#LocFromHome: Stronger by sharing

We all learn and grow by sharing. It helps us reevaluate our outcomes, draw conclusions, develop ideas, and reach new heights. This #LocFromHome edition will focus on real stories and learnings born of concrete experiences. Theories are good, but actionable know-how is even better.

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CSA Research
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Cisco
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Great day, great speakers, thank you for organising this, Smartcat!

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Radisson Hotel Group
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Thanks to all the speakers, to the people behind the scenes, to Smartcat!

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Microsoft
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Dynamic, great and concise presentations / panel discussions.

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Enterprise Account Manager at YYZ Translations

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As usual, LocFromHome is absolutely free for participants — #NoLicense here either!

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Topics and tracks

stories
Stories
Real-life challenges and how our speakers overcame them.
recipes
Recipes
Concrete takeaways from our speakers’ own experience.
mindset
Mindset
Thought-provoking presentations from the top minds in the industry.
panels
Panels
Talks on pressing topics with people from across the opinion spectrum.

Conference Program

10:00 am – 10:40 am UTC

Improving raw MT quality - user created content case

Stories

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Natalia Kurysheva

Natalia Kurysheva

Localization Project Manager at Agilent

company

10:40 am – 11:20 am UTC

The importance of community in the translation and localization industry

Panel

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Loie Favre

Moderator: Loie Favre

Content Marketing Manager at Alconost

Jan Hinrichs

Jan Hinrichs

CEO at Beluga & Founder of LocLunch

Vova Zakharov

Vova Zakharov

Chief Editor at Smartcat & Connected Translation Community Lead

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11:20 am – 11:30 am UTC

Break

11:30 am – 12:10 pm UTC

The 3 Secrets of Culturalization (Plus a Bonus!)

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Lloyd Morin

Lloyd Morin

Culturalization Team Lead at Playrix

Laura Linares

Laura Linares

Localizer EN-ES, Culturalization Outreach Expert at Playrix

company

12:10 pm – 12:50 pm UTC

Language for a Just World - how international NGOs use language to help others

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Lucio Bagnulo

Lucio Bagnulo

Head of Translation at Amnesty International

Stella Paris

Stella Paris

Chief of Language Services at Translators without Borders

Dr Gaya M Gamhewage

Dr Gaya M Gamhewage

Head of Learning & Capacity Development for WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme

Barbara Scottu

Barbara Scottu

Senior Translation Coordinator at Oxfam

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12:50 pm – 1:00 pm UTC

Break

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm UTC

A (much needed) paradigm shift

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Marc Jonckers

Marc Jonckers

Managing Partner at Speed2Scale

company

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm UTC

New week, new market: The unicorn global expansion of ClassPass

Stories

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Tatiana Ryabinina

Tatiana Ryabinina

Management Consultant & Director Grow-thru

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm UTC

Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm UTC

How to thrive in a crisis

Stories

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Hristina Racheva

Hristina Racheva

Head of Localization at Skyscanner

company

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm UTC

Inhouse production models: Pros and Cons

Panel

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Rodrigo Cristina

Rodrigo Cristina

Localisation Customer Experience Champion

Wiliam Spalding

Wiliam Spalding

Localization Senior Project Manager at Spotify

Esther Curiel

Esther Curiel

Localization Operations Manager at Indeed.com

companycompanycompany

3:40 pm – 4:20 pm UTC

API driven translation workflows

Recipes

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Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray

CRO at OneHourTranslations

Daniel Italiaander

Daniel Italiaander

VP of Operations at One Hour Translation

company

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm UTC

Break

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm UTC

The language market has hit peak human translation – Now What?

Mindset

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Don DePalma

Don DePalma

Chief Research Officer at CSA Research

company

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm UTC

Content prioritization

Panel

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Kathrin Bussmann

Moderator: Kathrin Bussmann

Head of Localization at Bubbl

Yuka Nakasone

Yuka Nakasone

Globalization and Localization Director at Intento

Miguel Sepulveda

Miguel Sepulveda

Global Localization Manager at King

Carmen Aviles

Carmen Aviles

Localization Manager at Agilent

Patrick Nunes

Patrick Nunes

Director, Global Communications & Design at Rotary International

companycompanycompanycompanycompany

5:50 pm – 6:00 pm UTC

Break

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm UTC

TAUS Data Marketplace: How to monetize your language data

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Miloš Milovanović

Miloš Milovanović

Head of business at TAUS

Anne-Maj van der Meer

Anne-Maj van der Meer

Training & Events Director at TAUS

company

6:30 pm – 7:10 pm UTC

Corporate Localization - from zero to hero

Recipes

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Dawid Doronyk

Dawid Doronyk

Senior Localization Manager at Airhelp

company

7:10 pm – 7:20 pm UTC

Break

7:20 pm – 7:50 pm UTC

Micro, Macro, and Mega Trends. What do they mean to you?

Mindset

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Renato Beninatto

Renato Beninatto

CEO at Nimdzi

company

7:50 pm – 8:20 pm UTC

How translators can remain successful in an MT-driven world?

Recipes

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Tess Whitty

Tess Whitty

Certified English Swedish translator transcreator and localizer

8:20 pm – 8:30 pm UTC

Break

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm UTC

Making localization a strategic function

Mindset

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Iti Sahai

Iti Sahai

Product & Technology Localization / Globalization at Procore Technologies

company

9:00 pm – 9:50 pm UTC

Leadership in localization

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Manager of Globalization Services at Subway

Denisse Kreeger

Denisse Kreeger

Head of Localization Production at Riot Games

Marina Ilari

Marina Ilari

CEO at Terra Translations

Kristy Sakai

Kristy Sakai

CEO at Supertext USA

Nika Allahverdi

Nika Allahverdi

Global Marketing and Engagement Manager at Nimdzi

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Speakers

Kristy Sakai
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Renato Beninatto

Renato Beninatto

CEO at Nimdziin

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Miloš Milovanović

Miloš Milovanović

Head of business at TAUSin

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