IT Strategies Executive Conference

Tuesday 26th January, 2016

Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

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¥60,000 / $500 per person
¥50,000 / $420 for each additional person from same company

Conference Theme:

Japanese Digital Printing Industry - A Window to Renewal is Opening!

Office revenue decline is accelerating, and the emerging industrial and production digital markets are in creative flux poised to gain scale. They need new technology and an aggressive, creative and outgoing participation by the Japanese Digital Print Industry. A 5-year window is opening. This year’s conference is a plea and a notice to Japanese industry to seize the initiative and not wait for others to do it.

Conference Programme

09:30 Registration & welcome coffee

10:30 Keynote presentation: Change or Fade – a 5 year Window is Opening
Marco Boer, Vice-President, IT Strategies

11:15 Insight into new technological developments from recent patents
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources Ltd

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00 A Perspective on Hewlett-Packard’s Printing Business as an indicator for the Future of the Digital Print Business
Marco Boer, Vice-President, IT Strategies

13:45 Early but limited rise of production & industrial markets: a statistical and qualitative analysis. The Next 5 Years is Japan’s Opportunity to Set The Agenda
Mark Hanley, President, IT Strategies

14:30 Inks & single-pass: real technology saviors? – The difficult reality. Please Help Us, Japanese Industry!
Mark Hanley, President, IT Strategies

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45 DRUPA 2016: The Modest But Important Reality – Plenty of Room for Improvement, Plenty of Opportunity for Japanese Industry
Marco Boer, Vice-President, IT Strategies

16:45 An Agenda for Japanese Vendors to Change Direction
Mark Hanley, Marco Boer & Akiyoshi Ohno, Konica Minolta

17:30 Sponsor presentations

18:00 Networking reception
Lifetime Industry Award to Akiyoshi Ono

Conference Speakers


Marco Boer, Vice-President
IT Strategies, Hanover, MA, USA

Mark Hanley, President
IT Strategies, Hanover, MA, USA

Mike Willis, Managing Director
Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, UK


The IT Strategies Executive Conference is a wholly-owned product of IT Strategies Inc., Hanover, MA, USA.