By Lisa Johnston
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LAS VEGAS – In the days prior to the start of International CES 2013, PMA and the Association of Imaging Executives (AIE) will present the Future of Imaging Summit with a look ahead at the next five years of imaging.
The four-session conference will be held concurrently with the DIMA 2013 and PSPA/ SPAA Conferences, Jan. 6-7, 2013, immediately preceding 2013 PMA@CES, at Bally’s.
The Future of Imaging sessions are divided into four key areas and will include:
Capture, Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30–2:45 p.m.: Speakers from top camera companies and phone manufacturers will discuss changes in image capture that will help the industry continue to sell better cameras. Speakers include Kayce Baker of Fujifilm, Jay Kelbley of Samsung, Mike Kahn of Sony Electronics, Paul Gallagher of Pelican, and Sandor Barna of Aptina.
Sharing, 3:15–4:30 p.m.: This panel will examine everything from the new competition created by Facebook to how professional photographers can use online services to grow their business. Speakers include Kayce Baker of Fujifilm, Jay Kelbley of Samsung, Mike Kahn of Sony Electronics, Paul Gallagher of Pelican, and Sandor Barna of Aptina.
Software, Monday, Jan. 7, 1:30–2:45 p.m.: This session explores the desktop programs and mobile apps for editing, enhancing and managing images, and the next enhancements being developed. Speakers include Craig Copley of Corel, Jim Tierney of Digital Anarchy, and Vahe Christianian of LifePics.
Output, 3:15–4:30 p.m.: This is a look a the future of tactile hard-copy and other legacy imaging media. In the digital age, prints and other physical output are growing in variety if not volume, with more surfaces, substrates and different items than ever before. Leading print producers will help spotlight the best revenue-generating technologies, and business practices to keep physical pictures alive. Speakers include Yishai Amir of HP, Reiner Fageth of CeWe Color, Ron Kubara of Noritsu, John Doe of JonDo, Andrew Laffoon of Mixbook, and Jesse Goff of Print My Watercolor.
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