Call For Papers: Process Innovation Challenge – LW37 Warsaw

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Process Innovation Challenge

LocWorld37 Warsaw 6-8 June 2018

PIC Productions
Call for Innovators

The Process Innovation Challenge is in its second season and is coming to LocWorld Warsaw.

Last year around fifty proposals were submitted over two LocWorld editions and 12 innovators pitched their ideas on stage. Two winners (George Zhao and Tomas Franc), one for each PIC, took home the Innovator of the year award.

We are seeking innovations for the Warsaw event: out-of-the-box thinkers who don’t settle for the status-quo, to submit their innovation. These innovations can be original ideas that were successfully applied to localization process and improved daily operations, or could be new ways of using an older solution to solve a new problem. We welcome ideas to streamline process and improve its efficiency as well as left field ideas which could change our industry when provided with the right platform and support!

If you have an innovative process idea, the Process Innovation Challenge is your stage. Dazzle industry peers and colleagues with your ingenuity and land the prize as Innovator of the Year.

Why the PIC?

There is no doubt that there are many interesting innovations throughout the localization industry. The PIC is a platform to make them visible on an industry stage and demonstrate their potential. It is also an opportunity for innovators to rub shoulders with other innovators and network with like-minded industry peers.

For the audience of the PIC, it is a chance for them to get inspired by your innovations and for you to create some buzz and a following.

How does it work?

For shortlisted innovators, the LocWorld stage will be yours for around ten minutes. You propose your process innovation to the audience and a panel of process experts. You field questions and then the audience decides who is worthy.

How to get shortlisted? Submit your proposal below and show us how innovative your idea is. Maybe you solved something in a simple but out of the box way, maybe you applied an old approach to a new problem, or vice versa. Either way, you decide what you propose and how you propose it. Remember that this is also innovative. Use videos and visuals if you wish, anything that gives us a good picture of your innovation.

There is no restriction on the topic you choose. The more interesting and relevant you can make it for the audience and current challenges or trends, the better the chance of success. Take a look at previous PIC events to see some examples:

The following topics serve as a guideline only:

  • Digital transformation
  • Continuous delivery
  • Deep learning
  • Machine lead innovation
  • Innovative quality and user experience
  • Disintermediation of process
  • Business case innovation
  • Personalization in digital marketing and new media
  • How you improved productivity and won friends

What can you win?

The Process Innovation Challenge winner will be the LocWorld Process innovator for Europe 2018 and will receive a trophy and appropriate prizes reflecting the challenge.

Director: Dave Ruane

Process Dragons: Yuka Nakasone, Kerstin Bier, Jonas Ryberg


  • All papers submitted will be reviewed and evaluated by the Process Innovation Challenge organizers and the PIC advisory board.
  • The PIC is not an opportunity to demonstrate, advertise or sell a technology, solution or service. Overtly sales language negatively impacts results. Successful proposals are those that have shown good levels of innovation, shown easy application to various problems and shown clear benefits for stakeholders.
  • You can submit a previous proposal if it was not previously shortlisted at a PIC.
  • If you have any difficulties with the submittal process, or questions please contact Kris Wiegand. Also send any visuals, imagery or videos to Kris.

Please submit your proposal by clicking the button below to access the submission form. Please complete the form and press the “submit” button. You will then see a confirmation when you scroll down.



Proposal submission deadline: 20 April 2018
Notification of shortlisted proposals: 5 May 2018
Submission of your innovative idea: 18 May 2018
Conference: 6-8 June 2018