Shifting the Paradigm

Track: Keynote | K2 |
Friday, October 19, 2018, 10:15am – 11:30am
Held in: Harbor
Paul Danter - RWS Moravia 
John Fennelly - Lionbridge 
Adolfo Hernandez - SDL 
Smith Yewell - Welocalize
Moderators: Anne-Marie Colliander Lind,
Donna Parrish

Our industry is in a good place. Against the background of a booming global economy we are seeing significant demand not only for our core services from existing clients, but also for highly customized work from verticals like life sciences, media, video games and segments like global branding and marketing. More companies, more countries. Through the generous infusion of private equity funds, the supply side of the industry is responding by deploying sophisticated technologies like neural machine translation, and soon other forms of artificial intelligence. Mergers and acquisitions are creating powerhouses to better compete and deliver. Will all of these factors allow us to move away from being seen as only an operational ally so we can finally raise the blinds and be recognized as a strategic partner with much to offer toward achieving global success?