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Andrew Joscelyne Thursday, 14 September 2017 in Translation '22

Adolfo Hernandez: From People to Data Driven

Captains of the Translation Industry Talk About the Single Biggest Thing They've Learnt

 

TAUS spoke with Adolfo Hernandez, the CEO of SDL, about what he had learnt from his first 18 months in his position. Adolfo is probably the captain of the translation industry with one of the shortest C-suite tenures. The theme of the conversation was:

"What is the single biggest lesson that you have learnt about the translation industry?"

 

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Jaap van der Meer Thursday, 14 September 2017 in Translation '22

Locamaniacs Versus Globaloneys

The translation industry is experiencing a most exciting time of opportunities. In my previous article - The Story of the Translation Industry in 22 - I described ten different innovation themes with an inside-outward looking perspective. In this article I take a view from the outside observing sentiments that could dampen the growth and opportunity curve of the translation industry. Political fashions seem to be leaning more towards protectionism. Companies tend to think that they are more globalized than they in fact are, and find that they are spending enough on localization. The art of localization is to exploit the differences in cultures rather than simplifying them to global standards. We knew that, but do we really practice it? Now more than ever, stakeholders in the translation industry need to be firm about their mission and the unique role they have in their companies’ and clients’ globalization strategies. They need to be “locamaniacs”.

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Anne-Maj van der Meer Monday, 11 September 2017 in TAUS Events

How to Get the Most Out of Your Conference

5 ways to optimize your conference experience


Many of us go to industry events to meet new people, gain knowledge and experience or learn new skills. If you’ve ever attended a conference, you know that they can be a bit daunting, because they are high-paced, the days are long and there are lots of people. You are sometimes also dealing with a jet lag and lacking the comfort of your own home (and bed). To make your conference experience a little easier and, more importantly, more rewarding (in time, energy and money) here are a few tips to make the most out of your conference experience.

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Jaap van der Meer Wednesday, 06 September 2017 in Datafication of Translation

5 Reasons for Quality Managers to be Obsessed about Data

What is a Quality Manager in a translation company doing? Checking the quality of the translations, of course. That’s what one would think immediately. But just like many other jobs, the job of the Quality Manager is changing, and just like with other jobs the reason is: data. Here are five reasons why modern Quality Managers should be obsessed about data.

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