The #1 conference for localization professionals, networking, and industry innovation

JUNE 5-7, 2024



AI and Beyond

Global Toolbox
The Global Toolbox sessions consist of half- and full-day in-depth workshops taking place on Wednesday, June 5.  These are additional offerings for the LocWorld conference. You can find more information for these and register HERE.

LocWorld51 Dublin Main Conference Program

Official LocWorld51 Event Hours

Wednesday, June 5:  6:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, June 6: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday, June 7: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sessions are peer-reviewed to be relevant for you.

All times listed are IST (Irish Standard Time)

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Opening ReceptionOpen to all main conference attendees, the opening reception is a great opportunity to begin networking with fellow attendees. Drinks plus a few snacks will be ...Sponsored By:

Thursday, June 6, 2024

8:30am – 5:30pm
Solutions Square OpenDiscover the latest tools and innovations in our exhibition hall during LocWorld51 ...
9:00am – 10:30am
Artificial Intelligence Beyond the Fog of Hype and Hysteria
The launch of chatGPT made artificial intelligence (AI), and in particular generative AI, the hottest topic of 2023. Everybody has an opinion about it, ranging from starstruck awe to existential fear. At the same time, authorities and business professionals alike predict that artificial intelligence will be the single most important factor in innovation and increased ...Presenter:
Elin Hauge
10:30am – 11:00am


11:00am – 12:00pm
Process Innovation Challenge
The PIC has grown and evolved as an incubator for innovation in the localization industry, reaching large live and virtual audiences. Our Process Dragons will pose questions to the innovators in ...Presenters:
Aimee Ansari

Bruno Bitter

Henrique Cabral

Dylan Hartmann

James Jameson

Oscar Martinez Diaz
Alex Bernet - LocWorld
Dave Ruane - Lion People Global
Gaëtan Chrétiennot - Six Continents
Páraic Sheridan - Voiseed
Véronique Özkaya - Summa Linguae
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Beyond the Binary: Making Machine Translation Inclusive
Over the past year, the presenters took a focused look at how they could make their machine translation engines more inclusive and above all less binary. They had a few ideas but the one that seemed ...Presenters:
Cristina Anselmi

Amanda Hawthorne
Johan Lourens - Games Global
Mastering Multilingual Content Consistency with Our Self-Built AI-Chatbot Piuma
In B2B content management across eight languages, achieving consistency is crucial. This presentation will cover the transformative role of Piuma’s AI in this journey. Piuma, a self-built AI ...Presenter:
Claudia Francesca Mueller
Florian Sachse - memoQ
Maximizing Global Revenue: A Playbook for Localization Success
How can your localization strategy accelerate user and revenue growth? Move beyond KPIs and metrics that are entirely focused on cost efficiency and throughput toward measures of revenue, user ...Presenter:
Kevin O’Donnell
Esther Curiel - Zoetis
LocHealth Open Session
While many stories within the localization industry highlight success, growth, innovation, and camaraderie, the reality is often more nuanced and challenging. Beyond the facade of achievement lies a ...Presenter:
Antoine Rey
2:00pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 3:00pm
Harvesting Linguistic Data at Scale to Feed AI Models
This case study describes the harvesting of AI model training data from a legacy production environment. The presenters will share how they overcame data silos in a pre-AI age TMS of a large ...Presenter:
Georg Kirchner
Donna Parrish - LocWorld
This Wouldn’t Work Without Humans: Building a Human + AI-Facilitated Content Generation Model
To help more people get jobs, Indeed and Chillistore evolved their content production pipeline from a fully human workflow to one that begins with AI to support human content creation. However, human ...Presenters:
Russ Garcia

Fabienne Perrin
Agnieszka Szarkowska - University of Warsaw / AVT Masterclass
Localization Unplugged: Crafting Unforgettable In-App Harmonies Globally
Who has not struggled to find the right balance of local and global strategies to offer truly localized products at a global scale? In this session, we will present how we established a new ...Presenters:
Rose Morgan

