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New York Times, IBM, GPO, Among 8 Keynotes at OnDemand/AIIM 2003

Monday, March 31, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Silver Spring, MD --March 31, 2003-- Advanstar Communications today unveiled its keynote speaker line-up taking place at this year's AIIM 2003 Conference & Exposition, ON DEMAND Digital Printing and Publishing Conference & Exposition, and TeleCon Collaborate 2003 Conference & Exposition. Taking place under one roof at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City on April 7-9, 2003, the three events offer attendees the opportunity to view essential technologies required in today's enterprise including the latest collaboration, content and document management, and digital printing and publishing solutions. Keynote presentations include: Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times Janet Perna, General Manager, Data Management Solutions Software Group, IBM David Gurle, Product Unit Manager, Real-Time Collaboration Business Unit, Microsoft Bruce R. James, U.S. Public Printer, U.S. Government Printing Office Charlie Pesko, Managing Director, CAP Ventures Panel Discussion, "Enterprise IT @ Work," moderated by InformationWeek (IBM, Hummingbird, Hyland Software, and Ricoh panelists) Panel Discussion, "Beyond Print: The Value Added Services Opportunity" Panel Discussion, "An Economic Forecast for the Print Industry" Monday, April 7, 2003 Kicking off the first keynote from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., Chairman and Publisher of the critically acclaimed New York Times, will receive the prestigious 2003 Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing. RIT's School of Print Media presents this honor (sponsored by Xerox) annually for outstanding contributions to the publishing industry. It is named in tribute to Isaiah Thomas, a pioneer of the American printing industry. Under Mr. Sulzberger's leadership, the New York Times continues to lead in this new information age of 24/7 reporting both in print and on the Web. Charlie A. Pesko, Jr., Managing Director of CAP Ventures, will present "Strategies For Survival and Growth: Re-Defining the Business of Print," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This annual industry update will examine how print-on-demand drives growth in the market and positions service providers to offer solutions that will ensure survival. In addition, the keynote will provide research findings and specific recommendations for business growth. Immediately following Mr. Pesko's keynote, the United States Public Printer, Bruce R. James, will make his first-ever public speaking appearance from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mr. James, nominated for his position by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate, will present "The Changing Nature of Print Communications." Mr. James serves as the chief executive officer of the United States Government Printing Office, one of the Nation's oldest and most venerable government agencies and the world's largest printer. Tuesday, April 8, 2003 IBM's Janet Perna, General Manager, Data Management Solutions Software Group, takes the stage from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., to address how content management technology can help organizations solve a critical problem in managing and integrating all forms of information and linking it to core business processes. She discusses how this will in return gain a competitive edge, respond faster to customer and suppliers, and ultimately increase bottom lines. Information on Demand is the next wave of data management, and Ms. Perna leads IBM's efforts in helping customers worldwide address the challenge of managing growing quantities of digital information for maximum benefit and use across the enterprise. Panel discussion "Beyond Print: The Value Added Services Opportunity," will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Discussing value-added service opportunities for print service providers, recipes for success, and barriers to implementation, this keynote will provide an insight on how to move any business forward. Top executives from IBM, Hummingbird, Hyland Software, and Ricoh come together to present the "Enterprise IT @ Work" keynote from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Moderated by Brian Gillooly, editor of InformationWeek and Optimize, this lively discussion will focus on issues and strategies in the enterprise, regardless of the industry. This panel represents top expertise in all stages of enterprise IT management. Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Microsoft's David Gurle, Product Unit Manager for Real-Tim Collaboration Business Unit, will present "Real-Time Desktop Collaboration: Enslaving or Liberating - Which Will It Be?" from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. He will address the impact of real-time communications today, and how these new technologies will impact the way we all communicate and collaborate in the future. Also included in the presentation is an overview of solutions available today, pitfalls to avoid, and the opportunities in the space. Closing out the last day of the event, "An Economic Forecast for the Print Industry" keynote panel will provide information to assist in establishing a plan and succeeding in 2003. Taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., this session of industry experts will present relevant information about the current market and the economic climate moving forward. Presented by Advanstar Communications and AIIM International, AIIM 2003 provides over 100 conference sessions and access to over 300 exhibitor solutions that enables viewers to capture, manage, store, and deliver content and documents throughout the enterprise. For more information or to attend AIIM 2003, visit www.aiim2003.com. ON DEMAND, presented by Advanstar Communications and CAP Ventures, provides the connection of users, channels, and suppliers of digital printing and publishing solutions, to help key decision makers quickly and successfully overcome printing and publishing challenges. For more information or to attend ON DEMAND, visit www.ondemandexpo.com. TeleCon Collaborate, presented by Advanstar Communications and Wainhouse Research, showcases solutions that enhance the productivity and performance within the enterprise, including videoconferencing, Web conferencing, and project management tools. The conference focuses on applications that deal with the convergence of groupware, network and Internet hardware, software, voice, video, data, text, and graphics data for collaborative applications. For more information or to attend Collaborate/TeleCon, visit www.collaborateexpos.com.




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