Conference Registration (12:00 - 4:30) & Golf Tournament (9:00 Shotgun Start)
Executive Attendee & Sponsor Badge Pick-up is from 12:00 -
4:30. An optional golf tournament will start at 9:00 on the Ocean
Course with a shotgun start.
Welcome to Inkjet Summit
Welcome & Introduction from Philip McKay, CEO, nGage
Events and Mark Subers, Vice President, NAPCO Media
Keynote Address: "Inkjet - The growth driver of the print industry"
Speaker: Conference Chair Marco Boer, Vice President, IT
Description: Ten years of successful deployment of
production inkjet printing systems have led to a rare time of fast
growth in the print industry. Inkjet is creating value in an
industry that has become used to competing on lowest cost, in an
ever expanding range of applications. A new generation of
entry-level systems is putting inkjet within reach of more
customers including in-plants, and high definition inkjet solutions
are tapping into demand of true graphic arts quality output.
This keynote sets the stage for all the interaction that
Keynote Address: "Expanding application and customer base reach with high definition print"
Keynote: Expanding application and customer base reach with high
Speaker: Robin Welch, Chairman, GI Solutions
Description: In this end user keynote session, Robin Welch will
describe GI Solutions's 10+ year journey in ink jet from a
high-volume direct mail imprinting operation to a high-value data
and transaction service provider. The journey took some
unexpected turns, with inkjet ultimately tripling GI Solution's
Keynote Panel: "A Production inkjet systems manufacturer view on inkjet and the print industry"
Moderator: Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT
Eric Hawkinson, Senior Director, Marketing, Production Print
Solutions, Canon Solutions America
Eric Wiesner, General Manager, HP PageWide Industrial HP
Mike Herold, Director, Global Marketing Inkjet Solutions,
Robert Stabler, Senior Vice President & General Manager,
Continuous Feed Business, Xerox Corporation
Description: Leading industry vendors will discuss their
experiences from a inkjet production printer manufacturer
view. What has surprised them, what do they foresee
happening in the print industry, and how should print providers
prepare for success during the next three years.
Inkjet Summit Welcome Reception & Dinner
Description: Reception and networking dinner for all
attendees designed to foster interaction among executives and build
relationships with potential clients and customers.
General Session User Panel: A transaction printer, a direct marketer and a commercial printer walk into a coffeeshop...
Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight
Panelists: Tim Cooper, Enterprise Architect, Harland Clarke
(Transaction Print); Jim Jackson, Solutions Architect, Quad
Graphics (Direct Mail); Kirk Schlecker VP of Operations, Heeter
Description: An open discussion about the common
challenges, laments, and opportunities faced in each of these
sectors. Panelist will compare and contrast the role of inkjet in
enhancing their businesses and the key capabilities that they
require for success.
Industry Best Business Practices: Market Segment Breakout Sessions
Industry experts will provide in-depth information on the
implementation of business practices to successfully deploy inkjet
technology across Books, Catalogs, Magazines, Direct
Mail/Marketing, In-Plant, and Transaction & Transpromo. The
segment breakout sessions will leverage the thought leadership and
experience of the consultants who are recognized for their
expertise and deep vertical knowledge, along with the expertise of
Publications - Books,
Catalogs, and Magazines
Speakers: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies
Description: Trends in book, magazine, and catalog
printing. Zero inventory: benefits and challenges. Impending impact
of cut-sheet inkjet production printers.
Perspectives & Evolution
Speaker: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends
Description: Relevancy and variable data printing.
Creative agencies and their role/lack of of role. Impending impact
of inkjet technology that can print on coated offset stocks.
Deciding to Buy and Preparing to Grow
Speakers: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums
Description: Addressing a balance of questions posed by
attendees who are considering inkjet for the first time and those
looking to optimize their environment and take on new business.
Will discuss some of the latest technology trends in hardware and
software as well as business trends in the traditional transaction
printing and transitional segments.
Speaker: Bob Neubauer, In-Plant Graphics
Print: The Migration From Digital Toner to Inkjet
Speakers: Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief,
Description: Technology breakthroughs in print quality on coated
offset stocks. Growing demand forever higher resolution. Reaching
nirvana: the point where no one questions what technology it was
Industry Insight: Performance Paper Buying
Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, Insight Forums
Speakers: Nate Milliken, Vice President, Epsilon & Julie
Nook, Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Merrill Corporation
Description: Paper buying is a complex business. Mills
report data in different and confusing ways, papers with similar
specifications can perform very differently and even when you find
an ideal paper, you might not be able to get it when you need it.
Experienced paper buyers will share the inside scoop on how to get
the most out of OEM, mill and merchant relationships when buying
Case Study Presentations
Case Study Presentations
Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers
and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy,
implementation, outcome, and the future.
