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There is a shadow industry driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, with an emphasis on how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand. Topics are taken from the most recently published market research from Nimdzi Insights (and other sources) and will feature guest speakers from time to time. read less
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Operationalizing value-driven and inclusive AI feat. Bruno Herrmann
Jan 17 2024
Operationalizing value-driven and inclusive AI feat. Bruno Herrmann
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformative force in global content management, catalyzing the improvement of multilingual content. It poses challenges and creates opportunities for organizations ready to add value with the right combination of people, process, and technology.Join us for this live stream as we explore insights into navigating this landscape, explore experiences that guide decision-makers, and illuminate the operational intricacies from the front lines.With Bruno Herrmann, let's discover how to effectively leverage AI to turn challenges into strategic advantages.About Bruno: with 25+ years in global leadership roles across tech, market research and life sciences, directed localization at IQVIA. Formerly at Nielsen, he led digital globalization and held key roles in marketing and product leadership. A seasoned practitioner, speaker, and thought leader, he's been a driving force in data-driven and client-first information, transformation, and product management.About Nimdzi Live: A shadow industry is driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, emphasizing how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or do you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
Open AI's newest release and its impact on localization professionals
Nov 18 2023
Open AI's newest release and its impact on localization professionals
In this new episode, we delve into the groundbreaking realm of artificial intelligence, focusing on OpenAI's latest release.Join our experts, Laszlo K Varga, Marina Pantcheva, PhD, Konstantin Dranch, Renato Beninatto, and Tucker Johnson, as we explore the transformative impact this cutting-edge technology holds for localization professionals.Stay tuned to understand how OpenAI's innovations are reshaping the future of global content adaptation and the key strategies for professionals navigating this evolving frontier.About Laszlo: Strategic thinker, practical doer, forever curious, and hungry to learn. Passionate about everything that makes successful companies tick, especially Change Driven Technology and Technology-Driven Change, Lean(er) Operations and Supply Chain, B2B Sales and Partnerships, Strategic Programs, and Organizational Change.About: Konstantin: Founder of an implementation startup, Custom.MT has been a researcher in the localization industry since 2012—an industry influencer, networker, and consultant.About Marina: Marina is a Senior Group Manager at RWS. Marina holds a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics and is passionate about data, technology, and exploring new areas of knowledge. She leads a team that develops solutions for Crowd Localization, covering tech solutions, BI, linguistic quality, community management, and more.About Renato: CEO and Co-Founder Renato brings decades of experience everywhere. With extensive experience in international consulting, market research, sales, and marketing, Renato provides the strategic direction that helps Nimdzi better serve clients worldwide.About Nimdzi Live:There is a shadow industry driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, with an emphasis on how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
What does it make and take an LSP to build a TBMS ft. Ana Boisteanu, Samara Hickman & Radoslaw Fenc
Nov 16 2023
What does it make and take an LSP to build a TBMS ft. Ana Boisteanu, Samara Hickman & Radoslaw Fenc
Join us for an exciting episode with Ana Boisteanu, MBA, and Samara Hickman, who will share their insights and experiences on the decision-making process behind developing a Translation Business Management Solution (TBMS).The episode promises to dive deep into the intricacies of developing a TBMS, providing valuable lessons and practical advice to anyone interested in improving translation management processes.Join us as we explore the ups and downs of this path and gain insights from industry experts who have navigated through it successfully.About Ana: Currently Chief Strategy Officer at Mondia Technologies. With over a decade of experience in the localization industry, she's been part of each phase of the company's growth journey, from startup to maturity. She holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School.About Samara: With a career spanning 15 years in the language services industry, running high profile contracts across both Translation and Interpreting, Samara is a seasoned Operations Management professional. In her role as Chief Operations Officer for the Mondia Group, she brings with her a deft eye for operational planning and performance and an unmatched knowledge of the language services Industry.About Radoslaw: Radosław (Radek) is a Product Manager for Traduno TBMS, a linguist, and a localization technology aficionado. He analyses the business needs and helps establish the roadmap for the system development. Outside work, he dabbles in woodworking, gaming and reading fantasy and sci-fi books.About Nimdzi Live: A shadow industry is driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, emphasizing how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
Tackling the Arabic Language Challenge feat. Dr. Rebecca Jonsson
Oct 20 2023
Tackling the Arabic Language Challenge feat. Dr. Rebecca Jonsson
