Tony O’Dowd Joins Language Leaders at the TAUS Annual Conference 2015, San Jose, CA (USA)

KantanMT contends for best innovative solution for the translation industry at TAUS Invaders Innovation Awards.

Dublin, Ireland, August 20, 2015 --( KantanMT is pleased to announce that Founder and Chief Architect, Tony O’Dowd will contend for a TAUS Excellence Award for the best innovative solution in the translation industry during the 2 day TAUS Annual Conference 2015, 12-13 October in San Jose, CA (USA).

On Tuesday afternoon, the Invaders Innovation contest will see Tony compete against representatives from Smartling, Geosho, Gengo and Reverso in a PechaKucha style (seven-minute presentation) to convince the audience that KantanMT’s Predictive Analysis technology is the best innovative solution for the translation industry.

The aim of the TAUS Annual Conference is to lay out strategies, raise awareness of industry dynamics and where possible agree to share and take collaborative actions.

Topics for discussion during this conference include:

Innovators for the translation industry
How startups do l10n and g11n
Closing the gap between expectations and what's available in the globalization vendor world
Datafication of translation
Spoken translation
The many uses of MT
Treating translation quality metrics as business intelligence
Managing different levels of quality

“We are pleased to see Tony O’Dowd compete in our Invaders Innovation Contest,” says Jaap van der Meer, director of TAUS. “We need to innovate further in the machine translation industry and we’re excited to see companies like KantanMT stepping up to the challenge.”

The conference program is available on the TAUS website. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Tony in San Jose, send an email to

About TAUS
TAUS is a resource centre for the global language and translation industries. Its mission is to increase the size and significance of the translation industry to help the world communicate better. TAUS envisions translation as a standard feature, a utility, similar to the internet, electricity and water. Translation available in all languages to all people in the world will push the evolution of human civilization to a much higher level of understanding, education and discovery.

About KantanMT is a leading SaaS based statistical machine translation platform that enables the KantanMT community to develop and manage customised machine translation engines in the cloud. The innovative technologies offered on allows members to easily build MT engines in over 750 language combinations, seamlessly integrating into localization workflows and web applications. The secure, highly scalable MT solutions are quick to deploy, so large volumes of content can be translated on demand and to a high quality. KantanMT is based in the INVENT Building, DCU Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Louise Irwin