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LT-Accelerate 2016


21 Nov 2016 to 22 Nov 2016


The International Auditorium, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5
B-1210  Brussels


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LT-Accelerate 2016
Customer  Intelligence,  Market  Research,  Media  Analysis,  and  Language  AI  Technologies  to be Showcased at Brussels Conference
Brussels, BELGIUM, 13 October 2016
LT-Accelerate 2016, Europe’s premier event for social, text & speech analytics technologies and their business applications takes place 21-22 November 2016 in Brussels. 
LT Accelerate ( will focus on business value obtained via social, text, and speech analytics, showcasing language-technology AI applications at organizations that include the BBC, Fraunhofer, Deutsche Welle, and Ericsson. The conference will feature market research and consumer  insights  presentations  from  global  and  specialist  firms  Ipsos,  Kantar  TNS,  Xerox, Philips  Healthcare, DigitalMR, Synthesio, and Bakamo.Social. 
LT-Accelerate provides unique European  coverage of varieties of data analysis technologies that are key to discovering business insight in the 80% of data generated in "unstructured" form, according to  conference co-organizer Seth Grimes, founder of U.S. consultancy Alta Plana Corporation. “Social, text,  and speech analytics are a must for competitive customer service and support, market research, and  media and publishing,” said Grimes, “whether you’re seeking insight from Facebook and Twitter posts,  product reviews, online news, financial filings, or survey responses.”
LT-Accelerate is co-organized by LT-Innovate, the Association of the Language Technology Industry, and  U.S.  consultancy  Alta  Plana.  Conference  participation  will  extend  to established  and  start-up technology providers, among them tech leaders spaCy NLP, RaRe Technologies, and SDL; OptiRisk on market  sentiment  and  econob  on  finance  and social  media;  and  sentiment  and  emotion analytics innovators Heartbeat AI and SentiGeek.
The  conference  will  feature  keynote  presentations  by  Mike  Hyde,  Director  of  Data  and  Insights at Skype, on “Conversational Data at Scale,” and by Seth Grimes on “Technologies, Futures, and Routes to Market.”
“The conference will allow you to obtain an overview of the current state of the art in multilingual data, sentiment and social analytics, a set of technologies that is crucial to business profitability,” said Philippe  Wacker  of  LT-Innovate.  “Delegates  will  meet  and  network  with  the  top professionals  and  technologists active in industry and research,” Wacker stated, “and with event sponsors Socialgist,  DiscoverText, and SDL.”
LT-Accelerate is an international event with speakers from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the UK, and the United States. Speakers will present in English.
The program is online at
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LT-Accelerate conference, the premier European conference to explore the business value of Big Data text, speech, and social analysis and AI
The insights industry --  brands, agencies, researchers, and solution providers --  involved in consumer and market research, customer experience, media and publishing, and public administration  –  and  information technology organizations and suppliers
21-22 November 2016
The International Auditorium, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2, 1210 – Brussels - Belgium
Produced by: 
LT-Innovate  (,  the  Association  of  the  Language  Technology  Industry,  and  U.S.  consultancy Alta Plana Corporation (
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Media contact: 
Philippe Wacker <>, +32 2 219 0305