Building Your Own Company with CPTO Roeland Hofkens | C-Suite Hot Seat E03

Episode 03 August 18, 2021 00:15:51
Building Your Own Company with CPTO Roeland Hofkens | C-Suite Hot Seat E03
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Building Your Own Company with CPTO Roeland Hofkens | C-Suite Hot Seat E03
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Show Notes

Roeland Hofkens combines more than 20 years of experience in multilingual content management with extensive software engineering skills and a strong background in machine learning to deliver innovative products and solutions as CPTO of LanguageWire. From an early age, Roeland developed a passion for technology and languages. Getting a master’s degree in computer engineering was a natural next step towards a career in software. He was one of the founders of multilingual content management pioneer AMPLEXOR in Belgium. Roeland has continued his journey in the multilingual content space as the CTO of Westernacher in Germany. His main focus is on applying deep learning and analytics to all kinds of natural language processing and automation tasks. LanguageWire offers a language management ecosystem which combines bespoke AI technology and human expertise to deliver translations, editing, desktop publishing, and other multilingual communication services with ease and efficiency. Find Roeland on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roelandhofkens/

Hosts: Sarah Hickey, VP of Research, Nimdzi Insights Sarah is VP of Research at Nimdzi Insights by day, podcaster at The Troublesome Terps by night, and conference interpreter DE to EN by trade.

Inge Boonen, VP of Consulting, Nimdzi Insights Inge is dedicated to providing localization, globalization, and multicultural insights to enterprise companies and language service providers.

Learn more about the show and sign up for the mailing list on: https://www.nimdzi.com/c-suite-hotseat/ Head to https://www.nimdzi.com/ for cutting-edge market research and consulting in the language industry. Visit https://multilingual.com to catch up with the latest news of the language industry.

00:00 Welcome 00:49 What does your company do? 01:04 Your dream career 01:42 How do you like to spend your free time? 02:08 3 different places that you'd like to visit 03:26 Best advice that you've ever been given? 04:31 Three things that you spend the most time on 05:49 How do you motivate your team? 06:32 What makes you a great leader? 07:21 Biggest failure 08:38 What was a big waste of time? 09:37 Pet peeve with clients? 10:35 An "Eureka" moment 11:28 Creating your own company 12:14 What was the trigger for change? 12:57 Advice for entrepreneurs 13:38 What is missing in our industry? #language #technology #business

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