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Xplor Conference to Feature Top Industry Speaker Lineup

Press release from the issuing company

Torrance, CA (September 27, 2004) – Xplor International today announced its speaker lineup for its 25th Electronic Document Systems Conference and Exhibit being held in Dallas, Texas, October 24-28, 2004. The conference, based around a graphical theme titled “the document lifecycle,” and illustrated on Xplor’s conference web site, provides attendees the opportunity to manage their conference agenda based on four primary areas of focus—creation, production, distribution, and storage/retrieval. Composed of sessions, forums, roundtable discussions, tutorials, workshops, and hands-on labs, this year’s conference will be feature some of the best known speakers in the industry including Frank Romano of RIT, Barbara Pellow of Eastman Kodak, and William Turri, of the U.S. Government Printing Office along with representatives from Adobe, IBM, Kodak Versamark, Océ, and Xerox. “For the first time we’ve placed more emphasis on “upstream” technologies, vertical markets, and the expanding role of ‘the document,'" said Skip Henk, EDP, president & CEO of Xplor, International. “However, in keeping with tradition and our founders, we’ll still devote a significant portion of our curricula to what has differentiated Xplor from other industry conferences.”   New for Xplor 2004 For the first time, Xplor is addressing topics that face document communication professionals far in advance of deciding what form a particular type of communication is going to take. The conference organizers have devoted 25 percent from the over 200-conference sessions to focus on the “creation” side of the document lifecycle including multi channel output strategies, creating an enterprise personalization strategy, document fraud and security, 1-to-1 marketing, and content management to name a few. Speakers supporting these topics include Barbara Pellow, Eastman Kodak; Reinhard Hohensee, IBM, as well as Kemal Carr and Richard Huff of Madison Advisors. Another first for Xplor is a collection of sessions focused on day-to-day issues in postproduction. Completing the document lifecycle, storage and retrieval case studies and best practice presentations from John Landwehr, Adobe Systems, Inc.; Bruce Damer, Digital Space Commons, and James Watson Ph.D. of Doculabs, Inc. provide attendees with a look at emerging technologies for managing enterprise document strategies, regulatory compliances, record management, as well as reporting and control. Keeping with Tradition Xplor continues to maintain close ties with output-based technologies and solutions and production and distribution categories this year offer conference curricula that Xplor is know for. Presentations and vendor tutorials from Laurence O'Hagan, Group 1 Software (Pitney Bowes); Michael Field, Océ Printing Systems, and Howard Turetzky, EDP; IBM on digital color, workflow, mailing, corporate document automation, order fulfillment, output management, as well as microprinting sessions that attendees have come to expect from the annual conferences.