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.