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Slator is coming to New York. Register now for this must-attend event and join senior language industry executives, buyers, investors, and technologists to discuss whats driving this fast-growing sector.
SlatorCon New York features six 20-minute presentations by expert speakers followed by a panel discussion moderated by Slator co-founder Florian Faes.
Following the main forum, participants will be able tonetwork with their peers in a cocktail reception with light dinner fare.
Kyunghyun Cho, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science at New York University
State-of-the-art in Neural Machine Translation
Kyunghyun Cho is an assistant professor of computer science and data science at New York University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Montreal until summer 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Yoshua Bengio, and received PhD and MSc degrees from Aalto University early 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Juha Karhunen, Dr. Tapani Raiko and Dr. Alexander Ilin. He tries his best to find a balance among machine learning, natural language processing, and life, but almost always fails to do so.
Rory Cowan, Chairman of the Board, Lionbridge
M&A Integration and Post-Acquisition Strategy
Prior to founding Lionbridge in 1996, Rory Cowan was executive vice president and member of the Management Committee for R.R. Donnelley & Sons. He also was chief executive officer of Stream International Inc., a multi-billion dollar division of R.R. Donnelley. Cowan joined R.R. Donnelley in 1988 as senior vice president of the Documentation Services Group, and later became group president.
May Habib, CEO, Qordoba
May Habib is co-founder and CEO of Qordoba. Before founding Qordoba, she was a vice president at one of the worlds largest sovereign wealth funds, where she was the first employee on the technology investment team, building a portfolio now worth over USD 20bn. She started her career in the New York office of Lehman Brothers, where she helped US software companies raise capital.
Florian Faes, Managing Director, Slator
What Drives the Language Industry as We Head into 2018
Based in Zurich, Florian Faes spent over eight years working in Asia, stationed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Before launching Slator in 2015, he was with CLS Communication as Head of Asia and he was part of group management during the trade sale to Lionbridge.
Watch out for more speaker announcements. Topics include venture capital and private equity in language services and perspectives from the buyer-side.
1:00pm Registrations Open
3:30pm Networking Break
5:00pm Panel Discussion
6:00pm Networking and Dinner Reception