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Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:00am – 9:45am

CM1
Documentation Revitalization for Global Readiness
Session Topics: Content, Go Global-Be Global
Presenter: Ariane Duddey - Broadridge
Host: Scott Abel

GO1
Proper Internationalization Enables Globalization: Internationalization Practices across Different Sectors
Session Topics: Core Competencies, Globalization, Go Global-Be Global, Internationalization, Strategies
Presenters: Dulce Carrillo - Philips  |  Skip Masonsmith - Expedia Group  |  Cornelia Sittel - Salesforce
Moderator: Manuela Noske

IN1
Buy-side Colloquium: Evaluating the ROI of Localization
Session Topics: Data, Inside, Language, Localization, ROI
Special Registration Requirement, this is an extended session and will run until 10:30.
Presenters: Arle Lommel - CSA Research  |  Hélène Pielmeier - CSA Research

TS1
7 1/2 Steps to a Successful NMT Implementation at Any Small LSP
Session Topics: Core Competencies, Growth, Innovation, LSP, TAUS, Technologies
Presenter: Gaëtan Chrétiennot - Six Continents
Host: Anne-Maj van der Meer

WN1
Speech and Language AI — Use Cases in Localization
Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Global Business, Technologies, What's Next
Presenter: Udi Hershkovich - Amazon Web Services
Host: Adam Asnes
9:45am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Market Street Foyer, sponsored by Akorbi
1:30pm – 2:15pm

CM2
Face Is the New Interface
Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Content, User Experience
Presenter: Mark Walsh - Motional.ai
Host: Scott Abel

GO2
How to Tie Globalization Strategy into Enterprise-wide Corporate Governance
Session Topics: Evangelization, Globalization, Go Global-Be Global, Teamwork
Presenters: Kristin Gutierrez - United Language Group (ULG)  |  Anna Schlegel - NetApp
Host: Paul Cerda

IN2
LSP Growth Strategies: Making Your Way through the Jungle
Session Topics: Growth, Inside, LSP, Strategies
Presenter: Hélène Pielmeier - CSA Research

TS2
Reimagining the Translation Industry as a Data-driven Business
Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Data, TAUS, Technologies
Presenter: Oksana Tkach - Metamova
Host: Anne-Maj van der Meer

WN2
Process Innovation Challenge
Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Data, Evangalization, Globalization, Growth, Innovation, Strategies, What's Next
this is an extended session and will run until 2:30.
Presenters: Dalibor Frívaldský - Memsource  |  Lucio Gutierrez - Intuit  |  Robert Rogge - Zingword  |  Heather Shoemaker - Language I/O  |  Lori Silverstein - SPi Global  |  John Tinsley - Iconic Translation Machines Ltd.
Moderators: Alex Bernet  |  Jeffrey Kiser
Hosts: Alessandra Binazzi  |  Neftalí Jovel  |  Yuka Nakasone  |  Konstantin Savenkov
2:15pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 4:00pm

GO3
CEO Panel — Top Industry Players
Session Topics: Content, Global Business, Go Global-Be Global, Insights, LSP, Strategies, What's Next
Presenters: Paul Danter - RWS Moravia  |  Adolfo Hernandez - SDL  |  Smith Yewell - Welocalize
Moderator: Véronique Özkaya
4:00pm – 4:30pm Break
4:30pm – 5:15pm

CM4
Why You Need Content Transformation to Have a Successful Content Strategy
Session Topics: Content, Globalization
Presenter: Val Swisher - Content Rules, Inc.
Host: Scott Abel

GO4
You Are Now the Startup Localization Manager: How Do You Help Your Company Go Global?
Session Topics: Evangelization, Globalization, Go Global-Be Global, Growth, Startup, Strategies, Teamwork
Presenters: Michele Carlson - SurveyMonkey  |  Francesca Di Marco - Pinterest  |  Neftalí Jovel - Indeed
Moderator: Antoine Rey

IN4
MicroTalk: Collaboration to Create TM Best Practices
SPLIT SESSION | Session Topics: Data, Inside
Presenter: Andrzej Poblocki - Veritas
Host: Ben Cornelius

IN4
MicroTalk: International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019
SPLIT SESSION | Session Topics: Community, Evangelization, Inside, Teamwork
Presenters: Craig Cornelius - Google  |  Ludmila Golovine - MasterWord Services
Host: Ben Cornelius

IN4
MicroTalk: Energizing Development Teams on Scalable Globalization Processes
SPLIT SESSION | Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Content, Evangelization, Innovation, Inside
Presenters: Ana Boardman-Hsue - Cloudflare  |  Chandra Penke - TOverlap
Host: Ben Cornelius

IN4
MicroTalk: Building a Scalable Linguistic Testing Process
SPLIT SESSION | Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Inside, Quality
Presenter: Tom Boerger - Google
Host: Ben Cornelius

