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November 16, 2017 | The Westin New York Grand Central | New York, NY

Event Schedule

  • 9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome
  • 9:05 am - 9:40 pm Digital Book Printing - What's Next? | More

    Demand for printed books seems to have stabilized, no doubt providing a sigh of relief among book manufacturers. The pressure to become more cost efficient has not abated, however. Zero inventory is a goal, with many transition steps required in between. Both roll-fed and cut-sheet inkjet production printers are leading the charge toward greater cost efficiencies, with toner cut-sheet devices remaining a key tool. In this Keynote Session, Marco Boer will explore what’s next in the journey of digital printing in the book market.

    Speaker: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

  • 9:40 am - 10:40 am Sponsor Case Studies
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am Morning Break
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Digital Printing Is Altering the Economics of Book Publishing | More

    Digital printing is not just an effective way to print short book runs. It’s a disruptive technology that is changing the economics of the publishing business. To reap the rewards of digital printing, it’s crucial for book publishers to consider the lifecycle cost of a book instead of the traditional per-unit cost and scrutinize capital locked up in warehousing and wasted on returns. This session will explore the workflow, organizational, and cultural shifts publishers need to make in order to pursue more flexible and profitable fulfillment models.


    Ken Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, Macmillan Learning

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Keynote: Making Change in the Publishing Industry | More

    This keynote session will explore the cultural changes book publishers need to make within their organizations to implement digital book printing processes and reap the full benefit of the technology. Carolyn Pittis, a 27-year veteran of the publishing industry and an expert on change management, will explain why cultural change needs to come from the top and how publishing leaders can organize their production teams for success.

    Speaker: Carolyn Pittis, Managing Director, Welman Digital

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch and Sponsor Spotlight
  • 1:10 pm - 2:40 pm Book Publisher & Book Manufacturer Tracks

    1:10 – 2:10 | Book Publishers: Tapping New Revenue Streams & Cutting Costs With Digital Book Printing

    Digital printing technology offers publishers the flexibility to publish shorter runs affordably. This opens up a wealth of opportunities for publishers that were never possible before. Publishers can test new authors, formats, and subject matter without the high overhead and risk associated with offset printing. They can bring out-of-print titles back to print and optimize their backlist. They can reduce printing and shipping books that will never be sold. This session will explore how leading book publishing companies are utilizing digital printing technology to create new revenue streams and drive greater efficiency.

    Speakers: Denis Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, Book Business

    Caleb Mason, Founder and Publisher, Publerati

    Lisa Ford, Stock Planning Team Leader, Oxford University Press

    Kurt Scherwatzky, Director, Production Services Procurement, John Wiley &           Sons


    2:10 – 2:40 | Book Publishers: How Publishers & Printers Are Collaborating to Develop Nimble Printing Programs

    The secret to a modern book printing and fulfillment program is collaboration. The fluid exchange of data between publishers and printers is critical to developing nimble and speedy book fulfillment and avoiding costly errors. This session will dive into the new ways that printers and publishers are working together to share data and improve and integrate workflows to achieve low-inventory models. Speakers will detail the infrastructure and technology changes they implemented to make their digital printing programs sing.

    Speakers: Ellen Harvey, Associate/Digital Editor, Book Business

    Lynn Terhune, Global Digital Print Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement,     John Wiley & Sons

    Diane Degener, Senior IT Business Analyst, LSC Communications


    1:10 – 1:55 | Book Manufacturers: How Production Inkjet Technology Is Redefining the Book Manufacturing Industry

    Hear our panel of leading book manufacturers discuss their successful journeys into the world of high-speed production inkjet printing. They will share real-life experiences about how their inkjet capabilities have redefined their businesses, created new sales opportunities, and altered their overall workflows. Our panel will also offer up expert advice on what mistakes to avoid with inkjet adoption, how they are filling excess press capacity and growing digital print volumes, new sales paradigms, and even what concerns, if any, keep them awake at night.

    Speakers: Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief, Printing Impressions

    Kevin McVea, Senior Vice President, Strategic Content Imaging 

    Derek Giulianelli, Vice President of Sales, BRprinters

    Randy Boyer, Director of Business Development, Yurchak Printing, Inc.


    1:55 – 2:40 | Book Manufacturers: Thought Leadership From Digital Equipment Manufacturers       

    Billions of dollars are invested annually in digital printing research and development. This is a sneak-peak at development directions intended to benefit the printers and upstream publishers by unlocking the millions tied up in inventory capital and associated returns.

    Speakers: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

    George Promis, VP, Production Ink Jet Solutions & Business Development,             Ricoh USA

    Will Mansfield, Director, WW Sales & Marketing, Inkjet Presses, Enterprise             Inkjet Systems, Eastman Kodak Company

    Tonya Powers, Manager, Marketing, Production Print Solutions, Canon                   Solutions America

    Marc Johnson, Marketing Manager, HP

  • 2:45 pm - 3:40 pm Sponsor Case Studies
  • 3:40 pm - 4:30 pm Networking & Cocktails