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Gershon Alon
Manager, HP Indigo Workflow Solutions
Gershon Alon is the global business manager of HP PrintOS, a multi-apps cloud platform that helps HP customers to get the most out of their presses, simplify and automate production and grow their businesses. 

Gershon is specialized in digital workflow solutions and has spent most of his career in Scitex, Creo, Kodak and HP, helping customers to maximize the return of their digital print investments by designing and operating innovative, end-to-end solutions.
 
Dana Arnett
Founding Partner, Vice Chairman, VSA Partners
FEATURED SPEAKER
Dana has established a nearly 30-year career steeped in design leadership, business and brand consulting, and policymaking. In his current role at VSA, Dana leads enterprise activities including strategic planning, growth initiatives, people development and the integration of the firm’s diverse capabilities. Dana continues to guide VSA in the creation of brand programs, digital and interactive initiatives, and marketing solutions for a diverse roster of world-class clients, such as Harley-Davidson, IBM, and Nike. He has been recognized internationally by multiple organizations for his contributions to design and design thinking. Awards and honors he has received include a 2014 AIGA Medal, 2017 President-Elect of the AIGA and a board member of the Architecture & Design Society at the Art Institute of Chicago.
 
Richard Askam
Founder, WNC Limited
Richard Askam is a renowned speaker/writer on how brands/consumers can engage with print through personalization/customization. He created the online Share a Coke campaign in Europe in 2014 along with a number of direct to consumer campaigns and now speaks all over the world (including TED) on the subject and what it really means.
 
Jon Bailey
Managing Director, ProCo
Jon Bailey has over 20 years' experience of cutting edge digital print technology and is dedicated to keeping print relevant. He sits on the global board of DSCOOP where he continues his mission to show people why it really is better, printed. Jon's passion for print combined with his approach to leadership and culture make for an engaging and interesting look at the world of marketing operations. Once a local traditional print company in Sheffield, ProCo has been transformed into a 150-strong, dual site marketing operations business which is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative print and direct mail production facilities.
 
Alon Bar-Shany
General Manager, HP Indigo

As vice president and general manager of HP Indigo Division, Alon Bar-Shany has held worldwide responsibility for the HP Indigo business since 2004. In this role, Bar-Shany leads the Indigo Division in creating best-in-class digital presses for both the commercial and industrial printing markets.

Alon constantly travels the world talking to brand owners and HP Technology users. His unique ability to take that knowldege of global print trends and translate those to local and individual vertical markets make his presentations invaluable.

 
Craig Barber
President, Printing Center USA
Craig Barber owns an online printing company located in the northwest, with sales all over the United States. He opened an Instant Print Shop in 1971, and went online in 2002. By reinventing the company to keep up with technology, sales are growing.
 
Amanda Bass
Sr. Manager, Creative Studio, Aflac
Amanda Bass, senior manager of Aflac’s internal creative studio, is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance and graphics-communications industries, successfully leading her teams in the promotion of products and services at Aflac. Amanda led the implementation of Aflac's creative studio and helped transform client perceptions to earn a seat at the table with other Tier 1 agencies. Prior to her current position, Amanda led marketing efforts for Communicorp, a subsidiary of Aflac, specializing in marketing solutions for leading corporate brands. Under her leadership, the organization successfully introduced a variety of new products and services, and launched hundreds of marketing and branding campaigns and marketing solutions. Her professional activities also include participating and presenting at multiple industry conferences and workshops, including the DSCOOP and the Digital Summit. Amanda has also volunteered her professional experience to a variety of community development/revitalization organizations and events, which is her passion. A graduate of Troy University, she is also certified in direct marketing by the Direct Marketing Institute.
 
Rick Bellamy
CEO, RPI
Rick has led RPI since 2009, skillfully combining innovative technology solutions with operational management. His leadership style emphasizes building an inspired culture to accelerate growth, and under his guidance, RPI has grown into a global company named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing private companies for five consecutive years. Rick also serves on the Board of Directors for two children’s charities: Change Making Change and Schools for Salone. He loves music and the outdoors and often spends weekends creating and capturing stories while barreling down the side of a mountain on a snowboard or bicycle or backpacking with his kids.
 
Jim Benedict
Marketing Director, GLS Companies
With more than 33 years of design, print and direct mail experience, Jim Benedict knows his craft. Since joining GLS / NEXT in 1997, his innovative marketing ideas have produced results for many clients. Says Jim, “I am passionate about helping customers market their products and services and generate the best possible R.O.I. When they look good, we look good!” 

