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Future Image Sets Agenda and Calls for Speakers for “Mobile Imaging Perspectives” at CTIA 2005

Conference to Examine Profit Opportunities in the Camera-phone Ecosystem

SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 5, 2005 -- Future Image Inc, producers of the acclaimed Mobile Imaging Summit executive conferences announced today the agenda for the Future Image’s Partner Conference on Mobile Imaging at the CTIA WIRELESS 2005 event in New Orleans, LA. March 15, 2005. The event, entitled Mobile Imaging Perspectives held in conjunction with CTIA, the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, will focus on the business opportunities emerging from the meteoric growth in sales of camera-enabled cell phones. Future Image will review speaker proposals starting January 15, 2005, from companies wishing to participate in their agenda (see below.)


Ø       Visionary Roundtable: A frank and open discussion involving key executives whose vision is shaping the industry, conducted by Alexis Gerard, founder of Future Image.

Ø       Measuring the Camera-phone explosion - Sales and Usage trends

Ø       Image quality in Camera-phones: What determines it, what is its relationship to downstream business opportunities?

Ø       Camera-phone functionality and performance today and tomorrow – ubiquitous camera, media-phone, or both?

Ø       What's outside the phone? The future of imaging support in the infrastructure, where do we go from here

Ø       Making money from camera-phone images Part One:  Kiosks and other Retail Services

Ø       Making money from camera-phone images Part Two: Online sharing, printing, and value-added services

Ø       Making money from camera-phone images Part Three: Home/Office Printing

Ø       “Going Visual “ Using camera-phones to enhance productivity, decision-making and profits.

  “We are pleased to be working with Future Image, an organization that clearly has its fingers on the pulse of this convergence of telecommunications and imaging technologies as exhibited by their highly successful Mobile Imaging Summit conferences, and their exceptional record forecasting industry developments,” said Robert B. Mesirow, CTIA Vice President of Operations. “We look forward to having them bring their mobile imaging expertise to our CTIA WIRELESS 2005 conference attendees.”

“Our Mobile Imaging Summit conferences have received broad praise as facilitating the convergence of the imaging and telecommunications industries around the camera-phone phenomenon.” said Alexis Gerard, president of Future Image. “We are proud to have been asked to broaden our efforts by developing a Partner Conference at CTIA WIRELESS 2005, and delighted to be working with clearly the premier organization in the wireless space.”

Companies wishing to submit speaker profiles for consideration should contact Joe Byrd, Future Image’s VP of Conferences at [email protected]. At the Mobile Imaging Perspectives seminar Future Image will draw on its extensive research, and bring together a stellar lineup of industry leaders to provide insights into the new opportunities this explosion in mobile image capture is creating for Carriers, Wireless and Internet Service Providers, Application Developers, System Integrators and Resellers; as well as the challenges it raises for Technology Buyers and Enterprise End Users.

Also at CTIA WIRELESS 2005 from March 14 –16 in New Orleans, LA, the show floor will feature a Wireless Imaging Pavilion, located within the Mobile Entertainment Expo, providing a unique opportunity for imaging companies who wish to introduce themselves to the wireless community as well as telecommunications companies who wish to highlight their mobile imaging capabilities. CTIA will offer arrangements for free-standing turn-key pods in a larger area with shared resources. For more information contact Michael Greeson at CTIA, [email protected].

About Future Image
Future Image Inc. is the leading independent center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, technology, and business, with primary emphasis on Mobile Imaging. It publishes research studies on the impact of emerging imaging-focused technologies or business trends in three categories: Infrastructure, Appliances, and Services. Recent topics include: Print capabilities of Camera-Phones, Adoption of Consumer Kiosks and Print Services, and the Convergence of Still and Video Capture Devices. Future Image also produces two continuous information services,
the MIR and EIS, to keep executives abreast of industry developments. The MIR service provides a weekly collection of news stories and analysis, a database of over 3,500 archived stories, six in-depth reports each year on key issues in the industry, and private consultation with MIR's editor and lead analyst, Tony Henning.  For more information please visit www.mobileimagingreport.com or email and www.futureimage.com. Future Image is the official information and research partner of the International Imaging Association (I3A), and the Managing Partner of the Visual Communication initiative, supported by Adobe Systems, Eastman Kodak, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, LightSurf, Microsoft, Nikon and Sprint. In addition to “Mobile Imaging Perspectives”, Future Image produces the Mobile Imaging Summit, a series of by-invitation, limited attendance interactive events (www.gmedication.com.) Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in San Mateo (CA).

CTIA WIRELESS 2005 is the fastest growing wireless Internet and mobile data show in the industry. This year, it will take place at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, from March 14 – 16, 2005. Register now to network with industry leaders, regulators, technologists, media and analysts at the one place that draws the best of wireless - CTIA WIRELESS 2005. For more information, including registration, travel, housing and session details, please visit our Web site at www.ctia.org.


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Press Contacts:

Future Image
520 South El Camino, Suite 206A
San Mateo CA 94402
V: +1-650.579.0493
F: +1-650.579.0566

Joe Byrd
[email protected]

European Press Contact:

Anja D’Hondt
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V: +32 (2) 454 85 50
F: +32 (2) 454 85 59



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