs. community vs. consumer – what not to translate and the evolving world of machine translation. You can read the recap from Dell, Canon, McAfee, Videojet and STP localization leaders in the new LocLeaders Forum Dublin magazine.
Welocalize was a sponsor and exhibitor at Localization World Conference that took place at The Dublin Convention Centre. In addition to being in the exhibition hall, highlights of Welocalize’s participation include in the industry event includes:
Translation Quality Evaluation Summit is a workshop, where Welocalize’s Olga Beregovaya participated in discussing the growing interest for translation quality evaluation (QE). Topics included: sampled selection, quality estimation, outsourcing and crowdsourcing. The focus is on saving cost and accelerating the process of QE by integrating new techniques in the translation workflow. Click here for the presentation.
EAMT – Dubrovnik, Croatia – June 16-18
The 17th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, EAMT 2014 took place on June 16–18 in Dubrovnik (Croatia),organized by the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Language Technologies Society. Welocalize presented at the conference. Lena Marg and Laura Casanellas are presenting “Assumptions, Expectations and Outliers in Post-Editing” and Olga Beregovaya and David Landan presented “Source Content Analysis and Training Data Selection Impact on an MT-driven Program Design with a Leading LSP”. Read more here. Click to view the presentation.
Welocalize participated in the mobile learning event, mLearnCon 2014. Welocalize team members shared Welocalize’s expertise in learning localization and translation at the expo. Welocalize has been working with global businesses and learning companies for the past 17 years in expanding their learning products, services and programs around the world. The conference and offers more than 140 focused learning activities spread across four days that are designed to get you excited, engaged, and learning about mLearning. Read more about multimedia for global learning here.
Welocalize were exhibitors at the Society for Technical Communication (STC) 2014 Summit at booth #220. We shared our vast experience and capabilities in localization and translation of technical documentation and communications.
Welocalize met with travel industry clients at the Novotel London West in London to discuss globalization, translation and how to expand your global reach.
MTE 2014 – Reykjavik, Iceland – May 26
Welocalize’s Lena Marg presented “Rating Evaluation Methods through Correlation” at MTE 2014. She presented findings from our data correlation analysis, which metrics turned out to be most valid and where we identified shortcomings when evaluating the quality of raw and post-edited MT versus human translation. She detailedl the first steps taken to improve our evaluation protocols in ongoing tests. MTE 2014 is a workshop on automatic and manual metrics for operational translation evaluation. http://mte2014.github.io/.
GALA – Istanbul – March 23-26
Welocalize proudly sponsored the GALA 2014 conference in Istanbul March 23 – 26. Collaborating with peers and connecting with industry friends, Welocalize gained valuable insights and was able to share our latest updates. You can read a summary of the event in the post by Laura Casanellas, Welocalize Recap of GALA 2014 Istanbul.
Localization World Conference – Bangkok – February 24-26
Olga Beregovaya presented “Beyond Disruption: Make Way For Return On Content“. You can read a full recap here: Beyond Disruption and Recap from Localization World Bangkok. With the global content explosion upon us, we as corporate business leaders and industry providers can no longer afford to respond to the exponential growth in content we face with our traditional translation processes. In order to address this new reality, we must first understand that all content is not created equal. Content has value that is best determined by the level of impact it has on achieving an organization’s business goals and objectives. Check out the presentation here. Olga also hosted “Dynamic and Integrated Approaches to MT Quality Evaluation for Patent and Legal Translations” with Laura Rossi from LexisNexis Univentio.
memoQfest Americas – Los Angeles – February 27 – March 1
Let’s talk about machine translation! David Landan discussed how to meet the needs of translating ever-increasing volumes of data with machine translation (MT). He explored ways of automating training data selection using a source content analysis suite and show how the selected data led to improved MT engine quality by using weScore and StyleScorer as a way to evaluate translations. You can read his recap of the eventhere: Welocalize at memoQfest Americas Discusses MT and Better Translations.
