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JDF User Group Welcomes CIP4's CTO

Friday, February 27, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pa -- The JDF User Group, an open forum for users and vendors of JDF enabled systems, is pleased to announce that Dr. Rainer Prosi (right), Chief Technical Officer of the CIP4 Organization, will be moderating the open discussion at the user group meeting being held at Japs-Olson Company in St. Louis Park, MN on March 25-26, 2009.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with one of the most knowledgeable and influential people with regard to the technical aspects of the JDF specification. Dr. Prosi will be able to answer questions concerning workflow solutions, implementation queries, and potential applications. He will also provide feedback regarding the technical workings of the specification. During the JDF User Group meeting, Dr. Prosi will be able to discuss specific challenges facing attendees during their implementation process. Comments given during this meeting will help shape the development of the specification and build upon earlier JDF User Group meetings. Some of the questions that will be addressed during the meeting are: (1) What needs to be added? (2) What needs to be improved? and (3) What is feasible?
Dr. Rainer Prosi has been with Heidelberg since 1998 as a Senior Workflow Architect. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Kiel, Germany in 1992. He has been involved with the Job Definition Format (JDF) project from its early phases in 1999 and is one of the primary authors of the JDF specification and the Interoperability Conformance Specifications (ICS) that are related to JDF. Prior to his work on JDF, he worked on variable-data workflow and PDF optimization. He is currently working on a number of workflow and JDF related projects within Heidelberg. His Chief Technical Officer duties include coordinating the technical development efforts related to JDF, PrintTalk, and the ICS documents.
During the upcoming meeting at Japs-Olson, there will be a tour of the facility followed by a full day of meetings. Meeting topics include the business decisions and choices which are required for CIM and JDF automation. Some of the answers that will be provided are how this is affecting profitability, enhanced productivity, and bringing in new customers. If you are interested in joining the JDF User Group, please visit www.jdfusergroup.org and become a member by registering.




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