Jim’s customers regularly tap into his natural artistic talent. He is a “can-do” person and strives to achieve a fair balance between the client’s requests and his obligations at GLS / NEXT. Working closely with his clients, Jim presents creative solutions and offers multiple design options to decrease overall project costs. 

He has degrees in both commercial arts and graphic design from St. Paul Technical College of Minnesota and customers rely on his real-world experience, as well as his results-driven attitude. Jim’s specialties include, but are not limited to, direct mail, offset printing, packaging, digital variable and integrated marketing. He is a member of many printing and marketing industry organizations including, DScoop, PIM, SME, MFSA, AMA, BMA and MDMA.
 
Marco Boer
Vice-President, IT Strategies, Inc.
Marco Boer is recognized as a trusted consultant to the digital printing industry. He has a reputation for being able to put complex information and concepts into a context that is easily understood by his audience. With more than 25 years of experience in advising digital printing equipment and supplies manufacturers on developing the next generation of digital printing technology, Mr. Boer has developed a deep understanding of digital printing technology, its market sizing, and its applications.
 
Alan Bowen
Global Business Development Director, HP Financial Services
Alan Bowen is a Global Director at HP Financial Services where he leads the development of new investment models for print technology that enable HP customers to align their technology and business objectives. A 20 year veteran of HP Financial Services, Alan is an expert in finance, business development, operations, deal structuring and marketing and has helped countless HP customers realize their business goals.
 
Doris Brown-McNally
Global Brands Innovation Manager, HP Inc
For close to 40 years Doris has been recognized in the printing, textile and plastics industries as one of the foremost experts on color, a crucial element in corporate branding and identity. Her greatest strengths are her passion, creativity, drive and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. 

As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry, she devises and presents motivating and educational presentations, sharing digital print capabilities and brand use stories worldwide.
 
Nir Chinsky
Head of EMEA Google Cloud, Google
 
John Corley
Sales Manager, Nobelus, LLC
John Corley has logged more than 30 years in the graphic finishing world with GBC and other print-related companies. He will be supported by Steve and Jeff Truan, brothers who have more than 50 years combined experience working with thermal laminates, print finishing, binding, gluing, book covers and On-Demand Production for huge sales organizations.
 
Deborah Corn
Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse, Print Media Centr
Deborah Corn is the Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr, a Print Buyerologist™, industry speaker and author, host of Podcasts from The Printerverse, cultivator of Print Production Professionals the #1 print group on LinkedIn, host of #PrintChat every Wednesday at 4PM ET on Twitter, and the founder of International Print Day. She is the recipient of several industry honors including the 2016 Girls Who Print Girlie Award, and sits on the board of the Advertising Production Club of NYC.

Deborah has 25+ years experience working in advertising as a Print Producer, and now works behind the scenes with printers, suppliers and industry organizations helping them create meaningful relationships with customers and achieve success with their social media and content marketing endeavors.
 
Noah Curran
Founder, Monkedia
FEATURED SPEAKER
One of the world's leading digital advertising and marketing experts, Noah Curran has been an industry-anomaly as his sole focus has been on the business of putting others needs above his own. 

Just out of college, Noah worked with various well-known influencers to massively monetize their social following. And, after a season running a social media content agency developing organic content for various fortune 500 companies, Noah wanted to focus on what really mattered to him — being able to directly and accurately show what each dollar he was entrusted with actually generated. After a short time testing the Facebook advertising platform, Noah was approached by Facebook themselves to study his methodology as he was recognized as one of their most efficient advertisers. This eventually led Noah to launch Monkedia — an "anti-agency" focused entirely on the ROI of digital advertising and the needs of the client. 

Just a few years later Monkedia has become one of the world's hottest digital agencies as it still adheres to original goal as Noah stated it, "Monkedia's success lives in us putting someone else's needs above our own" — a purpose the entire team rallies around.

 Monkedia now boasts working with everything from mega-brands, to massive celebrities, to authors, ecommerce, mom-and-pop, b2b and more — including household names like ESPN, Hearst, Infiniti and Disney. Noah has built a team passionate about the people they serve and together they have mastered a unique approach to digital advertising and marketing that is producing unparalleled returns on investment across the digital landscape.
 
