102: Localization Technology Trends and Predictions

August 26, 2020
21:33

In this episode of Globally Speaking, we sit down with Global Solutions Architect Manager for XTM International Alex Zekakis. Alex shares his experiences from an 11-year career in localization and how his IT background bolstered his current success in the industry. He evaluates the rise of automated translation and its effect on the roles of language experts. Tune in to hear all this and more.

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Localization Technology Trends and Predictions

Guests

Alex Zekakis began his career working in the IT industry, and then inadvertently fell into localization. Now, as Global Solutions Architect Manager at XTM International, Alex offers knowledge gained from an 11-year career to clients seeking to localize their content. In a continued effort to advance both the field and his own experiences, Alex also works as a Technical Communication and Localization Lecturer at the University of Strasbourg, where he teaches up-and-coming linguists the ins and outs of the industry.

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Joseph Holtman

Joseph Holtman

Business Development Manager

A salesman at heart, Joseph Holtman, a Business Development Manager at RWS Moravia, has perfected the art of helping organizations achieve their business objectives and sales goals in fast-paced, high-pressure environments.

Joseph’s keen interest in International Marketing, including its application and effectiveness in various global markets, enables him to consistently drive measurable efficiencies for a wide range of clients. In addition to this, he enjoys developing automated processes and integrating technology stacks.

Joseph lives in Denver, CO, though he is originally from Wisconsin. He enjoys getting into the mountains to fish, hike and explore different areas. He is also a diehard ‘anything Wisconsin’ sports fan.

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