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Interquest announces speaker lineup for 2010 forum

Nov 4, 2010 12:00 AM

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Charlottesville, VA-based Interquest, a market and technology research and consulting firm in digital printing and publishing, announces the roster of presenters for its 2010 “Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum.” The forum, focused on the current and future state of digital printing in these environments, will take place in Washington D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Michael L. Wash, CIO, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), will keynote the forum, providing an update on modernization at the GPO.

Interquest president Gilles Biscos will present an analysis of key trends in the publishing, print-on-demand, transactional and graphic arts markets. He will explore recent technological and market developments, discuss the impact of the latest vendor announcements, and examine future changes along with the synergy between paper and electronic communication.

The last morning session will feature leading edge government and higher education users who will present how they are leveraging new digital printing technology to improve productivity, reduce cost, and enhance the documents they produce. Speakers will include Douglas Maxwell, director, Print & Mail Production Center, Brigham Young University; and Jane Bloodworth, manager, General Service Department's Printing, Graphics and Map Design Unit, the World Bank.

A "Leading Vendors Strategies Panel" will kick off the afternoon portion of the program. Speakers include Blake McMahan, national enterprise in-plant specialist, North America, Hewlett-Packard; Steve Anderson, manager, software and professional services, U.S. sales, InfoPrint Solutions; Eric Kempton, director, education business development, Document Printing Systems, Océ North America; and Lynn McGunnigle, production color solutions executive, Xerox. The speakers will provide updates on their companies and strategies in the government and higher education markets.

Interquest director Toby Cobrin will present key results from her firm's recent research in the government and higher education environments. The presentation will be followed by a panel of publishing and printing executives from key government agencies and universities who will discuss the digital printing opportunities they have uncovered and how they have overcome challenges.

The seminar is sponsored by Canon, HP, InfoPrint Solutions Co., Kodak, Océ, Presstek, RISO, and Xerox with additional support from American Printer, In-plant Graphics, the Assn. of College and University Mail Services (ACUMS), the Federal Electronic Document Systems Assn. (FEDS), The Franklin Technical Society (FTS), the Interagency Council on Printing & Publications Services (ICPPS), the National Assn. of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS), the National Government Publishing Assn. (NGPA), and Xplor Mid Atlantic Region.

The event is targeted at government and higher education users, including publishing and graphic services, in-plants and CRDs, print and mail services, IT/data center operations, purchasing and procurement departments, and communications professionals, as well as service providers. For more information or to register, see