Martin Dabrowski
Owner, eM
In college, Martin Dabrowski studied image processing, but found his passion for high-quality image from his father, who was a photographer. At age 16, he was fascinated by color, printing and ICC. Then years later, he started his own printhouse focused on services for demanding artists. From 2014 until beginning of 2017, he worked with HP, Indigo Division R&D in Israel. He creates his own screenings, inks, separations and tweaks the press to get the best possible image demanded for the job. In addition, Martin prints art reproductions, albums and photography using various techniques. Currently, he’s starting his own project focused on delivering the best printed image possible - via implementing technology for client's printhouse or simply preparing files and printing them properly. His presentation will combine multiple aspects in digital printing like file preparations with special separations, new inks, screening with VDP and different substrates based on his own campaign.
 
Andrew Davis
Conference Emcee, Best-selling Author
FEATURED SPEAKER
Andrew Davis is a best-selling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Before co-founding, building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Andrew Davis created programming for local television, produced for NBC’s Today Show, worked for The Muppets in New York and wrote for Charles Kuralt. He has marketed for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands. In 2016, Davis founded Monumental Shift, the world’s first talent agency for marketing thought leaders.
 
Jan Denies
Industry Manager, Printing & Packaging Group, Michelman
Jan Denies has been the Global Industry Manager for Printing & Packaging at Michelman since 2012. He has over 30 years of experience in the printing industry and has knowledge and expertise in multiple areas of the graphics market sector including commercial, package, label and wide format printing, pre-press, web-to-print and post-press operations. As an innovation and commercialization leader, he has contributed to the success of organizations such as Kodak and Unibind, where he served in various roles including business development, product development and marketing. Based out of Michelman’s European headquarters, Jan has helped numerous customers and organizations obtain the best printing results from their ever-improving and technologically advanced digital presses. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and economics, and his Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Hasselt, located in Belgium.
 
Matt Doran
President & CEO, Anstadt Communications
Matt Doran has taken an even broader strategic approach towards the business and has brought forth many new products and marketing services beyond ink on paper. He has invested in the next generation of technology—digital printing—and upgraded to some of the most highly sophisticated printing technologies available in the global market.
 
Kate Dunn
Director, InfoTrends / Keypoint Intelligence
Kate Dunn, Director of the InfoTrends Business Development Group, is an award-winning leader in marketing, sales and sales management who regularly shares her expertise at industry events across the United States as well as abroad. Dunn works with executives at print and marketing service providers, equipment and technology vendors on business development and sales related programs.
 
Mike Ferrari
Founder & President, Ferrari Innovation Solutions, LLC
Mike Ferrari is founder and President of Ferrari Innovation Solutions, LLC.

His focus is with innovation in packaging and printing, coaching Consumer Product Companies to delight consumers and grow their brands. Mike’s purpose is to educate, guide and inspire them as a strategy coach, author and educator. 

Mike is a guest lecture professor at the University of Florida at the Packaging Engineering College teaching “Consumer Driven Innovation Methodology.” 

Mike completed a successful career as a Global R&D Assoc. Director with thirty-two years at The Procter & Gamble Company. He delivered initiatives to the marketplace for some of the world’s leading billion dollar brands. He is the winner of the prestigious 2009 and 2010 DuPont Packaging Innovation Award.
 
Andy Fetherman
Vice President of Sales and Technology, Muller Martini
 
Nick Gawreluk
HP Indigo Supplies Product Manager, HP Inc
Nick Gawreluk is the Product Manager for HP Indigo Supplies in North America.
 
Ralph Giammarco
Vice President, S-One/LexJet
Company co-founder and shareholder overseeing the creation of the environment that allows each corporate team to provide the best customer experience with respect to product, service, supply and digital interaction. Additional oversight includes mergers and acquisitions as well as conceptualizing and implementation of S-One’s strategic goals and overall management of product, supply chain and IT teams. Currently leads the S-One Commercial & Industrial Division, which includes the label and packaging business unit.
 
Douglas Gibson
Managing Director, Infigo Software Limited
Douglas Gibson, Managing Director, Infigo Software Limited, is the passionate Founder of the innovative software company. Having spent his career in the printing industry, he was early to recognise the opportunity an intuitive web-to-print e-commerce solution could deliver to revolutionize digital printing workflows and deliver engaging on-demand personalization. When he couldn’t find a solution that delivered the outstanding user experience he expected in order to meet the needs of the digital generation, he decided to launch his own! Infigo Software launched in the UK in 2010 offering an easy-to-use and intuitive web-to-print platform that has customer experience at the heart. The company has been recognised as a distinctive solution and has rapidly grown internationally, now servicing over 1,500 websites across the globe.
 
