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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.

SAN 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 – North America.  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.

Program Summary

-          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 and carriers.

-          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 imaging devices.

-          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.

-          Financial 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, info@mobileimagingreport.com.

The conference organizers:

Since 1993, Future Image’s 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.

The 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. I3A has 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 Image Report

Attendees 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 info@mobileimagingreport.com.

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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 info@mobileimagingreport.com
www.gmedication.com

European Press Contact: DuoMedia

Anja D’Hondt
anja@duomedia.com 
V: +32 (2) 454 85 50
F: +32 (2) 454 85 59

 

I3A
Judith Vanderkay
Virtual, Inc.
jvanderkay@virtualmgmt.com

+1-781-876-6208

Lisa Walker
LisaW@I3A.org
WWW.I3A.ORG

 

 

 

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