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Speaker for INTERQUEST Digital Book Printing Forum

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Charlottesville, VA -- INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced speakers and panelists from leading vendors, printers, and publishers for its annual educational forum on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing.

According to David Davis, a Director at INTERQUEST, "We work hard to raise the content and quality level of this event each year, and the responses we've received and participation we're seeing this year indicate we're heading in the right direction. We can't wait to have all these market leaders at the Forum discussing issues, opportunities, and challenges in digital book production. Attendees are in for an extremely stimulating, eye-opening event."

Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharedBook Inc. will kick off the event with the keynote address. Following the keynote, a panel of executives from leading printing systems vendors will present their companies' strategies and solutions for the book market. Speakers include: Kevin Joyce, VP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company; Aurelio Maruggi, General Manager of the Imaging & Printing Group's (IPG) Inkjet High-Speed Production Solutions Division (IHPS), Hewlett-Packard; Guy Broadhurst, VP, New Technology & Client Development, Production Printing Systems, Océ North America; and Bill Brunone, VP of Ink Jet Targeted Systems, Screen. USA.

Following lunch, leading book printers will present their experiences, applications, and challenges in digital book manufacturing. Speakers for this session include: Michael Marcian, President, Corporate Press, Inc.; John Edwards, CEO & President, Edwards Brothers Incorporated; Dick Snetsky, Director of Planning, Flagship Press, Inc.; and Bill Clockel, VP of Technology, Integrated Book Technology (IBT).

Later in the day attendees will hear from and interact with leading publishers involved in digital book printing. Speakers include: Gregory Mazurek, Strategic Planning Manager, Hachette Book Group USA; Lynn Terhune, POD & USR Administrator, John Wiley & Sons; David Hetherington, Professor, Pace University School of Book and Magazine Publishing; Mimi Esguerra, Director of Manufacturing, Scholastic, Inc.; and Otto Barz, President, YBK Publishers.

The Digital Book Printing Forum will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2009, during the annual Publishing Business Conference & Expo organized by Book Business magazine at the New York Marriott Marquis in midtown Manhattan. The Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Hewlett-Packard, InfoPrint Solutions, Kodak, Nipson, Océ, On-Demand Machinery, Riso, Screen, and Transcontinental.

Forum attendees are also invited to the Publishing Business Conference keynote and the Publishing Business Expo.




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