E.g., 09/17/2019
E.g., 09/17/2019

Transforming Talent | Hosted by Welocalize

In an age of technological disruption, how does talent across an organization rise to embrace the waves of change? Definitions and expectations of key roles -- from a linguist to a project manager – are being challenged as new competencies like data science and a commercial mindset are becoming more critical to a company’s success. What does it take to transform talent for tomorrow, from educational institutions and on-the-job training to organizational structures and leadership expectations? There’s a lot to discuss no doubt, and these sessions are the beginning of an ongoing conversation on how to build organizational readiness. Panelist will spotlight trends, approaches, and gaps their organizations are facing for three essential roles.

The Modern Project Manager: Becoming Strategic

The rapid change in complexity and variety of content, technology, and processes impacts the role of a project manager. No longer is it sufficient to adeptly manage activities to completion, especially as more tasks are automated. What areas should a project manager focus on to be of strategic value to an organization? Are educational training programs and companies prepared to upskill project managers?

The Modern Linguist: Going Beyond Translations

Panelists will discuss the changing role of the modern linguist in light of recent advances in translation technology and the challenges of remaining competitive. Specific skills and specializations required of language professionals will be examined, along with efforts by educational institutions and training programs to adapt to these changing requirements.

The Modern Leader: Digital Leadership

You don’t have to be a manager to lead, nor does being a manager make you a leader. This is even more true today than ever with social media influencers, digital nomads, and an ever increasing focus on scalable relationships. What does it mean to be a leader in the digital world? How do we prepare the next generation of leaders?