Jennifer Vela-Valido
Francesca Sorrentino - Phrase
Mindful Project Management
We are living in a world of exponentially evolving technology. However, humans as psychological entities have basically not changed for thousands of years. The way we behave and make decisions is ...Presenter:
Agnes Schöndorni-Schönner
Anne-Marie Colliander Lind - LocWorld
3:00pm – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 4:15pm
Language Is No Longer Human: RAG LLMs at News Agency EFE
Automatic publishing of human-quality, unrevised content, has long been the dream of localization managers. An unfulfilled dream even with Generative AI. The largest news agency in Spanish and the ...Presenters:
Juan Manuel Ruiz García

Manuel Herranz
Karen Combe - Localization Institute
Data-Driven Translation Content Management for Rocket Scientists
Our team is tasked with translating approximately 40,000 pages of complex technical documentation every six months while ensuring consistency and accuracy. By implementing a data-driven translation ...Presenters:
Robert Henson

Li Yang
Donna Parrish - LocWorld
Localization Is Dead – Long Live Language Experience! When Our Discipline Grows Up and Becomes Something Else Entirely
This is a case study of the rebrand and repurpose at a large international SaaS company of the localization function into a language experience function, with the help of a bespoke consultancy ...Presenters:
Rucha L. Sheth

Giulia Tarditi
Ulrich Henes - LocWorld
Up Close and Personal with Women Leaders
This engaging panel discussion will feature accomplished women leaders in the high tech, marketing research, and the language industry. These trailblazers will share their career journeys, personal ...Presenters:
Kelly Beaver

Mary Kazamias

Lyena Solomon
Kathleen Bostick
4:15pm – 4:45pm
4:45pm – 5:30pm
Exploring Generative AI as a Scalable Solution for Our Localized HR Software
The speakers have been exploring large language models (LLMs) as a productivity aid for the translation of their nine existing languages and to scale their offering into 30+ new long-tail languages ...Presenters:
Marc Jones

Mario Pluzny
Gaëtan Chrétiennot - Six Continents
Unifying Content and Language Teams: A Synergistic Approach
To be successful in today’s global market, you need targeted and scalable content strategies that generate delightful customer experiences in all languages. In this session, we will examine how ...Presenter:
Giselle Tran
Aoife Murphy - Vistatec
Multilingual Customer Support Approaches for Success in the Growing and Diverse African Streaming Market
The presenters will share their experience deploying a multilingual customer support solution for streaming services in the diverse African market. They will discuss the challenges and lessons ...Presenters:
Viviana Bertinetto

Hannah Goodman - Sky
Carrie Fischer - Subway
Empowered Voices: Women Shaping AI Localization
This Women in Localization driven panel discussion explores diverse aspects of women in AI, focusing on their pivotal roles in academia and the corporate technology sector. Delving into innovative ...Presenters:
Sheila Castilho

Lucia Guerrero

Peng Wang
Olga Beregovaya - Women in Localization
7:00pm – 10:00pm
DinnerWhat better place to experience Dublin’s history and hospitality than the Guinness Storehouse! Enjoy a tour of the museum and then a good dinner, all while networking with fellow attendees. After the dinner, if you would like to continue your conversations, an after-dinner gathering will be held at the same location. Buses will provide transportation ...Sponsored By:

Friday, June 7, 2024

8:30am – 4:45pm
Solution Square OpenDiscover the latest tools and innovations in our exhibition hall during LocWorld51 ...
9:00am – 10:00am
K2A: A Number of Keynotes
Elevating Localization with LangOps
LangOps repositions language services by shifting the focus from mere translation to managing multilingual data. Localizers traditionally assist enterprises in disseminating their content worldwide. ...Presenters:
Diego Bartolome

Jochen Hummel

Johan Sporre
Britta Aagaard - Semantix
K2B: A Number of Keynotes
The Evolving Face of Partnerships in the Age of AI
It would be impossible to deny the transformative and disruptive effect AI is having on our industry. This transformation drives new approaches to everything including partnerships. Whether you are ...Presenters:
Adam Blair

