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Nov 2020
Focus on Project Management
Online, 18 November - 10 December

About Focus PM

The 5th edition of Elia’s Focus on Project Management – #eliaPM goes virtual for the first time in November / December 2020. During a period of work-life integration when we are all facing challenges with time, attention and continued learning, we are delighted to be bringing you a new and enhanced format of Elia’s Focus on PM.

This year’s event will take the form of a 4-week programme comprising three hours of rich content per day, twice a week. Join Focus on PM to find out about the latest tools and best practices to attend to your client’s needs in reaching their goals with efficiency while keeping the human touch in everything they do. We are striving to give you a unique and engaging experience where your PMs skills will be honed so you can add up-dated value to your company’s success.

PROGRAMME

Our focus will be divided in 3 independent tracks featuring presentations, workshops, discussions and roundtables hosted by language industry leaders. To kickstart your event experience, attendees are also welcome to join us at the Focus on Technology in the first week of the event.

Week 1: Focus on Technology, Landscape & Insights

Week 2: Key Account Management – Your secret sales weapon

Week 3: Re-engineering the Human Factor – Vendor Acquisition & Community Management

Week 4: How to pilot Remote Working, Technologies & AI towards productivity

  • 18 Nov
    Day 1
  • 19 Nov
    Day 2
  • 25 Nov
    Day 3
  • 26 Nov
    Day 4
  • 2 Dec
    Day 5
  • 3 Dec
    Day 6
  • 9 Dec
    Day 7
  • 10 Dec
    Day 8
  • Focus on Technology, Landscape & Insights
10:30–10:55
Event opening

10:55–11:00
Mini break

11:00–11:40
Language Technology Atlas – Navigating through the automation journey

During this 30-minute presentation, attendees will gain an understanding Show more...of the language technology landscape in 2020. Yulia Akhulkova, Lead Technology Researcher at Nimdzi Insights, will use the 2020 Language Technology Atlas to analyse and report on over 660 tools related to language and translation management. You will hear about: • Technology trends and patterns heading into 2021 • The most common challenges managers face when dealing with language technology • How project managers can stay informed on the constantly evolving technology landscape This presentation will equip LSP project managers and operational leaders with an understanding of what types of automation and tools are out there to help in their daily jobs and with their client requests. Please be assured this will not be a sales pitch for technology. Although major technology platforms will be discussed (and critiqued), this is an independent analysis and will not contain any product demos or pitches from technology providers.

Yulia Akhulkova photo
Yulia Akhulkova
Head of Localization, ITI, Moscow Technology Researcher, Nimdzi Insights, Seattle
11:40–11:50
Mini break

11:50–12:20
Technology demos

12:20–12:30
Mini break

12:30–13:00
Technology demos

13:00–13:30
Lunch – Opportunity for networking

  • Focus on Technology, Landscape & Insights
11:00–12:00
Technology advanced trainings

12:00–12:10
Mini break

12:10–13:10
Technology advanced trainings

13:10–13:20
Mini break

13:20–14:00
Insights on Project Management in 2020

In the months since COVID-19 began spreading across the globe, Show more...it has had a significant impact on the language service industry. The disruption caused by shelter-in-place orders has changed many of the existing market dynamics, resulting in the precipitation of trends tied to project management. Hélène Pielmeier, Senior Analyst at CSA Research, will share insights and data on what PMs shouldn’t miss to stay at the top of their performance – regardless of the effects of the pandemic. She will cover the changing nature and speed of projects, the impact of the push to automate, and important patterns in the supply chain.

Hélène Pielmeier photo
Hélène Pielmeier
Director of LSP Service, CSA Research
19:00–20:00
“Happy hour” open discussion with beer/wine

Missing connecting with friends, clients, peers... anyone outside Show more...your company? Why not join us for a virtual drink and the chance to catch-up with your peers and network with some industry legends who will be exchanging ideas, stories and of course some laughs. For the next three Thursdays, starting from tomorrow at 19.00-20.00 CET, we will host an open discussion via the fully immersive virtual meeting platform - Remo. Join us for either one happy hour session for 30 Euros or the special price of 75 Euros to attend all three sessions: 9, 26 November & 3 December.

