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HP, Macromedia, Quark to Present Special Keynotes at Seybold San Francisco 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Seybold San Francisco 2003 SAN FRANCISCO--Sept. 2, 2003-- The extraordinary revolution that began inside a Palo Alto, Calif., garage more than six decades ago continues next week at Moscone West when Seybold San Francisco 2003 presents a triad of special keynotes by some of the most respected names in technology. Speaking just before the opening of the main pavilion floor on Sept. 9, the second day of the Sept. 8-12 conference, will be Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard. Joshi's 10:15 a.m. speech, entitled "Unleashing the power of the digital revolution in imaging and printing," will examine transformations in today's marketplace and how such changes have enhanced productivity, redefined return-on-investment in IT and renewed the critical roles played by imaging and printing in the overall success of a business. Later that same day, beginning at 1 p.m., Rob Burgess, CEO of Macromedia, will present his remarks, "Making the Digital Experience Better." Burgess will share his views on the Internet and how, by contemplating the user, designers and developers are making significant progress in delivering great experiences. Rounding out this tremendous trio is Juergen Kurz, vice president of product management for Quark, who at 1 p.m., Sept. 10, will offer "Creative Productivity from the Desktop to the Enterprise." Kurz will discuss how integrated content management is streamlining workflows to help reduce costs while allowing multiple participants to collaborate in the creative process. "We have always recognized our sponsors' and attendees' demand for timely and useful information, whether it's related to publishing technology or the business of that technology," said James M. Smith, vice president and general manager of Seybold Seminars, Publications & Consulting. "Technology by itself in a vacuum is incomplete. It has to have context for it to be truly relevant." And to provide that context during Seybold SF 2003, at 10:15 a.m., Sept. 10, a panel of three experts will conduct "The Great Digital Copyright Debate." Delving into what most recently has developed into a legal face-off between consumers and major recording companies are: -- Joe Kraus, president of DigitalConsumer.org; -- Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly and Associates; and -- Dean Marks, associate general counsel for intellectual property, Warner Bro. The topic has been around for a long time, said debate moderator, Bill Rosenblatt, president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies and publisher of DRM Watch, the current focus just happens to be on the music industry. "Anyone who creates or uses digital content in any form will be affected by the outcome of this debate," he said. "And the debate really is among three factions: media companies, technology vendors and consumers. This centers on principles of law, technology and business that impact the ``copyright balance,' and affect the rights of both creators and users of content." Then as a final treat and unprecedented highlight, at 1 p.m., Sept. 11, representing both the past and future of technology, Nolan Bushnell and Brewster Kahle will jointly present their visions of the road ahead. Few are as qualified to make such comments as Bushnell, founder of Atari and the acknowledged father of the video game industry, and Kahle, who in 1989 developed the wide area information server (WAIS), the technology that helped put media heavyweights, such as Dow Jones and the "New York Times," on the Web. Their remarks will revolve around innovation and entrepreneurship as keys to the future, and that the invention holding the greatest impact on global society remains yet unrealized, or is perhaps right now being created, tested and perfected inside another garage somewhere. For more information, visit www.Seybold365.com.