Jane Faraola

Dominic Wellington
Gráinne Maycock - Acolad
K2C: A Number of Keynotes
Automation in Media Localization
This panel brings together key stakeholders involved in media localization: on the one hand, technology companies offering cutting-edge automation solutions in subtitling, dubbing, and voice-over, ...Presenters:
Belén Agulló García

Vanessa Lecomte

Volker Steinbiss

Alex Yoffe
Agnieszka Szarkowska - University of Warsaw / AVT Masterclass
K2D: A Number of Keynotes
The Localization Optimist Manifesto
The Localization Optimist Manifesto steals the structure but not the content or tone of Marc Andreesen’s Technology Optimist Manifesto. This panel of optimistic and seasoned localization ...Presenters:
Peter Reynolds

Jon Ritzdorf

Unn Villius
Dave Ruane - Lion People Global
10:00am – 10:30am


10:30am – 11:00am
LSP and Buyers’ Expertise for Data4AI: Leveraging Traditional Localization Skills in the Era of AI
The presenters will showcase the influence of using LSP’s expertise and traditional localization skills in the field of linguistic services for AI. It explores how the expert skills of LSPs ...Presenters:
Olga Gulla-Kowalik

Joanna Tarasiewicz
Esther Curiel - Zoetis
Embracing Tech: Change Management for AI Integration in Localization
This session covers the complex task of integrating AI and cutting-edge technologies into the localization processes of established firms that were operating with more traditional setups. Discussions ...Presenters:
Mette Tingey

Vanessa Vander Tuff
Anne-Marie Colliander Lind - LocWorld
Using AI-Powered Game Metadata and Context to Streamline Localization Production for Bethesda
All localization production pipelines in creative fields face major challenges with implications that trickle down deep into the process. Often getting context right is a major part of the battle ...Presenters:
Ruth Granados

Dominick Kelly
Francesca Sorrentino - Phrase
A Method to Evaluate Software Localization Quality Through Integration of UX and LQA Metrics
Usability testing and localization quality assurance (LQA) testing possess inherent limitations and are not always mutually compatible. Our approach leverages specific metrics from both techniques, ...Presenters:
Emil Atanassov

Riccardo Natoli
Gary Lefman
Unconference @ LocWorld
Interested in a unique track at LocWorld? Are you ready to join the conversation and discussions? Again, we are holding an “unconference” at LocWorld. Never heard of that? An unconference ...Presenter:
Scott Schwalbach
11:00am – 11:30am


11:30am – 12:00pm
Reduce Costs by Over 20%: Leveraging Translator-MT Symbiosis With Quality Estimation
With the financial pressures of the past year, many organizations are focusing on cost optimization. Cutting less critical but expensive translations is usually the default choice, but new ...Presenters:
Hameed Afssari

Roberto Sastre
Kathleen Bostick
How Technology Changes Are Upending Client/Vendor Relationships
This presentation’s discussion delves into the evolving dynamics of client-vendor relationships in a rapidly shifting technological landscape. It explores the heightened demand for cooperation ...Presenters:
Anne Ertle

Charlotte Tesselaar - Elsevier
Ulrich Henes - LocWorld
Customated: Tailor-Made Automations
When faced with an extraordinary challenge from their main client, Loc & Capture was forced to revolutionize their workflows and automate their processes, but first, they defined their core ...Presenter:
Oscar Martinez Diaz
Agnieszka Szarkowska - University of Warsaw / AVT Masterclass
How Many Clocks? Overcoming the Technical Challenges in Engineering a Real-Time AI-Enabled Live Subtitling Solution
Live subtitling solutions have historically faced significant drawbacks: latency, inaccuracies, ability to scale for large audiences. This results in reverting to human translators for live events at ...Presenters:
Tijmen Brommet

Colin Willis
Gary Lefman
Unconference @ LocWorld
Interested in a unique track at LocWorld? Are you ready to join the conversation and discussions? Again, we are holding an “unconference” at LocWorld. Never heard of that? An unconference ...Presenter:
Scott Schwalbach
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Machines that Make Us More Human
In this session, the presenters will explore how applied artificial intelligence in Bureau Works elevates human creative potential through actual use cases and approaches. We will exemplify the ...Presenters:
Luciano Arruda

