On September 12th, it was time for another edition of SlatorCon, this time in our very own San Francisco. Over 120 language industry experts gathered to discuss the state of our growing and vibrant industry. Among those industry experts, our CEO, Conor Power, and our head of sales, Gerry Kelly.
Business is becoming increasingly global, something which is clearly reflected in the amount of different stakeholders that contribute to our vibrant industry. Healthcare, corporate localization, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity funding,… All these different industries require linguistic support.
It should come as no surprise that the language industry is one of few industries expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. Needless to say, vibes were good at SlatorCon San Francisco as it’s a great time to be in the language industry.
However, as technology evolves, our industry needs to evolve as well. Speakers underlined the need for systematic data collection, especially in localization, and they talked about integrating (neural) machine translation into the supply chain.
In other words, business is booming, but business doesn’t stop evolving. As always, our men in the field left with some interesting takeaways. Below, you’ll find some pictures we took at the conference. See you next time!