Video: Insights from SlatorCon London 2017

SlatorCon London held on May 9, 2017 was attended by over 60 senior language industry executives. The forum’s six 20-minute presentations featured everything from neural machine translation to venture capital and private equity investment to how the largest translation buyers procure language services.

Acton Capital’s Marcus Polke drew parallels between the language services and the advertising industries. Steve Kirk, Chief Global Procurement Officer at QuintilesIMS, discussed where LSPs are positioned on a vendor quadrant.

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Investment banker Simon Baertl, Managing Director and Partner at William Blair & Company, discussed with Slator co-founder Andrew Smart why the investment community considers the language industry an attractive market for mergers and acquisitions.

Spence Green, CEO of translation productivity startup Lilt, discusses how redesigning the user interface and creating a more interactive approach to human-machine collaboration is changing the way linguists work.

John Tinsley, CEO of Iconic Translation Machines, cut through the hype surrounding neural machine translation and its impact on the language industry.

SlatorCon is coming to New York on October 26, 2017, and Zurich on December 5, 2017. Make sure to save the date.

Andrew Smart

Co-Founder of Slator. Financier, businessman, rolling stone. Based in the Swiss clone known as Singapore.