Wada’a Fahel

Gabriel Fairman

Alexis Goes
Sponsored By:

Welcome to the Era of Hyper-Automated Localization
Welcome to the Era of Hyper-Automated Localization, where advanced AI models optimize workflows for efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Discover how neural and generative AI combine to streamline ...Presenters:
Esther Curiel

Charlie Keating

Maziar Nodehi

Phil Ritchie

María Jesús de Arriba Díaz
Georg Ell - Phrase
Sponsored By:

Transforming Localization as We Know It | Building the Translation Platform of the Future
Current global business goals require localization programs to deliver at unprecedented levels of speed, efficiency, and accuracy. In order to meet these demands, a new type of borderless translation ...Presenter:
Ian Evans
Sponsored By:

2:10pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 3:15pm
AI and Automation to Optimize Global Content and Processes
Deciding on the best process for providing content to engage and satisfy customers worldwide is not an easy task, especially with the proliferation of tools including AI and machine learning, ...Presenter:
Alison Toon
Ulrich Henes - LocWorld
One-Woman Localization Team: How to Survive and Thrive
We often talk about large and growing localization operations. But in many companies, there are localization teams composed of just one person. And that person may often be a woman. In this panel, ...Presenters:
Adelina Cristovão
Margarida Soares - ClassPass
Naomi Voet - Mews
Rodrigo Cristina - Argos Multilingual
The AI-Dubbing Revolution: Results of the First Year of Multilingual Audiotrack Channels on YouTube
In our interconnected world, the popularity of content soars when translated into various languages. YouTube launched multi-audio tracks for renowned video channels a year ago, providing an avenue to ...Presenters:
Denys Krasnikov

Vira Slyvinska
Caroline Crushell - Warner Bros Discovery (HBO Max)
The Totally Non-standardized Languages Codes Everyone Uses – A Rollercoaster of Emotions
Anybody who has worked with two connected systems in our industry has come across the same problem: we have standardized language codes but none of the systems seem to use them. In fact, the number ...Presenters:
Andrew McDonough

Mathijs Sonnemans
Gary Lefman
Unconference @ LocWorld
Interested in a unique track at LocWorld? Are you ready to join the conversation and discussions? Again, we are holding an “unconference” at LocWorld. Never heard of that? An unconference ...Presenter:
Scott Schwalbach
3:15pm – 3:45pm


3:45pm – 4:30pm
📈 AI Efficiency, 😎 Human Quality — Accelerating Translation for Billions of Words 🌍
High-volume buyers are accelerating the translation of high-value content by integrating AI that automatically confirms as many segments as safely possible. Trillions of translations are looked at by ...Presenters:
Adam Bittlingmayer

Conchita Laguardia
Johan Sporre - IKEA Retail (Ingka Group)
Donna Parrish - LocWorld
In this session, we will offer several quick and dynamic presentations covering topics and ideas too interesting to ignore! Synergy in the AI Era: Evolving Organizational Structures — Maria Emilia ...Presenters:
Sharon Biggar

Ben Cornelius

Maria Emilia Maisterrena

Marina Pantcheva
Gary Lefman
Exploring the Future of A/V Localization: AI, Augmented Translators, and Cutting-Edge Tech in Multimedia Localization
Audiovisual localization is undergoing a massive shift as new technologies open the way to new creative possibilities. This expert panel will guide you through key use cases covering emerging tech ...Presenters:
Andrea Ballista

Ralph Jung

Tim Jung
Edward O’Keefe - Alpha CRC
Unconference @ LocWorld
Interested in a unique track at LocWorld? Are you ready to join the conversation and discussions? Again, we are holding an “unconference” at LocWorld. Never heard of that? An unconference ...Presenter:
Scott Schwalbach
4:30pm – 4:45pm


4:45pm – 5:30pm
Prize Drawing and Closing RemarksJoin us for the exciting prize drawing from our exhibitors and some final words as we bid farewell to LocWorld51 ...