Rihards Kalnins is the Head of Machine Translation Solutions at Tilde, a leading European company specializing in human and machine translation, localization, and terminology solutions. At Tilde, Rihards helps global customers cross language barriers by implementing MT solutions in their localization workflows. He manages key accounts and strategic partnerships, including with the European Commission, and steers the MT product development roadmap, incorporating new innovations like Neural MT. A former Fulbright scholar with a degree in Philosophy, Rihards has written about language and multilingual policy for The Guardian and EurActiv.com. He frequently presents at language technology and localization conferences in Europe and the US.