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Berlin Localization Management Master Class

Join us in Berlin for the Localization Management Master Class, where we address principles and techniques to optimize the operation of your localization department as well as your effectiveness within the larger organization. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and to comment, sharing their challenges and experience.

Berlin L10N Management Master Class
Berlin L10N Management Master Class

Master Class Details

Dates
July 11, 2022

Format
Full Day Session (In-Person)

Instructor:
Karen Combe

Pricing
€800

Language
English

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In the Localization Management Master Class we address principles and techniques to optimize the operation of your localization department as well as your effectiveness within the larger organization. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and to comment, sharing their challenges and experience.

The way localization is integrated into a company is critical to the company’s long term success because most enterprises will generate a large share of their revenue from global markets. A pivotal factor in achieving global success, localization often sneaks in through the back door and never gets the respect it deserves. It ends up being seen as a mere operational unit, a cost center if you will, and is not given the chance to contribute as the strategic asset it really is.

From setting up localization from scratch to repositioning it from a cost center to strategic partner is a complex journey, a journey Karen Combe knows well. For 15 of the 20 years she worked in localization at PTC, Karen had the opportunity to affect company policy and strategy as a Vice President.

This session will take place at:
bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche
Weiterbildung GmbH
Am Schillertheater 2 | 10625 Berlin
bbw-gruppe.de

This Master Class is for:
  • Professionals whose company is entering localization and have been given responsibility for the implementation
  • Individuals who are already working in localization but would like to advance to a localization management position
  • People who are currently managing localization but would like to benchmark their operation
  • Professionals on the vendor side of the industry who want to make sure they understand the challenges localization managers face

About Your Instructor

Karen Combe

Karen Combe recently retired from her position as Vice President of Localization at PTC, where she was responsible for product localization as well as for localization support for PTCU, Technical Support, and Marketing. She has been a member of the GILT Leaders Forum, a community of peers in the localization industry, since its inception. Previously, Karen was Senior Vice President at International Language Engineering, where she managed Client Services, Sales and Marketing. Karen holds a B.A in Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley and a post-graduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She served in the Peace Corps in Senegal and in International Voluntary Services in Algeria. In addition, Karen worked for 8 years on a ranch in northwestern Colorado training horses and looking after a large herd of cattle.

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