Kirti Vashee is a Language Technology Evangelist at Translated Srl, and was previously an Independent Consultant focusing on MT and Translation Technology. Kirti has been involved with MT for almost 20 years, starting with the pioneering use of Statistical MT in the early 2000s. He was formerly associated with several MT developers including Language Weaver, RWS/SDL, Systran, and Asia Online. He has long-term experience in the MT technology arena and prior to that worked for several software companies including, Lotus, Legato, & EMC. He is the moderator of the "Inner Circle" Automated Language Translation (MT) group with almost 11,000 members in LinkedIn, and also a former board member of AMTA (American Machine Translation Association). He is active on Twitter (@kvashee) and is the Editor and Chief Contributor to a respected blog that focuses on MT, AI and Translation Automation and Industry related issues.