SlatorCon Amsterdam 2019 Speakers
Slator is finalizing an agenda full of strategic insights and actionable ideas, delivered by leading industry experts in highly focused, 20-minute TED-style presentations. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting speaker line up.
Founder and CEO
Andrew Bredenkamp is founder and CEO of Acrolinx. Andrew has been solving content problems with AI for the world’s biggest brands for over 25 years. Before starting Acrolinx, Andrew was Head of the Technology Transfer Centre at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Language Technology Lab.
Andrew holds degrees in languages and linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing. He is on the advisory board of a number of organizations, including acting as Chair of Translators without Borders.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
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.
Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Andrew Smart is the Commercial Director at Slator responsible for product development and pricing, online ad and research sales, and event sponsorships.
Prior to co-founding Slator, Andrew has worked in the media, internet and finance industries including managing media businesses for Thomson Reuters, Fairfax Media and The Economist Group. He has an MBA in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University in Washington DC and has been based in Asia for over 25 years.
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.