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SlatorCon Zurich 2018

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CHF690

SlatorCon is coming back to Slator’s hometown. On November 29, 2018, the Sheraton Hotel in Zurich’s fast growing District 5 will host language industry executives, investors, technologists, and buyers from all over the world to learn about and discuss the state of the language industry and engage in exclusive networking opportunities.

The event builds on the success of the first SlatorCon Zurich and comes after the sold-out SlatorCon San Francisco 2018, Slator’s biggest conference yet.

How do industry players currently deploy neural machine translation into their workflows and processes? How is M&A, which has been heating up again recently, impacting the industry and what do company owners and investors need to bear in mind as the cycle matures? How does one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies manage its multilingual requirements? And how was 2018 for the language services market and what should we expect for 2019?

Speaker presentations will be in SlatorCon’s signature format, with each presenter speaking about their topic for 20 minutes. Following the presentations will be a speakers’ panel, which provides an additional opportunity for participants to engage in the discussion. SlatorCon Zurich 2018 provides ample time for networking with CEOs, founders, senior industry peers, investors and buyers before the event, during the afternoon break, and at the end of the evening’s events.

Agenda

1:00 PM

Registration & Networking


1:45 PM

How Tech and Investment Will Define 2019

Florian Faes
Co-Founder
Slator

2018 is the year that is having a profound impact on the language industry. The real-life impact of machine translation’s quality breakthrough and how vendors are adjusting. How M&A is transforming the vendor eco-system. Outlook into 2019 and what’s in store for buyers and vendors alike.


2:10 PM

M&A and the Language Industry

Dominic Emery
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Raymond James


2:35 PM

Deploying Neural MT in Language Operations

Vincent Nguyen
CEO
Ubiqus

Ubiqus has always explored technology but until 2015 speech recognition and statistical machine translation were not at the required level to be deployed in production. Starting 2016, neural networks changed everything and the company began to use automatic speech recognition and neural machine translation in daily operations.


3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:45 PM

Presentation
More information coming soon.

4:10 PM

Language Services in Life Sciences
More information coming soon.

Roche
A representative of Roche’s Language Services Department.

4:35 PM

The Google Cloud approach to AI, Machine Learning and ML assisted Translation services

Francesco Bombassei
Senior Technical Program Manager
Google


5:00 PM

Speakers Panel


5:30 PM

Closing Remarks


5:35 PM

Networking Reception


8:00 PM

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Confirmed Speakers

Dominic Emery
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Raymond James

Dominic Emery joined Raymond James in 2017 to launch the London office and is a Managing Director of the firm’s Technology & Services Investment Banking group. Prior to Raymond James, Dominic ran Investec’s Technology Investment Banking group with responsibility across both ECM and M&A advisory work. Dominic has over 15 years’ investment banking experience and has completed over 100 transactions that span mergers, acquisitions, corporate divestitures, public equity and debt financings, and private equity capital raises. He has also previously worked for Close Brothers Corporate Finance in Technology M&A and Robson Rhodes as a turnaround and insolvency specialist. Dominic graduated from the Universities of Durham and Lyon with a BA (Hons.) in History with French and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Vincent Nguyen
CEO
Ubiqus

Vincent Nguyen joined Ubiqus in 2000 when the company, still named Hors Ligne and generating EUR 6mn in revenue and operating solely in France, raised EUR 20m on the Nouveau Marché and was renamed Ubiqus. Led by Nguyen, the company grew organically and by acquisition in the Transcription and the Translation markets. Nguyen led a first leveraged buy-out in 2007 and a second one in 2014 with EMZ Partners. Ubiqus expects revenues of EUR 75mn in 2018.

Francesco Bombassei
Senior Technical Program Manager
Google

Francesco Bombassei is part of the Google Cloud organization. He is a Technical Program Manager in the Professional Services team. In this role he provides Technical and Change Management advisory to large Enterprise customers of Google Cloud solutions, including projects with Cloud AutoML technology. He joined Google in 2015 in the Zurich Engineering Center, previously working within the Corporate Engineering and Network Operations teams. Even before, he worked in the Aerospace industry and in Management Consulting. Native of Verona, Italy, he now lives in Zurich.

Florian Faes
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Slator

Based in Zurich, Florian Faes spent over eight years working in Asia, stationed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Before launching Slator in 2015, he was with CLS Communication as Head of Asia and he was part of group management during the trade sale to Lionbridge.

Details

Date:
November 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
CHF690
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Venue

Sheraton Zurich Hotel
| Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map
Phone:
+41 44 285 40 00