SYSTRAN, a major player in the machine translation market and leader in solutions for private and public companies and organizations, announces the appointment of Vincent Godard as CEO. Beginning May 16th2022, Vincent Godard, 57, takes over the management of all entities in the SYSTRAN Group.
In a highly dynamic machine translation market, his mission is to accelerate the growth of the group in the different geographies where it operates and to develop its activity in the cloud.
He succeeds Jean Senellart, who, after 23 years at SYSTRAN, leaves his position as CEO to continue to sit on the Board of Directors as a Scientific Advisor. The Board of Directors of SYSTRAN would like to thank him for his excellent contribution, both scientifically and in business management.
With more than 25 years of business software experience in commercial management and operational management positions, Vincent Godard has worked at both large technology groups including IBM, PeopleSoft/Oracle, Sage, as well as recognized startups such as Qualiac, Itesoft, and Woonoz. Most recently, Vincent Godard was in charge of business development at Infor since 2020.
A graduate of ECAM Lyon, this engineer by training is already well acquainted with the market of Machine Translation and the SYSTRAN Group, having held the position of Commercial Director from 2009 to 2013, which will facilitate his onboarding.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join SYSTRAN again, a real tech gem. For more than 50 years, the Machine Translation market has experienced several technological breakthroughs and SYSTRAN, which was the pioneer, has always been at the forefront of innovation. Recently, Artificial Neural Networks and deep learning have achieved exceptional levels of quality, allowing the use of Machine Translation to multiply usages and generate strong growth in this market. Faced with the tech giants that have all invested in this technology, SYSTRAN stands out for its ability to offer secure solutions to companies and administrations, and for its know-how to provide tailor-made translation engines adapted to each industry and each company. This unique positioning, combined with a strategy of research and continuous innovation, are the key factors that will allow SYSTRAN its growth in France and worldwide with the support of its subsidiaries in the USA, South Korea, Japan and Mexico.”
To help organizations master their multilingual communication and increase their productivity, SYSTRAN offers automated and specialized translation solutions to address growing challenges: global collaboration, content localization, multilingual customer support, global e-commerce platform, and electronic market intelligence and investigation. With the ability to facilitate communication in more than 140 language combinations with highly secure and customized solutions, SYSTRAN is the first choice for businesses, public organizations and language service providers. SYSTRAN is a pioneer at the forefront of innovation and today offers the best neural translation technology supported by a team of researchers, AI engineers, linguists and technical consultants who support clients step-by-step in their transformation projects.