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Alon Bar-Shany
General Manager, HP Indigo
Session Title: Print Different

Based in Nes Ziona, Israel, Alon has held worldwide responsibility for the HP Indigo Division since 2004. He oversees all aspects of the development, marketing and deployment of HP Indigo solutions to an installed base of over 4 thousand customers in 120 countries.

A strong advocate of close customer relationships, he also sits on the Global Board of Directors of Dscoop, the independent users association of HP Graphic Arts solutions.

Prior to this role, Alon ran the HP Indigo business in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), and served as the chief financial officer of HP Indigo from 1998 until 2002, as well as corporate vice president of finance for HP Indigo from 1995.

Alon joined HP Indigo from Israel Chemicals Ltd. in 1995, where he held various executive positions in finance, strategic planning and business development.

Alon holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in history and economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is married to Cathy and has four children, and enjoys music, reading, gardening and travel.
Magnus Lindkvist
Futurologist and Trendspotter
Session Title: Why The Future Begins
The world isn’t changing - it has already changed. How can we live, thrive and succeed in this new world of business? What are successful strategies for innovation and growth? And what can we all learn from a Swedish 1980’s pop song, a Hungarian doctor in the 1840’s and a small paper mill from Finland?

Magnus Lindkvist is a trendspotting futurologist and author who weaves together important current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future.

It is the fantastic timing, storytelling and politically incorrect humour that keep the audience – a global audience – laughing and talking well after his talk ends. He has given in excess of a thousand keynote speeches over the past decade to everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs and civil servants in the Middle East to anyone looking to be inspired and enlightened by trendspotting and future-thinking.

With a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and a degree in film production from UCLA, Lindkvist weaves together the worlds of quantitative insights with the imaginative storytelling of Hollywood. His talks are often described as ‘shows’ or ‘performances’; he calls it ‘intellectual acupuncture’ with the expressed intention of changing our minds with needles of insight, examples and observations.

He has won several awards for his ‘performances’ on stage and for his books, but perhaps the best acclaim ever given was from an HR director in the UK who said ‘Magnus Lindkvist is the best Swedish export since ABBA and meatballs.’