Adobe’s James King among Seybold SF 2004 keynotes

MediaLive International, Inc. has announced its lineup of keynote speakers at Seybold® San Francisco 2004, which will take place August 16-19 at Moscone West.

‘As Seybold SF is the definitive event for content creation and publishing professionals, it’s fitting that the top innovators and educators in the field are joining us to address the needs of the print and publishing industry,’ said James M. Smith, VP and GM of Seybold Seminars, Publications & Consulting.

Keynote addresses, conference tracks and tutorials feature industry experts who will provide knowledge and information in the areas of Web publishing, print publishing, PDF, XML, platforms, color and digital imaging and advanced media.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Mary Lee Schneider, President, Premedia Technologies Solutions, R.R. Donnelley & Sons

    Mary Lee Schneider is President of the Premedia Technologies Group at RR Donnelley and will be speaking on the topic of ‘Partnering in the New Millennium: Using the Electronic Workflow to Drive the Brand’ on Monday, August 16. RR Donnelley’s Premedia Technologies group is one of the world’s largest providers of digital photography, prepress, color management, and digital asset management services to retailers, catalogers, publishers, and corporations, with 33 locations worldwide. While with Donnelley, Schneider has also held positions of Senior Vice President, Technology, Director of Marketing and Product Manager.

  • Kim Graven-Nielsen, CEO, Esko-Graphics

    On Tuesday, August 17, Graven-Nielsen, CEO of Esko-Graphics, will focus on the major trends in the packaging printing and converting industry, also surveying the whole packaging supply chain to cover such issues as drivers and changes in the packaging materials supply chain, increasing needs for cross-function collaboration between supply chain partners, final arrival of PDF as the desired format for graphic data interchange, inroads of JDF into packaging workflows and the increasing use of structural CAD and 3D modeling in package design.

  • James C. King, Principal Scientist, Adobe Systems

    Dr. King, a Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems, will address ‘Getting Organized Beyond the Desktop’ on Wednesday, August 18. King is one of the people responsible for the vision, architecture, design, prototyping, and ultimate development of new products and new features for existing Adobe products. Jim King joined Adobe in 1988 and until 1996, was the Senior Director of Adobe’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG). He is now a member of ATG within the Adobe Office of Technology and is focusing on strategic technical issues. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE Computer Society, and President of the IS&T (Society for Imaging Sciences and Technology). He is the inventor of many patents and is well known for his ability to explain Adobe’s technology simply and clearly.

Among additional participating faculty are the following:

  • David Blatner, Author,

  • David Biedny, Principal, dBFX

  • Justine Covault, Director of Enterprise Content Systems, Harvard Business School Publishing

  • John Dunn, Strategic Sourcing Initiative Project Director and Marketing Production Group Manager, Microsoft

  • Kim Komenich, Photographer, San Francisco Chronicle

  • Linda Manes-Goodwin, Principal, Manes-Goodwin Associates

  • Dennis McGuire, President & CEO, Managing Editor, Inc.

  • Bert Monroy, Artist/Author

  • Katherine Parker, Principal, Digital Media Solutions Strategy

  • Avi Rappoport, Consultant

  • Liz Reisch, Business Systems Analyst, Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Jennifer Rigby, Executive Producer: Content Management, BBC New Media & Technology

  • Frank Romano, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Bill Rosenblatt, President and CEO, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

  • Debbie Slater, Project Manager, Procter & Gamble

  • Bill Trippe, President, New Millenium Publishing

  • Kin Wah Lam, Director of Digital Development, Time Inc.

All keynotes are open to Pavilion and Conference attendees. Additional information on keynotes and faculty is available online.

Seybold Seminars is still accepting speaker proposals for SSF 2004. Professionals from the print and Web publishing industry and executives from the business communications industry interested in sharing best practices are invited to submit speaking proposals. For inquiries regarding speaking opportunities, contact Ben Stricker at

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