The finalists, for PIC#11 are :

  1. Nour Hussein – Tarjama
    “How to develop industry-focused localization for eCommerce in MENA”
  2. Rafal Jaworski – XTM International  
    “CAFFEINE, CONTEXT AND CONFUSION. What does my coffee machine mean by “empty tray”? Detecting potential ambiguity in translation.”
  3. Qiang Wan – VMware
    “Globalization 360 Hub: Providing company-wide visibility into Globalization Quality, Scorecard, and Maturity Levels”
  4. Alex Zekakis – XTM International
    “IQAL – The Intelligent QA Layer to drive an automated, agile and risk-sensitive QA process for any program”
  5. Dominick Kelly – KantanAI
    “Self regulated translation community”

Congratulations to one and all.  

“We had a great array of innovations in this PIC, covering topics including continuous localization, microcontent, terminology with NMT systems , automated QA,  latest NLP AI techniques, translation community for scalable NMT post editing, next gen globalization hub and innovative eCommerce techniques for MENA. Doing things more “in-context” was an interesting recurring theme.  I want to extend our thanks to all those innovators who entered PIC #11.  We are also delighted to have 3 fantastic dragons, industry gurus, Esther Curiel and Cornelia Sittel and repeat startup founder, Peter Swaniker.”

Dave Ruane, PIC chair

The final round takes place on the 20th of October 2021 at the LocWorldWide event.
See you at the PIC #11 final!

 

PIC #11 – preliminary round entrants

  1. Takeyoshi Nakayama – Human Science Co.
    “A unified terminology management system for DeepL/Google/Microsoft/NAVER Papago”
  2. Alex Zekakis – XTM International
    “IQAL – The Intelligent QA Layer to drive an automated, agile and risk-sensitive QA process for any program”
  3. Dominick Kelly – KantanAI
    “Self regulated translation community”
  4. Igor Afanasyev – Smartcat
    “Continuous localization for marketing content”
  5. Qiang Wan – VMware
    “Globalization 360 Hub: Providing company-wide visibility into Globalization Quality, Scorecard, and Maturity Levels”
  6. Kara Warburton – Termologic
    “Better, faster localization with multilingual microcontent”
  7. Rafal Jaworski – XTM International  
    “CAFFEINE, CONTEXT AND CONFUSION. What does my coffee machine mean by “empty tray”? Detecting potential ambiguity in translation.”
  8. Nour Hussein – Tarjama
    “How to develop industry-focused localization for eCommerce in MENA”

Recording for the preliminary round: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAXd-JaqCCI

For PIC #11, the dragons are; Esther Curiel (Indeed), Cornelia Sittel (Salesforce), Peter Swaniker (Repeat startup founder) .
Alex Bernet (LocWorld), and Dave Ruane (XTM International) complete the PIC #11 organizing team.

NOTE: Voting for this round was performed by the PIC dragons and done in line with the PIC values of fairness and transparency.
You can watch and vote at the final round by registering here.