Process Innovation Challenge

LocWorld35 Silicon Valley. November 2- 3, 2017

PIC Productions
Call for Innovators

Director: Dave Ruane and Jeff Kiser
Process Dragons: Alessandra Binazzi, Willem Stoeller, Erik Vogt

PIC is looking for Process Innovators to showcase their talents at LocWorld Silicon Valley.

We are seeking out of the box thinkers, who don’t settle for the status-quo. Original ideas that were successfully applied to localization processes and improved daily operations. New technologies or new ways of using old technology. We welcome elimination of unnecessary steps too!

Here’s your chance to dazzle industry peers and friends with your ingenuity. The LocWorld stage will be yours for a few minutes!

Who said process is not sexy? Be creative, dress it up! We’ll provide an exciting and entertaining setting to make sure your innovation shines. Check out this video to get more of a sense!


Process Innovation Challenge!… PIC

The Process Innovation Challenge is a new stage coming to Localization World Silicon Valley. Shortlisted candidates will propose their process innovation to the audience and a panel of process experts and peers.

You will literally have a few minutes on stage to get your innovative process idea across and convince the audience why this should win the Process Innovation Challenge. Then the fun starts as the “process dragons” get stuck in with questions. If your innovation makes it you get a chance to pitch in the final round on day 2 and a chance to win the coveted LocWorld Process Innovator award.


There are many real innovations out there, this is a platform for them to shine on an industry stage. Why re-invent the wheel when you can learn from an industry peer. The first running of this event took place at LocWorld Barcelona and had 6 innovators on stage who used various innovative techniques to get their innovation across, including videos and live demos that wowed the audience.

What can you win?

The Process Innovation challenge winner will be the LocWorld Process innovator for the USA 2017 and will receive a trophy, a $1,000 credit to use at a 2018 LocWorld conference, as well as public recognition.

How can you participate?

Your innovation should show process improvement or disruption. Maybe you solved something in a simple but out of the box way, maybe you applied an old approach to a new problem. Either way you decide and you can decide how you present it – though we recommend this is also innovative. If your innovation is chosen to go to LocWorld Silicon valley, we will ask for a preview video for pre-event posting, then live at LocWorld, you will have a few minutes on stage. For innovators who make the final round, you will need to up the ante and present a demo and/or a case study of your innovation. All submitters should plan to be at Localization World Silicon Valley for both conference days.

We recommend some of the following topics as guideline:

  • Continuous delivery workflows and ecosystems
  • Machine and AI (Artificial Intelligence) led innovation
  • Innovative quality control
  • Disintermediation of process and systems
  • Innovative management techniques
  • Business case innovation
  • Job role innovation
  • How you improved productivity and won friends
  • Personalization in digital marketing and new media

– once it’s innovative and applicable then you have a great chance!


Organizers: Dave Ruane, Jeff Kiser

Advisory board: Alessandra Binazzi, Willem Stoeller, Erik Vogt

Review of proposals:
All papers submitted will be reviewed and evaluated by the Process Innovation Challenge organizers and the PIC advisory board.


Please submit your process innovation challenge proposals below.
Please fill out the form below and press the “submit” button. You will then see a confirmation when you scroll down. If you have any difficulties with the form, please contact Kris Wiegand to submit your proposal.


Proposal submission deadline: August 23, 2017
Notification of shortlisted proposals: September 3, 2017
Submission of your innovative idea: October 12, 2017
Conference: November 2 – 3, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: The PIC is not an opportunity to demonstrate, advertise or sell a technology or solution or service.