sxsw-pr_320x320Enterprise Ireland is again showcasing the best Irish technology and innovation at the 21st annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival between March 11-20, 2016 in Austin, Texas – and we are excited!

So, why are we excited? Because we are attending the event with Enterprise Ireland (EI) this year and we are all set to wow the Austinites and attendees from around the globe with our cutting-edge technology in Custom Machine Translation (CMT). Our CMT solution has made us the number one provider of CMT solution in the world.

The SXSW Conference and Festival offers a unique convergence of music, film and emerging technologies – fostering creative growth and technological advancement. T
he conference is geared towards software and hardware manufacturers, social media solutions, SEO, SEM and marketing leaders, publishers and independent game developers, gaming studios, digital media industry professionals, internet trend-setters and taste-makers from all around the world.

SXSW is a nexus of brilliant tech companies and next-generation EI_Endorsement Logo_Colour on white with blue border_300dpi_RGBinnovation. Last year Irish companies like Gigstarter, Green Letter Box and News Whip attended the Austin event with Enterprise Ireland, and today they are making waves in Irish and global news. KantanMT, has been growing exponentially and we have been perfecting our CMT solution with an aim to push the envelope further and create more benefits for our clients.

At SXSW, we will showcase a number of improved KantanMT features, including a fully automated Machine Translation workflow that eliminates the need for any manual editing when translating multilingual product catalogues.
SxSW_logo_smallKantanMT’s fully automated CMT solution addresses one of the greatest challenges to any company that provides online catalogue – how to overcome the insatiable demand from customers for product information in their languages.  KantanMT provides multilingual translation for product descriptions, which are published directly to web-shops without the need for human translation. The always-on CMT solution helps companies get an excellent return on their globalization and localization investment, by reducing time to market for their products.

We recognise that this is a huge contribution to the content and language industry and we are very excited about attending the SXSW events, and showcasing our technology. In 2015, the event was attended by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, where he discussed the growth of Irish economy and how Ireland has become the hub for leading tech and innovation. Read the news article by the Irish Times here.

Tony O’Dowd (@TonyODowd1) and Brian Coyle (@briandcoyle) will be available for KantanMT demos and discussion at the Enterprise Ireland Booth # 1007 during the show. To arrange a meeting send an email to


Don’t forget to follow us at @KantanMT, we will be tweeting all about the event with twitter-312464_960_720#IrelandSXSW, #IrelandatSXSWIRELAND@SXSW 2016 and #SXSW.


Enterprise Ireland and SXSW have a full list of Networking events scheduled:

SXSW Send off

When: March 02, 2016; 6 PM – 8 PM

Where: US Embassy, Dublin

What: Tony and Brian will join the creative minds send off for the Enterprise Ireland Delegation and SXSW alumni at the U.S. The event will feature a panel discussion with SXSW Alumni and special performances by Rosie Carney and Saint Sister.

Kick Off with Enterprise Ireland

When: Friday, March 11, 2016; 5 PM – 7 PM

Where: Brush Square Park, Interactive Registration Lounge, 409 E 5th St.

What: Enterprise Ireland (EI) will be hosting a lively networking and drinks reception at the Interactive Registration Lounge on Friday at 5pm to welcome everyone to SXSW 2016.

EI will introduce Ireland’s most innovative tech companies to SXSW 2016. EI is the 3rd largest seed investor in the world, with over $700 million under management. So, please stop by, grab a drink, join the conversation and meet the delegation, IRELAND@SXSW 2016.

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Meet & Greet: Enterprise Ireland

Party & Free Bar

When: Sunday, March 13, 2016; 5PM – 6PM

Where: Austin Convention Centre, Exhibit Hall 3, Booth # 1007

What: Enterprise Ireland will host a lively networking and drinks reception at stand # 1007on Sunday at 5pm. See why the world is paying close attention to the innovation that has been pouring out of Ireland.

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Tech & Beer go together Well in one country at the Meet Up Pavilion, IRELAND@SXSW

When: Monday March 14, 2016; 5 PM- 6 PM

Where: Austin Convention Centre, Exhibit Hall 3, Meet Up Pavilion

What: Tech & Beer go together Well in one country

Enterprise Ireland will be hosting a lively networking and drinks reception at the Meet Up Pavilion on Monday at 5 PM

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