Industry 4.0 in our sector (the Language Industry), a mature industry valued at USD 47 billion and made up, as to 80% of IT and well over 200 tools and technologies, which today means a plethora of cutting-edge tools: cognitive AI, deep learning, MT (Machine Translation) and neural networks, Big Data, Corpora and Analytics. Plus: clouds, integration, and convergence, cybersecurity and business continuity, but also systems for e-commerce, mobile-payment, cashless or web-based payment, blockchain and fintech. Last but not least: IT and managerial systems (ERP, CRM, etc.), and system integration applied to work-flow automation.
This is the ideal habitat for Way2Global, a young, tenacious innovative spin-off with a high percentage of millennials on its staff, bolstered by the flagship company’s 30 years’ experience in the field. Exclusive digital globalizer for companies, Way2Global guides clientele aiming for internationalization into the overseas market, and it does so by deploying the full arsenal of skills and digital resources typical of a digital native start-up, a forerunner of the contemporary digital transformation.
Way2Global’s vision is that technology (read: digitization) is a strategic lever to solidify new business models, innovative industrial policies, and a new workplace ethos. Our company culture uses Industry 4.0 as a driver for social change, development, and innovation.
Democratization of technology, dematerialization of physical assets to be replaced by virtual ones and the sharing economy, and decentralization of the business model have ushered in a veritable Copernican revolution. We are experiencing subversion of the organization: Now, people and data are the cardinal values for a (data-driven, people-centric) company.
But we retreat from the silos. No company is an island. We stand for integration, inclusion, and cohesive companies. This is why we have long held a passion for building up, and fueling, the community around us: associates, customers, partners. This is why ours is a history of Technology Transfer, Open Innovation, Capacity Building, and why we have always been a talent incubator and aggregator. We are sincere builders of partnerships and R&D projects with academia, research centers, and technological centers of excellence.
The thread that connects all of our R&D projects comes from development of platforms and networks, virtual and/or enhanced work spaces, and inclusive ecosystems such as the IT back office, which might promote partnerships formed among the translator and stakeholder community.
It is no accident then — as the game-changer, engine for changing the rules of the market, and harbinger of transformational, disruptive business models that it is — Way2Global has been recognized on an institutional level for having driven technological innovation and process-digitization in the language industry when the idea of “digital transformation” was only on the horizon.
In more recent history, accolades such as “Industry 4.0” and “Digitalization I 4.0” have been awarded to Way2Global for its digitalization projects relating to marketing, UX and NMT (Neural Machine Translation) as part of the National Industrial Plan 4.0 promulgated by MISE for investments, productivity, and innovation through the lens of a fourth industrial revolution, and the “PID” (Digital Business Point) launched by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Monza, Brianza and Lodi, for the digitalization of small- to mid-size businesses as part of the Business 4.0 paradigm shift.
IT, AI and digitalization during this fourth industrial revolution have become, for Way2Global, factors that have enabled not only scalability and technological innovation, but social innovation as well, capable of setting new standards for power, efficiency, and simplicity.
At Way2Global, promoting digital culture means placing new resources and tools that fuel experimentation, innovation, and exponential growth into the hands of our staff and team. To us, digitization means — in the final analysis — daring to reach empowerment, pushing ourselves beyond the limits, outside our comfort zone, and anticipating change to produce a sustainable future.