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How To Survive the Threat of Success: Sustainably Managing Organizational Growth


Success is great, but rapid growth without proper structures can lead to the demise of an organization. You might run out of human resources, business resources, or the ability to manage the operational side of your enterprise. As a result, you lose...


27 March 2017
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In-house vs. Outsourced: Leverage the Best of Both Worlds


With the advent of the Internet of Things, the localization industry has been growing at a fast pace. To keep up with constant product innovation and with more demanding users, companies have decided to focus on their core business, leaving the...


27 March 2017
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think! Interpreting Keynote: Yes, Let's Change. But You Go First!


Change is seldom easy, especially when it involves multiple stakeholders and even entire organizations. Many entities—from international organizations to language service companies—are watching technological change wreak havoc on traditional service...


27 March 2017
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Can M&A Replace Your Sales Force?


When attempting to solve some of their business challenges like increasing revenues, lowering costs at production sites, and expanding service offerings, companies have several options. This presentation examines one particular option:  ...


27 March 2017
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Developing Your Leadership Style


There are many different ways to lead, and everyone has their own style. But where does your model of leadership come from – why do you lead in the way that you do? We examine a variety of styles of leadership, considering their advantages and...


27 March 2017
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The New Frontier for Machine Translation: The Neural Frontier


Neural Machine Translation has recently received a lot of hype. There is no doubt it is an emerging technology with massive potential, but it is not yet a sweeping solution to all ills. Several factors prevent NMT from being commercially ready....


27 March 2017
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Steps for Success: Selling Translation Online


The translation industry is changing and demand for translation services is shifting online. Next generation language service providers need to adapt to this changing industry and move online to meet this growing translation demand. 

This...


27 March 2017
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Translation in a Continuous Delivery DevOps World


This talk discusses key challenges associated with supporting translation of offerings by development organizations transitioning from waterfall-like processes to more agile continuous delivery methodologies. 

Development teams are under...


27 March 2017
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Pitch Perfect: How to Create a Killer Sales Presentation


Learn the tips and strategies to put together a compelling and winning capabilities presentation that language companies can use in sales situations. The presentation will cover important components to include and pitfalls to avoid.

 This...


27 March 2017
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Embrace the Scrum: An Agile Way of Translating


Focusing on a lean and agile approach, Concorde has begun to translate large online content in the “scrum” framework. What is achieved with this approach is commitment of the client, commitment of the translators, cooperation both between the...


27 March 2017
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Leverage Numbers to Convey the Business Impact of Localization


Let's face it, reporting is at the base of every business decision made in any organization. Executives and senior managers love numbers and are fluent in the language of reporting. A report showing meaningful, relevant and well presented data can...


27 March 2017
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From Blockade to Business Partner: Achieving Versatile Enterprise Globalization


This session addresses Spil Games' evolution from being “the localization team”, considered a post-production service group that was brought in at the end of development and always “holding things up,” to the “Globalization Team,” which is now...


27 March 2017
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Elements of Future-oriented Growth Strategies


Running and growing a successful business is not a straightforward, easy operation. Company owners are being confronted with a competitive landscape, where buyers face considerable budgetary constraints and service suppliers are forced to adapt to...


27 March 2017
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MT: A Report from the Engine Room


Divided into three sub-presentations, this Short Talk provides a first-hand, 360-degree perspective on the use of machine translation (MT) in an LSP. Following a thorough introduction to aspects such as the technical platform, training of engines,...


27 March 2017
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Cloud-based Interpretation Management Systems and Interpretation Delivery Systems


In the language services technologies market one of the newest entrants and fastest moving sectors is that of the Interpretation Management System (IMS) and the Interpretation Delivery Platform (IDP). There are a handful of tech companies able to...


28 March 2017
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Using Coaching as a Management Skill


This interactive workshop introduced the key concepts of coaching and why it can be a helpful technique to have in your management toolkit. Participants explored self-awareness, listening well and the power of good questions. They discussed how...


27 March 2017
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Localizing Microsoft Office: Supply Chain Implications of Continuous Localization Models


The move from localization programs based on waterfall to an ‘always on’ ‘continuous publishing’ service is unstoppable. What is less obvious is the impact such programs have on the complete supply chain, especially when you add massive size to the...


