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X-Rite Pantone's Dr. Francis Lamy on the company consolidation

Published on November 28, 2012

Dr. Francis Lamy, EVP and Chief Technology Officer at X-Rite Pantone talks with Cary Sherburne about the consolidation efforts between the two companies since the acquisition.

Cary Sherburne: Hi, I’m Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink. And it’s my great pleasure to be here with Dr. Francis Lamy, who is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for X-Rite Pantone. Welcome.

Dr. Francis Lamy: Thank you.

Cary Sherburne: Now, it’s been some time since X-Rite acquired Pantone. And it seems like we’ve been seeing a lot of movement lately in terms of really bringing the companies together. So, in your role as Chief Technology Officer, what are some of the things that you see that really leverage the technologies from both sides of the house?

Dr. Francis Lamy: This is actually the representative of a lot of efforts that X-Rite and Pantone have done in the last few years. We have taken a great deal of time to consolidate the portfolio from both X-Rite all capababilities to actually enable our customers to circulate value in colors between the measurement of the two previous families and the measurement of the devices of the two previous families. And then we have, actually, created a portfolio that is actually adjacent between Pantone and X-Rite, that enables, actually, customers to be touched from designers, to production, to pre-press. So it is the alliance of art and science. It is the alliance of inspiration and perspiration. It is also the alliance and the great deal that we’ve been working with Pantone. It has actually enabled Pantone to move from the analog world to the digital world. The first event of it is Pantone Live. What we have built with Pantone Live is a distributed right management system that enables circulation of color across the supply chain from brand owners, designers, up to production ,and reproduction, and pre-press.

Cary Sherburne: And in the past, that’s been done by passing around chips, right?

Dr. Francis Lamy: Exactly. In the past, this industry has been marked by the digitalization of everything but color. And color information have been still been exchanged by means of physical medias and by physical samples and trust books . What we have introduced with Pantone Live is a way to do this digitally, seamlessly.

Cary Sherburne: In the cloud?

Dr. Francis Lamy: In the cloud, of course.

Cary Sherburne: Great, so thank you very much for sharing the whole store of Pantone Live and the integration of the technologies at X-Rite Pantone, and we’ll look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

Dr. Francis Lamy: Thank you. Stay tuned. There’ll be a lot more to come.

Cary Sherburne: Great.

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