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Localization Management Track

Women in Loc

With a growing number of members from the "buy-side" of the industry, GALA recognizes the need to provide valuable content and professional development for localization professionals working for enterprise-side companies, no matter their size. While our conferences have always featured some content by and for those in localization management, at GALA New York, we'll offer an entire track for localization managers featuring a KnowledgeFest session and four short talks.

GALA is happy to parter with Women in Localization to co-produce the Localization Management track. A small committee comprised of Women in Localization members reviewed proposals and hand-selected the content you see below in the Localization Management track.

As always, the GALA conference will be open and welcoming to all, and clients and vendors alike are encouraged to attend sessions from all tracks. As we have found over the years, there are often more similarities than differences between the two and we believe that candid communication drives progress for everyone. 

We'd like to offer a warm thank you to Women in Localization for their part in building and promoting the Localization Management track and GALA 2016 in general.

About Women in Localization
Women in Localization is a not-for-profit female focused, men-inclusive organization. It promotes women who work in the localization industry through networking, mentoring, and education. Women in Localization was founded in 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry. Read more about the organization and its activities on the Women in Localization website.

Sessions in the Localization Management Track

Monday, 11:00-11:40, A New Paradigm for Real-Time Human Translation: P3 — Post-publish Post-editing, Chris Wendt (Microsoft)

Monday, 11:50-12:30, Big Data and the Business of Language: What You Can Learn from IBM's Analytics, Frank Rojas & Saroj Vohra (IBM)

Monday, 14:00-15:30, KnowledgeFest: The Changing Dynamic of Quality in the Localization Industry, Nancy Anderson (EMC)

Tuesday, 9:00-9:40, Go-to-Market Readiness: The Business Impact of an Executable Globalization Strategy, Luciana Vecchi (NetApp)

Tuesday, 9:50-10:30, Creating and Evolving a Successfull Localization Organization: A Professional Journey, Diane Wagner (Microsoft) & Siobhan Hanna (Lionbridge), moderated by Lynda Roslund