SAMVĀD: CITLoB's Annual Conference 2023

Friday, Oct 06 2023, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM (UTC+05:30)

In today's globalized world, businesses are constantly seeking new growing markets that have the potential to expand their operations.

India, renowned for its vibrant economy and remarkable growth trajectory, has emerged as a global powerhouse across various industries. With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) standing at USD 3.75 trillion, India ranks as the 5th largest economy and is recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies worldwide.

SAMVĀD aims to explore the multitude of opportunities that India offers in the language and technology sectors. This annual conference, organized by CITLoB (Confederation of Interpreting, Translation and Localization Businesses), brings together industry professionals from Language Service Providers, Technology/Tool providers, Academia, Entrepreneurs, Buyers, and Linguistic professionals from the Indian Subcontinent.

SAMVĀD: CITLoB's Annual Conference is dedicated to empowering the language industry and its professionals with the latest trends and updates in the field. Through insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and knowledge sharing, SAMVĀD plays a crucial role in fostering growth and innovation within the language sector. It acts as a catalyst for collaboration, promoting the development of language services and technology, and contributing to India's position as a key player in the global market.


SPEAKERS

Global luminaries of the industry sharing their experiences.

Sudheen M

President, CITLoB
Founder of Crystal Hues Limited

Renato Beninatto

Chairman and Co-Founder of Nimdzi Insights LLC

Saurabh Kavaathekar

Vice President of Localization Engineering

Sunil Kulkarni

President, Fidel Technologies

Jan Hinrichs

Founder and CEO, Beluga and LocLunch community

Abhinav Nayar

CEO, Mool

Rakhi Sundar

Sr. Director- Project Coordination, Deluxe Media INC.

Vidya Ramachandran

Group Program Manager @ Adobe | Driving complex agile projects

Shalini Gupta

Program Manager II - Localization at Uber | Women In Localization India Chapter - Marketing

Sandeep Nulkar

CEO, BITS Private Limited

Raisa McNab

CEO ATC

Aazhi Senthilnathan

Evangelizing Ailaysa

Madhu Sundaramurthy

Global HR Director and MD - APAC | Mayflower Language Services Pvt. Ltd | Summa Linguae Technologies

Geoffrey Bowden

General Secretary EUATC

Vidushi Kapoor

Co-founder at Process9, VP-North at CITLoB, Chapter Manager at Women in Localization India, SME Council Member at Nasscom

Pooja Agrawal

Sr Lead Software Engineer II, Globalization Engineering - Adobe Systems

Konstantin Dranch

Language Industry Researcher | Founder Custom.MT

Sarika Gulyani

Director & Head | ICT, Mobile Manufacturing, Emerging Technologies, Digital Transformation & FICCI-ILIA Divisions

Rucha L Sheth

VP - Customer Success at Nimdzi and Sponsorship Manager at Women in Localization

Ami Hattangadi

AVP- Growth, Process Nine Technologies

Dr. Subalalitha C.N.

Founder Director of FirstLanguage Technologies|Associate Professor at SRM| NVIDIA DLI Ambassador for NLP| Researcher of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Tamil Computing fields.

Mangesh Shinde

Co-Founder & COO at Rian | Helping Startups to Scale | Mentor | Investor

Karan Singh

Project Manager at vSpeeq | Key Account Manager at Braahmam International

Melanie van de Velde

IMPACT | Keynote speaker | Author | Founder Big Tree Global & BJourneys

Sarita Desai

Geo Manager (EMEIA) - Women in Localization, Partnership Manager at WhatJobs

Jamie Brown

Chief Language Services Officer

Biraj Rath

CEO, BRAAHMAM

Tanushree Choudhury

EVP - Enterprise Business - Braahmam | Founding member & COO at vSpeeq | Founding Member at CITLoB

Vijetha D Jois

Student of 8th grade

Aparna Sinha

Linguist, experienced translator, copy writer, content management service for web sites and social networking sites, an accredited member of CITLoB-ALP

Klaudia Fryc-Mallick

Certified Intercultural Trainer | Consultant | Managing Director at Van Dahlen Group | CSO at Malpis Consulting

Sanket Joshi

Freelance German Language Professional || Music Producer & Composer

Sejal Kunte

Japanese Language Translator, Interpreter,Trainer and Voice over.

Maria Jesus de Arriba Diaz

Senior Leader, Localization & Language Services - GALA Board Chair - Women in Localization Program Director

Stay tuned for many more speaker and panelist announcements
SCHEDULE Of Event

SCHEDULE

Agenda that will broaden your horizon, expand your potentials.

