The finalists, for PIC#12 are :

  1. Andrea Ballista – Voiseed
    “A new AI based technology to synthesize controllable expressive speech in multiple languages with multiple voices.“
  2. Gary Lefman  – Cisco
    Unlimited continuous localisation using distributed scalable microservices
  3. Robert Brodowicz – Argos Multilingual
    “AI-Powered TM Clean-Up
  4. Saurabh Kavathekar – NetApp
    “Source Code Internationalization Self-Healing Using Artificial Intelligence“
  5. Pavel Doronin – Intento
    “Translating ICU elements with machine translation is now possible!“

Congratulations to one and all.  

“We had the largest group of innovations in a number of years join us at the preliminaries, 13 innovators covered topics including: continuous localization, microcontent, terminology , automated QA,  NLP AI techniques, UI and process automation, AI and speech, a few on NMT (as usual), I18n, accessibility testing, TM refreshing and a way for linguists to use blockchain CVs.   Variety was very much the theme this time which one of the largest spread of areas we have seen.  I want to extend our thanks to all those innovators who entered PIC #12, unfortunately we do not have space for them all in the final round. We are also delighted to have 3 fantastic dragons join us for the preliminary rounds; industry guru, Bert Esselink, previous PIC winner, Giulia Tarditi and localization consultant, Patricia Paladini. The final in Berlin will be a must attend for anyone interested in seeing what is really innovating in our industry. See you there!”

Dave Ruane, PIC chair

The final round takes place on the 12th of July 2022 at the LocWorld47 event.
See you at the PIC #12 final in Berlin!

 

PIC #12 – preliminary round entrants

  1. Klaus Fleischmann  – Kaleidoscope
    Terminology and the Single Source of Truth
  2. Andrea Ballista – Voiseed
    A new AI based technology to synthesize controllable expressive speech in multiple languages with multiple voices.
  3. Diego Bartolome – Language I/O
    Multilingual Customer Support for Monolingual Agents
  4. Wirginia Nowak – ULG Group
    ULG Automation Suite: Automate Common DTP/QC Functions to Provide Consistency in the Execution of Tasks Across Production Teams Globally
  5. Jan Hinrichs – Beluga
    LocLunch Smart Profile
  6. Zhenjun Zhuo – VMware
    Practical way of UI automation based on recording
  7. Gary Lefman  – Cisco
    Unlimited continuous localisation using distributed scalable microservices
  8. Robert Brodowicz – Argos Multilingual
    “AI-Powered TM Clean-Up
  9. Rafal Jaworski – XTM International
    Language technology that’s synonymous with success
  10. Peter Tan – VMware
    Accessibility Test as a Service
  11. Saurabh Kavathekar – NetApp
    Source Code Internationalization Self-Healing Using Artificial Intelligence
  12. Dierk Runne – Hubspot Inc.
    Mova: Automated translation processing of CMS contents using asset performance as differentiating criteria for translation workflows
  13. Pavel Doronin – Intento
    Translating ICU elements with machine translation is now possible!

Recordings for the preliminary rounds:

Round 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5ZIL-78sc

Round 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok1mH1I1r5Q

For PIC #12, the dragons are; Bert Esselink (RWS), Giulia Tarditi (Qualtrics), Patricia Paladini (Paladini Global), and Jochen Hummel ().  Alex Bernet (LocWorld), and Dave Ruane (XTM International) complete the PIC 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.