Jochen Hummel

Jochen Hummel has a software development background and had grown his first company, TRADOS, to the world leader in translation memory and terminology software. In 2006 he founded Metaversum, the inventor of Twinity, the online virtual world based on real cities and was its CEO until 2010. He is a well-known, internationally experienced software executive and serial entrepreneur. He serves on boards and is mentoring several startups in Berlin.

He is now CEO of ESTeam AB. ESTeam provides the means to achieve data interoperability through semantic and multilingual information infrastructures, storage, and search. ESTeam has provided software and services for cross-border interoperability as well decision support for the IP sector. He is also CEO/Founder of Coreon, the advanced SaaS solution for multilingual knowledge bases. Coreon enables global Big Data.

Twitter: @JochenHummel

Presentation abstract

Being Digital and Multilingual: Europe’s Opportunity for Global Leadership

The vision of Digital Single Market is broken by the fact that content does not cross borders. We will never create the conditions for a vibrant digital economy and society, if we do not attack (and solve!) the arch-European issue of speaking so many languages. Luckily European companies, primarily SMEs, develop and market the technology required for a Multilingual Digital Single Market. With the right support these technologies could become a unique selling point and job creator, and also a key enabler for Europe to become the fittest for the global market.