  • 10:30 AM > 10:45 AM, Oct 06

    Welcome Address


    SUDHEEN M

    PRESIDENT, CITLOB
    FOUNDER OF CRYSTAL HUES LIMITED

  • 10:45 AM > 11:15 AM, Oct 06

    Keynote: Micro-Targeting India

    Granular Localization to Conquer Domestic and Global Clients

    In India's diversity, one-size-fits-all doesn't work. Indian firms need hyperlocal AI strategies, adapting messaging to regional languages for multinational engagement. Micro-targeting, based on location, income, and language, tailors positioning to each market's needs. With expert AI-driven localization, India's industry can seize global growth.


    Renato Beninatto

    Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Nimdzi Insights LLC

  • 11:15 AM > 12:00 PM, Oct 06

    To Buy or Not to Buy

    A thought-provoking panel discussion featuring language service buyers. Gain valuable insights as they share their experiences and expertise in procuring language services for their organizations. This event is a must-attend for LSPs and buyers alike.


    Moderator

    Sandeep Nulkar

    Founder, BITS Pvt. Ltd. Pune

    Panelists

    Abhinav Nayar

    CEO, Mool

    Rakhi Sundar

    Sr. Director- Project Coordination, Deluxe Media INC.

    Vidya Ramachandran

    Group Program Manager @ Adobe | Driving complex agile projects

    Shalini Gupta

    Program Manager II - Localization at Uber | Women In Localization India Chapter - Marketing

  • 12:00 PM > 12:15 PM, Oct 06

    Empowering Linguistic Diversity

    India's Journey in Language Technology Advancements

    India is a nation teeming with possibilities, and its technology industry stands at the cusp of an unprecedented revolution. This paper aims to showcase the opportunities that await the Indian technology industry, while also exploring the significance of localizing content in Indian languages to ensure inclusivity in the digital revolution.


    Saurabh Kavaathekar

    Vice President of Localization Engineering

  • 12:15 PM > 12:30 PM, Oct 06

    Networking - 1

    Engage with delegates from around the world.


    Networking Session
  • 12:30 PM > 13:00 PM, Oct 06

    Ailaysa - Expert Talk

    Ailaysa an AI-powered, multilingual, and multimodal content development and localization platform

    Insights into Ailaysa that redefines how content can be created, repurposed and adapted to any end-objective.


    Aazhi Senthilnathan

    Evangelizing Ailaysa

  • 13:00 PM > 13:30 PM, Oct 06

    Lunch

    Networking & Lunch Break


    Networking Session
  • 13:30 PM > 13:45 PM, Oct 06

    Indian markets : Localization strategy for Regional Growth

    Consumer trends are rapidly changing, necessitating a focused global strategy that emphasizes innovation and addressing language diversity. The talk will explore leveraging local market presence, localization for startups, proactive culturalization, and understanding cultural interoperability.


    Pooja Agrawal

    Globalization Engineering - Adobe Systems

  • 13:45 PM > 14:30 PM, Oct 06

    Building Cross-Border Ties

    Global language industry trends with an Indian perspective

    Explore the latest trends across Europe's language industries and gain valuable insights into how they view the Indian language market. Discover potential collaborations and interactions with India.


    Moderator

    SUDHEEN M

    PRESIDENT, CITLOB
    FOUNDER OF CRYSTAL HUES LIMITED

    Panelists

    Jan Hinrichs

    Founder/CEO at Beluga & LocLunch

    Raisa McNab

    CEO ATC

    Geoffrey Bowden

    General Secretary EUATC

    Konstantin Dranch

    Language Industry Researcher | Founder Custom.MT

    Maria Jesus de Arriba Diaz

    Senior Leader, Localization & Language Services - GALA Board Chair - Women in Localization Program Director

    Sarika Gulyani

    Director & Head | ICT, Mobile Manufacturing, Emerging Technologies, Digital Transformation & FICCI-ILIA Divisions

  • 14:30 PM > 15:00 PM, Oct 06

    what3words - Localization strategy for India

    what3words aims to become the global standard for addressing and India is a huge market for the company. What role does localisation play in paving the way for what3words in multicultural, multilingual India, for a product with words at its very heart?


    Introducer

    Geoffrey Bowden

    General Secretary EUATC

    Presenter

    Jamie Brown

    Chief Language Services Officer

  • 15:00 PM > 15:15 PM, Oct 06

    Practical insights on doing business in India

    Is the more relation-oriented approach what global business needs right now?

    Culture – both on national and the organizational level – is something we can’t overlook when we talk about "going global".


    Klaudia Fryc-Mallick

    Certified Intercultural Trainer | Consultant | Managing Director at Van Dahlen Group | CSO at Malpis Consulting

  • 15:15 PM > 16:00 PM, Oct 06

    Swadeshi Tech

    Technology Track

    An exclusive event where our innovative Indian lang tech companies will take the stage to showcase their cutting-edge technologies, highlighting exclusive features and presenting insightful papers.


    Moderator

    Rucha L Sheth

    VP - Customer Success at Nimdzi and Sponsorship Manager at Women in Localization

    Tech Presentations/Demos

    Ami Hattangadi

    AVP- Growth, Process Nine Technologies

    Dr. Subalalitha C.N.

    Founder Director of FirstLanguage Technologies|Associate Professor at SRM| NVIDIA DLI Ambassador for NLP| Researcher of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Tamil Computing fields.

    Mangesh Shinde

    Co-Founder & COO at Rian | Helping Startups to Scale | Mentor | Investor

    Karan Singh

    Project Manager at vSpeeq | Key Account Manager at Braahmam

  • 16:00 PM > 16:30 PM, Oct 06

    From a Freelancer's Lens

    Freelancer Forum

    A dynamic panel discussion featuring Indian freelance translators and interpreters. Join us as they delve into pivotal aspects shaping their profession. This session shall offer a unique perspective for freelance language professionals to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape.


    Moderator

    Sarita Desai

    Geo Manager (EMEIA) - Women in Localization, Partnership Manager at WhatJobs

    Panellist

    Sanket Joshi

    Freelance German Language Professional || Music Producer & Composer

    Aparna Sinha

    Linguist, experienced translator, copy writer, content management service for web sites and social networking sites, an accredited member of CITLoB-ALP

    Sejal Kunte

    Japanese Language Translator, Interpreter,Trainer and Voice over.

  • 16:30 PM > 17:00 PM, Oct 06

    Networking - 2 & Tea

    Engage with other delegates


    Networking Session
  • 17:00 PM > 17:15 PM, Oct 06

    Localization - The Next Generation

    How Generation Alpha sees the localization industry and what are their expectations.

    Localization has been at the forefront of technology evolution and adoption. Don’t miss this exclusive session on what to expect.


    Vijetha D Jois

    Student of 8th grade

  • 17:15 PM > 17:30 PM, Oct 06

    Role of Sustainability and ESG in the Localization Industry

    Insights on what is expected from the language industry to be Sustainable and ESG compliant.


    Moderator

    Geoffrey Bowden

    General Secretary EUATC

    Panellist

    Melanie van de Velde

    IMPACT | Keynote speaker | Author | Founder Big Tree Global & BJourneys

    Sandeep Nulkar

    Founder, BITS Pvt. Ltd. Pune

    SUDHEEN M

    PRESIDENT, CITLOB
    FOUNDER OF CRYSTAL HUES LIMITED

    Biraj Rath

    CEO, BRAAHMAM

    Aazhi Senthilnathan

    Evangelizing Ailaysa

  • 17:30 PM > 17:45 PM, Oct 06

    Award Presentation

    Awards Function


    Tanushree Choudhury

    EVP - Enterprise Business - Braahmam | Founding member & COO at vSpeeq | Founding Member at CITLoB

  • 17:45 PM > 18:00 PM, Oct 06

    Vote of Thanks

    Closing Session

    Concluding remarks and some highlights of the event and a curtain raiser on some exciting plans in the works.


    Vote of Thanks

    Biraj Rath

    CEO, BRAAHMAM

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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

EXPO

Meet and network with the leaders of the industry for true growth.

Sponsors

Our sponsors and industry leaders make this a truly remarkable event.

Crystal Hues

Process-driven Integrated Translation And Localization Services

Awarded with translation industry specific ISO 17100 and ISO 18587 certified by ATC Certification, in addition to ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 from leading international auditors, Crystal Hues provides comprehensive services at rates that are comparable to those of freelance professionals but with high quality backed by processes that are welded into the workflow and high capacity backed by a large 100+ in-house resource-base.

Our services are delivered by four in-house specialised verticals:

CHL LOCALIZATION - Translation, Voice overs & Subtitling, Interpretation, Transcription

CHL WORLDWIDE - Brand development, Websites, Brochures, Packaging, Manuals, Exhibition stands

CHL DIGITAL - Creative content, Performance marketing, Search engine optimisation, Social media marketing

CHL SOFTECH - Website development, E-commerce enablement, Website & App localization, Maintenance & management

www.crystalhues.com

Ailaysa

Ailaysa is an AI translation platform that unites the latest language and content technologies, LSPs and freelancers with the client companies. Promoted and developed by the industry leaders, Ailaysa aims to fulfill the needs of the global companies covering products, marketing and customer engagement in more than 100 languages. Ailaysa is an AI and human co-powered platform providing solutions for product localization, multilingual digital marketing and global customer engagement.

www.ailaysa.com

BITS

Stands for - Authenticity, Transparency, Proactiveness

Content - Translation, Subtitling, Voiceovers

Design - Branding, Packaging, Website

Digital - Social Media Management, Display Advertising, Content Marketing

www.bitsinternational.co.in

Accent

Translation services Interpretation services Information processing services

japan.accent-corp.com
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