LocWorldWide46 Main Conference Program

Sessions are peer reviewed to be relevant for you.

All times listed are WAT (West Africa Time)

Monday, March 7, 2022

6:30pm – 8:00pm
Opening Reception and Newbie WelcomeLet’s get this conference started on the right foot! The Opening Reception and Newbie Welcome is open to all LocWorldWide45 attendees. The second “floor” of the networking site will be hosted by Aki Ito and is specifically designated for all conference newcomers. Everyone is invited and encouraged to visit this area to meet our new ...

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

8:30am – 9:00am
Solutions Square OpenDiscover the latest tools and innovations in our virtual exhibition hall during LocWorldWide46 ...
9:00am – 9:15am
WelcomeJoin LocWorld principals, Ulrich Henes and Donna Parrish, to learn about what to expect from LocWorldWide46 ...Presenters:
Ulrich Henes

Donna Parrish
9:15am – 10:00am
K1
Keynote
...Presenter:
Mulumba Lwatula
10:00am – 10:30am
NetworkingDiscuss issues after the keynote Q&A, and get to know other ...
10:30am – 10:45am

Break

10:45am – 11:30am
A1
Ensuring Your Investment in Africa Is Sustainable
Now that you’ve decided to invest in Africa, how do you ensure your investment is sustainable and socially responsible? How do you define sustainability and responsibility? Our panel of experts ...Presenters:
Baratang Miya

Binta Moustapha

Sylvia Mukasa
Moderator:
Mimi Hills - Hillstra Associates
B1
Closing the Communication Gap: Developing Effective Machine Translation for African Languages
In times of crisis, when speedy information dissemination in local languages is critical, machine translation (MT) is an essential tool. But what happens when you’re working with a low-resource ...Presenters:
Filip Němec

Alp Öktem
11:30am – 12:30pm
LocLunchWe welcome you to grab your lunch and join the conversations during this LocLunch hour which is free and open to the public on ...Host:
Jan Hinrichs
12:30pm – 1:15pm
A2
Gaps and Opportunities in the African LSP Landscape
It is estimated that there are over 2,000 languages spoken in Africa. Yet, there are few language services to be found on this vast continent, and the language industry does not seem to be thriving. ...This session will have a live Q&A at the end. Once the recording is finished, please return to the Jujama agenda to access the Q&A.Presenters:
Otmar Filipe

Sarah Hickey

Ady Namaran Coulibaly
Moderator:
Nicoli Potgieter - Nimdzi Insights
B2
Identifying the Online Opportunity in African Languages
Africa’s economy has been growing for years but has seen recent headwinds. Despite this, Africa has some of the greatest opportunities for online growth as less than half of the population has ...Presenter:
Arle Lommel
1:15pm – 1:30pm

Break

1:30pm – 2:15pm
A3
Growing Africa’s Strength: The Importance of Impact Sourcing
As the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, Africa is potentially one of the major sources of growth for the world. Even coming out of a world pandemic, Africa continues to ...This session will have a live Q&A at the end. Once the recording is finished, please return to the Jujama agenda to access the Q&A.Presenters:
Norbert Mporoto

Judith Obonyo
Moderator:
Frédérique Froment-Kelleghan - Welocalize
B3
Multilingual Chatbots Against Covid-19
In this interactive session, the CLEAR Global/Translators without Borders-Nigeria chatbot team will talk about how they applied natural language processing, making it accessible and usable to combat ...This session will have a live Q&A at the end. Once the recording is finished, please return to the Jujama agenda to access the Q&A.Presenters:
Usman Ali Monguno

Ibrahim El-Yakub

Abubaker Sulaiman
Moderator:
Aimee Ansari - CLEAR Global
C3
Local Voices, Local Views: The Languages of Africa
Synopsis:  In this presentation, we will concentrate on local language experts and the languages that they work with. They will each give an overview of the language spread and distribution; uses of ...This session will have a live Q&A at the end. Once the recording is finished, please return to the Jujama agenda to access the Q&A.Presenters:
Fasil Bogale

Habiba Garba

Mohomodou Houssouba

Paul Warambo
Moderator:
Manuela Noske - CLEAR Global
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Meet the PrincipalsLocWorld cofounders Ulrich Henes and Donna Parrish will be on hand to try to answer any questions and listen to any and all suggestions. Or you can visit Solutions Square to network with exhibitors or connect with fellow ...Presenters:
Ulrich Henes

Donna Parrish
2:45pm – 3:30pm
A4
I’ve Entered a New (African) Market and This Is What I Learned
So, you are considering entering a new market. This is an exciting journey, make sure you prepare well for the ride! Is your goal clearly defined? What research have you conducted? What is your entry ...Presenters:
Ugorji Nnanna

