On Demand Conference Announces Full Line-Up of Keynote Speakers
NEWTON, MA—February 2, 2009—The On Demand Conference & Exposition, the largest digital printing and automated production event in North America, will offer three dynamic keynote presentations tackling the most pressing issues in digital printing and document production. The Conference and Expo will be taking place March 30 – April 2, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
“The world has changed in dramatic ways over the past several months, and this year’s keynote roster was built to help print executives understand how some of the world’s largest and most respected industry players are dealing with those shifts,” said Tom Bliss, Group Conference Director for Questex Media Group, producers of the event. “This year’s On Demand keynote program aims to provide a healthy balance of forward-looking vision and practical advice that will help attendees weather the current economic storm and prepare for sunnier days ahead. We are honored to have Mary Lee Schneider from RR Donnelley, Charles Pesko from InfoTrends and Dr. Sophie Vandebroek from Xerox speaking at this year’s event.”
The conference will kick off on Tuesday, March 31 at 8:30 am with the Annual State of the Industry Address by Charles A. Pesko, Jr., Executive Vice President of Questex Media Group/InfoTrends. ”Despite a challenging economic picture in the United States, digital workflow is gaining momentum and barriers to acceptance are falling due to recent technology and process developments,” Pesko said. “Perhaps it is clearer in a down economy just how tightly profits are tied to efficiency both in print operations and overall business communications.” The overall theme of Mr. Pesko’s state of the industry address will be that 2009 is the year for Digital Efficiency for graphic communications.
Immediately following The State of the Industry speech at 9:00 am, Mary Lee Schneider, President, Digital Solutions and Chief Technology Officer for RR Donnelley will present The Digital Print Perspective: The State of the Industry and the State of the Art from RR Donnelley.
Schneider will address what Fortune 500 customers are telling RR Donnelley they need in terms of variable print capabilities as well as key factors driving technology and equipment decisions.
Mary Lee Schneider said, “RR Donnelley is thrilled to have the opportunity to share our perspective on emerging trends, customer requirements, and digital print technologies with attendees at the ON DEMAND Show. As the world’s largest provider of print and print-related services, we have a unique perspective on what is required to be successful in this fast growing industry segment. We’re also looking forward to hearing others’ perspectives both during the Conference and on the Show floor.”
On Wednesday, April 1, Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox’s Chief Technology Officer, and President of the Xerox Innovation Group, will present Turning Inspiration into Critical Customer Assets. Dr. Vandebroek oversees Xerox’s worldwide research and technology centers and with her vast international experience will provide attendees with a thought provoking presentation culminating from her years as an electrical engineer, Fulbright Fellow and holder of 12 US patents.
“Innovation at its best marries aspiration with inspiration, bettering industries today and tomorrow,” said Vandebroek. “By dreaming with our customers, we deliver innovations that solve real challenges today while creating visionary technologies for tomorrow and beyond. Together, we deliver digital products and services that make communications more personal, relevant and effective.”
In addition to the three dynamic keynote speakers, there will be 75+ educational sessions, an Expo floor with 200+ exhibiting companies, dozens of networking events and opportunities to find out about new products and learn from leaders in the industry. The On Demand Conference & Expo encompasses all the technologies used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. It’s about more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it’s insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years.
The On Demand Conference & Expo is produced and managed by Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. The contributing sponsor is InfoTrends, the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. For information on attending, visit www.ondemandexpo.com or call 888-824-3004 (US) or 972-620-3005 (Outside US).