SOURCE: Future Image

September 20, 2005 08:01 ET

Future Image and I3A Announce Stellar Lineup of Speakers for "Mobile Imaging Summit North America 2005"

Thought Leaders From Imaging, Computing, Content and Telecommunications Come Together to Discuss Opportunities "Inside the Camera-Phone Ecosystem"

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2005 -- 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 a stellar lineup of speakers for the fifth Mobile Imaging Summit, to be held in Monterey, California, on October 11-12, 2005. The theme of the event is Opportunities Inside the Camera-Phone Ecosystem -- North America.

The Mobile Imaging Summit conferences are limited attendance events that bring together thought leaders from the imaging, information processing and telecommunications industries to accelerate revenue growth in the camera-phone ecosystem. The content, venue and amenities are all carefully designed to maximize opportunities for participants to identify areas of mutual business advantage, and to make the high-level connections that enable market leadership and drive competitive advantage.

The agenda for this fall's event will focus on opportunities to drive revenue and profitability within both the device and services categories of the camera-phone ecosystem. The interactive format of the sessions will be supported by research from Future Image and from GfK Retail and Technology group, the global market leader in imaging market research. For a full description of sessions, please visit www.MobileImagingSummit.com. A limited number of speaking opportunities are still available.

State of the Industry: Presented by Tony Henning, Managing Editor of the Future Image Mobile Imaging Report

Visionary Roundtable: Moderated by Alexis Gerard, President, Future Image; Ben Nelson, VP & GM Snapfish, HP/Snapfish; Sandra Morris, President, Kodak Gallery; Lisa Walker, President, I3A; David Watkins, Director of Imaging Business NAM, Nokia; Pierre Barbeau, General Manager Picture Mail, Sprint

Session 1 -- Goodbye Camera? Moderated by Tony Henning, Managing Editor, Mobile Imaging Report; Chuck Westfall, Director Media & Customer Relationship, Canon; Laurent Samama, Vice President Mobile Imaging, DxO Labs; Shane Thomas, Director Business Development, Imaging, Micron Technology: Brian Krasavage, Director, Mobile Devices Business Planning, Motorola; Hyeon Lee, Vice President, Digital Solution Center, Samsung Electronics

Session 2 -- The Imaging Living Room: Moderated by Paul Worthington, Managing Editor, Future Image Report; Mark Cook, Director of Imaging Systems & Design, Kodak; Wilf Russell, Group Manager, Microsoft; Chad Richard, CEO, Simple Star

Session 3 -- Storage and Management: Moderated by Tony Henning, Managing Editor, Mobile Imaging Report; Dr. Bill Sequeira, Chief Operating Officer, ACD Systems; Doug Pollack, Sr. VP, Marketing and Business Development, Digimarc; Chris Wu, Vice President, Mobile, HP/Snapfish; Lisa Walker, President, I3A

Session 4 -- Print: Beyond the 4x6: Moderated by Paul Worthington, Managing Editor, Future Image Report; Dean Schiller, President & Founder, Ceiva Logic; Aaron Weiss, Director of Business Development, HP; Nancy Carr, VP Digital & Applied Imaging, Kodak; Philippe Sanchez, President, PhotoWorks; Ulf Claesson, CEO, Silverwire

Session 5 -- The Future of Bandwidth: Moderated by Tony Henning, Managing Editor, Mobile Imaging Report; Andy Tiller, VP, Product Marketing, Cognima; Vipul Mehrotra, Director of Technology and Portfolio Management, Nokia USA; Francisco Kattan, Director of Product Marketing, Openwave; Mark Frankel, VP, Product Management, QUALCOMM

Session 6 -- New Technology Showcase; David McDonell, Co-founder and CEO, Imagenomic; Julian Carey, Business Development Manager, Lumileds Lighting; Murty Bhavana, Vice President, Nethra Imaging; Dr. Hartmut Neven, President, Neven Vision; Alan Phillips, Co-founder & VP of Business Development, uLocate; John Barber, Vice President Business Development, Varioptic; Michael Toutonghi, President & CEO, Vizrea

Session 7 -- Mobile Imaging Metrics: Presented by Tom Daily, Managing Director, Gfk Equity Research

