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About #LocFromHome

We invited language service companies and all businesses interested in localization to our online localization conference on April 23. We took a look at the challenges the COVID-19 outbreak is bringing both inside and outside the language industry. We also discussed how to grow your translation business and prepare your organization for the future.

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8:00 am –
9:00 am UTC

Panel discussion: What comes next? 360° overview of the global language industry

Business Technology Collaboration Outlook
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Moderator: Richard Delanty

Founder at Into23

Grant Straker

CEO at Straker Translations

Roxy (Zhenqi) Ye

Global Resource Manager at Alibaba Translate

Yin Yin Hong

Director at Elite Asia

Costa Vasili

CEO&Founder at EthnoLink

9:00 am –
9:40 am UTC

The future of global business: the effects of pandemic on power, connection, supply

Outlook
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Sara Maria Hasbun

Managing Director at Meridian Linguistics

9:40 am –
10:20 am UTC

Make the best use of machine translation and post-editing

Technology
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Ian Ng

CEO at AISA Digital

10:20 am –
11:10 am UTC

The world is not stopping. It’s just taking a break

Outlook
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Julio Leal

Head of Localization at Ciena

11:10 am –
11:50 am UTC

Modern translation pipeline starts at the end user

Business
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Rikkert Engels

CEO at Xillio

12:00 pm –
1:00 pm UTC

Panel discussion: What comes next? 360° overview of the global language industry

Business Technology Collaboration Outlook
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Moderator: Anne-Marie Colliander Lind

CEO at Inkrea.se

Krzysztof Zdanowski

CEO & Founder of Summa Linguae Technologies

Katja Virtanen

CEO & Founder of Delingua Language Services

Cecilia Enbäck

CEO at Translator Scandinavia AB

Diego Cresceri

Founder and CEO at Creative Words

1:00 pm –
1:40 pm UTC

Communicating COVID: The key role of language in countering misinformation

Collaboration
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Stella Paris

Head of Language Services at Translators without Borders

1:40 pm –
2:20 pm UTC

How to be a master chef with AI

Technology
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Alex Yanishevsky

Senior Manager, AI Deployments at WeLocalize

2:20 pm –
3:00 pm UTC

The End of the Language Business as We Know it?

Outlook
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Don DePalma

CSO&Founder at CSA research

3:00 pm –
3:15 pm UTC

Micro talk: Language industry 2.0

Collaboration
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Jan Hinrichs

Founder and CEO at Beluga Linguistics

3:15 pm –
3:50 pm UTC

Strategies to re-invent your business in times of change

Business
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Jeannette Stewart

Founder at Translation Commons

4:00 pm –
5:00 pm UTC

Panel discussion: What comes next? 360° overview of the global language industry

Business Technology Collaboration Outlook
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Moderator: Bryan Montpetit

Product Marketing Manager at Smartcat

Jeff Beatty

Senior Head of Localization at Mozilla

Chris Carter

President, Owner at Intelliglot

Bill Lafferty

Solutions Architect at Acclaro

5:00 pm –
5:40 pm UTC

Continuous software localization: a transformative approach

Technology
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Olivier Libouban

VP of Product Development at Lingoport

5:40 pm –
6:30 pm UTC

Patterns instead of trends: what we know and what we don’t know

Outlook
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Renato Beninatto

CEO at Nimdzi Insights

6:30 pm –
7:10 pm UTC

Panel discussion: Global crisis — shifting gears in localization

Collaboration
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Kristy Sakai

CEO at Supertext USA

Hilary Normanha

Localization Program Manager at ASICS Digital

Andy Andersen

Head of Localization and ASO at Tinder

7:10 pm –
7:25 pm UTC

Micro talk: E-learning platforms in localization

Technology
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Gilbert Segura

CTO at Global eLearning

7:25 pm –
8:00 pm UTC

Now what?

Business
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Michael Klinger

Managing Director at Language Transactions

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Speakers

Richard Delanty

Founder at Into23

Anne-Marie Colliander Lind

CEO at Inkrea.se

Alex Yanishevsky

Senior Manager, Solutions Architects at Welocalize

Katja Virtanen

CEO and Founder of Delingua Language Services

Gilbert Segura

CTO at Global eLearning

Cecilia Enbäck

CEO at Translator Scandinavia AB

Rikkert Engels

CEO and Founder at Xillio

Jan Hinrichs

Founder and CEO at Beluga Linguistics

Don DePalma

CSO&Founder at CSA research

Julio Leal

Head of Localization at Ciena Corporation

Olivier Libouban

VP Product Development at Lingoport

Sara Maria Hasbun

Managing Director at Meridian Linguistics

Grant Straker

CEO at Straker Translations

Yin Yin Hong

Director at Elite Asia

Jeff Beatty

Senior Head of Localization at Mozilla

Kristy Sakai

CEO at Supertext USA

Ian Ng

CEO at AISA Digital

Renato Beninatto

CEO at Nimdzi

Hilary Normanha

Localization Program Manager at ASICS Digital

Andy Andersen

Head of Localization and ASO at Tinder

Stella Paris

Head of Translation services at Translators without Boarders

Jeannette Stewart

Founder&CEO at Translation Commons

Diego Cresceri

Founder&CEO at Creative Words

Michael Klinger

Managing Director at Language Transactions

Roxy (Zhenqi) Ye

Global Resource Manager at Alibaba Translate

Krzysztof Zdanowski

CEO & Founder of Summa Linguae Technologies

Costa Vasili

CEO&Founder at EthnoLink

Bill Lafferty

Solutions Architect at Acclaro

Chris Carter

President, Owner at Intelliglot

Hosts

Bryan R Montpetit

Product Marketing Manager at Smartcat

Maxim Morkovkin

Customer Success Manager at Smartcat