Free Keynote Presentations

Friday, April 12th, Innovations Theatre, (Room 506); Free with your show badge


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Keynote Presentation 1 – The Transformation Mandate 

Sponsored by Konica Minolta

Chris Bondy, Distinguished Professor, RIT School of Media Sciences 

The printing industry has been under constant siege over the past 10 years: the influx of new technologies, expanding services, acquiring top talent, integrating with new partners—these are just a few disruptive demands. For printing companies to advance, they need to take an inventory of where they stand today and how they are positioned for the future. In this session RIT Professor and co-founder/author of Unsquaring the Wheel, Chris Bondy will highlight significant trends that impact our industry and outline a mandate for change. Chris will also provide insights into a transformational process that every printer can adopt to evaluate their unique operation and refocus scarce resources on the most important initiatives.

Chris Bondy is the Gannett Distinguished Professor at RIT’s School of Media Sciences and is co-author of the industry renowned book; Unsquaring The Wheel. Bondy has over three decades of industry experience in strategy, business development, product planning, process reengineering, workflow integration, and sales/direct marketing communications.

Chris is also Principal, Quest Consulting Solutions, LLC., a strategy development, workflow analysis, and research firm. He is an active idustry speaker/trainer, and expert witness, leading strategic consulting initiatves for solution providers and service providers around the globe.


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Keynote Presentation 2 – Digital Printing and Inkjet Trends & Opportunities


Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus, RIT presents:

Well known industry keynote speaker, Frank Romano will discuss the digital printing and inkjet trends and opportunities in the industry—some immediate and some that are developing.


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Keynote Presentation 3 – Leadership & Entrepreneurship Strategies for Smaller Firms 

Presented & Sponsored by Konica Minolta

Entrepreneurship is what drives owners to shoot for goals that may seem to be beyond their reach. Donald Rumball examines the key elements that determine successful entrepreneurship and will show you how to foster it among your staff so that you can meet those goals. Speaker   Donald Rumball, author, commentator and researcher

Rumball’s most recent book, Ambition, examines entrepreneurs and their interaction with big business and big finance. He has written three books on entrepreneurs, is the founder of Profit magazine and has served as Entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.


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