Newton, MA (PRWEB) December 22, 2011
Lyra Research, the digital imaging authority (http://www.lyra.com), is excited to announce that The Imaging Channel (http://www.theimagingchannel.com) is the official media sponsor for the inaugural Lyra MPS Forum. The half-day event will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, from 12:30-5:00 p.m. at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. The event follows the 15th annual Lyra Imaging Symposium, which is scheduled for January 23-25, 2012, and complements the Symposium’s presentations and discussions.
“The Lyra Forum features new ways of looking at the MPS market and capitalizes on Lyra’s hard copy and MPS industry insight and analysis. Being the Forum’s media sponsor represented a great opportunity to further The Imaging Channel’s mission to leverage the knowledge of experts in the industry so that dealers and resellers have the best information and resources to grow their MPS programs and respond to the changing market dynamics,” said Patricia Ames, publisher, The Imaging Channel.
Hosted by Lyra President Charles LeCompte, the 2012 MPS Forum will join together Lyra’s leading managed print and hard copy industry analysts with MPS solution providers and end users to examine how to maximize engagements and find untapped opportunities. It will provide attendees with the chance to discover the tools necessary to clearly showcase the bottom-line savings delivered by MPS programs and the opportunity to learn how to set clear program expectations.
Forum highlights include an end-user case study from Joy Lipari, vice president, enterprise print services, Center of Excellence, US Global Document Outsourcing, Xerox Corporation, and a dealer case study from Tom Callinan, managing principal, Strategy Development. These presentations, along with a vendor strategy review, a “hot topics” panel, and a cautionary tale from Sharron Lawson, director, global OEM relations, PrintFleet, represent a new and different agenda in the MPS arena.
“We are pleased to have the support of one of the best media resources for the managed print industry. Lyra and The Imaging Channel are dedicated to furthering industry understanding, collaboration, and growth with respect to MPS. We are excited to be joining forces to present an event that is focused on delivering strategic insight on where MPS is headed and the wants and needs of end users and dealers, as well as fresh information on MPS marketing, services, and solutions,” said Robert Palmer, director of Lyra’s Managed Document Practice.
About The Imaging Channel
The Imaging Channel is an integrated resource vehicle for the print and imaging industry that brings together the leading market information, business concepts, strategies, and people in managed print. The Imaging Channel’s goal is to leverage the knowledge of experts and peers in the managed print industry, and by doing so provide a centralized organization where dealers and resellers can find the best information, partners, and products for their program.
The cost to attend the 2012 Lyra MPS Forum is $299. Special Lyra MPS Forum/Lyra Imaging Symposium combination packages are available. For more information and to register for the MPS Forum, please contact Sandy Tobin at 617-454-2612 or visit http://www.lyra.com/symposium and click on the 2012 Lyra MPS Forum tab.
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