January 2013

Transform 2013: Hardware and Supplies

Transform 2013 Conference Announces Track Dedicated to Hardware and Supplies, Featuring Content from Former Lyra Imaging Symposium

MIDWAY, KY, January, 2013—Photizo Group is announcing that its global MPS Conference, Transform, will now provide a complete educational view of the imaging industry. It will feature three separate tracks in 2013 to expand upon its past model, which was focused solely on MPS. One of the featured tracks will be Hardware and Supplies, which was the focus of the former Lyra Imaging Symposium. Transform Global 2013 will take place May 6-9, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ, at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.

Prior to Photizo’s acquisition of Lyra Research in 2012, the Lyra Imaging Symposium was held annually from 1998 to 2012, drawing between 175 and 250 attendees and numerous sponsors and exhibitors. Staying ahead of the hardware and supplies industry curve was the primary educational focus of the event. Photizo Group will now utilize Lyra Research’s recognized and proven expertise, providing hard-hitting, relevant hardware and supplies content to faithful former Symposium attendees. Several original features of the Lyra Imaging Symposium will be incorporated into Transform 2013, including topical roundtable discussions, vendor scorecards, and financial analyst speakers and panelists.

Former Lyra Imaging Symposium attendees will see some familiar faces presenting at Transform in May. Featured Photizo analysts include:

  • Larry Jamieson, director of the Hardware Advisory Service and Supplies Advisory Service, will present on how to survive a rapidly changing printer market;
  • Charles LeCompte, president and founder of Lyra Research and co-director of Photizo’s Digital Workflow Transformation Advisory Service, will present industry vendor scorecards; and
  • Ann Priede, vice president of services and publications, will present on today’s digital workflow pioneers.

Photizo Group acquired Lyra Research in January 2012, uniting the two market leaders, and creating the broadest, most comprehensive line of market intelligence and consulting services in the imaging industry to date.

Photizo Group is excited that the Transform Conference has expanded its range of presentation topics and promises to deliver the industry’s timeliest and most comprehensive premium education. Featured tracks will be Hardware and Supplies, Services, and Office of the Future/Digital Workflow Transformation. To view the full agenda, please visit global2013.photizogroup.com/agenda/ .


For more information on the Transform conference series, or to register, please contact Terri Crowley, Photizo’s director of conferences and events, at tcrowley@photizogroup.com


About Photizo Group
A leading transformation firm, Photizo Group assists clients in transforming their businesses from product-centric to services-centric companies. We provide clients with innovative and practical market intelligence, consulting, and education services based upon our deep industry insight and objective analysis. Photizo is a trusted advisor and provides clients, as well as the entire imaging market, with visionary guidance to help make successful business decisions.  www.photizogroup.com.


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