Keynote Addresses at the 2012 TAGA Conference to Focus on the Future

PITTSBURGH—Jan. 11, 2012—The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) is excited to announce that the four keynotes for the 64th Annual Technical Conference are:

  • Marc Olin, senior vice president and general manager of EFI;
  • Steve Simske, director and chief technologist, Hewlett-Packard Labs;
  • Patrice J. Mangin, professor, chemical engineering, University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières; and
  • Mike Puyot, president, Memjet Wide Format.

The keynotes will discuss the future of the industry, security, the pulp, paper, and forest product industries and inkjet technologies at the TAGA Technical Conference, March 18󈞁, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront Hotel, in Jacksonville, FL.

Marc Olin
Marc Olin will discuss his vision of this new marketplace, how the technologies interact and where there are opportunities to make more profitable and effective companies in the industry. He will illustrate why EFI is so bullish on the industry, having made a series of global acquisitions, when so many are questioning its future.

Steve Simske
Security printing and imaging provides brand differentiation, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting through novel security algorithms, printing approaches and image analysis technologies. Steve Simske will help attendees understand the latest developments, how some of the technologies can be applied, and where the industry is focusing its efforts.

Patrice J. Mangin
Patrice Mangin will explore the renewal of the pulp, paper, and forest products industries. Although the implications for the traditional printing business are still difficult to appreciate, the pulp, paper, and forest products industry is slowly paving the way for a bright future.

Mike Puyot
The introduction of high-speed inkjet is changing the technological and business decisions, as well as opening up new opportunities for print. These technologies are rapidly evolving, and there are thousands of inkjet patents issued each year. Mike Puyot will help attendees understand this unique marketplace and the changes that are going to happen in the future from one of the companies at the leading edge of this technological innovation.

This conference provides the assets, solutions, and network necessary to stay on top of graphic arts technology. For more information please visit, or to register for the conference contact Elise Cohen at, or 412-259-1713.

About TAGA
TAGA is the only global professional technical association for the graphic arts industries. TAGA focuses on graphic arts systems, software, and computer technology developments, as well as the more traditional areas of press, ink, and paper engineering applications. In addition, it maintains the industry’s best permanent set of technical papers and abstracts. TAGA serves the CTO, CIO, and R&D management personnel of printers, publishers, and premedia companies, as well as engineers and scientists employed by graphic arts systems and equipment providers, ink manufacturers, and paper manufacturers.

Source: TAGA