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About EC Innovations

EC Innovations provides technology solutions including document translation, software and website localization, desktop publishing, interpretation, testing and engineering, multimedia services, among others.

EC Innovations Headquarter Location

No.23 Xi Huan Bei Road 2F Hua Teng Mansion Beijing Economic-Technological Development Zone

Beijing, Beijing, 100176,

China

+86-10-6786-8761

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Language Industry Hires at EC Innovations, Venga Global, AccuLing, and CQ fluency

Apr 5, 2021

On August 30, 2019 Finding linguists with a good understanding of culture can be difficult, according to a Transcreation Solutions Director. Recognizing the importance of culturally-relevant translations, a New Jersey-based language service provider (LSP) hired a Multicultural Marketing Director for a newly created post. Meanwhile, a Director of Project Management, said post-edited machine translation is still not economically viable. And while conversations have evolved to encompass technology and automation, according to a new Managing Director, high quality is still a consideration. Vijay Suppiah – EC Innovations According to Vijay Suppiah, Managing Director of EC Innovations, finding native English resources for Southeast Asian language pairs will forever be a challenge, particularly for “highly technical content such as those from the pharma, regulatory, banking, and legal industries. For example, Thai into English for drug research content or Vietnamese into English for an M&A document.” Advertisement Suppiah joined EC Innovations on June 11, 2019 and reports to Founder and Global CEO James Wei. He told Slator EC Innovations has moved its headquarters from China to Singapore as with most of their key functions. “The team has expanded to six within the past two months and we are planning for more hires in the coming months. Southeast Asia Sales and SEA Vendor Management and Operations report into me for now,” he said. Vijay Suppiah A language industry veteran, Suppiah had spent a combined total of over 10 years at the CLS/Lionbridge organization prior to joining EC Innovations. He recalled, “It was back in 2006 when I saw an online job posting for translation / localization project manager for CLS Communication AG. I still had no clue what I was getting myself into until I went for my first interview. I started my career as a Translation Project Manager and slowly got to understand the language industry.” Since that time, he said, conversations have become more complex and now “revolve around technology solutions, automation, and high quality. [But] these days, there are specialized divisions within large organizations to manage localization. Clients do understand the need for their local content to go global. Localization experts in large organizations are aware of state-of-the-art technologies and how AI could help them to publish their multilingual content across different platforms,” he said. According to Suppiah he foresees a challenge, however, in “training freelancers (e.g., a Khmer into English translator) on new CAT tools.” Therefore, “constant coaching and technical support have to be provided to translators who are based in emerging markets or developing countries.” Slator 2020 Language Industry Market Report Data and Research, Slator reports 55 pages. Total market size, biz dev and sales insights, TMS & MT review, buyer segment analysis, M&A, Covid impact & outlook. $480 Paulina Makles – Venga Global “Transcreation requires maturity on the client side,” said Venga Global ’s Paulina Makles; “but, also, there has to be creativity at the source. New companies more often realize how important it is to speak a brand-specific voice and recognize the need to have that replicated across all their markets; while well-established tech companies have just begun to realize that transcreation and creative services are the best solution for on-brand content.” Paulina Makles Based in Poland, Makles joined the San Francisco-based LSP as Transcreation Solutions Director on July 17, 2019. She reports to COO Chris Phillips and is responsible for the company’s project management teams, supporting clients that require marketing content. Makles told Slator the biggest demand for transcreation right now comes from new tech and software startups. She said certain instances of IT around hardware and programming as well as surveillance or security have proven the most challenging. She explained that these types of content are “filled with technical words and phrasing, leaving almost nothing to imagination, but still being qualified as marketing. It is also targeted at audiences that speak a very specific language, use a lot of English and set phrases, leaving not much space for creativity.” Asked what a typical client brief would look like, Makles replied, “There is none! Each brief is different, and this is my favorite part of the role. Working with marketing content always involves loads of creativity on the teams’ side, not only linguistically. It makes building programs difficult because of constant change, but also makes it a great learning experience.” As for talent, Makles said, “Transcreation and creative marketing localization requires the linguists to be able to move freely between the cultures they’re localizing into, not only language. And while there are many specialists with superb knowledge of languages, finding linguists with equally good understanding of the cultures is more difficult and it permeates all language combos.” She said they use a combination of single-language vendors and freelancers, “mostly focusing on freelancers being external language managers supporting final quality for each of the clients.” On the subject of neural machine translation (NMT), Makles pointed out that because transcreation and marketing-related localization rely heavily on preference and style requirements, it would be “hard to control in NMT-based processes.” Thus, using NMT “can turn out to be counterproductive,” especially when it comes to heavily transcreated content, where the text is remade entirely in the target language. RFP Center Business Development, Market Intelligence Receive daily email alerts of tenders and RFPs issued by governments, NGOs and private entities from across the world.

EC Innovations Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

EC Innovations acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Inspirit Studio on October 27, 2017.

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10/27/2017

$99M

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10/27/2017

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EC Innovations Partners & Customers

4 Partners and customers

EC Innovations has 4 strategic partners and customers. EC Innovations recently partnered with Voisin Consulting Life Sciences on April 4, 2022.

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4/19/2022

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France

ECI Life Sciences Announces New Strategic Partnership With VCLS in China - EC Innovations

Hence , this highly anticipated partnership shall bring together industry-leading regulatory consulting services from VCLS and high-quality translation & localization services from EC Innovations , Inc. to unlock the potential of a full range of consulting & translation solutions .

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1/18/2018

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Singapore

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12/2/2016

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Germany

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5/23/2014

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4/19/2022

1/18/2018

12/2/2016

5/23/2014

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ECI Life Sciences Announces New Strategic Partnership With VCLS in China - EC Innovations

Hence , this highly anticipated partnership shall bring together industry-leading regulatory consulting services from VCLS and high-quality translation & localization services from EC Innovations , Inc. to unlock the potential of a full range of consulting & translation solutions .

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