FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FUTURE IMAGE AND I3A ANNOUNCE THIRD MObile Imaging Summit
Executive Conference to focus on profit opportunities in Infrastructure,
Devices, Services, Media and Content.
MATEO, Calif. – August 12, 2004 -- Future Image Inc, the leading independent
center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, information technology, and
telecommunications, and I3A (International Imaging Industry Association), the
leading global association for the imaging industry, announced today their third
Mobile Imaging Summit, to be held in Monterey, California, on October 28-29,
2004. The theme of the event is Profiting in the Camera-Phone Ecosystem –
Sponsors to date include Agfa, Digimarc, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, LightSurf,
Motorola, Nokia, PixelMagic, Silverwire and Sprint.
The Mobile Imaging Summit conferences have the
unique distinction of drawing senior executives from all three industries whose
convergence is shaping the global camera-phone phenomenon -- imaging,
telecommunications, and information technology – making the Summit “a unique
melting pot for the new Mobile Imaging industries (Holger May, Agfa).” The
outstanding success of the two previous Summits, held in Monterey in November,
2003 and Amsterdam in June, 2004, has established the event as the indispensable
venue for companies interested in dynamic business opportunities -- in
infrastructure, devices, media and content – that are stemming from the
explosive growth of camera-phone sales. Attendance is by invitation only,
limited to 130 senior executives (CEO, CTO, CMO, VP, Director and GM) in order
to maintain the higher echelon networking and interactive environment that is so
valued by attendees.
Visionary Roundtable: An unscripted roundtable discussion with top
executives at market-leading companies, moderated by noted industry analyst and
Future Image President Alexis Gerard.
State of the Industry: 30 minutes of analysis from Tony Henning, Editor
of the Future Image MIR (Mobile Imaging Report) continuous information service.
Business Opportunities in Devices: Camera-phones, camera-enabled PDA’s,
other capture/display enabled mobile devices.
Business Opportunities in Infrastructure: Networks, back-end technology
Business Opportunities in Hardware Enabling Technologies: Semiconductors
(sensors, DSPs, Mobile microprocessors etc.), Lenses, Storage and Displays.
Business Opportunities in Software Enabling Technologies: Operating
Systems, Development and Content Delivery platforms.
Service Printing Opportunities: Bricks/mortar and online.
Self-Printing Opportunities: Home and/or office printing from mobile
Non-print Application and Service Opportunities: Device based and/or
server based offerings delivering capabilities such as sharing, archiving,
enhancement, security and more.
Opportunities in Commercial Content: From sports clips to location-based
information to movie trailers, and more.
Integration of Mobile Imaging with Enterprise IT.
Roundtable: Venture Capitalists and Financial Analysts discuss how the various
industry players will make money from Mobile Imaging.
Featured Speakers to date include
Pierre Barbeau, General
Manager, Sprint PCS; George Briggs, CEO, Pixel Magic; Scott Carr, President,
Digimarc; Ulf Classon, CEO, Silverwire; Mark Frankel, Sr. Director of Product
Management, QUALCOMM; David Hose, SVP & Chief Development Officer, Openwave
Systems; Raj Kapor, President & Co-founder, Snapfish; Holger May, Marketing
Director, Agfa; Phil McKinney, VP & CTO, Network & Service Providers Business
Unit, Hewlett-Packard; Robin Nijor, VP of Marketing & Sales, LightSurf; Randy
Roberts, Sr. Director of Imaging, Motorola; David Watkins, Director of Imaging
Business, Nokia; Gail Whipple, VP of Global Digital Media, IBM.
Additional information on the venue and program can be found at
www.gmedication.com, where updates on sessions and speakers will
also be made available. Executives interested in receiving an invitation to
attend should contact Conference Director Joseph Byrd,
The conference organizers:
continuous information services, research studies and consulting services have
helped companies prosper through technology transitions such as the emergence of
digital image capture and the Internet. The San Mateo (Calif.) firm is the
acknowledged thought leader on the evolution and implications of mobile imaging.
International Imaging Industry Association (I3A) is the leading global
imaging industry association, driving growth of and setting standards for the
photographic and information imaging markets. As
the industry focal point,
I3A offers a framework and environment where members
can quickly find resources to solve critical issues and develop market
solutions. Members of
I3A work together
to find common ground for advancing the industry and to enable better products
and services for their customers.
focused on promoting industry collaboration on mobile imaging
since early 2001.
Information about I3A can be found on the World Wide Web at www.i3a.org or by phone at 914-698-7603.
Mobile Imaging Report & Future
at the Mobile Imaging Summit conferences are given free subscriptions to the MIR
and EIS continuous information services from Future Image to keep them abreast
of the mobile imaging industry in between conferences. Attendees receive a
one-year subscription to the Executive Information Service (EIS),
designed for industry executives, entrepreneurs and
investors. It includes both a weekly and a monthly component of news and
analysis of the digital imaging industry. Attendees also receive a
6-week subscription to the Mobile Imaging Report (MIR), the latest research
service designed for executives and product managers in the wireless
communications, digital imaging and associated industries. The MIR service
provides a weekly collection of news stories and analysis, a database of over
3,500 archived articles, six in-depth reports each year on key issues in the
industry, and private consultation with MIR's editor and lead analyst, Tony
Henning. Annual site license subscription prices range from US$3,500 to
US$12,500 per year. Details are available at the Web site
www.mobileimagingreport.com or by contacting
Joe Byrd via
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