Session Spotlight: Slator's Esther Bond, Opening Keynote Speaker

5 Feb 2020 1:20 PM | Anonymous

Opening Keynote Speaker


Esther Bond, Research Director, Slator

AILIA is excited to welcome Esther Bond, who will be giving Slator’s first presentation in Canada at our conference on February 28. We know that most of our members subscribe to Slator’s newsletters for interesting industry news.

Esther’s presentation is “Loc 2020: Technology and Trends Shaping the Language Industry” which examines some of the key demand drivers for language services in 2020, taking into account both customer and regulatory drivers.

The presentation also delves into the role that capital is playing in shaping the language industry's competitive landscape. And, as recent innovation in language technology has become productised, we look at the hype cycle of machine translation adoption and consider what's next in scaling MT, and what's next for the industry at large?

Esther has a background in languages, having graduated with an MA in Translation & Interpreting and a BA in French and Linguistics. Esther heads up Slator's Research desk, where she leads diverse research projects and provides bespoke research and advisory services to Slator's partners across translation technology, language industry M&A and funding, and a variety of end-customer verticals.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the Canadian Language Industry to hear from Slator in-person for the first time! 


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