Out of Africa: The North Africa Translation and Technology Hub Revealed

Track: Multilingual AI | B5 |   Advanced |
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.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 6:45am – 7:30am
Held in: Jujama
Ouafa Benterki - MTY Intelligent Software 
Theophan Marube - Tamarind Language Services
Moderator: Melissa Biggs

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 the language industry. Our panel participants serve the European, Middle East, and other Western markets, and will discuss the background and current state of flourishing language and language technology resources across North Africa. In this panel, they will highlight the opportunities for enterprises and localizers to engage with a vibrant North African hub that provides both technologies as well as cultural and language support services that reach far beyond the North Africa region.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn how localization technologies are being deployed and expanded by North African ventures — trends and challenges; understand the reach that North Africa localization ventures have across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the US; and learn how large global enterprises work with regional North African resources for successful expansion.