TS4
The Fantastic Best-quality Engines and How to Find Them: Evaluating MT in 2020
Session Topics: Metrics, Quality, Risk Assessment, ROI, TAUS, Technologies
Presenters: Silvio Picinini - eBay  |  Konstantin Savenkov - Intento, Inc.  |  Kirill Soloviev - ContentQuo  |  Andrea Tabacchi - Memsource
Host: Anne-Maj van der Meer

WN4
Local Design on a Global Scale: How Language Can Inform Human-centered Design
Session Topics: Customer/User Experience, Data, Global Business, Teamwork, What's Next
Presenters: Mercedes Krimme - Facebook  |  Camela Logan - Facebook
Host: Terence Maikels
6:30pm – 9:30pm Dinner at Villa Ragusa, sponsored by RWS Moravia
9:30pm – 12:00am After-dinner Drinks at Villa Ragusa, sponsored by Memsource
Friday, November 8, 2019
9:30am – 10:15am

DA5
Justify Your Existence: Demonstrating the Power and ROI of Localization
Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Data, Risk Assessment, ROI, Startup
Presenters: Melanie Heighway - Atlassian  |  Tarja Karjalainen - HappyOrNot  |  Oleksandr Pysaryuk - Ceridian  |  Martin Schneekloth - Haufe
Moderator: Maria Kania

GO5
Being Global: Proving the ROI for Global Content Technology Investments
Session Topics: Content, Go Global-Be Global, Quality, ROI, Technologies
Presenters: Ana Boardman-Hsue - Cloudflare  |  Wayne Bourland - Dell EMC  |  Rahul Sharma - HP
Moderator: Paul Barth

T5
Robot Voices in Multimedia: Adventures in Text-to-speech
Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Innovation, Technical, Technologies
Presenter: Gilbert Segura - Compass Languages
Host: Gary Lefman

UN5
Unconference @ LocWorld
Session Topics: Unconference
Presenter: Session Participants
Moderator: Teresa Marshall
10:15am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm

GO6
CEO Panel – Mid-cap Language Service Providers
Session Topics: Content, Global Business, Go Global-Be Global, Insights, LSP, Strategies, What's Next
Presenters: Patrik Attemark - Semantix  |  Mark Evenepoel - AMPLEXOR  |  Kristen Giovanis - United Language Group (ULG)  |  Joshua Gould - thebigword
Moderator: Kathleen Bostick
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Market Street Foyer
1:30pm – 2:30pm

DA7
Refining Global — Leveraging Next Generation Market Analytics to Delight Local Users
Session Topics: Data, Metrics, Quality, ROI, User Experience
Presenters: Joel Sahleen - Domo  |  Daniel Sullivan - Shopify  |  Erik Vogt - RWS Moravia
Moderator: Alessandra Binazzi

GB7
How Do We Get There from Here?
Session Topics: Career Development, Global Business, Leading Localization
Presenters: Mimi Hills - VMware  |  Jenny Kang - Veritas  |  Allison McDougall - AMPLEXOR
Moderator: Loy Searle

GO7
Grow Your Business by Proving the Value of Localized Digital Content
Session Topics: Content, Data, Global Business, Global Web, Go Global-Be Global, Growth
Presenters: Camila dos Ferraz - Google  |  Andy Jacobson - Amazon
Moderator: Ryan Webb

T7
Internationalization Readiness in Software Localization – Talk to the Experts
Session Topics: Advanced Localization, Evangelization, Globalization, Internationalization, Metrics, Technical
Presenters: Igor Afanasyev - Evernote  |  Patrícia Paladini Adell - Paladini Global Solutions  |  Irina Rybnikova - Positive Technologies
Host: Tex Texin

UN7
Unconference @ LocWorld
Session Topics: Unconference
Presenter: Session Participants
Moderator: Teresa Marshall
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:45pm

DA8
Localization Beyond Words
Session Topics: Content, Data, Global Web, Globalization
Presenter: Pedro Gomez - Microsoft
Host: Katie Botkin

GB8
Localization of Documentaries in the Arab World through Manipulative Translation
Session Topics: Global Business, Technologies, User Experience
Presenter: Salma Chabbak
Host: Medhat Bassily 

T8
Contextual Translation Online Editor
SPLIT SESSION
Presenter: Raymond Peng - VMware
Host: Gary Lefman

T8
Globalization Scorecard - Benchmark Products Globalization Quality Continuously
SPLIT SESSION | Session Topics: Evangelization, Globalization, Internationalization, Metrics, Quality, Technical
Presenter: Hong Zhang - VMware
Host: Gary Lefman

UN8
Unconference @ LocWorld
Session Topics: Unconference
Presenter: Session Participants
Moderator: Teresa Marshall
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm