Lane Greene is the language columnist and an editor at The Economist, based in London. Previous assignments have included culture, European business, law, energy, the environment, and American politics. He is based in London, after living in Berlin and New York.
Greene is the author of two books, Talk on the Wild Side (2018) and You Are What you Speak (2011), and won the journalism award from the Linguistic Society of America in 2017. He is a former adjunct assistant professor in Global Affairs at New York University, and is a consultant to Freedom House, a non-governmental organisation.
Smartling CEO Jack Welde will take the stage to kick-off Global Ready Conference 2019. In his keynote, Jack will share our vision for the future of translation and exciting developments for Smartling in 2019 and beyond.
In 2018, Smartling's product team focused on making translation easy for our customer, translation and developer community. In this session, our VP of Product will share how we will continue this theme in 2019 and what's on our roadmap for this year.
Smartling will talk to Cristina Triviño about Atlassian's decision to migrate from a proxy solution to an API approach, the team's efforts to increase process automation, and future plans for Jira integration.
Smartling set off to create a photo series to profile translators all over the world. If we put a spotlight on the human element, which is so often overlooked in the digital age, perhaps we could realize how words with meaning come to life.
Adrian Cohn, Smartling Director of Brand Strategy & Communications
Language is like a living and breathing organism. Over time, it evolves at every level, including sounds, words, and grammar. Whatever the nature of the change, whether random or predictable, socially motivated or not, people have always responded as a system and re-organised themselves accordingly. This talk will explore several major changes in the English language and argue that although some happened for random reasons, people fundamentally adapted to them, influencing the broader context of history.
Lane Greene, Language Columnist and Editor, The Economist
Lukas Tillmann and Robin Siep from Eurail will tell the story of how their team made some big changes all at once - including implementing a new CMS and a new TMS. Attendees will hear about the results so far and the challenges the team experienced along the way.
Women in Localization is the leading professional organisation for women in the localization industry with thousands of members globally. Its mission is to foster a global community that inspires professional equality in the localization industry and supports women through all phases of their careers.
Main Session Inger Larsen, Women in Localisation UK Chapter Manager
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