Rising l10n star, Maiju Nurminen, is having success changing the localization process as an integral part of the What3words business having a voice at the table.
Maiju Nurminen leads marketing and user experience localization at what3words — the tech company that’s given every three-meter square in the world an address of three random words, so far in 48 languages. She is passionate about delivering meaningful experiences across all languages, cultures, and platforms. As a translator herself, Maiju is keenly aware of the limits of translation in localizing experiences that convert. As such, she is an advocate for data-led localization, mixing localization methods, and counts design as a language.
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Global companies want to reach their users with a personalized, and understandable message that hits home and appeals to the users’ sensibilities. AI is the most effective way to achieve such a degree of personalization at scale. A recent whitepaper from Pactera Edge, "AI localization: creating user experiences worth remembering", highlights how AI is used […]
Today we do something fun - play games. The team of innovative professionals from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey has developed a game to help hone skills related to localization vendor management. We will be playing the game live on-air and talking all things vendor management, so if you'd like to check […]
Voice and the conversational AI field is flourishing. It is redefining how we interact with computers, i.e. NLP, Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Watch. Tech giants Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are investing heavily in voice technology in both hardware and software. Famed investor, Mark Cuban, recently stated, “There’s no future that doesn’t […]
Salvo Giammarresi, Head of Localization at AirBnB, will join us on Tuesday for a big announcement. We can't share many details at this time (#nospoilers). But we can assure you that this will change the way global brands facilitate communication across borders. Read about it in the news, or hear about it LIVE with us […]