Despite Arabic being the 5th most spoken language in the world, when it comes to language technology, the challenges are more similar to low-resourced languages.Tarjama, as an LSP, was struggling to find a tool to solve their Arabic translation challenges, so they decided to build their own TMS fit for purpose.Join Rebecca Jonson, Ph.D., as she discusses the TMS purpose-built for Arabic with an Arabic UI and powered by proprietary Arabic AI to boost the productivity of other translation teams.About Rebecca: As the Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Tarjama, Dr. Jonsson is leading the Product and AI departments and oversees the overall strategy and vision of Tarjama’s AI-powered platform with its proprietary TMS and NMT engine. Dr. Jonsson is a computational linguist, holding a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Gothenburg, with over 20 years of experience developing language technology, both in academia and in the industry. In her product and research-oriented roles, her focus has always been on leveraging language technology to solve language challenges and build innovative products.About Nimdzi Live: A shadow industry is driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, emphasizing how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
Working Globally Is The New Normal feat. Giulia Tarditi
Sep 29 2023
Working Globally Is The New Normal feat. Giulia Tarditi
More of us are working remotely than ever before. This has profoundly impacted who your colleagues are, where they're from, where they're based, and how and when you can work together.Localization professionals have been pioneering this way of working since well before it became a trend, but are we more impacted by it than others, and what can we do about it? In this episode, we will talk with Giulia Tarditi, Head of Global Experience at Qualtrics and a veteran global worker, to discover how businesses adapt and how we can manage the benefits and challenges presented by the 'new normal' in workplace setup.About Giulia: Now leading a lean team of six for XM leader Qualtrics, Giulia Tarditi is a veteran localization professional who has been highly vocal in calling for user experience data to take center stage in our industry's decision making and daily management. Known for her plentiful buyer-side experience, Giulia has now helped over 50 brands craft game-changing localization programs. In doing so, she has interfaced with some of the most globally-dispersed and multinational teams in digital.About Nimdzi Live: There is a shadow industry driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, emphasizing how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or do you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
Shifting the Mindset feat. Sasan Banava
Sep 27 2023
Shifting the Mindset feat. Sasan Banava
When it comes to getting the job done, mindset is key. And Sasan Banava knows all about it. Join our next episode with Sasan Banava, who will be sharing with us about his career: From Google to Uber to Square, he’s covered a lot of ground, from establishing Uber’s in-house localization team to serving as Square’s senior director of globalization.You can also find an interview with Sasan Banava in the june issue of Multilingual Magazine.About Sasan: He is currently heading Globalization team at Square. He was the head of Localization & Internationalization at Uber and started the in-house localization team at the San Francisco headquarters in late 2015. He expanded the team to 20+ program managers over the last few years, after a successful pitch to the previous CEO in early 2016. Previously, he was a localization program manager at Google for 7.5 years and had driven the localization of over 25 product lines in 70+ languages.Sasan has also been working as a localization consultant advising investment banks on the state of the localization industry, vendor space, technology, and automation.Sasan is certified from Stanford University in advanced project management and also holds a certificate from Harvard Business School Executive Education in Leadership & Strategy. Sasan holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Near Eastern studies with emphasis on Persian language and spent two years of his academic life studying computer science. He also holds a commercial pilot’s license.About Nimdzi Live: There is a shadow industry driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, with an emphasis on how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
New Applications for Translation Memory Technology feat Mark Shriner
Sep 22 2023
New Applications for Translation Memory Technology feat Mark Shriner
Join us in this new episode of Nimdzi Live as we walk through memoQ's most recent investment: memoQ RFP, Inc. A U.S.-based corporation that is developing the next-generation RFP Response platform.The investment encompasses a significant cash infusion coupled with a technology licensing agreement that harnesses the capabilities of the existing memoQ technology.memoQ’s decision to invest in memoQ RFP aligns with the rising demand for innovative Request for Proposal (RFP) response tools. The RFP response tool market is projected to be valued at approximately USD 200 million annually, with an impressive growth rate of 15-20 percent per year. This market includes a spectrum of related documents such as Requests for Information (RFI), security questionnaires, ISO and SOC II certification, and industry-specific credential audit documents, all of which necessitate the creation of fresh content while also benefitting from the efficient reuse of previously generated and approved content.memoQ RFP’s groundbreaking platform will provide users with a unique choice: the option to leverage previously used and approved responses through a technology similar to a translation.About Mark: He has held several leadership roles in the localization industry, including CEO Asia Pacific for CLS Communication and Managing Director Asia for thebigword. He is currently the Strategic Sales Director for memoQ, leading the company’s market expansion efforts in the regulated industries. Mark is now transitioning to his role as Co-founder and CEO of memoQ RFP.About Nimdzi Live: A shadow industry is driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, emphasizing how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
