FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today opened the Print and Imaging Summit at the Peabody Orlando in Orlando, FL. The two day event, "Transforming the Print & Imaging Marketplace: How Innovators are Embracing a New Era of Disruptive Technologies and Services," will engage attendees including thought leaders, industry analysts and IT executives in meaningful discussions around the trends and innovations that are shaping the marketplace, with a keen focus on the burgeoning managed print services (MPS) market.
The event agenda features dynamic sessions led by leading research experts focused on print and imaging, and provides attendees a well-rounded view of the state of the marketplace.
The MPS Trifecta - Cost Savings, Environmental Benefits, and Improving IT Productivity
"By combining forces, Everything Channel and Photizo Group have created a can't miss event for the IT decision maker. It is my goal to educate, inform, and challenge attendees to think beyond the substantial cost savings, to the business process optimization opportunities which can be created in a managed print services engagement," said Edward A. Crowley, CEO, Photizo Group, Inc.
Disruptive Transformation Affecting the Imaging Industry
"The imaging and print industries are constantly going through dramatic shifts and changes. However, some of the recent transformations are occurring so rapidly, that it is too hard to react. My session will provide insight on the shifts occurring in the Imaging Market and how to effectively respond to these changes," said Randall Dazo, Director, Solutions & Services, InfoTrends.
Look to the Cloud: The Print and Imaging Silver Lining
"The Cloud is one of the most exciting, and potentially transformative, new areas of hardcopy software and services development. I look forward to discussing how the Cloud architecture can be leveraged to deliver more productive and cost-effective imaging and printing solutions, with a glimpse into what the future might hold," said Holly Muscolino, Research Director, IDC.
How Do We Restart the Innovation Machine? Lessons Learned from Print and the MPS Distribution Model
"Some time ago, the high-tech innovation machine broke due to too many so-called "solutions" that don't address core IT issues. I will address how IT professionals can avoid adding another print and imaging application or project to the shelf, and provide insight into what we can learn from the new distribution model for managed print services," said Joel Mazza, Director Managed Document Practice, Lyra Research.
"There is a growing level of interest in print and imaging among C-level executives," said Robert DeMarzo, SVP of Strategic Content, Everything Channel. "Our event provides the ideal forum for the exchanging of ideas, best practices and lessons learned to help attendees navigate this new era of disruptive technologies and services and engage in meaningful discussions around the evolving print and imaging marketplace."
Everything Channel and strategic event partner, Photizo Group will be fielding a joint research study to the attendees regarding their technology and business priorities, practices, and trends. The results will be published as part of a more comprehensive white paper later this year.
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.
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