Register here for a drink with your language friends and family: Register for the Focus on PM 2020 Happy Hours

  • Key Account Management – Your secret sales weapon
11:00–11:45
Introduction to Sales, Marketing and how it relates to Project Management

Richard Brooks photo
Richard Brooks
CEO, K International
11:45–12:00
Mini break

12:00–12:45
Engaging in value co-creation with key customers

Javier Marcos photo
Javier Marcos
Associate Professor of Strategic Sales Management & Negotiation Cranfield School of Management
12:45–13:00
Mini break

13:00–13:45
Your account management toolbox - Workshop

Richard Brooks photo
Richard Brooks
CEO, K International
13:45–14:15
Lunch – Opportunity for networking

  • Key Account Management – Your secret sales weapon - Workshop
11:00–11:45
Understanding your customer’s world - Workshop

Richard Brooks photo
Richard Brooks
CEO, K International
11:45–12:00
Mini break

12:00–12:45
Mapping the customer journey - Workshop

Richard Brooks photo
Richard Brooks
CEO, K International
12:45–13:15
Lunch break – Opportunity for networking

13:15–14:00
Developing a value proposition - Workshop

Richard Brooks photo
Richard Brooks
CEO, K International
19:00–20:00
“Happy hour” open discussion with beer/wine

  • Re-engineering the human factor – Vendor acquisition and community management
11:00–11:45
Vendor Management / Efficiency vs quality with technology

Giada Gerotto photo
Giada Gerotto
Community Manager, Creative Words
Sonia Mokrani photo
Sonia Mokrani
Content & Localization Manager, Gartner
11:45–12:00
Mini break

12:00–12:45
Vendor Management – workshop

Giada Gerotto photo
Giada Gerotto
Community Manager, Creative Words
Sonia Mokrani photo
Sonia Mokrani
Content & Localization Manager, Gartner
12:45–13:00
Mini break

13:00–13:45
Vendor Management – workshop

Giada Gerotto photo
Giada Gerotto
Community Manager, Creative Words
Sonia Mokrani photo
Sonia Mokrani
Content & Localization Manager, Gartner
13:45–14:15
Lunch – Opportunity for networking

  • Re-engineering the human factor – Vendor acquisition and community management
11:00–11:45
Vendor management / Human approach in remote working

Giada Gerotto photo
Giada Gerotto
Community Manager, Creative Words
Manuela Noske photo
Manuela Noske
Community Manager, ranslators without Borders
11:45–12:00
Mini break

12:00–12:45
Vendor Management – workshop

Giada Gerotto photo
Giada Gerotto
Community Manager, Creative Words
Iulia Batraneanu photo
Iulia Batraneanu
Localisation Specialist at IKEA Group
Manuela Noske photo
Manuela Noske
Community Manager, Translators without Borders
12:45–13:15
Lunch break – Opportunity for networking

13:15–14:00
Vendor Management – workshop

Giada Gerotto photo
Giada Gerotto
Community Manager, Creative Words
Iulia Batraneanu photo
Iulia Batraneanu
Localisation Specialist at IKEA Group
Manuela Noske photo
Manuela Noske
Community Manager, Translators without Borders
19:00–20:00
“Happy hour” open discussion with beer/wine

  • How to pilot remote working, technologies & AI towards productivity
11:00–11:45
Automation solutions for improving client collaboration: Pros and cons

Natalia Rudinskaya photo
Natalia Rudinskaya
Key Account Director, Janus Worldwide
11:45–12:00
Mini break

12:00–12:45
Client collaboration automation – What tools to use – workshop

Natalia Rudinskaya photo
Natalia Rudinskaya
Key Account Director, Janus Worldwide
12:45–13:00
Mini break

13:00–13:45
Tools for different scales of Project Management

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Dmitry Ulanov
CTO, Janus Worldwide
13:45–14:15
Lunch – Opportunity for networking

