The Loc Docs Are in: Where Does It Hurt?

Track: Preconference | P6 |
Melissa Biggs - Locale Solutions 
Karen Combe - Localization Institute 
Mimi Hills - Hillstra Associates 
Erik Vogt - Vogt Strategy
Moderator: Ulrich Henes

There are many aches and pains when you localize. Some are minor, others are debilitating. Some appear all of a sudden, others develop over time. Not to worry. We have put together a crack team of Loc Docs ready to help. Our team consists of Melissa Biggs, Locale Solutions; Karen Combe, formerly of PTC; Mimi Hills, formerly of VMware; Erik Vogt, RWS Moravia. Each one of them started out in an entry localization role, and rose up to manage large localization organizations, on both the client and vendor sides.Together, they have 97 combined years of localization experience. You can submit your questions prior to the session or ask them live. The Loc Docs will prioritize and answer as many as they can in the time available. Get the help and advice you need!  

All registration fees from this session will be donated to Translators without Borders.

Below are some examples of the types of questions that you could ask the Docs. After you register for the session you will be able to submit your questions.

  1. What is the optimal localization organization in a buyer-side company? Mostly outsourced or mostly in-house resources?
  2. My localization team just got reorganized under an executive who knows nothing about localization. How do I get my new boss to care about what I do?
  3. How can my localization group effectively work with other localization functions in my company? Is a centralized localization function the answer?
  4. What are the major considerations of balancing insourced versus outsourced globalization services, and how might global enterprises balance centralized versus regional control of brand voice and standards? How might these decisions vary by industry or domain?