Meeting Zone for One-to-One Appointments
Networking Reception, Dinner, & Casino Night
Description: A cocktail networking reception, dinner, and
our yearly Casino Night designed to allow for informal meetings
over cocktails and some fun games to build relationships with other
executive attendees, potential clients and customers.
General Session: Inkjet...The Path to Profitability
Moderator: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends
Panelists: Don McKenzie, President & Chief Growth
Officer, Innovairre; Mark Dyviniak, Print Services Director,
Farmers Insurance; Ken Shanovich, Director of Operations - Western
Division, Liturgical Publications Inc
Description: For the past several years production inkjet
has been deemed one of most important technology for the future
success of print service providers. But acquiring inkjet is only
part of the equation. Service providers need to evaluate how to
harness the technology to create value and increase print volume to
drive profitability. In this session, you will hear from
successful service providers who have built a path to profitability
in a highly competitive environment with inkjet technology as a
critical centerpiece. How did they do it? Join us to find out.
Prospective Inkjet User Spotlight Series - Turning the tables
Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editorial
Director/Editor-In-Chief, Printing Impressions
Panelists: Paul Braverman, COO, KP LLC; Jeff Davidson, VP
of Corporate Strategy, Modern Litho; Tom Dyson, GM of Fry Direct,
Description: You've seen your peers adopting inkjet
technology, and you are interested in inkjet. Uncertainty has
prevented you from making a decision. What aspects of the decision
process are hurdles? How can equipment, supplies, software, and
finishing suppliers help you get to a point where you feel
comfortable with an investment in your future? Questions will be
solicited from attendees in advance.
Industry Best Practices: Market Segment Inkjet User Panels
Books, Catalogs & Magazines: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies
Panelist: Doug Gasch, Gasch Printing & Ken Shanovich,
Description: Hear from inkjet users as they discuss their
challenges and success in choosing and implementing their systems.
Other topics covered will include: marketing/positioning; cost
savings; and new business opportunities.
Direct Mail and Direct Marketing: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends
Panelists: Martin Aalsma, Documation; Richard Baker, Compu-Mail;
Peter Barzach, Data-Mail
Description: Learn how inkjet solutions in Direct Mail/Marketing
have been implemented from successful campaigns. Users will discuss
their strategies, as well as the benefits and challenges they have
Transaction & Transpromo: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Elizabeth Gooding, President, Insight Forums
Panelists: Fred Van Alstyne, COO, Content Critical Solutions,
Inc. & Bruce Rashke, Chief Services Officer, Great Lakes
Educational Loan Services, Inc.
Description: Experienced inkjet users discuss how they have
benefited inkjet systems, what they wish they had known before they
bought and how they plan to move forward with new solutions.
In-Plant Printing: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Bob Neubauer, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief,
Panelists: Jason Fonner, Manager, IT Infrastructure Ops, HM
Health Solutions & Mark Dyviniak, Print Services Director,
General Commercial Printing: Current Inkjet User
Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chief,
Panelists: Rick LaReau, Worth Higgins; Renee Koonmen,
Japs-Olson; Steve Henck,
Description: Learn how these printers have benefited from their
installations of production inkjet systems. Understand their
decision-making process and ROI vs. previous digital printing
solutions, how have they used or plan to use color printing
capability, advice for how to get started in inkjet, hidden
surprises that they encountered, etc.
General Session: Understanding and Measuring the components of Print Quality - a Pre-flight check list
Speaker: Cathy Cartolano, Independent Consultant
Description: A check list for paper testing: the factors
aspects to consider when making a decision on paper, processes for
testing the paper before hardware acquisition and post-acquisition,
and ensuring a happy relationship with your paper ever after.
Factual, some deep dive into tech. aspects.
General Session: NAPCO Research
Speaker: Nathan Safran, Director of Research
Description: Inkjet is the "secret" ingredient in helping
many print providers transition their companies for renewed growth.
To take some of the mystery out of this rapdily evolving "secret"
technology, NAPCO established a new division to help inkjet
stakeholders keep a pulse on technology and application development
trends. Nathan will share some of NAPCO's most recent and thought
provoking insights into the use of inkjet printing.
General Session: Conference Wrap-Up
Speaker: Conference Chair, Marco Boer, Vice President, IT
Description: You have heard from suppliers, users, peers
and industry experts. You have been provided with insight and
information to assist you in your decision making and growing your
business. This closing brief session will summarize the lessons
learned and highlights of the Inkjet Summit 2017.
Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment
Description: Closing night dinner followed by the Inkjet
Summit Awards reception and some amazing entertainment.
Are you a Senior Printing Executive or Corporate Data Center Director?
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