ROUND TABLE: TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF AVT
Maarten is founder and CEO of Limecraft, a cloud-based workflow platform for media professionals that helps them to improve collaboration and to reduce their turn around time. Prior to incorporating Limecraft, in his capacity as a programme manager for the R&D department of VRT (the Belgian public service broadcaster), he introduced innovative technologies in the areas of computer assisted manufacturing and automatic indexing of audiovisual media. Author of several distinguished publications, Maarten is an acknowledged subject matter expert on a range of topics including multimedia techniques, semantic technologies and media production infrastructure.
There is really no secret about the fact that the major changes in our century are mostly brought about by technology. This is a time of drastic changes and our profession, crucial to expanding knowledge across the world, could not be left out of this process. As technology circulates information faster than ever, so does the need to translate increase, bringing with it a new demand for the AVT market to cope with the increasing and continuous volume of audiovisual content needing to be translated, through the development of new tools. The aim of this round table is to have the companies that are developing new technologies share with us the not-so-distant future of solutions and tools for audiovisual translation.