London 2019

20-21 May

2019

London

United Kingdom

The Curtain

45 Curtain Road

Tickets

Available

XTM LIVE London program

XTM LIVE is widely known for its exceptional atmosphere, remarkable attendees, charismatic presenters and engaging topics, which revolve around the hottest issues of translation industry. Each of the events focuses on different aspects of localization, best practices and the challenges that occur along the process.

Read on for details of what's at the heart of this year’s XTM LIVE London 2019 Translation Technology Summit! Be sure to always stay up to date and check the program regularly, as it is likely to change.

Monday, May 20 Tuesday, May 21
8:00 AM 8:30 AM

Arrival and registration

Opening

8:30 AM 8:40 AM

XTM LIVE WELCOME

Bob Willans

XTM International

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Bob Willans XTM International

Bob is CEO of XTM International Ltd which he co-founded in 2002. He graduated from Cambridge University and has had a varied career, working in South America and as a successful entrepreneur in the IT industry. Building on his experience in the localization industry, he enjoys the varied challenges of growing the company and creating market-leading translation management software.

8:45 AM 9:30 AM

How to be heard? How to speak so that people want to listen

Julian Treasure

International Speaker

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Julian Treasure International Speaker

Julian Treasure is author of the books Sound Business and How To Be Heard. He is a highly-rated international public speaker on business sound and personal communication skills – particularly conscious listening and powerful speaking. His five TED talks have been viewed over 80 million times, and his latest is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian's company, The Sound Agency, works with major brands worldwide proving that good sound is good business and pioneering the use of generative soundscapes instead of mindless music in spaces like airports, shopping malls and offices.

9:30 AM 9:50 AM

The adidas localization technology landscape

Davide Grandis

adidas Group – OLIVER Agency

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Davide Grandis adidas Group – OLIVER Agency

Davide Grandis is an all-around Italian localization professional with a 20 years career in the language industry, started as freelance Translator, developed as in-house marketing Transcreator/Copywriter and eventually landed into the tech side of things. Member of the adidas Localization team since 2010, currently via OLIVER Agency, originally as main linguist for the Italian market and, since 2014, also as Translation Tech Lead across adidas Group.

9:50 AM 10:20 AM

XTM v12 launch and our roadmap for the future

Bob Willans

XTM International

Bob Willans XTM International

Bob is CEO of XTM International Ltd which he co-founded in 2002. He graduated from Cambridge University and has had a varied career, working in South America and as a successful entrepreneur in the IT industry. Building on his experience in the localization industry, he enjoys the varied challenges of growing the company and creating market-leading translation management software.

10:20 AM 10:40 AM

Translation “All you can eat” with XTM

Dr Germán Basterra

Nestlé GLOBE

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Dr Germán Basterra Nestlé GLOBE

Germán Basterra has more than 15 years of experience in the localization industry. He is Translation Manager and L&T Tools lead at Nestlé IT Department. Born in Bilbao (Spain) he studied Sociology and Social Anthropology and has a Ph. D. in Sociolinguistics from the University of Marburg (Germany). A main focus of his work is the integration between language technologies and content/authoring/training tools within the context of a corporate system landscape.

10:40 AM 11:00 AM

Coffee & Network

Sponsored by Coffee and Network sponsored by RWS Moravia

11:00 AM 11:20 AM

Welcoming NMT, your digital team member!

Pol Kayuka

SYSTRAN

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Pol Kayuka SYSTRAN

Pol studied Computer Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, following 5 years of experience in the telecommunication Industry. He joined SYSTRAN in 2016 as a Pre-sales and Delivery consultant, supporting the prospects and customers in their MT implementation project. Today, as a Sales Account Manager Pol works hand-in-hand with customer teams to allow them to maximize benefits drawn from the solution.

11:20 AM 11:40 AM

Going with the workflow: XTM @ GetYourGuide

Matt Purchase

GetYourGuide

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Matt Purchase GetYourGuide

Matt is currently Freelancer Operations Co-ordinator at Get Your Guide, overseeing the outsourced localisation processes for a growing catalogue. He began his content career in print and digital publishing and is enjoying the challenges that large-scale continuous delivery of localised content brings. He is based in Berlin.

11:40 AM 12:00 PM

End Users Feedback – Acceptance of Raw and Post-edited NMT

Philipp Ursprung

Swiss Post

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Philipp Ursprung Swiss Post

Philipp Ursprung holds a degree in translation and translation technology from the University of Surrey (UK). Before joining Swiss Post as language technology specialist in 2018, he has worked in the localization industry for more than 10 years in different positions with both language services providers and corporate language services departments, where he focused on project management and the introduction of TMS and MT systems and optimization of translation processes and workflows.

