The preliminary rounds of the Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) are done and the results are in. During the two sessions, the audience and the PIC dragons were entertained by a variety of technology and process innovations, as usual covering a wide spectrum of localization and globalization industry topics.

The finalists, for PIC#9 (in alphabetical order), are :

  1. Anne-sophie Delafosse – Deliveroo 
    “Make localisation part of the Experience”
  2. Iti Sahai – Procore
    “Global Product Design “
  3. Kirill Soloviev – ContentQuo
    “Ada in action: Augmented Quality Risk Management for PEMT”
  4. Konstantin Savenkov – Intento
    “Augmented MT: language- and provider-agnostic fine-tuning of MT output”
  5. Mahmoud Roshdy – Saudisoft
    “Time efficiency in the bidi quality assurance process”
  6. Rafał Jaworski – XTM International
    “AI-driven Computer-Assisted Review – automatic highlighting of potential translation errors”
  7. Simone Perone – Translated
    “AI-assisted subtitles creation process”

During these rounds, dubbed the “3 Cubed” sessions, each innovator pitched for 3 minutes, with 3 slides, while 3 dragons and the audience listened and asked questions. We saw 14 great pitches, which you can also enjoy here:

“We had some amazing innovations come in this year and once again received the largest number of entries for an individual  PIC event. I want to thank all those innovators who during a very tough year for many, considered to enter the PIC.  Innovators once again have embraced virtualism, and found smart ways to pitch and showcase their innovations – that is exactly the innovative spirit which we like to see at the PIC. The advisory board had a tough time making decisions, once again we expanded the final round to 7 particpants in order to fit in as many innovators as possible.”

Dave Ruane, PIC chair

The final round takes place on the 27th of January 2021 at the LocWorldWide event. Thanks again to all participants and dragons.
See you at the PIC #9 final!

 

PIC #9

  1. Anne-sophie Delafosse – Deliveroo
    “Make localisation part of the Experience”
  2. Alexander Pereverzevs – Lokalise
    “Localization at the design stage”
  3. Rafał Jaworski –  XTM International
    “AI-driven Computer-Assisted Review – automatic highlighting of potential translation errors”
  4. Kirill Soloviev – ContentQuo
    “Ada in action: Augmented Quality Risk Management for PEMT”
  5. Konstantin Savenkov – Intento
    “Augmented MT: language- and provider-agnostic fine-tuning of MT output”
  6. Iti Sahai – Procore
    “Global Product Design”
  7. Takeyoshi Nakayama – Human Science Co., Ltd.
    “Automatic MT evaluation is now integrated into daily localization projects”
  8. Dalibor Frívaldský – Memsource
    “Automating MT engine selection using machine learning”
  9.  Simone Perone – Translated
    “AI-assisted subtitles creation process”
  10. Olivier Libouban – Lingoport
    “New Localization Workflow that’s truly Agile”
  11.  Mahmoud Roshdy – Saudisoft
    “Time efficiency in the bidi quality assurance process”
  12.  Anouk Perquin – Anouk&Co
    “Content Kata: Operating global content processes in flow”
  13. Leonid Glazychev – Logrus IT Corporation
    “How to Efficiently & Affordably Evaluate MT and Crowdsourcing Translation Quality using Scalable, 3D, Hybrid Quality Metrics”
  14. Andre Hemker  –  Wordbee
    “Why localization was never agile and how to fix it”

For PIC #9, the dragons are; Yuka Nakasone (Intento), Bert Esselink (SDL), Jeff Kiser (Translated).
Alex Bernet (LocWorld), and Dave Ruane (XTM International) complete the PIC #9 organizing team.

NOTE: Voting for this round was performed by the PIC dragons and run in line with the PIC values of fairness and transparency. 

You can join the final round here