Montréal 2009 Digital Printing Forum
Books & Manuals
Building on the success of recent digital printing seminars it organized in the U.S., Canada, and France in 2008, INTERQUEST—in partnership with the Institut des Communications Graphiques du Québec (ICGQ) and with the support of Québec Imprimerie—is organizing a new event in Montréal. The Digital Book/Manual Printing Forum will take place October 1, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at ICGQ.
The forum is designed around recent INTERQUEST research into digital printing in North America.Organized by:
In Partnership with:
Thursday October 1
9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Institut des Communications Graphiques du Québec
For more information, call 1-434-979-9945
The topics covered during the day will include:
- Market trends & forecast
- Quantifying the benefits of digital production
- Applications & opportunities
- Market drivers & bariers
- Paper & electronic media
- Impact of new ink jet presses
- Key players and solutions
Books & Manuals
9:00-9:15 AMWelcome/Introduction 9:15-10:00 AMKeynote
David Hetherington will present his views on digital printing from the perspective of the largest book distributor in the world, and the role he believes it will play alongside conventional printing and electronic media.
10:00-10:45 AMDigital Book Printing Market Update
This presentation will draw from studies recently conducted by INTERQUEST in North America and Europe to provide a market update for digital book printing. Topics analyzed include: market size and growth, most promising sectors and applications, drivers and barriers, technology and market developments, as well as an assessment of the key vendors and their solutions.
- Gilles Biscos, President, INTERQUEST, Ltd.
10:45-11:15 AMCoffee Break/tour exhibits
11:15 AM-12:30 PMLeading Vendors Executive Panel
Leading digital printing systems and latest development vendors will present their companies’ strategies in the book and manual market.
- Steve Germansky, Publishing Specialist, Hewlett-Packard
- Franklin Friedman, Senior Solutions Consultant, InfoPrint Solutions
- John Conley, Vice President of Publishing, Xerox
12:30-1:30 PMLunch/tour exhibits
1:30-2:45 PMBook Printers Progress Report Panel
Leading book printers will present their experience, applications, successes, and challenges faced with digital printing. They will also explain how the latest digital print technology developments—both in monochrome and color—are helping them enhance their solutions and expand their applications.
- Stephen Wilson, Vice President of Digital Sales, Frederic Printing a Consolidated Graphics company
- Martin Cournoyer, General Manager, Transcontinental Métrolitho
- Gil Carignan, Directeur Général, umen I digital &
Patrick Chassé, Sales Director, umen I digital
2:45-3:15 PMCoffee Break/tour exhibits
3:15-3:45 PMINTERQUEST Study Results
INTERQUEST will present key highlights from its study conducted in 2009 among book publishers in North America. The objective of the study was to analyze the penetration of digital printing into the book market, project its evolution over the next three to five years, and better understand publishers’ perspectives and needs in regards to digital production.
- Toby Cobrin, Director, INTERQUEST, Ltd.
3:45-4:45 PMPublishers Round Table
This session will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about publishers’ perspectives of digital book manufacturing and its future.
- Jim Robinson, Vice President of Operations, Harlequin
- Janine Schmidt, Trenholme Director of Libraries, McGill University &
- Louise O’Neill, Associate Director, Library Technology Services, McGill University Library
- Frantz Voltaire, Director, Editions Cidihca
Gilles Biscos, the Founder and President of INTERQUEST, has spent over 25 years in the information processing industry. He has extensive expertise in strategic planning, market research, competitive analysis, and the development of educational and training programs related to digital printing/publishing and document management. Mr. Biscos is the coauthor of Digital Printing: The Reference Handbook, published in 1993 and updated in 1998 and 2004. He has spoken at a number of industry conferences and written numerous articles for publication
Mr. Biscos holds Master of Science degrees in Economics and in Social Psychology.
Toby Cobrin, EDP, is a Director for INTERQUEST who has been involved in the electronic document industry for more than 25 years. Her roles have included technical and marketing positions in a leading document service bureau, technology advisor to the trade association Xplor International, and research analyst for INTERQUEST. Over the past four years she has worked on numerous INTERQUEST studies, including The Digital Book & Manual Printing Opportunity and High Growth Segments of Digital Book Printing. Ms. Cobrin has spoken at numerous industry conferences and has contributed articles to leading industry trade journals.
Ms. Cobrin holds a Master of Science degree in Business from Columbia University.
David Hetherington is director of major account sales for Baker & Taylor's Digital Service Group and an adjunct professor at the Pace University Graduate School of Book and Magazine Publishing.
