Shutterfly CEO and Staples VP Confirmed as Keynote Speakers at EFI Connect

FOSTER CITY, CA—March 21, 2012—EFI announced that Jeffrey Housenbold and Robert Schlacter will be the keynote speakers for the upcoming Connect users’ conference taking place April 10-13 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The opening keynote on Tuesday, April 10, at 5 p.m. will feature Shutterfly President and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold in a “fireside chat” with EFI CEO Guy Gecht. Housenbold will discuss Shutterfly’s role in the social expression and personal publishing category, as well as his social media and customer service philosophies.

On Wednesday, April 11, at 4:45 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to hear Gecht in conversation with Robert Schlacter, vice president of copy and print operations and services at Staples, the world’s largest office products company. The two will discuss a variety of topics, including Staples’ growth in copy and print, where Staples thinks the print industry is headed, the company’s strategic partnership with EFI and use of Digital StoreFront and Fiery technology.

“We’re excited to welcome these two astute leaders to the Connect conference stage, and know they will offer a unique perspective on business success and customer commitment,” said Frank Tueckmantel, vice president of corporate marketing at EFI. “As with previous CEO fireside chats, the discussions are sure to be candid, insightful and humorous. These casual interactions will be a great way to get to know Jeffrey and Robert, and will provide some new ideas that attendees can apply to their own operations.”

Connect enables print industry leaders from around the world to attend educational sessions, test drive the latest EFI products, voice their opinions at user group meetings, discuss industry trends, and network with peers. The detailed list of more than 150 class sessions is available online. Sessions cover MIS/ERP and Web-to-Print systems, inkjet and label solutions, a special Fiery technology track, and more.

The Connect lab area will again highlight EFI’s unique products and fully integrated, end-to-end workflows with live demos, along with displays by leading industry partners.

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About EFI
EFI is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI’s award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company’s robust product portfolio includes Fiery digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and business process automation software; and corporate printing solutions.

Source: EFI.

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