28 March 2017
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The Case for Connectivity: TAPICC Standards Initiative


There is currently no unified, standard API for the translation industry, yet true digital transformation will only happen when companies can connect their workflows directly to the market. Join GALA, TAUS, and LT-Innovate in a community initiative...


28 March 2017
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Is It Worth Defying the Rules of Business? (If They Exist)


How many companies, how many businesses are special? All of us are, and all of us aren't. Founders, managers, and employees put their best efforts into work. Nobody is a born manager; we all learn techniques to be more successful — we all grow and...


29 March 2017
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Differentiate Through Publishing


US Translation Company specializes in language services for the life sciences and manufacturing sectors. However, the company has had difficulty standing out in a crowded field. Especially when hundreds of competitors are likewise claiming expertise...


28 March 2017
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Implementation of Advanced Arabic Language Technologies


This Master Class will include presentations of the full suite of advanced Arabic language technologies, specifically NLP, Machine Translation, Segmentation, Parsing, Normalization, Diacritization, Speech Recognition among others and some of the...


28 March 2017
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Virtual Sales Teams: Fortune or Failure


Translation companies operating in more than one market typically have at least one sales person per location. But is this the ideal sales model or would a centralized approach work better? How can the manager ensure unified sales processes across...


28 March 2017
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Office Rivalry: Employing Coopetition to Raise Performance Among Globally Dispersed Subsidiaries


The consolidation of the language services industry has led companies to become more geographically dispersed. Many find it difficult to balance corporate culture with that of local offices, and subsidiaries must worry about their own processes and...


28 March 2017
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We Are Not Translators: Rebranding the Role of In-House Linguists


For some it is hard to believe that large in-house teams of linguists still exist in corporations, considering the abundance of Language Service Providers nowadays. At Rotary, the in-house team not only had to find a way to stay relevant, but also...


28 March 2017
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Performing Error Review using the DQF-MQM Harmonized Error Typology


The error review functionality in the open TAUS DQF API allows providers of language services to integrate quality review in their day-to-day tool environment and to track and benchmark their translation performance on the TAUS Quality Dashboard....


28 March 2017
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Case Study: Creating a Remote Interpreting Unit for Education City (Qatar)


Education City is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Located on the outskirts of Doha, the capital of Qatar, Education City covers 14 square kilometers and houses educational facilities from school...


28 March 2017
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Size Matters: Exploring Big Questions on Change, Innovation, and Success from a Small LSP's Point of View


What can a relatively small LSP offer clients in the era of market concentration and language service colossi? For starters, services that the giants of the industry often cannot or will not offer, precisely due to their size. Examining this...


28 March 2017
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Promoting Interpreting Expertise Amidst Commoditization and Cost Reductions


Interpreters work in increasingly degraded conditions and there is a growing disconnect between institutional conference interpreters and the private sector. The promise of emerging technologies combined with a lack of understanding of the...


28 March 2017
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Machine Project Management


Can project management functions benefit from the new way of computing -- from artificial intelligence? In short, yes! Project management systems have already evolved from the classic models which focused primarily on data processing. We're now...


29 March 2017
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The 6 Immutable Laws of Selling Language Services


With close to 60 years of combined experience Anne-Marie and Renato will share with the audience the characteristics that they have identified in all the successful deals that they have been involved with. Having trained and managed over 500 people...


29 March 2017
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Mapping Your Enterprise Globalization Content Strategy


The Globalization team at NetApp has developed, mapped, and embedded a Globalization Content Strategy to get all global enterprise content to market. This strategy encompasses all content types that the Globalization Programs Strategy Office has to...


29 March 2017
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Ecommerce Localization: Managing 60,000 Product Descriptions and 20,000 Updates a Year


Tennispoint.de is Germany's #1 online retailer for tennis equipment and they are now expanding their business internationally. To support the expansion, they are localizing the online shop into multiple languages. With 60,000 product names and...


29 March 2017
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Interpreting in a Crisis: Lessons Learned in Greece


In 2016, Translators without Borders deployed the first-ever humanitarian interpreter roster to assist aid organizations and refugees in Greece. In this think! Interpreting talk, TWB Deputy Director Rebecca Petras discusses how the...


29 March 2017
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