Smartling Unveils Keynote Lineup for Global Ready™ Conference 2018

Smartling today announced the keynote speakers for Global Ready Conference 2018.January 25th, 2018


NEW YORK – January 25, 2018 – Smartling, a translation technology and service innovator, today announced the keynote speakers for Global Ready Conference 2018, the company’s third-annual translation management events in the U.S. and Europe.

The two interactive, one-day conferences, which are expected to attract not only a significant presence from Smartling’s worldwide network of customers and partners but also those seeking to increase their content localization knowledge, will take place on March 15, 2018 at Bespoke in San Francisco and on March 22, 2018 at the Sofitel St. James Hotel in London. Global Ready will feature over 20 sessions across three comprehensive persona-based tracks — including customer-led presentations, product and industry expert discussions — as well as a solutions exhibition.

“We’re excited to bring together our fast-growing community of customers, partners and localization enthusiasts to help them better understand how to quickly, accurately and affordably translate content in the markets they serve around the world,” said Jack Welde, Smartling co-founder and CEO. “Their success is our reward, and we look forward to hosting so many of the best and brightest minds in marketing, localization and technology in a collaborative environment that offers a variety of educational and networking opportunities for all attendees.”

Speaker Lineup

Industry keynote speakers and panelists from Google, Forrester Research, SmartInsights, SAP, Lucid, Adobe, and others are expected to address attendees. Smartling’s Global Ready Conference 2018 also offers the following:

Global Marketers

The Global Ready conferences will empower marketers to successfully enter and win markets worldwide. These events will feature educational sessions about how best to translate a brand story, create content that resonates with customers globally and making the business case for localization.

Localization Managers

These two conferences will equip localization and project managers to improve efficiency and derive the most value out of their Smartling translation management solution. The events will feature sessions about how to leverage automation data to improve day-to-day outcomes and localization best practices from peers.


The US edition of Global Ready will also provide developers the opportunity to better understand and leverage Smartling’s technology. Product experts will be available to answer any and all technical questions about our translation proxy, connectors, APIs, and beyond.

About Smartling

Smartling is a language translation company that enables customers to localize content across devices and platforms. The company is recognized by CSA Research as the #1 Leader of the 2019 MarketFlex for Language-Oriented TMS, and by users on G2 as the #1 rated Translation Management System. Smartling established Enterprise Translation Cloud, a data-driven approach to localization, which enables its customers to achieve higher quality translation at a lower total cost. Smartling is the platform of choice for hundreds of B2B and B2C brands, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Pinterest, Shopify, and SurveyMonkey. Smartling is headquartered in New York, with offices in Dublin and London. For more information, please visit

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