44: The Logic of Localizing African Languages

Africa is a place where technology and trade are expected to grow at an accelerated pace over the next decade. The population is also projected to double by 2050. What are the challenges and opportunities localization providers face as a new generation of Africans increasingly demands personalized content in their own language? Join us for a fascinating discussion. 

Globally Speaking Radio, sponsored by RWS Moravia and Nimdzi.

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The Logic of Localizing African Languages

Guests

Manuela Noske is a Communications Manager at GALA (Globalization and Localization Association). She is a seasoned program manager with 15 years of experience working on internationalization, localization and language technology at the enterprise level.

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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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