INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm in digital printing and publishing is pleased to announce that the 26th Public Printer of the United States, William J. "Bill" Boarman will keynote its sixth annual Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum. The seminar, which is free for government and higher education professionals, will take place in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
According to Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, "We are extremely proud and honored to have Mr. Boarman kick off our event. This is the first year of his term and we know attendees will welcome the opportunity to hear from him at our Forum. The GPO faces the same trends and opportunities faced by professionals in all public sectors so this is a rare opportunity to gain an insider perspective from the Public Printer."
Mr. Boarman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), the provider of official Federal Government information in digital and printed formats. For four decades, Bill Boarman has been a key participant in the partnership between labor and management in the American printing and publishing industry, where he gained extensive experience in fund management and turning organizations with deficit problems into profitable operations. He has been a trusted advisor to several Public Printers spanning the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter through George W. Bush, and as the result of bipartisan relationships with Members of Congress over the years has been a spokesperson for the role GPO plays in our democracy. Employed by GPO as a printer more than 35 years ago, Bill returned to the U.S. Government Printing Office on January 3, 2011, as the 26th Public Printer of the United States after being appointed to the position by President Barack Obama.
The seminar is sponsored by leading industry players, including Canon/Océ, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, MGI and Xerox, with additional support from the Federal Electronic Document Systems Association (FEDS), the Association of College and University Mail Services (ACUMS), the Franklin Technical Society (FTS), the Interagency Council on Printing & Publications Services (ICPPS), the National Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS), Xplor Mid Atlantic Region (MAR), and In-Pant Graphics.