The Evolution of Tools and Teams in a Growing Loc Program [Podcast]
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The Evolution of Tools and Teams in a Growing Loc Program [Podcast]

Rare is the growing global organization who doesn’t struggle to put the best tools in place to centralize work, maximize leverage, and keep the content engine humming along smoothly.

Ciena, a telecommunications network company and no stranger to localization, is no different.

In this episode of Globally Speaking, Julio Leal, Ciena’s Localization Manager, has in-the-trenches insight into the why, what, and how of CMS and TMS platform implementation based on his own experience implementing them at Ciena.

Globally Speaking RadioWith him we discuss:

  • Switching from an inflexible platform to a fully featured one that meets all specifications
  • What it means to grow a global team, especially when it relates to content and marketing
  • The need to integrate tools
  • The mandate to centralize content, streamline work, and leverage content as much as possible
  • Behavioral change and how long it takes an organization to embrace a platform

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Julio Leal, Ciena CorporationAbout Julio Leal

Julio Leal has been the head of localization at the Ciena Corporation since 2010. Before joining Ciena, he worked at SAP as EMEA localization manager. Fluent in Spanish, English and German, Julio holds an MA in translation and interpreting studies from the University of Granada in Spain. He also holds executive certificates in web globalization management and global marketing.

Globally Speaking Radio, sponsored by RWS Moravia and Nimdzi.