SlatorCon

San Francisco 2019


September 12

Wed | Sep 11

18:30 PM - 21:00 PM

Welcome Networking Dinner

Private Members Club, Nob Hill

Thank you to the first 40 delegates who registered for the Welcome Dinner. Registration for the Welcome Dinner is now closed with no walk-ins allowed.  Thank you for your support and please register for the conference on Thursday, September 12th.

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Thu | Sep 12

12:45 PM - 13:30 PM

Registration & Networking

Social Terrace, W Hotel

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13:30 PM - 13:55 PM

Presentation | Loc 2020

Florian Faes

Co-Founder, Slator

How the Language Industry is Retooling for the Next Decade

  • Key 2019 trends and stories that will shape 2020 (M&A, Big Tech, NMT, NLP, and more)
  • Who wins and who loses as NLP and MT research translates to product
  • Startup watch

13:55 PM - 14:20 PM

Presentation | Cloudflare

Claire Tsai, Head of Globalization, Cloudflare, at SlatorCon San Francisco 2019

Claire Tsai

Head of Globalization, Cloudflare

Globalizing for Growth

  • Vision – where are we headed and why
  • Iterative expansion – testing, learning, *and breaking loudly
  • Growth – going far by bringing others along 

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14:20 PM - 14:45 PM

Presentation | TransPerfect

TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe at SlatorCon San Francisco 2019

Phil Shawe

CEO, TransPerfect

Managing Complexity at Scale

  • Transparency
  • Choice of Facility for Execution
  • Broken Window Theory
  • Perception is Reality

14:45 PM - 15:15 PM

Panel Discussion | Institutional Investors

Tomasz Tunguz is Partner and Managing Director at VC firm Redpoint Ventures at SlatorCon San Francisco 2019

Tomasz Tunguz

Partner and Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures

Point 72 Ventures Partner Sri Chandrasekar Partner Sri Chandrasekar at SlatorCon San Francisco 2019

SRI CHANDRASEKAR

PARTNER, POINT72 VENTURES

Charles Stubbs

PARTNER, MSouth Equity Partners

Achieving Scale

  • Buy and Build: Getting the balance right
  • Can new translation AI Agencies break free from the linear relationship between revenue and people
  • Opportunities and Threats: how investors view the language industry’s future market potential

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15:15 PM - 16:00 PM

Networking Break

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16:00 PM - 16:05 PM

Slator Research

Slator's Esther Bond

Esther Bond

Research Director, Slator

  • The Latest Research Reports
  • Upcoming report for the remainder of 2019
  • Launch of the Corporate Research subscription

16:05 PM 16:30 PM

Presentation | NVIDIA

Chip Huyen of NVIDIA at SlatorCon San Francisco 2019

Chip Huyen

Senior Deep Learning Engineer, NVIDIA

  • Progress in machine translation
  • Evaluation and quality estimations for neural machine translation
  • What’s next for machine translation in the industry

16:30 PM - 16:55 PM

Presentation | Appen

Mark Brayan of Appen

Mark Brayan

CEO, Appen

  • Why high-quality language data is critical to solution performance
  •  Real world use cases
  •  The importance of experienced linguists in solution development

16:55 PM - 17:20 PM

Presentation | Parkland Hospital

Meredith Stegall, Director of Language Services, Parkland Hospital at SlatorCon San Francisco 2019

Meredith Stegall

Director of Language Services, Parkland Hospital

  • Navigating changing regulations
  • Managing Costs
  • Opportunities in innovation

17:20 PM - 17:45 PM

Lead Partner Presentation丨Smartling

Jack Welde Smartling

Jack Welde

CEO, Smartling

  • Reaching consumers anywhere today is the result of three things: foundational technology, robust analytics, and dedicated people
  • They are co-dependent on one another, and each is designed to amplify the success of localization
  • In an age of machine learning, how can you combine the best of technology, analytics, and services to enable the consumer’s journey in any language?

17:45 PM - 17:55 PM

Closing Remarks

Andrew Smart Slator

Andrew Smart

Co-Founder, Slator

  • Key takeaways of SlatorCon San Francisco
  • Recent changes to Slator’s service model and new subscriptions
  • Launch of SlatorCon 2020 events calendar

17:55 PM - 20:00PM

Reception

social terrace, W Hotel

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20:00 PM

Ends

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Sponsors | SlatorCon

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Lead Partner

Smartling is the leading translation management platform and language service provider to localize content across devices and platforms.

Panel Partner

Big Language Solutions (backed by MSouth) is assembling a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers, adding value and leveraging synergies for the collective benefit of its companies and customers.

Welcome Reception

Cyracom is the leading provider of interpretation services. The Company trains and employs thousands of interpreters, who work in its extensive network of large-scale US-based interpreter contact centers.

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Networking Partner

memoQ is a translation technology company that helps more than 25,000 organizations and individuals manage their translation related work.​