Jeremy Gutsche
Best-selling Author and Award-winning Innovation Expert
FEATURED SPEAKER

Jeremy Gutsche is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning innovation expert, one of the most requested keynote speakers on the planet, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world's #1 most popular trend website, attracting over 2 BILLION views from 150,000,000 total visitors. Prior to Trend Hunter, Jeremy grew a $1 billion portfolio for a bank and today, over 500 brands, billionaires and CEOs rely on his unique expertise to FIND BETTER IDEAS FASTER.

Gutsche is routinely sourced by the media, from The Economist to CNN and Entertainment Tonight to The New York Times. He has been described as “a new breed of trend spotter” by The Guardian, “an eagle eye” by Global TV, an “Oracle” by the Globe and Mail, an “intellectual can of Red Bull” by Association Week and “on the forefront of cool” by MTV.

 
Randy Hardy
locr GmbH
Randy Hardy founded the US Market for locr over four years ago and manages all the business aspects of the North American Market. His background started 30 years ago in sales for Moore Business Forms, then a Print Broker and founding the US market for a French software firm. Hardy is currently serving his 5th year as Chairman of the Board of Xplor International, the International Electronic Printing and Content Management Association.
 
Dan Heath
Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, Best-selling Author
FEATURED SPEAKER

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. At CASE, he founded the Change Academy, a program designed to boost the impact of social sector leaders.

Dan is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of four New York Times best-sellers: DecisiveSwitchMade to Stick, and The Power of Moments. Amazon.com’s editors named Switch one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year, and it spent 47 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Made to Stick was named the Best Business Book of the Year and spent 24 months on the BusinessWeek best-seller list. The Power of Moments, released this October, also appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Business Books. Their books have been translated into over 30 languages.

 
Bill Hodges
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Boutwell Owens
Bill Hodges is a 37 year veteran in the folding carton industry. He has managed customer service, account development, sales, marketing and strategic planning elements. Over his career he has amassed more than $160 million in personal sales.
 
Marc O. Johnson
Marketing Manager, High Volume Commercial, Publishing, and Production Mail, HP Inc
Marc Johnson is the Marketing Manager for High Volume Commercial, Publishing, and Production Mail segments in the Americas, based in San Diego. 

Marc has over 30 years of leadership experience in marketing, business development, product management, and sales. He and has been involved with “Desktop Publishing” from its inception, starting-up a community newspaper and PostScript film service bureau, and later helping agencies and designers “make friends with the mouse” and transition from galleys and paste-up to electronic design and digital workflows, and later helping printers move from analog workflows to digital.
 
Anat Kanner Kalka
Product manager, Marketing at HP Indigo
Anat Kanner Kalka joined HP Indigo over 16 years ago. She has vast experience in product development and software program management. For the past 7 years, Anat managed the Indigo series 2 and 3 product lines before moving into her current position as PrintOS Press Optimization Product Manager.
 
Jim Kehring
Strategic Partner Coordinator, AB Graphic International Inc.
Jim Kehring, Strategic Partner Coordinator for AB Graphic International. Jim works with customers and partners to demonstrate the full range of capabilities of AB Graphic’s product line. He provides customers with technical support, allowing them to increase productivity and expand their capabilities, and assists the sales force with complex configurations to ensure the right fit for customers. With nearly a decade of experience as a Field Service Engineer, Jim has applied his technical knowledge to providing the right solution for the job. Jim has an unrivaled love of technology and uses this passion to energize others about new AB Graphic technology
 
Lior Krasnovsky
HP Inc
Lior Krasnovsky brings 10 years of experience in Print workflow and finishing production . Lior started at HP as a product manager for production management systems. He led the definition and introduction of multiple HP SmartStream products and managed some of the products from ideation to commercial release. He relocated from Israel to Atlanta in 2016 to expand Indigo NA Labels and Packaging eco system and holds the role of Category Manager for workflow and finishing partners.
 