Learning Technologies 2014 – London – January 29 – 30
Welocalize exhibited at this event, Europe’s leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning. You can read about some of our observations at Louise Law’s recap.
Nordic Translation Forum – Stockholm – November 21–22
Steve Maule, Welocalize Business Development Director, attended NTIF and shared his top 3 takeaways. Read more here.
tekom and tcworld Conference – Wiesbaden, Germany – November 6–8
Christian Zeh and Lena Marg presented“Teaminology – A New Crowd Sourcing Application for Term and Translation Governance” at the tekom and tcworld Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany taking place November 6 – 8, 2103. Click here to view the presentation. Check out Lena’s blog about the event.
LocLeaders Forum 2013 – Silicon Valley – October 9
The next exclusive LocLeaders Forum took place at Club Auto Sport on Wednesday, October 9 in San Jose. Business leaders came together to share, learn and engage on topics to international business – driving change, driving return on content investments and driving results. Franz Aman SVP from Informatic discussed their globalization strategy and how they measure the impact of content in multiple geographies. Leading the quality discussion was Loy Searle from Google. Wayne Bourland from Dell, Alison Toon from Hewlett Packard and Tim Young from Cisco shared insights on managing global brands and translation demands. ‘ You can read more insights from LocLeaders Forum Silicon Valley and Localization World 2013 by visiting http://www.welocalize.com/events/locleaders-silicon-valley-2013/.
TAUS Translation Quality Evaluation Summit – October 9
Welocalize VP of Language Tools, Olga Beregovaya, facilitated the discussion “Best Practices for Evaluating Post-Editor Performance” at the TAUS Translation Quality Evaluation Summit on Wednesday, October 9 at Adobe’s Headquarters in San Jose.
Localization World Conference – Silicon Valley – October 9 – 11
We were proud sponsors and an exhibitor at the 2013 LocWorld event. Here are some of our featured presentations:
- Welocalize Senior Director of North America Sales, Tuyen Ho and Group Manager of Global Content and Localization at Inuit, Render Chiu, presented “Silver Linings Playbook – Intuit’s MT Journey”.
- Olga Beregovaya spoke at TAUS MT Showcase on Thursday, October 10 along with Rahzeb Choudhury (TAUS), Tony O’Dowd (KantanMT), and Achim Ruopp (TAUS). They discussed the use of machine translation (MT).
- Vincent Swan hosted the GlobalSight Boot Camp on Wednesday, October 9 where attendees learned about the latest features just released in Global Sight 8.5, the open source Translation Management System.
TAUS World Conference – Portland – October 14 – 15
- Melissa Biggs from Informatica and Olga Beregovaya from Welocalize co-presented a new approach to utilizing quality levels of translation at different pricing tiers to achieve maximum impact at the TAUS World Conference.
- Render Chiu from Intuit and Alex Yanishevsky from Welocalize discussed how they leveraged publicly available data to train an initial set of engines and build a business case to go into production with MT.
2013 ATC Conference – London – September 26 – 27
Lyn Carroll presented “Promoting Productive Relations with Sub-Contractors and Integrating them with the Home-Team” at the 2013 Annual Association of Translation Companies Conference, in London at Chelsea Football Club on September 26, 2013. View the presentation here. A summary of the event can be found on our innovator’s blog here.
Machine Translation XIV Summit at the Acropolis Conference Centre in Nice, France – September 2 – 6
Welocalize MT Program Manager Laura Casanellas presented her paper, Connectivity, Adaptability, Productivity, Quality, Price: What are the Necessary Ingredients to get the MT Recipe Right?. Olga Beregovaya, Welocalize vice president of language tools, and David Clarke, Welocalize MT architect, presented Analyzing and Predicting MT Utility and Post-Editing Productivity in Enterprise-Scale Translation Projects with Welocalize MT technology partner, Safaba. View the presentation with Safaba here. The Welocalize presentation is available here. A summary of the event can be found on our innovator’s blog here.