I am writing this blog from ImagePrint 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. ImagePrint is IPG’s annual enterprise printing and imaging customer event. Each year, IPG invites its top customers and channel partners to hear IPG’s print strategy and how it can benefit their businesses. By better understanding IPG’s strategy and offerings, ImagePrint attendees understand key printing trends and how hp can help transform their own business environments.
ImagePrint supports the work of the IPG enterprise sales team by communicating the IPG Print 2.0 strategy directly to customers. Concurrent with ImagePrint, we are sponsoring the first-ever IPG Executive Summit. The Executive Summit is an invitation-only event for 25 top corporate level executives. The agenda is designed to address the strategic business issues facing this executive level of IT management.
In ImagePrint, we broke the event into three components - hp product/solution showcase, a series of workshops which cover a number of real world print issues (like controlling your printer costs and vertical industry solutions), and our all platinum-level Solution Business Partners who are demonstrating their solutions in the Solutions.... Partners presenting include:
- Capella presenting MegaTrack and FormPort
- Jetmobile presenting SecureJet
- Equitrac presenting Office
- Omtool presenting Accuroute
- Kofax presenting Ascent
- Captaris presenting Right Fax
- Troy presenting Check Printing
- MPI Tech presenting various host printing solutions
During ImagePrint today, we also announced two enterprise imaging and printing solutions for the financial services and public sector markets. The offerings build upon HP's Print 2.0 strategy by providing industry-specific offerings that streamline workflows and reduce costs for enterprises. HP Compliant Document Capture for Financial Services helps financial institutions streamline critical document workflows, while simultaneously providing the increased document security, audit trails and archival capabilities required by industry regulations. HP Document Capture Solution for Evidence of Identity is designed to help government agencies securely process and issue identity documents such as driver's licenses and passports.
I really like ImagePrint for a number of reasons. First of all, it is a great opportunity to engage many of our important enterprise customers - thanking them for their business and discussing how we can work and solve their problems in 2008. The other thing I like is that our customers and sales reps are brutally honest on where they see hp can make improvement in hardware, supplies, and solutions. The feedback is really valuable to me, as it helps my team to build better solutions moving forward.
My fellow blogger Jim Lyons is here and is also blogging about ImagePrint