The Process Innovation Challenge (PIC)

The PIC is a platform for innovations and innovators in the localization and translation industry, held during the Localization World conferences. It comprises a challenge event where innovators have a chance to pitch their ideas to peers and experts. The audience votes for the Process Innovator of the year.

Why the PIC?

We have all had that moment where we see something new, and think, “If only I had seen that a year ago, it would have helped us so much”. The Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) is a platform to highlight, show and share innovative ideas. The platform enables innovators to showcase their own innovations, knowledge and insights.

Outcomes of the PIC

Innovators have a stage to pitch ideas, meet fellow innovators and interested parties.  Their innovation is seen and recognized at a premium localization industry event.  One winner, is voted Process Innovator of the year, by their peers.
Investors and other interested parties get to meet innovators in the localization industry and see the latest localization innovations in one sitting.

Running of the PIC

The PIC takes place during the Localization World conferences; Europe (June), and in North America (October/November).  Each PIC event has an advisory committee who decide which innovations get shortlisted for the event.

The event team includes a moderator, production manager, and a panel of localization experts (dragons) whose role is to deep dive on innovations and ask the “tough” questions of the innovators.

Call for papers

Call for papers opens in early Spring for June event, and the summer time for the October event. Call for papers are posted here and on the homepage of Localization World.

PIC Team

Dave Ruane
Dave Ruane(XTM International)
PIC chair
Alex Bernet
Alex Bernet(LocWorld)
PIC Production
Jeff Kiser
Jeff Kiser(LanguageWire)
PIC Organizer

Created by Ulrich Henes and Dave Ruane, The PIC is hosted and supported by  Localization World and XTM International.


XTM International