Interquest’s Digital Printing in Government, Higher Education Forum Draws Strong TurnoutNovember 26, 2012
Following the keynote, Biscos presented key trends in the publishing, print-on-demand, transactional, graphic arts and in-plant markets. He also examined the impact of the latest vendor announcements and the synergies between paper-based and electronic communications.
A panel of government and higher educational print professionals explained how they leverage new digital printing technology to improve productivity and enhance the documents they produce. Speakers included: Greg Estep, superintendent of the press division, GPO; Walter Wingo, superintendent of the binding division, GPO; Kate Dunn, president, Digital Innovations Group; Richard Beto, director of document solutions, University of Texas at Austin; and Jeff Yake, printing officer and head of the printing management section, Library of Congress.
Following lunch, executives from leading printing systems vendor companies provided updates of their strategies and developments for the government and higher education markets. Speakers included: David J. Murphy, director of marketing, Americas Graphics Solutions Business, HP; Bruce Collier, vice president, U.S. Customer Operations (USCO), Xerox Corp.; and Robert Riendeau, enterprise account manager, EFI.
Toby Cobrin, a director at Interquest, presented key findings from recent Interquest research in the government and higher education printing markets. Among the topics discussed were variable data and personalized communications, the synergies of electronic delivery and print, and opportunities for growth and innovation.
The day ended with a panel of management-level printing professionals from in-house print/publishing operations in government and higher education discussing current and future needs from suppliers. Speakers included Jeff Yake, printing officer and head of the printing management section, Library of Congress; Sam Kasmai, associate director, Print Services, George Mason University; Wilma Grant, publishing and website manager, Supreme Court of the United States; and Kelly Hogg, director printing services, University of Virginia.
The 2012 Digital Printing in Government & Higher Education Forum was sponsored by leading players in the market, including EFI, Epson, Finch Paper, HP, Kodak, Magnum Magnetics, NPC, NewPage, PCI Graphics, Pitney Bowes, RISO, Standard Graphics, and Xerox, with additional support from the Assn. of College and University Mail Services, the Interagency Council on Printing & Publications Services, the National Assn. of College and University Mail Services, the National Government Publishing Assn., Xplor Mid Atlantic Region, and In-Plant Graphics magazine.
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Interquest is a market and technology research and consulting firm in the field of digital printing and publishing. For more than two decades, Interquest has produced landmark multi-client market research studies on topics such as digital printing, print-on-demand, transactional printing, color printing and variable imaging, paper and pre- and post-processing/finishing, and workflow. In the past five years Interquest has published several landmark studies related to digital printing in the government and higher education market.