Globalization professionals were once marginalized in Corporate America. Now they play a valued and essential role. The macro trends contributing to this shift in roles include: internet growth, lowered vendor pricing, improved tools technology and streamlined production processes. This is a time where translators suggestions are being implemented by senior management, G13n architects are teaching engineers how to engineer software and Fortune 100 CEO’s are consulting their VP’s of Globalization for advice about corporate direction.  The GILT industry is truly ‘Coming of Age’ in America. We are witnessing the ‘Revenge of the Globalization Nerds’. (For more on this, click here.)