Advisory Board


Advisory Board Members

The 2017 Inkjet Summit will feature a range of industry experts discussing the trends and topics attendees need to help them make difficult decisions and deploy solutions.  The program will feature Conference Chair, Marco Boer, and several other industry thought leaders and experts.

Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies (Conference Chair)

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Marco Boer is recognized as a trusted consultant to the digital printing industry.   He has a reputation for being able to put complex information and concepts into a context that is easily understood by his audience.  With more than 22 years of experience in advising and guiding senior executives of Fortune 1000 and smaller innovative companies to successful business solutions in emerging digital printing markets, Mr. Boer has developed an extensive network of industry contacts in both the printing and investor community.

Mr. Boer is Vice President at I.T. Strategies where he focuses on product planning for graphics, transaction, and publishing printers and emerging industrial digital printing applications such as label printing, packaging printing, other non-document applications.  During his tenure in the industry he has concentrated on researching applications and sizing markets for ink jet and laser printing technology, and has been a proponent for the use of digital color printing in business and industrial applications.  Mr. Boer is an alumnus of the University of Maryland located in College Park, Maryland.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and international business.  Mr. Boer has lived and traveled extensively through Europe, and has spend more than 500 days in Japan during his career in the digital printing industry.

 

Elizabeth Gooding, President, Gooding Communications Group

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Elizabeth helps clients in highly regulated industries-and the service providers they depend on- to optimize the designs, processes and production technology used for multi-channel communications.  She conducts research on trends, technology and opportunities related to the marketing services value-chain and shares her experience through industry white papers, blogs and speaking engagements.  She is a recognized thought-leader in the optimization of transaction communications and hosts the Transpromo Professionals Network on LinkedIn (among other professional groups).  Having worked extensively over the past 20 years with the full spectrum of clients from print manufacturers and print service providers to in-plant printers and corporate print buyers she has a unique perspective on the application of technology to specific vertical industries and business development strategies that drive results.

Previously, Elizabeth was the President and CEO of Art Plus Technology, a top tier information design firm with the first Software-as-Services platform for customer communications.  Elizabeth has served as the managing editor for E.bill Magazine and TheDigitalNirvana.com and is a frequent speaker at events for industry associations such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Investment Company Institute, Insured Retirement Institute, Print Industry Association and Xplor as well as public vertical and print-industry events.

 

Barb A. Pellow, Group Leader, InfoTrends

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A digital printing and publishing pioneer and marketing expert, Barbara Pellow helps companies develop multi-media strategies that ride the information wave whether it is developing a strategy to launch a new product, building a strategic marketing plan or educating your sales force on how to deliver an effective value proposition.  In her role at InfoTrends, she brings the knowledge and skills to help companies expand and grow business opportunity.

Before joining InfoTrends, Pellow was the Chief Marketing Officer of Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, where she was responsible for all marketing activities for the division, including business strategy, marketing communications, public relations, marketing intelligence and advertising strategy. Prior to joining Kodak, Pellow was the Gannett chair in integrated publishing sciences in Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) School of Printing Management and Sciences (SPMS). As chair, Barb focused on the relationship between traditional paper-based media and emerging electronic new media. Previously, she served as Corporate Vice President of Marketing for IKON Office Solutions; Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Indigo; Vice President and General Manager for the Xerox Document Production Systems Group; and Director of the On Demand Printing and Publishing Service at CAP Ventures, an internationally known firm specializing in the digital document and print on demand industry.

 

Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO, Xplor International

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Skip is an exemplary leader in the digital print industry, a globally-respected marketing executive and a guest speaker at many worldwide events.   He has a proven track record of business transformation and strategic vision.   Mr. Henk has led Xplor International since April 2004 and is the major driver behind the organization's strategy for delivering education, knowledge sharing and professional development.   Prior to Xplor, Henk held a variety of marketing and management positions with companies such as Kodak, Scitex Digital Printing, Xerox and Delphax.  He was also a principal at a leading Service Bureau.

 

Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief, Printing Impressions

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Mark Michelson serves as editor-in-chief of Printing Impressions magazine, the most influential and widely read publication for commercial printers. He has served in that capacity since 1985. Michelson received the coveted Tom McMillan Award for graphic arts industry journalistic excellence in 2004 and is a 2005 NAPL Soderstrom Society inductee, among other honors. Printing Impressions has also received numerous APEX Awards for Publication Excellence over the years, and Michelson is responsible for establishing the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, the annual Printing Impressions 400 ranking of the top printers and the Gold Ink Awards printing contest.

 

Bob Neubauer, Editor, In-Plant Graphics

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Bob Neubauer is the editor and content director of In-plant Graphics, the only magazine in the world dedicated exclusively to in-plant managers. He has served as editor of the Philadelphia-based publication since October, 1994. Prior to that he was a managing editor at Printing Impressions magazine. Bob is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences, and has visited more than 140 in-plant operations to keep abreast of managers' concerns. Bob has planned and coordinated numerous conferences and seminars for in-plants and has given scores of presentations to in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia. He also coordinates In-Print, an annual printing contest for in-plants.

 

Charles Pesko, Strategic Advisor, nGage Events

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Mr. Pesko was the founder of InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industries.  InfoTrends is a worldwide organization with over 70 employees based in offices in Boston, London and Tokyo.  The company assists technology vendors, service providers, and corporations in improving their market position, understanding industry trends, identifying new business opportunities and assessing customer needs.  With more than 35 years of industry experience, Mr. Pesko's companies have provided research and consulting services for virtually every major player in the worldwide digital imaging and document solutions industries.  Mr. Pesko was the Founding Publisher of Print On Demand Business magazine, as well as the Founder and Chairman of ImagingWorld (now KM World) magazine.  He was also one of the Founders of the On Demand Digital Printing & Publishing Show and The Imaging Expo (now KM World) event.

Mr. Pesko's enterprises have been recognized four times among the fastest growing privately held companies in America by Inc. Magazine.  Mr. Pesko is a recognized authority in the electronic imaging markets and is a frequent speaker at major industry trade shows and conferences around the world, and is frequently quoted or published in industry trade magazines and leading business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Business Week.  Prior to founding InfoTrends, he was the president of BIS Strategic Decisions, a consulting and research company employing 350 people with offices in 12 countries.