David Kurkjian
Principal/Founder, MasterMessaging
As an engineer by education David has always had an interest in what makes people tick. This curiosity has served David well in a successful sales career with companies like BellSouth, CareerBuilder and Yodle. When David decided to launch MasterMessaging in 2012 he spent months reading books by top behavioral psychologists to get a better understanding of why people make decisions. What he found is the top sales professionals tap into these decision making principles intuitively. Now there is a way for sales professionals to do this intentionally, creating more success in their careers. Outside of MasterMessaging David loves spending time with his wife, four kids and three grandchildren.
 
Paul Lattimore
Sales Director Americas, Highcon Systems Inc.
Spending 19 years with HP Indigo, Paul Lattimore made the move into Digital Finishing within the explosive Packaging Segment. It was clear that once Indigo focused on a segment, explosive complimentary business grew the share of PSP wallets including Commercial Print, Photo, Publishing, and L&P.
 
Asaf Lavi
Senior Business Development Manager, Large Format Digital Printing Division, HP Inc
Asaf Lavi is a senior business development manager at the Large Format Digital Printing Division at HP Inc, who has been leading the WW Digital Décor Marketing Strategy in HP’s head office in Barcelona, Spain for over 5 years. During this time, Digital Décor has become one of the fastest growing and most exciting segments in the industry, as the market has been quickly transformed from traditional manufacturing to digital printing. 

In 2016, Asaf moved to the US, to become the North America’s Décor Business Development Manager, helping large printing companies to expand their businesses into the fascinating Décor market, as well as, working with traditional manufacturers to embrace digital printing.
 
Sabine Lenz
CEO, PaperSpecs
Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, THE online source for paper and print information, inspiration and insights. A graphic designer with more than 20 years of experience in the U.S., Germany and Australia, she writes frequently for several industry publications and is also a speaker on the subject of paper and related topics. Lovingly referred to as the “Paper Queen” by many of her followers, she combines a passion for paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.
 
Lois Leslie
Sr. Innovation Product Manager, HP Inc
Lois Leslie has a wealth of marketing expertise, with over 17 years of marketing and innovation leadership experience in the Printing and Imaging Business at HP Inc. In her most recent role as Senior Innovation Product Manager and Link Technology CMO, Lois dramatically accelerated the global commercialization and growth of the Link Technology security serialization business. Always a customer advocate, Lois has focused her HP career on leading teams to deliver highly differentiated solutions that address customers’ needs, while creating new emerging businesses for HP. She has also served in HP pan-print portfolio management and current business management roles. Prior to HP, Lois led Marketing Communications organizations for a range of software and web-based businesses that served both consumer and enterprise segments. Lois earned her B.A. in Communications and English from California Lutheran University. Expertise with the subject matter: • Sr. Marketing Lead on Link Technology serialization solution for past 2 years, partnering closely with R&D and cross-functional organizations to position, market and commercialize Link Technology offering with customers. In-depth understanding of serialization capabilities and integration with pre-press workflows required for Print Service Providers, as well as helping brands understand the value of serialization for solving real-world business problems across counterfeiting, product diversion, and grey marketing – as well as consumer engagement.
 
Joe Manos
Executive Vice President, MindFire Inc
Mr. Manos has over thirty-five years of experience successfully leading and growing technology companies, including three decades of senior management experience, delivering exceptional results and innovative programs. An experienced entrepreneur, sales executive and marketer, Mr. Manos is a recognized strategic leader responsible for revenue growth of business, an educator and speaker on marketing efficacy, as well as, a marketing strategist working with marketers across the globe to deliver optimized results.
 
Jennifer Matt
Founder & President, Web2Print Experts, Inc.
Jennifer Matt has a passion for how print software can be leveraged to both differentiate your print business and make it more data-driven. Jennifer writes, speaks, and consults with printers worldwide who realize their ability to leverage software is critical to their success in the information age. 

Her company, Web2Print Experts, Inc. is a technology-independent consulting and software development firm that helps printers choose, implement, integrate, and launch web-to-print and print MIS solutions. She is the managing editor of the WhatTheyThink Print Software special interest area. Jennifer has written two books; Web2Print and Make Great Software Decisions: A Guide for Printers both of which are distributed by EDSF a non-profit serving the print industry. Jennifer lives and works in San Francisco, CA USA.
 
Windell McGill
Business Segment Manager, Flexible Packaging, HP Inc
Windell and his team are responsible for sales of the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press to Flexible Packaging Converters in North America.

Windell is a 30 + year veteran of the Graphic Arts Industry with the last 19 of those years in Flexible Packaging and Labels.