He was previously managing director for strategic business development for Integrated Book Technology, and has held senior positions in finance, operations and manufacturing with some of the book publishing industry's largest firms, including Simon & Schuster, Reader's Digest Association, BearingPoint Consulting, Wolters Kluwer Health and Columbia University Press.
Mr. Hetherington is a frequent speaker at industry events including the Publishing Industry Business Exposition, Book Binders Guild of New York, Independent Book Publishers Association, Wuhan University Digital Publishing Forum, and the Book Builders of Boston. Mr. Hetherington also serves as a contributor to Book Business Magazine.
Franklin Friedman is a Senior Solution Consultant in the InfoPrint Solutions Company, specializing in Output Solutions and Print Assessment Consulting. He has worked with the Banking, Insurance, Print Services, Health Services, Government, Manufacturing and Telecommunications sectors. Franklin is certified as an Electronic Document Professional (Xplor), previously certified in the IBM I/T Printing discipline, the first outside the United States. He was on the IBM Certification Board for I/T Specialists.
With over 33 years in print, 19 years in Input and Output Data delivery, speaking at 10 International, user's conferences and the IBM American and European Professional Leadership Technical Exchanges (PLTE) on Output Internationalization, Franklin has performed over 75 billable engagements and informally advised over 450 other clients on four continents providing solutions to their business needs.
John Conley is the Vice President of Publishing at Xerox Corporation where he is responsible for developing and implementing the programs and strategies for growing the digital print business with Book Publishers, Retailers and Book Printers worldwide. John went to work for Xerox in October of 2004 after spending 27 years with R.R. Donnelley in their Book Printing Business.
Stephen Wilson graduated from RIT in 1981 and started his career at Case Hoyt responsible for developing the incoming material testing lab with SD Warren. He was promoted to multiple positions leading to manufacturing manager where he was responsible for all operations at Case Hoyt's sheet fed division.
Over the next six years Mr. Wilson gained additional manufacturing experience as VP Manufacturing and VP Operations with Craftsman Printing (Graphic industries) and Federated (Quebecor). In 1995 he went to Denver Colorado where he transitioned from manufacturing to sales. He went to work for National Printing where he led the web to print sales effort using Page Flex technology. He was promoted to VP Sales in 2005 and was responsible for sales in the National Hirschfield merger. There he was instrumental in the strategic direction of NH's digital and online efforts. Mr. Wilson is currently VP Digital Sales for Frederic Printing, a Consolidated Graphics company. He is responsible for CGX Publishing Solution and business development of Frederic Printing's digital operations.
Jim Robinson graduated from the University of Guelph in 1972 with a B.Sc. in Agriculture, specializing in dairy products. Jim found his main interest was in working with people and looking for continuous improvement in an operational environment. Jim worked in the food industry with William Neilson, Cadbury Schweppes Powell and McGavin Foods.
Jim was attracted to the printing industry in 1987 by a Toronto based roto gravure printing company looking for an operational leader with no experience in the printing field. The feeling was that to survive Free Trade they would have to think outside the box. During their expansion in 1993, Quebecor bought the company and Jim stayed with Quebecor, responsible for the roto gravure facility and an offset printing facility in Concord, until 1996.
In 1996 Jim joined Harlequin Enterprises as Vice President of Operations and Administration. He is responsible for purchasing, copy editing, typesetting, assembly, paper procurement, print contracts and the distribution of 150 million books annually in North America and the effective manufacturing of an equal volume spread between 12 Harlequin Publishers around the world.
Janine Schmidt is the Trenholme Director of Libraries at McGill University, Montreal, a post she took up in February, 2005. She is responsible for the oversight of 13 branch libraries based on discipline and geography located at the downtown Montreal and Macdonald campuses. The McGill Libraries hold extensive real and virtual collections with over 6 million items and almost 40,000 e-journals, with significant collections of rare books in subjects as diverse as art and architecture and medical history. Library renewal and reorganization, digitization and refurbishment projects have all been undertaken. Janine's previous posts include University Librarian at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Director of Collection Services at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney and a teaching post in the School of Information Studies at the Unviersity of Technology Sydney. She has been involved in various change programs and heritage projects in both Australia and Canada.
Louise O'Neill is Associate Director, Library Technology Services at McGill University Library. She oversees the coordination and delivery of information and communications technologies across the library, including the integrated library management system (ILS), and website and digitization activities. Prior to her arrival in June 2007, Louise held the position of Information Technology Manager, Client Services, at Toronto Public Library. She holds a Certificate in Information Design with distinction from the University of Toronto, foundation certificates in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and COBIT (Control Objectives for Information-related Technology), and a Diploma of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario, in addition to `B.A. and MLS degrees from McGill University.
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