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THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE IS THE ACTUAL PROGRAM FROM THE

2001 DIGITAL PRINTING WEEK CONFERENCE

· Digital Asset Management ·
· CTP ·
· Digital Electronic Printing Presses ·

January 29 - February 1, 2001

Renaissance Orlando Hotel
Orlando, Florida

sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.



Conference Focus

Digital technologies have changed and will continue to change the printing industry as we progress into the 21st century. This unique conference program addresses three key elements of digital technology in the printing industry: digital asset management (DAM), computer to plate (CTP) and digital electronic printing presses. While often addressed separately, the key areas must be addressed together in a systematic approach if they are to be utilized effectively by the printing industry to improve performance, lower costs and, most importantly, increase profits.

Digital Asset Management is evolving rapidly and represents both major opportunities and potential pitfalls to printers and printer industry vendors. Simply stated, Digital Asset Management (sometimes referred to as "Knowledge Management," "Media Asset Management" or "Content Management") is the systematic cataloging and management of digital rich media: text, images, video and audio, so that they can be reused and/or re-expressed at a later time. However, the interacting issues of intellectual property rights, e-commerce, workflow, system management, etc. all combine to create misunderstanding and confusion in the digital asset management world.

CTP technologies continue their rapid development and placements are increasing in the international printing industry. Representing what many consider to be the final link to all digital workflow, CTP systems can enable faster turnaround, significant on-press savings and lower costs with the elimination of compositing, masking and stripping of film. However, high capital costs, transition to an all-digital workflow and digital proofing are among the issues that still deter many printers from implementing CTP systems.

Digital electronic printing presses continue their technology innovation and applications developments resulting in increasing opportunities and competitiveness for commercial printers, in-plant printers and entrepreneurial newcomers. Yet, digital electronic printing presses are the least employed of the digital technologies as conventional printing presses (augmented with DAM, CTP, eCommerce and other digital workflow innovations) continue to produce the lion's share of hard copy output. Yet, applications for one to one marketing, short runs, full variable data printing, just-in time printing, on-demand publishing, etc. digital electronic printing presses are a growing part of the "New Business of Printing."

This conference is designed to enable printers, print buyers, industry vendors and others to explore the current state-of-the-art and future capabilities of digital asset management, CTP and digital electronic printing technologies in a single, integrated program. New and evolving technology developments, digital technologies systems solutions, as well as current users' experiences will be featured at this exciting and timely conference.

Industry participants are urged to utilize this forum to examine and improve their understanding of the issues critical to the industry's adoption and utilization of digital technologies. This interactive and dynamic program will provide a unique opportunity to obtain insights and knowledge of the diverse digital technologies' development trends and innovations that are shaping the "New Business of Printing" and that are essential to the future organization and operation of printing industry users and vendors.



CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRMEN

Mike Willis, Pivotal Resources
Dr. John Zarwan, State Street Consultants


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Howard Baldwin, Spectra
Dan Beery, Doculabs
Charlie Corr, CAP Ventures
Dr. Linda Creagh Dexter, Spectra
Mark Hanely, IT Strategies
Andrew Heitner, Banta Integrated Media
Thomas J. Jacques, Paper Converting Machinery Co.
Jim Jensen, CDXC Corporation
Tom Krumm, Heidelberg USA
Randy Ladwig, American Digital Communications
Greg Lindhout, Axis Digital Print and Imaging
John A. Matyasik, Media Graphics
Neal McEachren, Presstek
Joe Metzger, Metzgers
Steve Musselman, Agfa
Jennifer Neumann, Canto
John O'Rourke, Presstek
Joe Schorr, Extensis
Bill Sullivan, Digital Binding Solutions
Debbie Thorp, Xaar
Mark Wendling, Heidelberg Americas


2001 DIGITAL PRINTING WEEK CONFERENCE

· Digital Asset Management ·
· CTP ·
· Digital Electronic Printing Presses ·

January 29 - February 1, 2001
Renaissance Orlando Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Program Agenda and Schedule

Monday, January 29, 2001

  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration

  1:00 p.m. Session 1 - A Changing Industry

THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE PRINTING INDUSTRY: DIGITAL PRINTING MARKETS
Charlie Corr, Group Director, On Demand Services, CAP Ventures, Norwell, Massachusetts

ELECTRONIC PRINT COMMERCE: BUYING PRINT ONLINE
Dan Beery, Analyst, e-Fulfillment and Delivery, Doculabs, Chicago, Illinois

e-COMMERCE IN PRINT INDUSTRY: DOA?
Dr. John Zarwan, Principal, State Street Consultants, Boston, Massachusetts

TWO SEPARATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIGITAL PRINTING
Mark Hanley, Managing Partner, I T Strategies, Hanover, Massachusetts


5:30 p.m.Reception

Tuesday, January 30, 2001

 7:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast

 8:00 a.m.Session 2A - Digital Asset Management

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Tom Krumm, Product Manager, Servers, Heidelberg USA, Inc., Kennesaw, Georgia