Prior to joining HP, Windell was the President of The America’s for AVT, an HP partner. Windell was responsible for all sales and service of AVT’s inspection solutions in North America and Latin America.
 
David Murphy
Worldwide Marketing Director, PageWide Industrial Division, HP Inc
David serves as worldwide marketing director for HP’s PageWide Industrial division. David and his team drive the division's global marketing strategy, product marketing, and business development. He works intimately with HP’s customers in commercial print, mail, publishing, and packaging sectors, helping them transform their business models, accelerate growth, and maximize value through digital print. 

In his 20-plus-year tenure in the production print community, David has held multi-national leadership roles in marketing, sales, and business development. He is an advocate for digital production print and the graphic arts industry, having served in numerous print associations, conferences, and boards of directors. 

David holds MBA and BS degrees in marketing and he makes his home in San Diego, California.
 
Elena Neely
National Sales Lead for Political and Mailing Services, US Postal Service

Elena Neely is the National Lead for the U.S. Postal Service® Political and Mailing Services. She is a 32 year veteran of the United States Postal Service and has lead teams that consult with the nation’s largest advertisers on their Direct Mail programs. Elena also leads the USPS Political Services’ Mail Outreach efforts. Elena mobilizes a national team of specialists who consult with and support political campaigns, campaign strategists and political alliance mailing partners. She manages USPS® strategic sponsorships with political associations and coordinates marketing and sales efforts to support the use of political mail. The U.S. Postal Service helps political campaigns identify winning media combinations to Deliver the Win™ for their campaigns. Elena speaks nationally for the U.S. Postal Service promoting the value of Direct Mail.

 
Amanda Novakovic
HR Specialist at Insperity
Amanda's background lies in business operations and all aspects of human resources including recruiting & onboarding, employee relations, talent development and team culture. Previously, Amanda was an HR Manager for a large retail organization and further expanded her experience as the Director of Operations at a boutique executive coaching and consulting firm overseeing all HR operations for the organization. Most recently, Amanda has consulted for companies in areas of HR and women and minority business certifications. Amanda graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, received her Master’s of Business Administration from Clarkson University and holds her PHR certification. Amanda is one of newest additions to the Insperity team, joining in January 2018.
 
Charles Ohiaeri
Chief Fulfillment Officer, Zazzle
As Zazzle’s Chief Fulfillment Officer, Charles oversees all aspects of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and Zazzle’s Embassy program. Passionate about manufacturing processes and all things bespoke, Charles built the architecture and technology that allows Zazzle to produce millions of unique products from custom postage to skateboards, most in less than 24 hours.
 
Emily Otteman
Client Liaison at Insperity
Emily's 6 years of experience, prior to joining Insperity, includes business and organizational development, as well as benefits and performance management. Emily previously served as a Practice Manager for multi-disciplinary medical field offices in Chicago and New York City, specializing in patient care, employee relations and marketing. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in English Literature, and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. She has been with Insperity for 4 years.
 
Jon Otto
President & CEO, Visions Inc.
Jon Otto is an entrepreneur, innovator and mentor, specializing in the creation of direct and integrated marketing solutions. His passion; the exciting journey of building a world-class organization that's fueled by the desire to create unique solutions and exceptional results.
 
Hadar Peled Vaissman
In-House Creative, HP Inc
Hadar leads the in-house creative at HP Indigo Division. She works with designers and pre-press experts who design and develop campaigns specifically for HP Indigo customers, leveraging the unique capabilities of the Indigo LEP technology to the benefit of millennial marketing. Exchanging design concepts and application ideas with print providers all over the world, Hadar is at the forefront of application development for digital print. Among her creations is the HP SmartStream Mosaic variable design software, which is the graphic engine behind many brand campaigns such as Coca Cola Extraordinary, OREO holiday campaign and Budweiser Street Party Campaign. Prior to joining HP Indigo, Hadar served as creative and production manager for leading high-tech companies such as Comverse and Telmap. Before that she owned an independent graphic arts business. Hadar lives in Israel and is married with three children.
 
Natalie Rainer
Senior Associate, Keller and Heckman LLP
Natalie Rainer has been practicing food and drug law for more than 10 years. She advises clients on regulatory requirements for food-contact materials, foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and drug packaging in jurisdictions around the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ms. Rainer’s practice includes advising clients on the regulatory status of a wide range of food-food materials, including printing inks, flexible films, multilayer constructions, adhesives, and novel materials. She has assisted companies in obtaining FDA clearances for new food-contact materials. She also advises clients on compliance with state and local regulatory requirements, such as toxics in packaging, right-to-know acts, and California’s Proposition 65. She is fluent in Spanish.
 
