Have you ever wondered who are people behind KantanMT?
We are thrilled to announce a series of posts where we will give 5 questions to each of our team members. These questions will delve a little deeper into their thoughts about technology, language and personal interests!
We are delighted to introduce Laura Casanellas, who bravely accepted the challenge of going first.
What’s your role at KantanMT?
I am the Product Manager, which means that I work very closely with the Development team, Professional Services and the Sales and Marketing teams. That is pretty much everybody in KantanMT, right? It is good, as I am a sociable person!
What according to you is the most marketable technology right now?
Wearable technology and everyday objects with network connectivity seem to be what consumers want these days. Personally, I would like a wearable shield that would protect me and my bike from the dangers of Dublin’s crazy rush hour traffic on wet days, has this been invented yet?
(All of us at KantanMT agree we would love to have a wearable shield. We could use it for impromptu paint-ball battles in the office as well – the possibilities seem endless)
What according to you is the least appreciated piece of technology?
The internet, it is so ubiquitous that we forget that once it didn’t exist.
What interests you the most in the world of automated translation?
I am interested to see how far it can go and what new possibilities are going to be created in the future. Personally, I’d like to learn more about speech to text technology.
If you could be any fictional character, who/ what would you be, and why?
My fictional hero has always been prince Andrei Bolkonsky, a tortured soul if I ever saw one; another one would be Melquiades, the gypsy, a very early entrepreneur who brought wondrous inventions to a little town lost in the swamps. Regarding who I would like to be, I think I would like to be me with a long red cape and the ability to fly!
Laura Casanellas is Product Manager at KantanMT. Laura brings to the team over fifteen years of experience in the Localization industry. During that time Laura worked in a variety of roles (Language Quality, Vendor Management, Content Management) and verticals (Games, Travel, IT, Automotive, Legal) and acquired extensive experience in all aspects related to Localization. Since 2011, Laura has specialised in Language Technology and Machine Translation. Her role in KantanMT involves defining new developments in collaboration with the Technical Team, Professional Services and clients alike.
Laura is hosting a webinar, ‘Improving Machine Translation with Automatic Language Quality Review,’ on 15 September. Join her here to learn how to quickly create better quality translation engines. During the webinar she will talk about the key elements of fully distributed translation workflow, standard or custom KPIs, customised MT test plans and real time data visualisations.
Laura will also join Alexander Raginsky, Alexandre Helle and Manuel Herranz from Pangeanic to host the TAUS Translation Technology Webinar on September 7.