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Slator Weekly July 27, 2018

SAP to Keynote SlatorCon SF

SAP has had an excellent start to 2018. With 93,000 staff in over 180 countries, the world leader in business software has doubled its revenues since 2010 to USD 28 billion, with its cloud business now the driver of growth. So we are very excited that Ferose V R, Senior Vice President and Head of Globalization, will be giving the Keynote presentation at SlatorCon San Francisco. Ferose runs a team of 1200+ employees spread across 40+ countries with a mission of empowering all businesses to run compliant locally and compete globally.

An unprecedented three CEOs from the world’s largest LSPs will also be presenting at SlatorCon as Adolfo Hernandez, CEO of SDL, joins Mark Howorth, CEO of SDI Media, and Jeremy Woan, Chairman and CEO of Cyracom. Register now to hear from these industry leaders as seating is limited and Early Bird pricing ends soon.

Meanwhile, Google wants your TMs. It doubled down on machine translation this week, launching AutoML Translation, a new capability of its AutoML machine learning suite of products currently released in beta. Google now allows businesses to customize machine translation engines by having them upload their parallel texts or translation memories.

True, Microsoft already offers customization with its Microsoft Translation Hub, and advanced custom will likely require a nuanced approach to data filtering, preparation etc. as Iconic points out in a blog post, for example.

But Google’s announcement is indeed a big deal, as memoQ’s Gabor Ugray tweeted, as big tech’s B2B machine translation offering becomes ever more sophisticated. Finally, it’s interesting to note that whereas Amazon partnered with Lionbridge on its launch, Google’s early access partner is Welocalize.

Google Steps Up Competition in Customized Machine Translation

Google launches a new service called AutoML Translation in beta that lets users upload translated language pairs to train machine translation engines.

SAP Senior Vice President Ferose V R to Keynote

SAP's SVP and Head of Globalization Ferose V R to keynote SlatorCon SF.  Early bird ticket sales will close this month. Register now.
SlatorCon SF 2018

The US$ 1.2 Billion Opportunity for LSPs

25-page report. Financial industry overview. Role of language services industry. Market size. Competitive landscape. Business development, lead generation, sales tactics.
Financial Industry Report

Slator Press Releases

It was again a busy week in the Slator Press release section with memoQ, Cerlingo, Net-Translators, and Logrus all opting to spread their message on this highly visible channel.
Press Releases

What do you think of Google's new AutoML Translation?

Big deal
Mostly PR
Wait and see

Why SDL Acquired Donnelley Language Solutions

In an exclusive interview with Slator, SDL CEO Adolfo Hernandez insists they did not need M&A but calls the acquisition of Donnelley Language Solutions a fantastic strategy accelerator. 

Why People Leave the Language Industry

What motivates people who have studied languages and translation to leave behind a career in the language industry? And where are they now?

Language Industry Hires at memoQ, XTM, Lingua Custodia, and Andovar

memoQ Translation Technologies has appointed a new Global Head of Marketing and Sales while Lingua Custodia welcomes a new Head of R&D. Senior managers join XTM International and Andovar.

How Quora Is Scaling Q&A Across the Globe

Quora’s Head of Product for Internationalization, Shreyes Seshasai, explains how they are building an effective localization system that delivers high-quality translations with minimal friction and why slowing down an engineer by 5% isn’t acceptable.

Press Release: Kilgray Translation Technologies Changes Name to memoQ Translation Technologies
Press Releases: Net-Translators and MedTech Momentum Partner to Support the Medical Industry
Press Release: The First Platform for LSPs to Source, Evaluate and Hire Competent Translators
Press Releases: Technical QA Tool RIGORA is Released for Limited Alpha-testing Program
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