LocWorld Silicon Valley

November 6th 2019 – November 8th 2019We’re on a mission to humanize translation. Translating 150+ languages across 50+ specialized industries, we’re the one-stop solution for any translation you need. As a proud sponsor at LocWorld, we look forward to connecting!


Connect in the moment 🔗

We want to meet YOU! Come say hi 👋, grab a cup of coffee and fuel up for the day. If that's not enough, we will be giving away cool swag and a Smartling translator will be on site to show you give you the lowdown on the Smartling platform.

Discover how we humanize translation.

Ready to see Smartling in action? Stop by to see of demo of the product with a Smartling expert.

Move the World with Words 💜

If commerce is driven by words, global commerce is fueled by translation. Smartling's first-ever publication takes you behind the scenes of 12 Smartling translators around the world, and on a journey to #movetheworldwithwords. Come see our newly published book first hand!

Our Highlights

November 6 | 6:30PM

Welcome Reception

Start off Locworld with us at the welcome reception! We can't wait to see you and if you don't have dinner plans, join us!

November 6 | 7:30PM

Smartling VIP Dinner

Smartling is hosting a VIP dinner at Nemea Greek Taverna! Make sure to register to reserve your spot. Meet with your peers and the Smartling executive team.

November 7 | 4:30 PM

You Are Now the Startup Localization Manager: How Do You Help Your Company Go Global?

Michele Carlson - SurveyMonkey, Francesca Di Marco - Pinterest, and Neftali Jovel - Indeed

Session Topics: Evangelization, Globalization, Go Global-Be Global

November 8 | 1:30 PM

Grow Your Business by Proving the Value of Localized Digital Content

Andy Jacobson - Amazon

Session Topics: Content & Global Business

The Smartling Team

Jack Welde

Jack Welde

Co-Founder & CEO at Smartling

Jack is a technology early-adopter, serial entrepreneur, software patent-holder, product evangelist, and combat-decorated Air Force pilot. Before founding Smartling, he served as SVP of Product at eMusic and COO/CTO at SheSpeaks and RunTime Technologies. He also co-founded Trio Development, a software company that created the first personal information manager, which was acquired by Apple in 1993. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied linguistics and interned with Professor William Labov, and an MBA from Cameron University in Germany. Jack was named one of Fast Company’s “Who’s Next” in 2011, and was named a 2013 NYC Venture Mentor by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Annette Obermeier

Annette Obermeier

Vice President, Marketing

Andrew Saxe

Andrew Saxe

Vice President, Product at Smartling

Andrew joined Smartling as employee #3 from eMusic.com where he worked in the product group focusing on registration flows and music recommendation tools. Prior to eMusic, he was part of the online teams of Omni Studio and APCO Worldwide - both Washington, DC-based strategic communications firms. Andrew has been working in technology and the Internet industry since the mid-1990's having founded and sold online computer retailer EverythingComputer.com. Andrew holds a BS in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and works out of the Smartling NYC office.

Adrian Cohn

Adrian Cohn

Head of Marketing at Smartling

Adrian Cohn is the Head of Marketing at Smartling, responsible for conceptualizing and implementing worldwide, omnichannel campaigns for the company. He oversees product and content marketing, creative services, smartling.com, public relations, corporate communications, brand strategy and more.

Informed by two years as a Senior Customer Success Manager and one year as an Operations Manager for the company, Adrian is uniquely positioned to understand how the customer experience and lifecycle is influenced by different aspects of the company. This background enabled Adrian to quickly iterate on the company’s brand and messaging.

In late 2018, Adrian introduced a new website, and in early 2019 launched the “Move the World with Words” campaign amongst other notable projects. As Editor of Smartling’s first publication, Move the World with Words, Adrian set out to tell the stories of human translators. The book, named after the campaign, is critically acclaimed by TC World as “delightfully different… highlight(ing) the human element at a time when AI and automated translation are the catch-words of the day.”

Prior to joining Smartling, Adrian was the Account Director for Spears Group, a New Orleans-based communications agency. Adrian also served as Associate Director of Development for SBP, a New Orleans-based not-for-profit founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to rebuild homes for residents.

Adrian received his BA from Rollins College in Critical Media and Cultural Studies, and remains a Board Member of Touro Infirmary Foundation, the oldest hospital in New Orleans.

Sarah Baradaran

Sarah Baradaran

Sr. Sales Development Representative