VivaTech 2018 – Paris – May 24 – 26

VivaTech 2018 – Paris – May 24 – 26

VIVA Technology - May 24 - 26, 2018 Paris

VIVA Technology – May 24 – 26, 2018 Paris

Iconic is looking forward to participating in the highly regarded VIVA Technology event, which takes place at Porte de Versailles, Paris on 24–26 May 2018. VivaTech, in its third year, is touted as the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation.  It is a place where collaboration, open innovation, and meetings between leading companies in their industry and innovative startups take place. From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society. Last year, more than 68,000 visitors attended, while 80,000 have already signed up to attend this year, including 8,000 startups. Iconic is thrilled to be on board with this exciting event!

Iconic’s CEO, John Tinsley, will be speaking in the session sponsored by Novartis entitled “Automated translation and interpretation of unstructured, non-English Adverse Event reports”.  John’s talk will cover the advances in machine translation (MT), particularly the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered translation.  In this session, they will discuss the possibilities of automating translation work for five non-English speaking markets, namely: French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, and Arabic to English, leveraging combinations of medical and “everyday” language dictionaries.  In addition to the translation side of the conversation, they will also discuss entity extraction and medical coding, as related to adverse event information.  The dialogue of this session is sure to be enlightening!

As for the main event, the President of  France, Emmanuel Macron, who spoke at last year’s event, will speak this year about his views on how to make technology a positive force for our economy and our society.  His talk will take place on the morning of 24th May.  Also slated as a keynote speaker is Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.  He will discuss the challenges and potentials of AI and offer unique perspectives on the need to handle technological progress responsibly.  Joining the list of elite speakers is Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO. He will share how he is changing Uber, and his vision on urban mobility and how he is committed to being true partners to cities for the long term.

VivaTech brings together startups, business leaders, investors, academics, students, and media from around the world.  Some highlights of the upcoming event include 300 top speakers, 150 talks to inspire, a Discovery Zone where you can experience immersive innovations, and an Open Innovation Lab.  While the first two days are dedicated to professionals, the third day is open to the general public. More information about this three day event can be found on their website: here

Don’t hesitate to contact us here  if you’d like to catch up in Paris!

About VIVA Technology

VivaTech breaks down the traditional barriers between grassroots innovators and global leaders. Since 2016, our Labs concept puts startups and established companies in the same room for themed, high-energy open innovation. VivaTech is also a unique opportunity to preview the future by experiencing new products and demos such as autonomous vehicles, connected factories and shopping experiences.

Stakeholders of innovation will bump into others with complementary or contrasting ideas in every business sector. Great things happen when you meet the right people, and it’s no exaggeration to say the future will emerge from this melting pot of colliding ideas.

About Iconic Translation Machines

Iconic Translation Machines is a leading machine translation software and solutions provider who specialise in custom solutions tailored with subject matter expertise for specific industry sectors including eDiscovery, legal, life sciences, and financial services. Iconic is the MT partner of choice for some of the world’s largest translation companies, information providers, and government and enterprise organisations, helping them to translate more content, more accurately and in less time, resulting in significant cost savings and increased revenue. Iconic is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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