94: Technology and Globalization at The Gap

December 04, 2019
17:17

In this episode of Globally Speaking, we invited Dede Szykier, IT Program Manager at Gap, Inc., to discuss how language issues are only one part of global retail, how important global inventory teams are to global retail and how none of it is possible without (loads of) technology. You can also hear about how Gap is a ‘sizing democracy’ and what sizing has to do with localization.

Globally Speaking Radio, sponsored by RWS Moravia and Nimdzi.

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Technology and Globalization at The Gap

Guests

Dede Szykier is an IT Program Manager at Gap, Inc. In this role, she works with the sourcing, finance, legal and operations departments to deploy technology that drives the global business. Previously, she managed a multi-million-dollar division at Gap through forecasting, allocation tuning and pricing optimization. Her first full-time job at Gap, Inc., was to build and manage inventory plans. Dede has a BA in English from UC Berkeley and a certificate in Business Administration and General Management from UC Berkeley Extension.

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Renato Beninatto

Renato Beninatto

CEO of Nimdzi Insights LLC

Renato Beninatto is the co-author of The General Theory of the Translation Company and leads Nimdzi Insights, a think-tank and consulting company that focuses on growth strategies for localization leaders. A former owner of an LSP, an executive in some of the leading companies in the industry and a linguist in his own right, this Brazilian-Italian-American citizen can’t shut up in Portuguese, English, Italian, French or Spanish.

Michael W. Stevens

Michael W. Stevens

Vice President Americas, CC of Translated

Michael has over 10 years of experience in the localization and IT industries. A well-networked entrepreneur, Michael’s main interest is in connecting and bringing people together. He not only enjoys learning about a company’s exciting ideas and developments, he also has a keen ability to add value—and fire—to new and innovative thinking.

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