Erik Vogt

Erik manages Moravia’s solutions team and is responsible for supporting new and existing customers by applying innovative solutions to complex business opportunities. Erik started in localization as an engineer in 1998, and joined Moravia in 2013. In addition to his background in engineering and operations management, Erik has spent almost half of his career as a program director specializing in building large-scale localization programs for some of the leading technology companies in the world. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Erik is currently in the process of completing his MBA from Western Governors University.

Recent Posts

Agile Localization

Posted by Erik Vogt on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 09:40 AM

In our “always on” content and development worlds, where the term “digital marketing” is essentially redundant, content shelf life is a fraction of what it only recently was, and “sim-ship” concepts have essentially been replaced by continuous development. To keep up in all your markets, your localization needs to be just as agile as your development.
Agile Localization Localization Technology

Posted by Erik Vogt on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

It’s a fact: the shift of software and content development from lengthy waterfall release cycles to continuous release models has been accelerating, and it’s becoming increasingly vital that enterprises quickly publish updates to all supported languages.
Localization Technology

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

What's in store for the language industry? Can we really predict what lies ahead?
Localization Technology

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

How does one forecast the future? Is it possible to plumb the depths of our language industry to predict what lies on the business seas ahead? What is clouding our crystal balls?
Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 01:05 PM

Machine learning is a hot topic, much discussed in conference rooms and intellectual forums by futurists, inventors, and disrupters — in other words, TAUS attendees.
Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 03:06 PM

Translation memory (TM) is an established language technology known to save costs and time, and it usually improves quality, but not all organizations are able to leverage translation memory to the fullest. Why does this happen?
Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

In my last post, Localization Metrics 101: A Crash Course in the Basics, I proposed that tracking basic indicators like on-time deliveries, average language quality scores, and throughput were vital to establishing a solid localization program. Once you have gotten these basics down — especially narrowing your focus to the metrics that are important to your own unique strategy — you can turn your attention to Level 200 issues.
Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

What is a dashboard? As it is commonly understood, a dashboard is a panel on which important information is visually presented. When you’re in the driver’s seat of your car, that dashboard tells you, among other things, how fast you’re driving, how much fuel is in the tank, and whether or not there is sufficient oil pressure to protect the engine. The dashboard provides key information at a glance so that you, as a driver, can enjoy a smooth and safe ride to your destination.

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

The term m-commerce has been around since at least 1997, when the very first Global Mobile Commerce Forum was held in London. The Forum brought together representatives of major mobile telecom service providers, cell phone manufacturers, credit card companies, and retailers to form collaborations for the provision of goods and services sold via wireless technology.

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

The quality measurement field has a saying: “What gets measured gets done.” There’s a lot of truth and complexity in this seemingly simple statement. It’s both a guide and a warning. If you measure the right thing, you will know that it is done. If you don’t measure it, you won’t know.


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