Counting What Counts: KPIs for Translation and Localization
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Argos Multilingual was proudly represented by two of our very own at KTLC (Konferencja Tłumaczy + Translation and Localization Conference) this year. Presenter and panelist, Enterprise Growth Director, Rodrigo Cristina, and one of our Supply Chain Managers, Gabriela Delida at KTLC.
Whether you attended or not, here are the highlights or things you might have missed:
The last two years have thrown all of us into a topsy turvy world that has required quick adaptation to stay abreast of constant changes. And it hasn’t been easy.
The term ‘work life balance’ has become increasingly popular and we’ve seen a societal shift towards mental health awareness.
We’re glad to see the localization industry highlight the importance of mental health and maintaining a healthy balance for industry actors and people on the forefront of delivering localization. From translators and project managers to engineers and everyone in between; we see you and urge you to take the time you need to find your perfect equilibrium.
The term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ causes many diverse opinions, and whether you’re resistant or in acceptance, one thing is for certain: AI is here to stay.
Despite machine translation technology being around for decades, there’s still some pushback and raised eyebrows within the L10N industry that may be due to lack of understanding.
Machine translation isn’t expected to do the work of a translator, but to act as an aid in making the process more efficient.
After all, machines don’t have social intelligence, nor do they understand the nuances of language the way humans do.
“We definitely need to understand our customers’ industry, their businesses and business models and tailor our own value proposition as an LSP to those aspects of our relationship with our customers”
– Rodrigo Cristina
While we’re not fully in the clear yet, we are back to having in-person conferences, within a hybrid setting. We were happy to see a mix of attendees and presenters tuning in via teleconferencing tools and physically.
“It was an intense time – 3 days packed with great meetings, interesting conversations, and news from our industry. After so many months of lockdown and couple of online events, we finally managed to meet in person to share our experience – I feel very inspired by all the professionals. I really hope to see you all next year!”
– Gabriela Delida, Supply Chain Manager
We had a great time at KTLC this year and we’re already excited about the next.
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