Canon Celebrates 'One Canon' Strategy, Debut of Colorado Wide-Format Printer
Canon U.S.A. recently concluded its One Canon Event, held March 7-9th in Boca Raton, Fla. The occasion commemorated Canon's Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) for its steady progress since the launch of the "One Canon" business strategy last August. At this invite-only event, industry analysts and journalists had the opportunity to fully engage with executive leaders, customers, partners, and hear about all of the latest technologies and solutions.
Industry trade press and analysts from around the country gathered for an exclusive opportunity to learn more about how the Canon family of companies is working together to ensure customers and partners have access to all of Canon’s business-to-business offerings. Key executives informed guests about the impact the initiative is having on the company as a whole, as well as providing a deeper look into each of the business units represented. In addition, a solutions showcase gave guests an all-access look into the scope of printing and workflow solutions that Canon has to offer.
“Last year’s announcement of the 'One Canon' strategy marked a significant turning point for the company with a promise of delivering more integrated solutions offerings based on three pillars: innovation, possibility and smart solutions,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive VP at Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Our goal for this event was how to demonstrate our commitment to uphold this promise. I hope the event provided an update on how the 'One Canon' approach is already providing benefits to our customers and dealer partners.”
During the three-day event, guests attended a series of presentations divided into the areas of Production Print, Large Format and Enterprise Solutions, along with dealer relations. While informing the media about the different business units and their functions within the company, Canon executives had a chance to share their success stories through the voice of the customers and the partners they serve.
Click here or on the video below to view highlights from the “One Canon” event.
Representatives from the University of Notre Dame, SourceLink, and Bird Marella all joined the conversation by participating in a series of Q&A-style interviews where they had the opportunity to share their view on the 'One Canon' approach from a customer perspective. In addition, Canon reiterated the company’s commitment to establishing strong partnerships with independent dealers by inviting high-profile Canon dealer Jerry Blaine, the founder and CEO of Leslie Digital Imaging a/k/a LDI Color ToolBox, one of Canon’s largest independent solution and production print providers in the country, with direct service regions in New York, New Jersey, Southern New England and Southern California, and his customer, Howard Zimmerman from Howard Zimmerman Architects P.C., to speak alongside BISG Senior VP Mason Olds.
Attendees were also welcomed at a product pavilion and solutions showcase. They took part in educational group presentations and demonstrations from each of the business units. Canon senior executives, print technicians and partners, including Box and mxHERO, were made available to further engage in in-depth conversations, while some of the company’s most anticipated products of the year were showcased simultaneously.
Guests interested in the wide-format printing sector were especially excited for the worldwide launch of the Océ Colorado 1640, built around Canon’s new UVgel technology.
Click on the video below to watch the unveiling of the Océ Colorado 1640:
The new technology will be at the core of an upcoming family of roll-to-roll printers that will help print service providers increase their production efficiency, while lowering their operating costs.
Also making its debut at the solutions case was the new varioPRINT 140 Series, plus new imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS models to help meet the diverse needs of businesses.