Corporate Terminology Round Table

Track: Preconference | P05 |
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Held in: Meeting Room 5
Richard Sikes - memoQ
Moderator: Klaus Fleischmann

In the days of globalization, content quality and consistency are a must. Terminology is at the center of effective quality management and content governance. And it is an invaluable resource when applied in corporate artificial intelligence, machine learning or machine translation initiatives. Still, many companies consider terminology a “nice to have” rather than a “must have.” So, what does it take to make corporate terminology actually work? Where do you start, how do you win over the top management and how do you motivate people to join forces? How do you define processes, workflows, collaboration and arbitration? And how can language service providers support customers in this endeavor and build a profit center around terminology? These and many more of your questions will be addressed in this round table! We are bringing together a panel of experts from all sides of the industry to discuss the following topics:

  • Key elements for a successful (!) corporate terminology process
  • Onboarding stakeholders, multipliers and colleagues
  • True terminology life cycle management
  • Terminology marketing, key performance indicators and service level reporting
  • Terminology return on investment or terminology does pay off
  • Taking advantage of less “obvious” sponsors such as knowledge management, IT, ontologists, developers and so on
  • Effective terminology governance