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ON DEMAND 2004 JDF Workflow Tours Announced

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ON DEMAND 2004 NEW YORK, N.Y.--March 4, 2004-- Advanstar Communications today announced a preview of the upcoming ON DEMAND 2004 Conference & Expo, taking place March 8-10 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. Co-produced with CAP Ventures and co-located with AIIM 2004 and the Digital Marketing Symposium, ON DEMAND 2004 is the largest enterprise technology event in New York City. It is the only conference and exposition dedicated to the technologies that personalize, manage, produce, print, and deliver content. New to ON DEMAND 2004, the JDF Workflow Tours demonstrate workflow functions being automated through the use of JDF (Job Definition Format). This is a large-scale presentation of industry vendors integrating multiple products to create an automated workflow using the JDF standard. Participating tour vendors include Creo, EFI, HP, Printable, WAM!NET, Objective Advantage, and WAVE Corp. The JDF Workflow Tours exhibit interoperability across vendors to show real-world, complex inter-relationships and implementations, as well as financial benefits. An exclusive tour for press will be held on Tuesday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. For over 10 years, ON DEMAND has attracted digital printing, automated production, marketing and communications, and IT professionals to its high-quality educational sessions and exposition packed with industry-leading technology companies. Paul Macek, chief enterprise architect for T. Rowe Price and the newest addition to the keynote line-up, will discuss how a robust platform enables a financial organization to improve business efficiency, leverage existing technology, and deliver more effective customer-facing materials in his presentation entitled, "Building an Enterprise Content Management Architecture for Financial Services." Other keynote presenters include: -- Anne Mulcahy, chairman of the board, CEO of Xerox Corporation March 8, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- Charlie Pesko, Jr., managing director, CAP Ventures, Inc. March 8, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- Seth Godin, former Yahoo chief marketing officer, best-selling author, and entrepreneur March 8, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. -- Tom Peters, author, management guru, and business visionary March 9, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- The Office of the Future: Redefining Document Processes Panel March 9, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. -- Workflow Solutions: Key Enablers for Growth March 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. -- Randy Kahn, industry analyst and author March 9, 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Paul Macek, chief enterprise architect of T. Rowe Price Investment Technologies March 10, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -- The Universal Copier/Printer - The Next 'Big Thing' March 10, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thousands of attendees will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, explore digital printing and automated production technologies, and network with peers to grow business, increase profitability, and gain a competitive edge. In addition to more than 500 exhibitors, organizations such as IBM, Ricoh, Xerox, Canon, Kinko's, and Konica Minolta will be on hand to demonstrate cutting-edge digital printing and automated production hardware, software, and services. ON DEMAND's 55 conference sessions and four special-interest days will feature insights from industry experts, as well as real-world case studies on innovative digital printing and automated production solutions. The comprehensive, educational conference tracks include: -- Print Service Providers -- Print On Demand Technology Special one-day educational opportunities include: -- Digital Color: How to Expand Your Business -- Digital Sales and Marketing: How to Make Money with Digital Printing? -- Value-Added Services: Moving Beyond Print Services -- On Demand Print Leadership Forum The Books for Schools Program ON DEMAND 2004 will host the second annual Books for Schools program. The program brings together leading suppliers - Delphax, Muller Martini, Stralfors, Shuttleworth, KTI (Keene Technology, Inc.), Boise Paper, and Xeikon - to demonstrate the power of print-on-demand technologies in real time. More than 6,000 soft cover books, with titles such as "Pride and Prejudice," "The Last of the Mohicans," "Homer's The Odyssey," and "Sherlock Holmes" will be donated to New York City junior and senior high schools. The partners will host a press conference on Monday, March 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 1D 03/04 to review the technologies and processes involved with the Books for Schools program. Immediately following, a live demonstration will take place in booth 3004. On Wednesday, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Books for Schools industry partners will present the New York City school system with the literary books at an acceptance ceremony featuring Dr. Askia Davis, Superintendent, New York City Department of Education Office of Strategic Partnerships. Document Efficiency Center The Document Efficiency Center, presented by IKON Office Solutions and Doculabs, and in conjunction with Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF), is located on the show floor to educate attendees on new printing technologies and solutions. The Document Efficiency Center focuses on emerging trends and issues in document management - from input, job management, storage and retrieval, variable data and color to streamlined production solutions. Office Document Technology Program The Office Document Technology Program focuses on new document technologies and services available to help an office communicate efficiently and function more cost effectively. The Office Document Technology Program will also identify workflow challenges and offer solutions to better manage document output. The educational sessions are designed to help corporate, government, and industrial organizations better manage and increase the return on investment from document output assets in the office. Government Day at ON DEMAND 2004 - Special Education for Federal Employees New to the show floor is the Government Pavilion, an exclusive area for educating government attendees about the technologies available in a Federal government environment. Partnering with Advanstar to produce this Pavilion is The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition & Assessment Center (NITAAC) and Department of Health and Human Services. Within the Government Pavilion is the new Government Procurement Zone, which showcases case studies and successful implementations of content and document technologies in government procurement areas. Channel Connection This too is a special area on the ON DEMAND show floor. Channel Connection provides suppliers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), systems integrators, and consultants a place to meet and build a great network for increased distribution and sales. Sponsored by Business Solutions magazine and AIIM International, Channel Connection is a direct way to network, provide education for greater success, and to solidify long-standing partnerships with leading vendors and manufacturers. The following informative education sessions have been developed and designed specific to the VARs perspective and needs: -- Monday, March 8 12:00 p.m. - State of Enterprise Content Management 2:00 p.m. - Responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs) -- Tuesday, March 9 2:00 p.m. - Beyond Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Hype 3:00 p.m. - State of Enterprise Content Management For additional information or to register for ON DEMAND 2004, please visit www.ondemandexpo.com.