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

Practical Implementation of AI in Localization

Andrzej Zydroń

XTM International

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Andrzej Zydroń XTM International

Andrzej is one of the leading IT experts on Localization and related Open Standards. Following a career creating localization systems for large enterprises, Andrzej was a co-founder of XTM International and now, as CTO, oversees the technical architecture and product strategy with a strong emphasis on usability and the security of XTM.

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

Localization Process Automation

Shamus Dermody • XTM International / Charlotte Cole • Farfetch / Anne-sophie Delafosse • Deliveroo / Rory Sampair • XTM International

Panel discussion

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Shamus Dermody XTM International

Shamus has almost 20 years in the translation/localization industry, including a graduate diploma in localization from the University of Limerick and a key role in internationalization with Vivendi Universal. As Senior VP for Sales and Customer Success at XTM International his team ensures that customers generate the maximum benefit from their investment in an agile and versatile workflow system for translation

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Charlotte Cole Farfetch

Director of Content within Creative Operations with experience in both start up and established e-commerce environments. Heading up Operations teams across asset production, master data, size & fit solutions, site taxonomy, content production, localisation and product information. Driven by building teams and fixing customer problems.

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Anne-sophie Delafosse Deliveroo

Anne-sophie started her career working as a teacher of French as a foreign language and now is working as the Localization Manager at Deliveroo. She is passionate about linguistics and her job is to make sure the beauty of each language is respected in a global environment.

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Rory Sampair XTM International

Rory Sampair, a Solutions Architect for XTM International, has over five years’ experience in localization Project Management and Solutions Architecture coming from leading language service providers Sajan and AMPLEXOR. At XTM, Rory collaborates with clients throughout the onboarding process to formulate bespoke solutions for effectively attaining client goals and key performance indicators.

1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Lunch break

Sponsored by Lunch break sponsored by Milengo

2:00 PM 2:20 PM

The Human Factor: Redefining Post-Editing in the NMT Era

Deepan Patel

Milengo GmBH

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Deepan Patel Milengo GmBH

Deepan is the head of Sales at Milengo GmbH. Originally from London, Deepan moved to Berlin after graduating in Modern Languages & Literature at the University of Oxford. He has been working in the localization industry for over 10 years now, covering a wide range of roles at Milengo, from Project Manager to MT Solutions Architect and Innovations Manager before onboarding for the ultimate challenge as a Sales Director in 2017.

2:20 PM 2:40 PM

Multilingual Digital Marketing: Boost Your Global Reach

Chris Raulf

Boulder SEO Marketing

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Chris Raulf Boulder SEO Marketing

Chris is the founder of Boulder SEO Marketing. He and his team assist local, national and international clients with all of their search engine optimization, PPC, social media, content marketing and online marketing training and consulting needs. Chris' online marketing, localization, and international background has helped him become a globally recognized multilingual and international SEO expert.

2:40 PM 3:00 PM

Continuous Delivery for Online Games

Růžena Wegener

Bigpoint GmbH

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Růžena Wegener Bigpoint GmbH

With more than 9 years in the Localization industry and currently a Localization Project Manager at Bigpoint in Hamburg from 2015. Born in Czech Republic she studied Linguistics with a Master’s Degree from Masaryk University. With a strong focus on software localization in a continuous workflow environment managing Massive Multiplayer Online and Mobile games. An active member amongst game localization professionals.

3:00 PM 3:20 PM

Easy like Sunday morning – bringing out the best in automation with XTM

Adam Parasion, Agnieszka Zander

Argos Multilingual

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Adam Parasion Argos Multilingual

Adam Parasion has been working in the localization industry for over 15 years. He started off his career in a small local LSP, where he managed the entire localization project life-cycle, including building strong client relationships. Adam is currently a Senior Project Manager at Argos Multilingual, working in the Technology Project Management Team. With his depth of experience, Adam provides his clients with strong technical expertise, ensuring their localization objectives exceed expectations and translations are of the highest quality.

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Agnieszka Zander Argos Multilingual

Agnieszka Zander is a Senior Project Manager at Argos Multilingual. She completed her university studies in teaching and English philology. After several years working in education, Agnieszka decided to change her career path and started working in the localization industry. With over 12 years’ experience in localization project management, Agnieszka now manages some of the largest Life Sciences clients at Argos Multilingual, bringing value through her dedication to quality and superior customer service.