Session 8 -- Video -- Mainstream At Last, or Still a Niche? Moderated by Paul Worthington, Managing Editor, Future Image Report; Eric Huggers, Senior Director Digital Media, Microsoft; Daniela Lobo, Marketing Manager, Multimedia North America, Nokia; Philippe Poutonnet, Strategic Market Analyst, Qpass; Gail Redmond, President & CEO, SozoTek

Session 9 -- Social Imaging: Moderated by Tony Henning, Managing Editor, Mobile Imaging Report; Evan Nisselson, President, Digital Railroad; Glenn Paul, CEO, dotPhoto; Bradden Wondra, Director, Kodak Gallery; Myron Kassaraba, Principal, MJK Partners; Alan Gershenfeld, co-CEO, Netomat; Calin Turcanu, Senior Manager, Multimedia Solutions, Nokia

Session 10 -- Opportunities in Business Imaging -- Grassroots or IT? Moderated by Paul Worthington, Managing Editor, Future Image Report; Bob Goldstein, co-Author, "Going Visual"; Mark Bole, President, Cognima; Phil McKinney, VP & CTO, Network & Service Providers Business Unit, HP

Session 11 -- Financial Roundtable: Moderated by Mark Kalow, Managing Director, Soquel Group; Shanda Bahles, General Partner, El Dorado Ventures; Scott Chou, General Partner, Gabriel Ventures; Raj Kapoor, Venture Partner, Mayfield; Ben Black, Principal, Maveron; Monette Stephens, Managing Director, Newforth; Rudy Burger, CEO and Founder, US Development Partners

Closing Keynote Luncheon -- Rick Smolan, President, Against All Odds Productions. Former Time, Life and National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan, author and creator of the best-selling photography books in history including the "Day in the Life" and "America 24/7" books will present a visionary view of the profound impact of camera-phones on our society and culture. How will our world view change when a billion people are equipped with Internet-connected cameras 24/7?

The roster of event sponsors includes the top imaging and wireless industry associations: photokina, the Mobile Entertainment Forum, PMA, 3G Congress, and CTIA -- The Wireless Association™, as well as the leading corporations in the industry: Nokia, dotPhoto, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Motorola, Sprint, Silverwire, Cognima, Digimarc, DxO Labs, Imagenomic, Lumileds, Nethra Imaging, Neven Vision, uLocate, Varioptic, and Vizrea. Media sponsors include CNET/Webshots and SymbianOne.

Each attendee will receive a free one-year subscription to Future Image's Executive Information Service and a two-month subscription to Future Image's Mobile Imaging Report Executive Edition, as well as a copy of "Going Visual" (John Wiley & Sons), the new book by Future Image founder Alexis Gerard. Attendees will also receive complimentary products from Kodak, Microsoft, Motorola and Nokia (details at www.mobileimagingsummit.com).

A limited number of press passes are available for the media program which includes the Financial Roundtable, the Closing Keynote Luncheon, reprises of the State of the Industry and Mobile Imaging Metrics presentations, and opportunities for one-on-one discussions with executives of the sponsor corporations. Interested members of the media should visit www.MobileImagingSummit.com and click on the "Info Please" button.

About Future Image

Future Image Inc. is the leading independent center of expertise on the convergence of imaging, technology, and business, with primary emphasis on Mobile Imaging. It publishes research studies on the impact of emerging imaging-focused technologies or business trends in three categories: Infrastructure, Appliances, and Services. Recent topics include: Phone-to-phone Picture Mail interoperability, Print capabilities of Camera-Phones, and the Convergence of Still and Video Capture Devices.

Mobile Imaging Summit attendees receive free subscriptions to Future Image's two continuous information services -- the Executive Information Service (EIS) and the Mobile Imaging Report (MIR) -- Executive Edition. The EIS covers the imaging industry as a whole through the weekly Future Image Weekly Briefing -- a news-oriented summary delivered by e-mail -- and a hard-copy monthly (The Future Image Report) that focuses on features -- research, commentary, and analysis. The MIR is offered in two versions: Enterprise and Executive Edition. The MIR Executive Edition is a weekly email briefing summarizing and commenting on the week's key developments, plus the headline and lead sentence from all the week's stories impacting the Mobile Imaging space -- devices, components, services, content, infrastructure, deals, and executive moves. For more information please visit www.FutureImage.com or email Jbyrd@futureimge.com. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in San Mateo (CA).

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 914/285-4933.

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