Schedule

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  SUNDAY 17 March
08:00 Pre-conference activities begin
12:00 Registration will be open 12:00 - 17:30
17:00 Speakers meeting 17:00 - 17:30
17:15 Meet & Greet for New Members and First Timers 17:15 - 17:45
18:00
GALA Welcome Reception 18:00

 

  MONDAY 18 March
09:00 Conference Welcome and Keynote Address
Human–Machine Coevolution: How to Thrive in an Era of Accelerating Technological Change
David Orban (Dotsub, Singularity University)
09:00 - 10:30
10:30 Refreshment Break 10:30 - 11:00
Exhibits open 10:30 - 17:30
11:00 What's Next? Moving at the Speed of Change
Stefan Gentz (TRACOM)
11:00 - 11:40
Localization 2020: Making Content Reactive, Reflective, and Personal
Paraic Sheridan (CNGL)
11:00 - 11:40
The Hidden Dynamics for Success in Latin America
Neal Goodman (Global Dynamics)
11:00 - 11:40
  Vendor Demo
Plunet
11:00 - 11:40
11:50 An MT Case Study: Breaking into Latin American Markets on a Small Budget
María Azqueta (SeproTec), Diego Bartolomé (tauyou)
11:50 - 12:30
Survive and Thrive with Multiple Deliverables: How Project Output to Mobile and Tablets via HTML5 Can Grow Your Business
Maxwell Hoffmann (Adobe)
11:50 - 12:30
Trends, Customization, and Compliance for the Chinese Marketplace
Mitch Donaldson (Interpro)
11:50 - 12:30
Red T: Protecting Translators and Interpreters Worldwide
Maya Hess (Red T)
11:50 - 12:30
Vendor Demo
Smartling
11:50 - 12:30
12:30 Lunch 12:30 - 14:00
14:00 Transcreation: Building a Global Brand
Meritxell Guitart & Miguel Martinez (Hogarth)
14:00 - 15:30
Invasion of the Client Snatchers
Terena Bell (In Every Language), Aki Ito (LocalizationGuy), Andrew Lawless (Rockant), Kathleen Diamond (consultant)
14:00 - 14:40
Spanish Search Engine Optimization and Online Marketing for the Hispanic Market
Gustavo Lucardi & Richard Estevez (Trusted Translations)
14:00 - 15:30
Agile: Building a Cost-effective Quality Strategy #1
14:00 - 14:40
Vendor Demo
GeoWorkz
14:00 - 14:40
Understanding Localization Standards (and Actually Using Them)
John Watkins (ENLASO)
14:50 - 15:30
Agile: Building a Cost-effective Quality Strategy #2
14:50 - 15:30
Vendor Demo
Projetex
14:50 - 15:30
15:30 Refreshment Break 15:30 - 16:00
16:00 A New Approach to Analyzing and Evaluating Terminologies
Horst Liebscher
(text & form)
16:00 - 16:40
Tools of the Trade: Making Vendor Management an Asset, not a Liability
Cecilia Irós (suma)
16:00 - 16:40
The Quality-Price Conundrum
Don DePalma (Common Sense Advisory)
16:00 - 16:40

Agile
: Building a Cost-effective Quality Strategy #3
16:00 - 16:40
Vendor Demo
XTRF
16:00 - 16:40
16:50 Speed Networking
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16:50 - 18:20
19:00 GALA Dinner

 

  TUESDAY
19 March
08:30 Exhibits open 08:30 - 17:30
09:00 GALA Film Fest and Day Two Plenary:
Escaping the Localization Ghetto
David Ashton
09:00 - 10:30
10:30 Refreshment Break 10:30 - 11:00
11:00 Leveraging Language Technology to Build Your Post-Editing Practice
Andy Reid & Riz Karim (SDL)
11:00 - 11:40
Business Intelligence Meets Globalization: Collaborative Metrics for the Future
Emre Akkas (Globalme), Loïc Dufresne de Virel (Intel)
11:00 - 11:40
Applying ITS 2.0 to Online MT Systems in HTML5
Pedro Diez Orzas & Pablo Badía Mas (Linguaserve), Arle Lommel (DFKI), Daniel Grasmick (Lucy)
11:00 - 12:30
Agile: Translation Memory and Management Systems #1
11:00 - 11:40
Vendor Demo
XTM Cloud
11:00 - 11:40
Measuring and Managing Post-editing Productivity Gains at Welocalize
Olga Beregovaya & Alex Yanishevsky (Welocalize)
11:50 - 12:30
Happy and Hot: New Opportunites to Make it Big in Localization
Andrew Lawless (Rockant)
11:50 - 12:30
Agile: Translation Memory and Management Systems #2
11:50 - 12:30
Vendor Demo
Smartling
11:50 - 12:30
12:30 Lunch 12:30 - 14:00
GALA group photo 13:30
14:00 Commercialized Open Source SMT After Seven Years: A User's Perspective
Tom Hoar (Precision Translation Tools)
14:00 - 15:30
How to Localize XML Documents: A Workshop on the Do's and Don'ts of XML Localization
Andrzej Zydroń
(XTM International)
14:00 - 14:40
Turning Knowledge into Business: How SAP Caused a Latin American Marketing Firm to Evolve
Fernando D'Aloia (Latin-data)
14:00 - 14:40
Agile: Translation Memory and Management Systems #3
14:00 - 14:40
Vendor Demo
Déjà Vu
14:00 - 14:40
Client Education: Your Weapon Against Commoditization
Christopher Carter (aLanguageBank)
14:50 - 15:30
Lessons Learned and Best Practices When Localizing Multilingual Agile Cloud-based Products
Quynn Megan Le (Adobe)
14:50 - 15:30
Agile: Post-editing: Fundamentals, Infrastructure, and Resources #1
14:50 - 15:30
Vendor Demo
SYSTRANLinks
14:50 - 15:30
15:30 Refreshment Break 15:30 - 16:00
16:00 QTLaunchPad Workshop on Multidimensional Quality Metrics
Stephen Doherty (DCU), Lucia Specia (Univ. of Sheffield), Arle Lommel (DFKI)
16:00 - 16:40
How to Create a Lean and Agile Global L10n Team for 59 Markets (in Two Years!)
George Chew (Amway), Rebecca Metcalf (Rubric)
16:00 - 16:40
Are You Reaching 75% of the World Population? Why Mobile Matters, and How You Can Benefit
Lori Thicke (Translators Without Borders)
16:00 - 16:40
Agile: Post-editing: Fundamentals, Infrastructure, and Resources #2
16:00 - 16:40
Vendor Demo
iDISC
16:00 - 16:40
Linport: Interoperable Translation and Localization Project Containers
(A Progress Report)

Jeremy Coombs (MultiLing), Alan Melby (BYU)
16:50 - 17:30
Quality: Doing Things Right or Doing the Right Things?
Mohamed Hassan (Arabize)
16:50 - 17:30
Spotlight on Africa: Business Opportunities in the World's Fastest Growing Markets
Reinhard Schäler (The Rosetta Foundation), Tunde Adegbola (ALTI), Dwayne Bailey (Translate House)
16:50 - 17:30
Agile: Post-editing: Fundamentals, Infrastructure, and Resources #3
16:50 - 17:30
 
17:30 Happy Hour
17:30 - 18:30

 

  WEDNESDAY 20 March
08:30 Exhibits open 08:30 - 12:00
9:00 Knowledgefest
Two sessions of one-hour roundtable discussions
Refreshments provided
09:00 - 12:00
12:00 Closing Session
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 GALA Member Meeting
(GALA Members Only)
12:30 - 14:30

 

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