Bob Raus
Category Manager, HP Inc
During his 25 year career in the graphic arts industry at HP Indigo, EFI-VUTEk, Oce, Xerox, and RISO, Bob has always focused on success beyond the press. As a self-proclaimed tempered radical, Bob believes that business success is the only measure of whether a technology investment has value, and the digital press – while critical – is only one element of a true business solution. When the digital press is combined with partnerships, workflow automation, targeted selling, the right finishing, supplies, and reliable service, the result is delivering more jobs, faster, with higher value and less touch points, to new and existing markets. In other words – profitable growth.
 
Paul Reilly
Partner, New Direction Partners
In April 2009, Mr. Reilly formed New Direction Partners, an investment banking and financial advisory services firm, with Peter Schaefer, Jim Russell and Tom Williams to serve the printing and packaging industries. Services include merger advisory services through the representation of selling shareholders as well as buy side representation, valuation services, financing and refinancing efforts, strategic planning, turnaround and restructuring services, and temporary/interim management consulting. Mr. Reilly has been providing investment banking and financial advisory for ten years and engagements have included flexible packaging, paperboard packaging, label, commercial printing, direct mail, web-to-print, digital printing, envelope manufacturing and graphic art supplier clients.
 
Mark Samworth
Matching HP Indigo Digital Presses to Conventional Presses, Esko
Mark began his career with DuPont where he held numerous positions in the areas of flexographic plates and electronic imaging. Mark joined Esko in 1997 and is currently focused on the development, marketing, and industry support of Esko color products. These include screening, calibration, G7, color management, and expanded gamut. He holds 11 patents in digital imaging – including FlexoCal, Hybrid Screening, Plate Cell Patterning, Concentric Screening, PressSync, and Equinox expanded gamut technology. He has authored numerous articles in the industry’s major trade publications and presented many papers at the industry’s major trade forums. In May of 2011, Mark was inducted as the 49th member of the FTA Hall of Fame. Mark received his Bachelor’s in Printing Science from RIT and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Katherine and has two daughters in college.
 
Danielle Sauvé
Director of Customer Insights & Experience, Danaher Product Identification Platform
Danielle Sauvé is a marketing technologist, writer and strategist for a collection of global companies owned by Danaher, including Pantone, MediaBeacon, Esko, X-Rite, AVT, Laetus and Videojet. Throughout her 16-year career, Danielle has held positions in many parts of the consumer packaging ecosystem: consumer goods manufacturer, promotional agency, brand strategy and package design firm, premedia firm and packaging management software start-up, giving her a uniquely broad perspective on simplifying the packaging value chain. Her packaging technology insights have been featured in The Dieline, RetailDive, MediaPost and Chief MarTec. Danielle earned her B.A. in English and Theater from Messiah College and now lives outside Chicago with her husband, four children, dog, fish, tortoise and bevy of musical instruments.
 
Paula Scher
Design Icon, Pentagram Partner
FEATURED SPEAKER
Graphic designer, painter and art educator in design, and the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. Described as the “master conjurer of the instantly familiar,” Scher straddles the line between pop culture and fine art in her work. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images have entered into the American vernacular.
 
Al Scolari
President & CEO, APS Imaging Solutions, Inc.
Al Scolari founded APS Imaging Solutions, Inc. in 1999 with the goal of providing the photo finishing industry with innovative photographic and digital imaging products. In 2000, he was awarded "Distributor of the Year" by Digital Now for being the most successful distributor of the Digital Photo Factory. In 2005, Al partnered with Graziano Vitali to introduce and supply the Photostory line of products into the U.S. market. Photostory is an Italian based manufacturing company and the first automated binding system designed to produce high-end lay-flat photobooks for the professional photo finishing industry. Today, Photostory is the established leader in lay-flat technology, offering a full line of automated systems for the production of true lay-flat photo albums. Al graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1986 with Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
 
