6Sight Future of Imaging Conference to Showcase the Top Imaging Analyst Firms

March 13, 2010

Anaheim, Calif. – A must-see on-stage participation of major imaging analyst firms in one event – contrasting and comparing varying opinions on the future of imaging – will be offered during the popular “Analyst View” session at the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference, Nov. 15-17, 2010, at the Sainte Claire Hotel, San Jose, Calif. The venue for this popular executive conference has been moved to San Jose to be more accessible for imaging and technology leaders throughout the United States and around the world.

The session is moderated by InfoTrends founder and Consumer Electronics reporter Kristy Holch, with top industry analysts from Future Image Inc., Gfk Retail and Technology, IDC, InfoTrends, Jon Peddie Research, Lyra Research Inc., The NPD Group, Photo Imaging News, and PMA comparing and contrasting views and predictions. In addition, analysts will participate in a special briefing session on Nov. 15 for mass merchant buyers and key industry executives.

The 6Sight conference brings together technologists, marketers, futurists, artists, industry and financial analysts, educators, high-volume users, and members of the media to preview breakthrough technologies; forecast innovative uses; and spark new ideas and alliances to benefit current and potential customers, participating companies, and the imaging industry as a whole.
   Also, these top imaging analysts will provide discussions with conference attendees in the 6Sight Tech Fair during the conference.

“We are thrilled to have all the leading imaging industry analysts come together at 6Sight to discuss their views with our attendees,” says Joe Byrd, 6Sight cofounder and president. “The participation of these competing firms speaks to the central place 6Sight has achieved in the imaging industry. This year, we continue to offer attendees one-on-one discussion time with these leading analysts in our Tech Fair, as well as the opportunity to compare and contrast the data from these industry experts – all at one event.”

“The 6Sight Analyst Panel is an annual high point,” said Holch. “Only 6Sight gathers such a powerhouse of market experts together on one stage to have at it! With their fresh market data, insider knowledge, and analytical thinking, they know where the market is going and are eager to share their knowledge. Be aware, whether the analysts are in agreement on issues or debate them, this session will throw out incisive nuggets that may cause you to rethink your strategy.”

“The 6Sight Analyst Panel at the conference has become a research and information platform, with leading executives from the world’s research companies taking part,” says Marion Knoche, global director of GfK Retail and Technology. “The conference provides a great combination of networking, learning about the latest developments and trends in the industry, and discussing a variety of research opinions.”

“NPD is pleased to participate with industry leaders to explore the opportunities presented by the future of imaging,” says Liz Cutting, director and senior imaging analyst, The NPD Group. “We have found 6Sight to be a great place to meet new up-and-coming companies that present exciting new technologies, as well as industry-leading companies that have new and compelling stories to tell. The 6Sight conference is a valuable event for analysts and clients alike.”

“The 6Sight conference is the perfect forum to learn of new technologies and see the future,” says Ron Glaz, program director of IDC. “Note that as HD video converges into an assortment of image capture devices, there are many questions regarding user workflows and new technologies that will enable coexisting of still and video imagery.”

“The 6Sight conference is an excellent forum to learn about new and exciting technology developments in the digital imaging space,” says Ed Lee, group director, worldwide consumer imaging services, InfoTrends. “InfoTrends is pleased to participate in the 6Sight conference again and looks forward to sharing additional market insights.”

“6Sight continues to be on the cutting edge of the photo imaging industry, where future technologies come face-to-face with business realities,” says Steve Hoffenberg, director of consumer imaging research, Lyra Research Inc. “Lyra is again pleased to take part in such a collaborative event.”

“We have attended the 6Sight conference since its beginning, providing valuable reviews for our readers,” says Don Franz, group publisher of Photo Imaging News. “It brings together photo imaging industry visionaries from around the world to discuss developments that will have an impact on outputting and sharing images in the future. It also provides an opportunity to exchange views with industry leaders who are pioneering changes in the ways we use and output images.”

“Jon Peddie Research is excited to participate in the 6Sight conference this year,” says Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. “It’s a focused event that gives attendees and participants a chance to look forward at the future of imaging with an emphasis on practical application. It’s a setting where interesting ideas are explored and inspired.”

“The 6Sight conference has become the annual destination for imaging executive networking and information sharing,” says Gary Pageau, publisher, content development and strategic initiatives, PMA. “I’m looking forward to providing the latest PMA marketing research information with vendors and service providers to grow the industry.”

About the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference

The 6Sight® Future of Imaging Conference is an annual executive gathering focused on the transformative impact of imaging technology and visual communication on every facet of society – businesses, homes, and communities. Technologists, marketers, futurists, artists, industry and financial analysts, educators, high-volume users, and members of the media come together at the conference to preview breakthrough technologies; forecast innovative uses; and spark new ideas and alliances that benefit current and potential customers, participating companies, and the imaging industry as a whole. The program emphasizes interactivity, rich media presentations, and high-level connections among participants. The 6Sight Conferences LLC is a joint venture between Future Image Inc., an independent center of expertise on imaging technology, and the Association of Imaging Executives® (AIE®), a PMA® member association of photo imaging leaders who shape the strategic growth of the global imaging industry.

Major PMA events coming soon:

PMA Australia 2010 Digital Life Expo (formerly PMA Australia 2010 Imaging Technology Show), June 3-6, 2010, Melbourne, Australia

For more information on PMA events, visit the PMA home page.

About PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations

As a professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to members in 100-plus countries is part of an 85-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a not-for-profit organization, any success PMA achieves in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, providing the means to continually develop services and activities for members.

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