This week, Florian and Esther welcome Kåre Lindahl, CEO of Venga Global for a wide ranging discussion about language data as a business for LSPs, lessons from M&A, selling consulting to loc buyers, and Amazon’s Swedish MT fail.
First up, Florian talks about advances in automated transcription and AI video editing including the function to edit from transcripts. (Watch this space for full SlatorPod transcripts…) The two discuss the world of translation and localization for the complex and growing medical technology (medtech) industry, and share some of the key takeaways from the newly published Slator 2020 Medtech Translation and Localization Report.
As many parts of the world begin to experience a second wave of the coronavirus, Florian talks about the implications for the language industry, while Esther shares some of the findings from the latest UK ATC Survey, which asked language service providers (LSPs) about the state of their businesses in October 2020. Then we finish by highlighting some new hires at TransPerfect, LanguageWire, Deluxe, and Roman Zelenka’s departure from his company.