FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2016) - Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of Olga Beregovaya, Welocalize vice president of technology solutions, as the new president of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA).
Ms. Beregovaya has been an active member and participant in the AMTA for more than 20 years, serving on the AMTA board from 2012 to 2014. As the AMTA President, she will help define and shape the strategic direction of the AMTA.
The AMTA is an association of researchers and users of machine translation (MT) technologies and is responsible for the AMTA biennial conference that attracts hundreds of researchers and users from the MT community, including translators, language service providers and localization departments and translation buyers. The conferences are unique opportunities for MT professionals and enthusiasts to interact with peers, share new discoveries and highlight valuable research trends and data.
"The AMTA is a fantastic organization, working hard to advance innovation in MT and bring research closer to meet the increasing needs of commercial users for translation automation," said Olga Beregovaya, Welocalize VP of technology solutions. "I am delighted to be appointed president of the AMTA and look forward to working closely with my fellow AMTA and industry colleagues to bring expertise and forward-thinking to this fascinating field."
"Olga Beregovaya is a respected global MT expert and she will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and leadership to her new role as president of the AMTA," said Smith Yewell, Welocalize CEO. "She has led many innovative MT deployments for Welocalize and is perfectly placed to bring together the right mix of academia, research and first-hand localization experience to help AMTA members develop next-generation MT solutions."
Welocalize Program Manager, Elaine O'Curran has also been appointed Secretary for the AMTA. Ms. O'Curran has been actively engaged with global brands in the support and deployment of language technology solutions, including MT.
The AMTA is the North American component of the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT), which also includes the Asian-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT) and the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT). For more information visit https://amtaweb.org/.
Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. We provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and program management. Our range of managed language services include machine translation, digital marketing, validation and testing, interpretation, staffing and enterprise translation management technologies. We specialize in consumer, technology, manufacturing, learning, oil and gas, travel and hospitality, marketing and advertising, finance, legal and life sciences industry language solutions. With more than 1000 full-time employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Romania, Poland, Japan and China. www.welocalize.com