The art of improvement feat. Loy Searle
Sep 2 2023
The art of improvement feat. Loy Searle
Loy Searle has navigated the intricate landscape of localization and is excited to share her expertise with you. During this live session, Loy will delve into the following crucial areas that often pose challenges to localization professionals: Defining your strategy Finding your quick wins Getting funding/budget, Building the right peer partnerships, Engagement as a core team skill, Enabling scalability.This event is a golden opportunity to learn from Loy Searle's wealth of experience and expertise. Get actionable insights that will drive your localization efforts to new heights.About Loy: Loy’s been a globalization and content industry leader for 20+ years. Her teams pioneered single-sourcing content strategies in the ERP industry and built extraordinary integrated global CMS/terminology solutions. At Google, she led Global Production and Language Services. Her focus was speed @ scale - turning language quality around while shortening the time to market. At Intuit, her team built a scalable globalization and innovative content foundation to support market expansion. At Deluxe, her team transformed their practice to support the Entertainment industry’s digital transformation. As past President of Women in Localization and previous board member for many years, Loy is committed to the localization industry and the advancement of women within it. Today at Workday, Loy’s team is building a Localization and Globalization CoE to scale and support the company’s expansion goals.About Nimdzi LIVE: A shadow industry is driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, emphasizing how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or do you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!
5 Ways Publishers can promote African Languages feat. Christian Elongué
Aug 28 2023
5 Ways Publishers can promote African Languages feat. Christian Elongué
Preserving and promoting African languages is the responsibility of every African; writers, speakers, publishers, and African language teachers. The publisher’s role in fostering African languages is indispensable. Aside from increasing publishing in African languages, we also suggest that:- Language policy debate should be depoliticized.- There should be incentives to train and deploy more teachers of African languages.- Students should have greater choice to be examined in standards of their languages.- The state should assist with translation services (the most significant cost faced by the industry) to facilitate investment by publishers in indigenous languages.While, in the face of Africa’s escalating economic and social problems, it is difficult to be overly optimistic about the future of African languages, this is an area where Kabod and others engaged in the processes of teaching, learning, and communication might make a tangible contribution.About Christian: he is the managing director of Kabod Group, a leading language service provider in West Africa. He has 11 years of professional experience as a translator in the children's book, ed-tech, nonprofit, and video game industries. He founded the Network of African Languages Translators and Teachers (ALATT), the Association of Language Companies in Africa (ALCA), and hosts Kabod Language Talk on issues affecting African languages. He is a member of ITI, CIOL, ALA, ATSA, etc.About Sylvain: he is a language enthusiast and professional. He worked on several topics about translation and the language industry. Passionate about African languages and concerned about contributing to their preservation, it offers language services to organizations and individuals to fulfill their goals. Has +5 years of organizing the annual Multilingualism Week Conference that engages language experts to discuss trending issues in the language industry. He loves Africa and is unwaveringly determined to contribute to its development.About Nimdzi LIVE!There is a shadow industry driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, emphasizing how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or do you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!Still want more? Check out some other resources available from Nimdzi and MultiLingual Media below:
Navigating Game Culturalization feat. Kate Edwards
Aug 24 2023
Navigating Game Culturalization feat. Kate Edwards
With products, entertainment, and services reaching more customers and audiences around the world each year, lives are becoming just a little more similar. People half a world away may consume the same movies, games, books, music, and more — albeit with a few key differences.Those differences start with translating the language, sure. But thanks to a growing focus on culturalization, the right experts can ensure that products are easier to sell and experience irrespective of cultural differences. And there are few people with more expertise built over three decades than Kate Edwards.About Kate: is an award-winning 30+ year veteran of the game industry, and the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy which innovated content culturalization, as well as the CXO and Co-Founder of SetJetters, a film tourism app. She is also the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and the Global Game Jam. In addition to serving in several board and advisory roles, she is a geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. In 2021, she was included in the Forbes' "50 Over 50" Vision List and was also inducted into the Women in Games Hall of Fame.About Nimdzi Live: There is a shadow industry driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, with an emphasis on how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand.Would you like to be a guest on Nimdzi Live? Or you know somebody who should? Email live@nimdzi.com or reach out to info@nimdzi.com so we can coordinate!