Shenzhen, 2 March 2017 - On 1 March 2017, at LocWorld Shenzhen, TAUS organized their Game Changers Innovation Contest with the help of host Henri Broekmate from Lionbridge. Ten presenters were asked to spend six minutes on the stage to showcase their innovative idea, perspective or technology. About 100 people gathered in the room to witness this event. The more than 250 attendees of LocWorld all received a link to vote for their favorite.
Henri Broekmate, General Manager for the Asian Region at Lionbridge, opened the contest, introducing the topics that were going to be discussed in the contest and which are on everybody’s mind these days. Quality, data, machine translation and machine learning, interoperability. Topics that TAUS focuses on in the next five years as well.
"It's clear to me that the pace of innovation is accelerating in our industry", says Henri Broekmate. "It was very encouraging to learn about advancements in automation across multiple fields, ranging from rapid quoting, translation education and evaluation, real-time mobile-based human translation and language quality evaluation, to name but a few. In addition, domestic China enterprises are getting into the mix and they're starting to put pressure on more established players in the language technology and services space".
On 2 March 2017, at the Closing Ceremony of LocWorld, the winner was announced. More than 100 votes came in and it was a tight race. There can, of course, be only one winner and the winner of the Game Changers Innovation Contest - Shenzhen is Claudia Di Lorenzo from Translated/MateCat, presenting MateCAT IQ.
"It's great winning the Innovation Contest for the second time! MateCat continues bringing innovation to the translation industry. We're glad that the great audience at LocWorld recognized how simple it is to start selling translations online with the MateCat Instant Quote widget (IQ)", says Claudia Di Lorenzo.
The TAUS team would like to congratulate Claudia and MateCat and thank all our participants in this year’s awards.
"TAUS is always interested in learning about new technologies, perspectives and ideas and we’re pleased to be able to offer a platform for people to showcase their innovations", says Anne-Maj van der Meer, Events Director at TAUS.
ABOUT TAUS INNOVATION AWARDS
TAUS celebrates the most inspiring, effective and compelling presentations given at TAUS events, raising the bar for others to follow. The TAUS Innovation Awards celebrate the best innovative solutions in the translation industry.
TAUS is a resource center for the global language and translation industries. Our mission is to enable better translation through innovation and automation.We envision translation as a standard feature, a utility, similar to the internet, electricity and water. Translation available in all languages to all people in the world will push the evolution of human civilization to a much higher level of understanding, education and discovery.
We support all translation operators – translation buyers, language service providers, individual translators and government agencies – with a comprehensive suite of online services, software and knowledge that help them to grow and innovate their business. We extend the reach and growth of the translation industry through our execution with sharing translation data and quality evaluation metrics.