Solutions Round Table

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The objectives of the Round Table are to:

  • Promote a better understanding of the practice of Solution Architecture within the language services industry
  • Create a channel of open communication for Solutions Architects and related fields to discuss specific issues outside the confines of a business relationship
  • Explore different areas of Solutions Engineering including supporting technology evaluation and deployment, sales support, and supporting operations in a variety of client and vendor dimensions.
  • Peer-to-peer exchange of ideas
  • Sharing of experiences
  • Frank and free discussions of issues confronting the industry
  • Networking


Focus, experience, learn!

What is Solutions Architecture? This multidisciplinary practice started becoming common in the languages services industry around decade ago, emerging as a role that supports solving business problems in our increasingly complex and interconnected field. Inspired by the metaphor of designing a building, the practice involves applying technology and process solutions to business problems, understanding the interactions of different systems and procedures and how they interact with each other, how the solution will scale and be maintained, as well as understanding costs, recommending pricing, understanding customer satisfaction, sales strategy and presentation skills and the , and guiding the team in charge of execution to produce the deliverable to spec . This year we are introducing the Solution Architect Round Table to focus on the practice and application of various aspects of Solution Architecture. The moderators will facilitate open communication about real-world issues, problem resolutions, and wishes for technology and process improvement. 

Ideal participants are inquisitive, curious, and willing to share their experiences in understanding and solving problems in the language industry. 

An Advisory Board assists in the creation of the agenda and facilitates the topics and presentations that comprise the 2020 event. Most Board members plan to attend the Round Table. To assess the sophistication of information that will be available to attendees at the Round Table, read the bios of the Advisory Board members. There is a lot to be learned from this group of experienced industry practitioners.

Who is there and what happens?

Most Round Table attendees have at least ten years of experience in the translation industry in various roles involving solutions development, hands on management, engineering or technology application – often a combination of all four. As a result, presentations and discussions deal with advanced topics. Newbies who wish to listen, ask questions, and learn are also welcome.

The format of the Round Table relies on short presentations, some of them impromptu, followed by extensive discussions involving as many attendees as possible.

To ensure that Round Table topics are as relevant and timely as possible for the participants, we leave the last session unplanned. The subject matter for this open session is determined onsite by the attendees. Open session topics can be proposed at any time during the event.

The Round Table’s success depends on attendees being willing to share information and experiences freely. To encourage spontaneity, no formal minutes or records are kept or published. Attendees are free to keep their own notes.

Discussion of translation tool prices and details of vendor contracts is not permitted.

Module/session details

Who it’s for

What To Expect

I’ve known Karen for over a decade. She has been a leading voice in the Localization industry. Throughout her professional journey, she’s accumulated decades worth of in-depth localization and business expertise. Karen has been a leader and mentor for many colleagues in the industry, which makes her a fabulous choice to lead this master class. 

Karen Combe is one of those deep-thinking localization industry leaders whose vision and insight I have always trusted. I particularly value her viewpoints on how global industry trends will affect the localization industry going forward.

Karen has in-depth knowledge about the Localization industry – from both vendor and client sides. Her stories will not only enlighten you, they will teach you how to avoid many localization pitfalls.

Karen is a trusted friend and colleague with a wealth of industry experience building and evolving localization teams and models in the enterprise. A testament to her leadership and expertise, there are a number of translation leaders in the industry today who got where they are with her tutelage.
Teresa MarshallVP Globalization & Localization - Salesforce
Mimi HillsDirector - VMware
Jean-François VanreuselDirector of Globalization - Adobe
Wayne BourlandDirector Global Translation Team - Dell Technologies

Course Fees

$599.00 Introductory Price

$699.00 Regularly Priced

Cancellation Policy:

The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Solutions Round Table if there are less than 10 registrants prior to the first workshop.
You will receive a full refund if the course is canceled.

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Erik Vogt

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Nov 5
Dec 10



United States


The Localization Institute, Inc