Morningside’s very own Chief Operating Officer, Eric Munz, was just featured in Slator, the leading translation industry news site. The article discusses Eric’s move to Morningside, where he will help deliver technology-driven language solutions to our clients. We are proud to have Eric on our team!
August 18, 2017 – New York-based language service provider (LSP) Morningside Translations has appointed a language industry veteran to manage its global operations team.
Eric Munz, who previously worked for US-based LSPs Lionbridge and Language Line Services, joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in July 2017.
Munz told Slator that part of his new job is to explore technology-driven language solutions for a range of verticals. “The demand for high-quality translators far outstrips the supply – and that’s where technology-driven solutions come into play,” he said.
He acknowledged that the introduction of neural networks in machine translation (MT) has led to noteworthy advances. He said, however, that at this time, machine translations aren’t “good enough on their own.”
“Think about technical documents like patents, clinical trial documents or court-ordered discovery – there is no room for error and MT isn’t there yet,” he explained. “The challenge for LSPs as MT improves is providing added value beyond just translations.”
An avid sailor and a three-time marathoner, Munz understands the importance of the journey. Professionally, his new COO role at Morningside is another stop on his journey in the language industry — a journey that he said is ongoing and still has a long way to go.”