3:20 PM 3:40 PM

Coffee & Network

Sponsored by Coffee and Network sponsored by RWS Moravia

3:40 PM 4:00 PM

Localizing products developed on agile paradigm - NextGen PMs in localization

Miklós Urbán

RWS Moravia

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Miklós Urbán RWS Moravia

Miklós is an industry expert and renowned for his knowledge of translation management systems. He has experience in many roles including operations and production manager of translation agencies as well as manager of professional services at memoQ. Currently, he works for RWS Moravia as senior solutions architect and provides support for the localization solutions of some major localization buyers. His primary focus nowadays is utilizing NMT and AI in translation workflows.

4:00 PM 4:20 PM

Building a successful localization program

Alex Katsambas

Farfetch

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Alex Katsambas Farfetch

Alex is a Senior Translation Manager at Farfetch. He holds an MSc in Translation Technologies from Imperial College London. He has been working in the localisation industry for over 9 years, specialised in building bespoke translation workflows, planning and international content solutions. At Farfetch, he is responsible for the successful delivery of high quality localised content across 48 markets.

4:20 PM 4:35 PM

RIGI: In-context Localization

Henk Boxma

Boxma IT/Rigi.io

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Henk Boxma Boxma IT/Rigi.io

As principal internationalization and localization consultant, Henk Boxma provides solutions to his clientele to solve problems that are related to documentation and localization of their products. Henk is hands-on and works together with people in various roles within an organization. One of his specialties is (visual) software localization. Many blue chip companies use his Rigi localization management platform to streamline overall localization processes.

4:35 PM 4:50 PM

myproof - the first LQA system with risk management for translation

David Benotmane

Glossa Group GmbH

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David Benotmane Glossa Group GmbH

David Benotmane is Solutions Architect & Product Director at Glossa Group GmbH, a language service provider specialized in linguistic quality assurance. He is also co-organiser of the annual linguistic symposium in Zurich, Switzerland. Today, Mr. Benotmane and his team are responsible for product management of the LQA product lines of Glossa Group, which include products such as myproof® and mycluster®.

4:50 PM 5:20 PM

Measuring Translation and Localization Quality

Alex Zekakis • XTM International / Dr Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino • University of Roehampton / Julia Cassidy • Tenable Network Security / Jennifer Vela Valido • Expedia Group

Panel discussion

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Alex Zekakis XTM International

Alex has been in the localization industry for almost ten years now and started off as a localization project manager on the vendor side, on which side he remained until recently. After a few years in the industry he moved onto different roles, initially leading production teams and then started focusing on delivering solutions. He currently holds the role of senior solutions architect at XTM International.

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Dr Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino University of Roehampton

Dr Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino lectures in the localisation of rich media products at the University of Roehampton in London, channelling his professional experience and worldwide business network to contribute to the improvement of HE programmes and professional practice. He was pivotal in the founding of the IGDA Localization SIG, the Localization Summit, the Game Localization Round Table, the Game Global Summit, the main fora for the discussion of game localisation.

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Julia Cassidy Tenable Network Security

Julia works as Localization Manager at Tenable Network Security and is responsible for managing all aspects of the translation process and language quality for Tenable’s Marketing and Web content. She has 14 years’ experience in client-side Globalization teams and has held roles spanning from Translator, Language Coordinator and Language Quality Manager to Localization Strategist and Localization Manager.

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Jennifer Vela Valido Expedia Group

Jennifer works in Expedia Group as Localization Quality Manager for the Spanish market. Her current responsibilities include the linguistic quality control of the content produced for Spain by all brands belonging to Expedia Group. Jennifer is also pursuing a PhD in Localization Quality Management while she works as a researcher and invited lecturer specializing in localization, linguistic quality control and new technologies.

5:20 PM 5:30 PM

XTM LIVE Day 1 Wrap up

5:30 PM 6:00 PM

XTM Workbench hands on

6:30 PM 9:30 PM

XTM LIVE Networking Event

Sponsored by XTM LIVE Dinner sponsored by Systran

  • Room 1 These sessions are for intermediate users who want to discover more about XTM
  • Room 2 These sessions will be at a faster pace and go into more depth
8:45 AM 9:15 AM

Registration

9:15 AM 10:00 AM

Setting the rules: a focus on XTM system administration

  • Configuring system setting
  • Global language combinations
  • Global project settings
  • Term extraction
  • Custom fields
  • Enabling target text formatting
  • Setting up transcreation
10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Getting started with XTM project management

