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Acquia Partner Profile: Lingotek

At Acquia, our partners are an incredible part of our success. In this series, we’ll be profiling some of our premier partners, showcasing who they are and what they do, in their own words.

We had the opportunity to speak with Rob Vandenberg, President and CEO of Lingotek. Since 2007, Rob has brought his extensive knowledge of sales, corporate and product marketing, and software development to Lingotek.

Lingotek Translation Services

Lingotek Quick Facts:

Founded: 2006

Location: Lehi, Utah, Silicon Slopes. “It’s like Silicon Valley, only at elevation with ski runs.”

Number of Employees: Approx. 100

Top Clients: Nike, JP Morgan, CA Technologies, Princess Cruises, LUSH

Awards:

  • EContent Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry (2015)
  • Edison Award Finalist (2015)
  • Gartner Cool Vendor of the Year (2012)
  • Oracle Gold Partner (2012)
  • Stevie Award Best New Product or Service of the Year SaaS category (2010)
  • Most Innovative New Product Utah Valley Entrepreneur Forum (2006)
  • CIO Microsoft 100 Solution Providers CIO Review

What’s your least favorite buzzword in the business now?

“Least favorite? It has to be ‘bio break.’”

What are your areas of expertise?

“Lingotek specializes in innovative translation technologies and tech-enabled language services.”

What project/work are you most proud of ?

What areas are you looking to expand or invest in in the future? Ex: technology like open source, IoT, etc. industries, markets, etc.

“In terms of technology, we’re excited about what the future holds for Saas, open API, intelligence, analytics, natural language processing, and machine learning technologies. When it comes to Lingotek’s growth as a company, we’re going to continue to expand by reaching out to more enterprise clients in our target verticals; automotive, life sciences, finance, manufacturing, tech and travel.”

What environments do you support?

“We support different CMS and marketing tools including, Drupal (we’re a Drupal.org sponsor) Adobe, Atlassian, MindTouch, SiteCore, Eloqua, HubSpot, Lithium, WordPress (We’re consistently ranked as one of the best WordPress plugins for multilingual), Marketo, Salesforce, Zendesk and more.”

What role do customers ask you to play in technology strategy or selection?

“They need tools that are going to help them distribute their content globally, that’ll help them keep up with the increasing demand for personalized, localized content and a 24/7 delivery cycle. They need our help because we’ve got the unique ability to offer them real-time, cloud-based integrated technology. We’re out front on all of those things and that’s why enterprise clients like us. They’ve got a lot of silos and inefficiency and that’s what we can help with. “

What makes you unique?

“We focus on our customers’ success by offering tech-enabled solutions to help them achieve their globalization goals. We offer an entire localization ecosystem; agile, cloud-based technology, connectors, open multilingual API, and tech-enabled language services. It’s all scalable and integrated within their existing applications. That provides a layer of control, security, and visibility that our customers like. We can keep pace with the speed of global business with continuous, round-the-clock translation, agile change management, and scalability. There’s no amount of content we can’t handle. “

What is most important to you/what do you value most as a company?

“Being an innovator in a space that’s not known for innovation or cutting-edge technology.”

How would you describe the culture at your company? What are the people like?

“Screens, jeans, t-shirts, and ping pong--and sort of a global village vibe since we’ve got a lot of bilingual team members. Free breakfast Fridays--that always seems to get everyone out of bed in the morning. In all seriousness, we focus on having an adult, autonomous, yet collaborative culture that rewards success.”

What’s one random fact about Lingotek?

“Lingotek was born in the intelligence community, but I can’t really say more than that, or one of us might disappear!”

Why partner with Acquia?

“We’re a long-time supporter of the Drupal community. We’re a Drupal.org sponsor, a premium technology partner, and we’re a top 30 contributor. Our Lingotek - Inside Drupal Module gives Acquia and Drupal users sophisticated translation technology to seamlessly integrate and localize their digital experience platforms for all of their global markets. Oh, and Acquia is awesome!”

What else would you like the community and prospects to know?

“You’re not using a flip phone anymore, so why are you still emailing files out for translation? It’s time to bring digital transformation to localization.”

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