WHAT MAKES A PERFECT MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MAM) AND WHY?
Jennifer Neumann, CEO & President, Canto, Berlin, Germany

DAM UNDER AN ASP MODEL
Jim Jensen, President, CDXC Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota

DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT: THE MISSING LINK FOR
"CROSS-MEDIA" PUBLISHING AND 1:1 COMMUNICATIONS

Andrew Heitner, Director, Banta Integrated Media, Cambridge, Massachusetts

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

  1:30 p.m.Session 2B - DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

USING BRAND ASSET MANAGEMENT (BAM) AND DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT (DAM) TO
DEVELOP YOUR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) PROGRAM

Randy Ladwig, President, American Digital Communications, Inc., Norcross, Georgia

DAM FROM USERS' VIEWPOINTS:
Open Discussion Offers All Attendees to present their viewpoints and discuss Digital Asset Management
Options, Requirements, Issues, Etc,


SUPPLIERS' FORUM: DAM, CTP & DIGITAL ELECTRONIC PRESSES
5 Minute Presentations Related To Digital Asset Management, Computer To Plate and Digital
Electronic Printing Press Products Or Services

5:30 p.m.Reception

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

  7:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast

  8:00 a.m.Session 3A - CTP

CURRENT COMPUTER TO PLATE TECHNOLOGIES
Mark Wendling, Manager, Technology Marketing Prepress, Heidelberg Americas, Inc., Kennesaw, Georgia

VIOLET LASER DIODE CTP: ITS TECHNOLOGY, STATUS AND FUTURE
Steve Musselman, Sr. Worldwide Marketing Manager, Computer To Plate Systems, Agfa Corporation, Wilmington, Massachusetts

NO COMPROMISE THERMAL PLATES FOR CTP
John O'Rourke, Consumables Product Manager, Presstek, Inc., Hudson, New Hampshire

PRINTING OF PLATES AND SCREENS USING HIGH PERFORMANCE PIEZO INK JET
Dr. Linda Creagh Dexter, Director of Engineering, Spectra, Inc., Hanover, New Hampshire

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

  1:30 p.m.Session 3B - CTP

PREFLIGHT AND CTP WORKFLOW
Joe Schorr, Senior Product Manager, Extensis Products Group, Portland, Oregon

CTP: WHERE WILL THE GROWTH COME FROM?
Dr. John Zarwan, Principal, State Street Consultants, Boston, Massachusetts

CTP: THE QUESTION IS WHEN & HOW - NOT IF
Joe Metzger, President, Metzgers, Holland, Ohio

COMPUTER TO PLATE FROM AN ELECTRONIC FILE PROVIDER'S POINT OF VIEW
John A. Matyasik, President, Media Graphics, Chicago, Illinois

5:30 p.m.Reception

Thursday, February 1, 2001

  7:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast

  8:00 a.m.Session 4A - Digital Electronic Printing Presses

DIGITAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY STATE-OF-THE ART, DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE POTENTIAL
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, England

DIRECT IMAGING (DI): THE TECHNOLOGY WHOSE TIME HAS COME
Neil McEachren, DI Sales Development Manager, Presstek, Inc., Hudson, New Hampshire

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL PRESS PRINTING USING HIGH PERFORMANCE
PIEZO INK JET TECHNOLOGY

Howard Baldwin, Vice President of Sales, Spectra, Inc., Hanover, New Hampshire

DEVELOPMENTS IN WIDE ARRAY PIEZO INK JET
Debbie Thorp, Marketing Development Manager, Xaar plc, Cambridge, England

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

  1:00 p.m.Session 4B - Digital Electronic Printing Presses

PRINT FINISHING: CRITICAL TO THE SUCCESS OF DIGITAL PRESSES
Bill Sullivan, Principal, Digital Binding Solutions, Rochester, New York

DIGITAL ELECTRONIC PRINTING PRESSES FOR SHORT RUN 4 COLOR AND VARIABLE DATA PRINTING
John A. Matyasik, President, Media Graphics, Chicago, Illinois & President, Xeikon Digital Printing Association

DIGITAL PRINTING IN FLEXIBLE PACKAGING: A FLEXOPRESS MANUFACTURER'S PERSPECTIVE
Thomas J. Jacques, Global Business Development Manager, Paper Converting Machinery Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin

ONE TO ONE MARKETING AND VARIABLE DATA PRINTING EXPERIENCES
Greg Lindhout, President, Axis Digital Print and Imaging, Grand Rapids, Michigan

SUCCESSFUL UTILIZATION OF DIGITAL ELECTRONIC PRINTING:
DEVELOPING THE NEED FOR CRM - NOT JUST THE EQUIPMENT

Randy Ladwig, President, American Digital Communications, Inc., Norcross, Georgia

  4:30 p.m.Conference Adjournment


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