  • The XTM customer entity
  • Roles
  • Users and access rights
  • Rate Cards
  • Creating projects and project templates
  • Advanced search and project management
  • Smart filters and custom fields
  • The language supplier subcontracting chain in XTM
10:45 AM 11:05 AM

Coffee & network

Sponsored by Coffee and Network sponsored by RWS Moravia

11:05 AM 11:25 AM

Break-out sessions

Session 1: XTM Mobile App

Session 2: Webapp in-context localization

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Translating in XTM – the standard and visual editors

  • An overview of two translation editors in XTM
  • The importance of translation context using comments, attaching screenshots and other images
  • In context previewing of PowerPoint, Word ∓ PSD files
  • Using alternative translations and paragraph based segmentation for transcreation
12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Translation workflows

  • Custom workflows and workflow steps
  • Working with simultaneous & sequential steps
  • How to create and use workflow templates
  • Using continuous workflow for agile translation
  • Utilising user groups
  • Real time collaboration via the builtin chat in XTM
1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Lunch break

Sponsored by Lunch break sponsored by Milengo

2:00 PM 3:30 PM

TM, MT, and terminology from beginner to advanced

  • File management
  • Importing & managing TM
  • Importing & managing Terminology
  • MT and post editing
  • Grouping, splitting and joining files
3:30 PM 3:50 PM

Coffee & Network

Sponsored by Coffee and Network sponsored by RWS Moravia

3:50 PM 4:10 PM

Break-out sessions

Session 1: XTM Connect: Sitecore

Session 2: XTM API

4:15 PM 5:00 PM

Envisioning a quality driven process

  • Quality assurance using QA & LQA Rating
  • TAUS DQF reporting
5:00 PM 5:30 PM

Reporting and dashboarding in XTM

  • Metrics
  • Statistics
  • Costs generation
  • Project histories
  • Extended tables
  • Custom POs
  • Custom dashboard widgets
5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Open Q&A session

8:45 AM 9:15 AM

Registration

9:15 AM 10:00 AM

The administrator and the PM level 1

  • Configuring system settings
  • Global language combinations
  • Global project settings
  • Term extraction
  • Custom fields & tags
  • Enabling text formatting
  • Setting up transcreation
  • The XTM customer entity
  • Roles
  • Users and access rights
  • Rate cards
  • Creating projects and project templates
  • Advanced Search and project management
  • Smart filters and custom fields
  • The language supplier subcontracting chain in XTM
10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Translating in XTM – The standard and visual editors

  • An overview of two editors in XTM
  • The importance of translation context using comments, screenshots or other images
  • In context previewing of PowerPoint, Word and PSD files
  • The XTM Visual Editor for HTML, XML, and InDesign
  • Using Alternative translations and paragrah based segments for transcreation
10:45 AM 11:05 AM

Coffee & network

Sponsored by Coffee and Network sponsored by RWS Moravia

11:05 AM 11:25 AM

Break-out sessions

Session 1: XTM Mobile App

Session 2: Webapp in-context localization

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Advanced translation workflows

  • Custom workflows and workflow steps
  • Working with simultaneous & sequential steps
  • Real time collaboration with XTM Messenger
  • Auto-start and auto-finishing
  • How to create and use workflow templates
  • Utilising user groups
12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Advanced TM, MT and terminology

  • Managing translation memory and terminology
  • Machine translation and post-editing
  • Advanced ID-based matching
  • Creating TM and terminology tags and using penalty profiles/li>
  • Managing advanced TM approval settings
1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Lunch break

Sponsored by Lunch break sponsored by Milengo

2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Envisioning a quality driven process - Reporting and dashboarding in XTM

  • Quality assurance using automated and manual QA features
  • Creation of quality profiles
  • Measuring quality with the LQA rating
  • TAUS DQF reporting
  • Creating and using custom dashboard widgets
  • Reporting on metrics, statistics, project histories, extended tables, cost generation, and custom POs
3:30 PM 3:50 PM

Coffee & Network

Sponsored by Coffee and Network sponsored by RWS Moravia

3:50 PM 4:10 PM

Break-out sessions

Session 1: XTM Connect: Sitecore

Session 2: XTM API

4:15 PM 5:00 PM

Advanced project management

  • How to use pre-processing
  • How to use pivot languages
  • Grouping, splitting and joining Files
  • Aligning files to create TMs
  • Using continuous workflow for agile translation
  • Statistics and costs based on statistics
5:00 PM 5:30 PM

The XTM SDK

  • Overview of XTM's SOAP and REST APIs
  • Learn how to use them to integrate with 3rd party systems
5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Open Q&A session

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