Slator makes business sense of the translation and language technology markets through news and insights on demand drivers, funding, talent moves, technology and more. Our platforms include the Slator.com website, the SlatorCon conference series, and bespoke events created to foster high-impact discussions with the industry’s key decision-makers. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Slator also has a presence in Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, and London.
The translation, language technology, and document outsourcing markets are large, complex, and fast changing. From transcreation to crowdsourcing and machine translation. From workflow and productivity tools to website translation proxies and SaaS. From global marketing content to technical documentation. The markets for converting content from one language to another are fascinating. And they are growing rapidly. We decipher this highly fragmented sector where companies merge, acquire competitors, and develop new technologies. We break news and provide insight on the latest private equity and venture capital investments. We cover startup launches, funding, technology disruption, and talent moves. Slator’s mission is to help our audience make business sense out of this rapid change.
Slator publishes short-cycle news, in-depth analysis, and feature articles. We host webinars and video interviews. Our editorial team writes original content and curates relevant articles carefully selected from a network of global subject matter experts from the client and vendor side as well as academia.
Slator publishes research reports about the major drivers of the language industry as well as the Slator Language Service Provider Index LSPI. Slator also offers bespoke research.
Slator allows readers to subscribe to a notification service of relevant requests for proposals (RFP) and tenders issued by public and private organizations from across the globe. Offering substantial value, these opportunities present vendors with an exciting avenue to accelerate growth.
Slator includes a comprehensive directory of individually vetted and approved organisations. Listing in the directory is a paid service available to all organisations that operate in translation, language technology, and document outsourcing industries as well as academia. Once approved, our online clients can also publish their own jobs, events, research, and news, which can be accessed by our expansive online community.
Content Marketing and Social Media
Slator helps organizations develop original branded or co-sponsored pieces and distribute their existing content to increase visibility and connect with key decision-makers in their markets. We offer three channels: client content featured in our news and features sections, inclusion in our e-newsletter, and distribution through our social media network including Twitter and LinkedIn.
Slator provides a range of consulting services in areas such as M&A, technology, sales and marketing and other areas that support growth.
In-Person Lead Generation
Slator organizes and hosts bespoke events such as executive briefings and roundtable discussions. Customized events allow clients to leverage Slator’s access to decision makers and buyers. Our service includes everything from target selection and RSVP, to venue selection and event logistics as well as post-event evaluation and coverage.
The Slator Team
Founded by two seasoned executives with in-depth experience in language services and business media, Slator leverages a global network of contributors and writers who have extensive experience in their respective fields of expertise.
Founders | Slator
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING
A linguist at heart, Florian loves the velocity of business and how translation and technology accelerate it. Now based in Zurich, he spent eight years in Asia based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. He has translation degrees from the University of Applied Sciences Zurich and the University of Westminster and worked for nine years at CLS Communication (a Lionbridge company) as head of CLS Asia. When he is not working on making Slator the most relevant source of language industry news, he runs the trails of Zurich or snowboards the mountains elsewhere in Switzerland.
CO-FOUNDER AND COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
Andrew is a versatile business leader adept at operating within culturally diverse and complex organizations. He enjoys strategy, client engagement, product development, building new companies and leading multinational teams to achieve peak performance. Born in Hawaii, Andrew has lived in Washington DC, London, New York, Singapore and Bangkok. He has an MBA in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University in Washington DC and 25 years of experience across the media, internet, and financial service industries, including managing portfolios of media properties for companies Thomson Reuters, Fairfax Business Media, and The Economist Group.
Research | Slator
Esther spent several years in France and Luxembourg for work and study, and has since returned to her native London. She has a strong languages background, having studied for degrees in French & Linguistics and Translation & Interpreting. She went on to pursue a career in the Language Services industry, where she gained PM, technology and management experience before joining the Slator team.
Gerard spent six years as an abstractor and indexer before transitioning to online journalism. He has written about niche topics including solar power, personal finance and, now, the translation and localization industry. When not keeping an eye on the industry, he is either on his bike, running, hiking up a mountain or, maybe, doing all three on a good weekend.
Editorial | Slator
ONLINE EDITOR & CONTENT MARKETER
An avid writer and hardcore gamer, Gino is a content marketing strategy and publishing specialist. Through editorial, sponsored content, and marketing functions, he is now focused on making Slator the leading destination for language industry intelligence. Based in the Philippines, he has been a digital nomad for over seven years, consulting across a variety of industries for companies like Nova Founders Capital and freelancing for brands such as VentureBeat.
EDITORIAL CONSULTANT & CONTRIBUTOR
Marion has a degree in Architecture and began her journalistic career writing about buildings. Before long, she also covered art, business, travel, and food — and her articles started landing on the pages of Manila’s top lifestyle magazines and broadsheets. At one point, she also served as motoring editor of the oldest Chinese newspaper in the Philippines, as well as editor in chief of its sister publication, China Business, for nearly eight years. Although she has found a new career in corporate communications, she still enjoys the unique, multifaceted challenge of covering the global language industry. She recently replaced her passion for cars with walking around Asia’s vibrant, historic cities.
Vijayalaxmi Hegde started her career in journalism in India and went on to write and edit content for a range of publications. She has also helped companies communicate better by adopting plain language. She started researching and writing for the translation and localization industry in 2010 for Common Sense Advisory. Since then, she has worked for Smartling and RWS Moravia in content marketing roles. At Slator, she writes about language industry demand drivers and corporate translation and localization practices. She strives to achieve a sustainable lifestyle and lives with her husband and two daughters in Sirsi, a small town in southwestern India.
Conference Producer | Slator
A passionate business communicator and traveler, Deppy is a seasoned professional in the areas of marketing, events management, business communications, CX (Customer Experience) and MX (Membership Experience), with strong experience in highly demanding and competitive multinational environments. Deppy holds B.Sc. degrees in Marketing Management and in Studies in Hellenic Culture. Her career includes marketing roles in Hewlett-Packard as well as several Greek companies and non-for-profit organizations such as Elia (European Language Industry Association). She has been recognized by the New York Festivals and HP European Headquarters for various innovative marketing activities and creative initiatives. Deppy is also an AC Accredited Coach and active in the design and advisory of business seminars such as Public Affairs, Publicity, Products and Services Launching, CXM, Business Life Management, etc.
Lead Generation | Slator
Lead Generation Analyst
Rita has a knack with data mining, researching and lead generation. She joined Slator as a support for audience development as well as ensuring the integrity of the data collected. An experienced Sales and After-sales professional for 9 years. She has a keen eye for details and takes a challenge, head on. She dreams of travelling more and on her downtime she can be seen sitting in a corner with a paperback novel, a coffee and getting lost in the words of Nora Roberts and Barbara Cartland.