Jessica Rathke
Moderator:
Ágnes Gazsó
B4
African Scripts on Computers and Devices: An Update
Besides being home to over 2,000 languages, Africa is also home to several historic and modern scripts or writing systems, from ADLaM, Vai, and N’Ko to Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Meroitic ...Presenter:
Debbie Anderson
3:30pm – 3:45pm

Break

3:45pm – 4:30pm
A5
Being First Has Taught Us Some Things: Lessons from Microsoft's Language Interface Program
Fifteen years ago, the first versions of a major American IT product were released in African languages: Microsoft released Language Interface Packs for Windows XP in Zulu, Tswana, Afrikaans, and ...This session will have a live Q&A at the end. Once the recording is finished, please return to the Jujama agenda to access the Q&A.Presenter:
Soren Eberhardt
B5
Out of Africa: The North Africa Translation and Technology Hub Revealed
As established localization clients and providers reach out to integrate ever scarcer language and technology resources worldwide, North Africa is a source for creative and entrepreneurial talent for ...Presenters:
Ouafa Benterki

Theophan Marube
Moderator:
Melissa Biggs - Locale Solutions
C5
MicroTalks
This session will offer several quick and dynamic presentations covering topics and ideas too interesting to ignore: Localizing Conversational AI in African Languages for Emerging Markets – ...Presenters:
Anuoluwapo Aremu

Luca De Biase

Lucie Séguin

Kirti Vashee
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Lobby Bar SocialDo you remember at in-person conferences how you could walk past the lobby bar and find fellow attendees to chat with? Well, we can’t replicate the bar or the background music, but we still have you and your fellow attendees! Drop by, bring your own libation, and let’s ...

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

8:30am – 9:00am
Solutions Square OpenDiscover the latest tools and innovations in our virtual exhibition hall during LocWorldWide46 ...
9:00am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:30am
NetworkingDiscuss issues after the keynote Q&A, and get to know other ...
10:30am – 11:15am
A6
Language Skill Set for African Marginalized Languages Is the Missing Link
Many Africans can easily switch between the myriad of languages they speak. But there is little formal education in most languages, and even fewer institutions that prepare linguists for professional ...This session will have a live Q&A at the end. Once the recording is finished, please return to the Jujama agenda to access the Q&A.Presenters:
Rodrigue Bashizi

Habiba Garba
Moderator:
Paul Warambo - CLEAR Global/Translators without Borders
B6
MT for Africa: A Worthy Endeavor
Machine translation (MT) for African languages is important for many reasons — from education to healthcare, from preserving culture to encouraging interaction with the global community. However, ...Presenters:
Anuoluwapo Aremu

Ahmed Maawy

Jordi Macias
Moderator:
Susan Morgan - Lionbridge
11:15am – 11:45am

Break

11:45am – 12:30pm
A7
Small Languages Are BIG Business
Big brands are beginning to move toward hyper-localization of smaller African languages. In this session, we will explore the phenomenon and see what can be learned together. In addition, we will ...Presenters:
Ricky Kalu

Abigail Kazembe
B7
Build Your Localization Key Metrics
Do you face these challenges: dramatically expanded company business, or a flat localization budget while the headcount remains the same? Adding to these challenges, agile development becomes the ...Presenters:
Allen Che

Erji Wang
12:30pm – 1:30pm
LunchWe welcome you to grab your lunch and join the conversations during the lunch ...
1:30pm – 2:15pm
A8
Writing Beyond Writing: African Indigenous Scripts and What They Have to Teach Us
The continent of Africa, especially West Africa, has a long and rich tradition of indigenously-created symbol systems that express meaning in ways that go well beyond conventional Western definitions ...Presenter:
Tim Brookes
B8
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
2:15pm – 2:30pm

Break

2:30pm – 3:15pm
A9
Impact Sourcing Strategies and Partnerships: Applying Lessons from Indian Success to New Markets
Impact sourcing is an increasingly valuable offering from language service providers (LSPs). Lionbridge’s broad reach and localization expertise have supported Google in recent months as both ...Presenters:
Chris Genteel

Jaime Punishill
B9
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 – 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm – 4:15pm
4:15pm – 4:30pm
Closing RemarksJoin us for some final words as we bid farewell to LocWorldWide46 ...
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Lobby Bar SocialDo you remember at in-person conferences how you could walk past the lobby bar and find fellow attendees to chat with? Well, we can’t replicate the bar or the background music, but we still have you and your fellow attendees! Drop by, bring your own libation, and let’s ...
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