Inna Semenyuk
Founder, InnavationLabs
Inna is a marketing strategist and a Snapchat creator and influencer who helps brands tell their story on social media. She’s a founder of InnavationLabs, an innovative marketing consultancy based in San Francisco, and SnapchatDaily.com, a platform that helps brands understand Snapchat and use it for business. Inna worked with OKI Printing Solutions, Facebook, eBay, Skype, Starbucks, NBCUniversal, Turner Broadcasting, British Airways, Calm meditation app, and many other exciting brands, both in the online and offline space. She mentored startups at Silicon Valley Comes To The UK and Dassault Systemes 3D Fintech Challenge in London, judged DeveloperWeek startup competition and TIMMY AWARDS in San Francisco and hosted fireside chats, such as at CTO World Congress in San Francisco. Inna is an instructor at General Assembly in San Francisco where she recently hosted a Snapchat for Business workshop. She also previously spoke at NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center and her upcoming public appearances include 2017 Mobile Innovation Summit in San Francisco, Startup Grind Global Conference 2018 in Silicon Valley, Collision, Creative Live Marketing Week and others. A former TV journalist and PR professional, Inna has a Bachelor Degree in journalism and Public Relations from Lomonosov Moscow State University and an MBA from Imperial College London. She is also an alumna of Singularity University and SingularityU San Francisco Chapter Lead. Inna is an avid traveller who loves getting outdoors and meditating to find her calm in the busy life.
 
Tim Stefl
Commercial Category Manager, HP Inc
Tim Stefl is the Commercial Category Manager for HP Indigo 5xxx and 7xxx series presses. He has worked for the Indigo division since 1994, serving in a variety of roles. He writes the “Step-by-Step” series, an email newsletter designed to provide tips and tricks as well as other timely information to a worldwide community of HP Indigo press and production professionals. Tim began his career as a prepress operator at American Color in Phoenix, AZ after graduating from Arizona State University with a graphic communications degree. He’s been married to his beautiful wife Wavey since 2000, and has three children (ages 14, 13 and 8). When not working, Tim coachs all three kids in their respective sports (girls fastpitch softball, 8th grade football and 8u baseball).
 
Vicki Strull
Creative Director, Vicki Strull Design
Vicki Strull is a left brain Ivy League intellectual and a right brain dynamic creative with over 25 years in the industry. Known for the energy she brings to graphic design, strategic thinking and brand positioning, Vicki has become an indispensable marketing and creative partner for PSPs and America’s top brands. As a design resource for HP, Caraustar, Highcon, Scodix, along with WS Packaging and Fox Group, Vicki’s ability to leverage new print technologies and evolve packaging to the new rules of 21st century retail is unsurpassed. In the words of Hank Fox, “Vicki is our secret weapon.”
 
Jon Tolley
Managing Director, Prime Group
Jon Tolley is the Managing Director of the Prime Group based in Nottingham, England. Having been around for 30 years now, Prime have become renowned for their expertise in personalisation, especially on-demand personalised gifts. They have 15 years’ experience in the B2C market and produce personalised gifts for the majority of the online retailers in the UK. Jon shares his knowledge and experience on this subject, speaking at events all around the world and his passion for this subject is infectious. Jon has also been involved in many personalised promotions for brands including producing 1.4m individually personalised spoons for Kellogg’s across 32 countries in 9 languages.
 
Jeff Truan
Global Business Development, Luxe Films
Jeff Truan brings 19 years of experience and a special focus on technical and unique applications. Jeff worked with colleagues to create a complete product line aimed at the digital and packaging world - Luxe Films. Most recently, strategic alignment and connection with major players in the digital printing industry, has led to a heavy involvement in new technology of the production of variable data packaging and folding cartons, photobooks, greeting cards, and personalized specialty products. Today, Jeff serves as a Shareholder at Nobelus and is in the Global Business Development role. He handles major strategic accounts with worldwide production, and works closely with R&D to determine new market opportunities and products surrounding those needs.
 
Steve Truan
Director, Nobelus
Steve Truan brings almost 30 years of experience to the print and packaging industry. Currently Steve serves as a Director at Nobelus, a company that evolved from it’s original roots as AmeriLam. At 17 years old, and a junior in high school, he began a service laminating company in 1989. Steve moved into the VP of Marketing role, helping focus the company on brand enhancement, and leading the expansion from print into the packaging, publishing, and photo markets. In January 2016, AmeriLam did a combined merger/acquisition of Crystalbrook Direct, a leading mid-western film supplier, and a refreshed brand and culture was born, as Nobelus.
 
Leta Wood
Chief Innovations Officer, Dscoop