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Document industry leaders to speak at Interquest Forum

Press release from the issuing company

Charlottesville, VA - INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm in digital printing and publishing, today announced an impressive roster of presenters for its 2010 Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum, which will focus on the current and future state of digital printing in these two environments. The seminar will take place in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Michael L. Wash, Chief Information Officer, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), will keynote the fifth edition of this powerful annual event. He will provide an update on the developments that are enabling the GPO to accelerate its transformation into a 21st century information organization.

Following the keynote address, Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, will present an analysis of key trends in the publishing, print-on-demand, transactional, and graphic arts markets. He will explore recent technological and market developments, discuss the impact of the latest vendor announcements, and examine future changes along with the synergy between paper and electronic communication.

The last morning session will feature leading edge government and higher education users who will present how they are leveraging new digital printing technology to improve productivity, reduce cost, and enhance the documents they produce. Speakers will include Douglas Maxwell, Director Print & Mail Production Center, Brigham Young University; and Jane Bloodworth, Manager, General Service Department's Printing, Graphics and Map Design Unit, the World Bank

After lunch, a "Leading Vendors Strategies Panel" will kick off the afternoon portion of the program. Speakers will include Blake McMahan, National Enterprise In-Plant Specialist, North America, Hewlett-Packard; Steve Anderson, Manager, Software and Professional Services, US Sales, InfoPrint Solutions; Eric Kempton, Director, Education Business Development, Océ North America, Document Printing Systems; and Lynn McGunnigle, Production Color Solutions Executive, Xerox. The speakers will provide updates on their companies and strategies in the government and higher education markets.

Toby Cobrin, Director at INTERQUEST, will then present key results from her firm's recent research in the government and higher education environments. The presentation will be followed by a panel of publishing and printing executives from key government agencies and universities who will discuss the digital printing opportunities they have uncovered and how they have overcome challenges. Speakers will include Leslie Rutledge, Director of Graphic Services, Brown University; Michael Munshaw, Head of the Print Shop, Library of Congress; and Ray Chambers, CEO, Chambers Management Group.

The seminar is sponsored by leading industry players, including Canon, Hewlett-Packard, InfoPrint Solutions Company, Kodak, Océ, Presstek, RISO, and Xerox with additional support from American Printer, In-plant Graphics, the Association of College and University Mail Services (ACUMS), the Federal Electronic Document Systems Association (FEDS), The Franklin Technical Society (FTS), the Interagency Council on Printing & Publications Services (ICPPS), the National Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS), the National Government Publishing Association (NGPA), and the Xplor Mid Atlantic Region (MAR).

The event is targeted at government and higher education users, including publishing and graphic services, in-plants and CRDs, print and mail services, IT/data center operations, purchasing and procurement departments, and communications professionals, as well as service providers.