  • How to pilot remote working, technologies & AI towards productivity
11:00–11:45
How to create an LSP machine translation program

Ann Huehls photo
Ann Huehls
Language technology expert, Wieners+Wieners
Konstantin Dranch photo
Konstantin Dranch
Industry Researcher, Founder CustomMT
11:45–12:00
Mini break

12:00–12:45
Translation memory maintenance and preparation for MT – workshop

Konstantin Dranch photo
Konstantin Dranch
Industry Researcher, Founder CustomMT
12:45–13:15
Lunch break – Opportunity for networking

13:15–14:00
Termcheck: Terminology QA for inflected languages – workshop

Dmitry Ulanov photo
Dmitry Ulanov
CTO, Janus Worldwide
14:00–14:15
Mini break

14:15–14:45
Closing and live feedback

To view the event’s presentations, please click here.

SPEAKERS

Yulia Akhulkova
Nimdzi Insights
Yulia Akhulkova
Iulia Batraneanu
Localisation Specialist at IKEA Group
Iulia Batraneanu
Richard Brooks
K International
Richard Brooks
Konstantin Dranch
Custom MT
Konstantin Dranch
Dan Frînculescu
Dan Frînculescu
Giada Gerotto
Creative Words
Giada Gerotto
Ann Huehls
Wieners+Wieners
Ann Huehls
Javier Marcos
Cranfield School of Management
Javier Marcos
Sonia Mokrani
Gartner
Sonia Mokrani
Manuela Noske
Community Manager, Translators without Borders
Manuela Noske
Hélène Pielmeier
CSA Research
Hélène Pielmeier
Natalia Rudinskaya
Janus Worldwide
Natalia Rudinskaya
Dmitry Ulanov
Janus Worldwide
Dmitry Ulanov

Who should attend?

This event is for ambitious project and production managers who are serious about delivering the very best for their company and clients.
This year’s edition is a chance to review every aspect of your role, connect with like-minded peers and understand how future trends will affect best practice. No matter where you are in your career, you’ll leave equipped to operate on a new level in 2021.

Benefits of the programme

For you

  • Discover the secrets of leading PMs from our industry and beyond
  • Approach the future confidently with an understanding of the latest trends
  • Identify and overcome the obstacles holding you back
  • Share points of view and be inspired by peers in the same environment

For your company

  • Boost your bottom line with efficient new approaches
  • Build a productive, happy team with a shared idea of success
  • Contribute the latest insights to the company’s 2020 roadmap
  • Deepen client loyalty by delivering added value

REGISTER

Registration provides access to the presentations, workshops, the networking event apps and the Focus on Technology tool demos and advanced trainings.
For group registrations, please contact us by email.

Special offer for Elia members – Buy 2 get 1 free!

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellation or to arrange substitutions must be received in writing. Please contact us by email. Event registrations are non-refundable. Registrations can be transferred to another person provided Elia is notified at least one day prior to the event, no admin fee will apply. Any attendee who registers will receive access to the materials and recordings of the event.
For more information about Elia’s Terms & Conditions please click here.

Committee

Alina Birsan
AB Language Solutions
Programme Committee Chair
Alina Birsan
Susana Peixoto
Expressão
Programme Committee
Susana Peixoto
Richard Brooks
K International
Programme Committtee
Richard Brooks
Konstantin Josseliani
Janus Worldwide
Programme Committtee
Konstantin Josseliani
  • Francesca Miglietta, Creative Words

    “I had very high expectations for this event, and all of them were definitely exceeded! Elia’s Focus on PM really makes you feel part of something bigger. And working together, we can come up with even more creative ideas!”

  • Nadia Corti, TDR S.r.l. Unipersonale

    “I had a profitable experience at ELIA Focus on PM: both the talks and the workshops provided me with “food for thought””

  • Milena Rossi, Latamways

    “The event met my expectations. I took important information to implement in my company and I met interesting collegues.”

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