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The Key Point Podcast
13 minutes | 2 days ago
Why DTG Has Grown During COVID-19
Research Analyst Colin McMahon talks with Keypoint Intelligence’s Mike Bertini, Director of Textile & Direct to Garment/Fabric Printing, about recent placement data from 2020 and what it means to the DTG segment. The two discuss exactly how DTG has managed to find success and growth at a time when many other segments of the print industry are struggling to compete.
26 minutes | 9 days ago
Directions in Managed IT and the Cloud
Carl Schell of Keypoint Intelligence and Dale Stein, Co-Founder of the Technology Assurance Group, discuss how the pandemic brought the cloud and the remote workforce into sharp focus, where things stand today, and what IT solutions and technologies will become more important moving forward.
10 minutes | 16 days ago
Advanced Office Shares Digital Marketing Strategies
John Parker, Senior Digital Systems Specialist at Advanced Office in California, speaks with Keypoint Intelligence Consulting Editor Christine Dunne about ways his dealership is handling digital marketing and selling. Other topics discussed include document workflow software and being flexible with customers whose office landscapes have changed.
25 minutes | 23 days ago
Epson Europe and the Importance of Sustainability
Deborah Hawkins, Director of Keypoint Intelligence’s Office Group, talks with Henning Ohlsson, Director of Sustainability at Epson Europe, about why print companies must embrace sustainability in all its forms, as well as where the initiative is leading the industry as a whole and how Epson Europe has embraced the challenge.
14 minutes | a month ago
A Walk Through the Clouds
Keypoint Intelligence’s Lee Davis, Associate Director of Software/Scanners, talks to Jim Sutton, Product Manager at LRS, about the company’s flagship software solution CloudPrint as well as all the benefits of operating in the cloud.
19 minutes | a month ago
The 2021 Business Development Roadmap Podcast
Research Analyst Colin McMahon talks with Business Development Specialist Karen Kimmerer about how the COVID pandemic has impacted the world of business development. The two break down various areas, including the blending of physical and digital for trade shows, the increasing pace of technological change, and the potential opportunities to move the industry forward with new, diverse thought.
10 minutes | a month ago
EFI 2021: The Path Forward
Keypoint Intelligence’s Eric Zimmerman, Director of Wide Format Printing, sits down with Ken Hanulec, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at EFI, to talk about the reshaping of the wide format space caused by the pandemic. From analyzing industry trends to implementing new business practices to understanding the changing nature of customer demand, the strategy-focused discussion maps out the future of wide format printing.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
2021 Color Digital Labels & Packaging Roadmap
Marc Mascara, Director of Color Digital Labels & Packaging at Keypoint Intelligence, is joined by Ryan McAbee, Director of Production Workflow Software, to discuss the trends and innovations that will shape packaging and consumer retail through print and digital communication channels.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
How European PSPs Will Succeed Post-Pandemic
Keypoint Intelligence’s Ryan McAbee, Director of Production Workflow, dissects the economic impact of COVID-19 in Europe and details the reasons why digital transformation, the increasing automation, and the pursuit of new applications will fuel growth for print service providers.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Connecting the Printing Industry With the Zaikio Platform
Director Ryan McAbee speaks with Christian Weyer, Managing Director of Technology, and Matthias Prinz, the Managing Director of User Experience, on Zaikio’s launch of their procurement platform and goal of becoming the go-to connectivity for the printing industry like Amazon Web Services is for cloud computing. True to their mission, Zaikio wants to “democratise the printing industry.” The print procurement platform connects suppliers and print shops, through their print MIS solution or Zaikio’s web app, to make purchasing faster and more accurate. The instant connection to suppliers means print service providers can reduce costs, empower staff to focus on customers, improve accuracy of costs, and focus on the business of printing. Visit Zaikio.com to learn more and sign up for your free account. Watch a demonstration of the procurement platform from the FuturePrint Virtual Conference (overview starts at 21:40 and demonstration starts at 39:30).
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Packaging Converters find Cloud Freedom with Esko
Director Ryan McAbee speaks with Jan De Roeck, Director of Marketing, and Paul Land, Product Manager of Workflow Automation and Collaboration Products, on Esko’s acceleration into cloud-based software solutions for the packaging value chain. Learn how Esko solutions can provide Cloud Freedom in the packaging ecosystem by freeing data, empowering remote and hybrid workers, and reducing operational costs, while increasing flexibility and collaboration. Esko has built up many years of expertise in cloud computing and continues to push the boundaries with the upcoming release of its workflow solution, Automation Engine SaaS. Download the eBook Cloud Freedom to learn more about the Esko Cloud and the possibilities for your packaging operation!
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Customer Communications Trends and Roadmap for 2021
Join Marc Mascara, Director of Keypoint Intelligence’s Customer Communications Advisory Service, along with Ryan McAbee, Director of Production Software, as they explore the trends and innovations that are slated to shape consumer engagement through print and digital communication channels.
11 minutes | 3 months ago
Getting to Know the Scanner Award Winners
Keypoint Intelligence’s Anne Valaitis, Associate Director of Solutions, Capture & Scanning Services, speaks with Associate Director of Software/Scanners Lee Davis about the recent BLI Scanner Award winners, including for Line of the Year.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
2021 ODS Roadmap
Research Analyst Colin McMahon asks On Demand Print Strategies Director German Sacristan about everything guiding digital printing in the production space in 2021. The two also break down the impact of COVID-19 and discuss how it has already shaped the market, as well as how it will likely guide it in the coming months.
9 minutes | 3 months ago
Determining the A4 Pick Winners with Keypoint Intelligence
Office Group Director Deborah Hawkins talks with Associate Director Kaitlin Shaw about Keypoint Intelligence’s process when choosing winners in the A4 category of print hardware. The two highlight winners, as well as give insight into the future direction of machines in this category.
12 minutes | 4 months ago
The 2021 Wide Format Printing Roadmap
Research Analyst Colin McMahon and Wide Format Advisory Service Director Eric Zimmerman discuss how 2020 hit the wide format printing segment, as well as what trends are shaping up to guide the space as the year unfolds.
13 minutes | 4 months ago
Reviewing Our A3 Award Winners
Office Group Director Deborah Hawkins chats with Associate Director George Mikolay on Keypoint Intelligence’s process when it comes to testing print devices and determining award winners. This podcast focuses primarily on our A3 category breakdowns.
16 minutes | 4 months ago
The Textile, DTG, and Direct to Fabric 2021 Roadmap
Research analyst Colin McMahon interviews Textile, DTG, and Direct to Fabric Print Strategies Director Mike Bertini on the latest trends hitting the functional print space. The two also discuss COVID-19’s impact in 2020, and what recovery is going to look like going forward.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Looking at 2021 with CEO Mack Brothers
Research Analyst Colin McMahon and Keypoint Intelligence CEO Mack Brothers kick off 2021 by giving an inside peek into the leadership of our company. Mack breaks down what drew him to Keypoint Intelligence, as well as the organization’s response to COVID-19, and what he hopes to see happen in 2021.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Road Map: Production Workflow Solutions in 2021
Research Analyst Colin McMahon asks Director of Production Workflow Services Ryan McAbee about what he sees as the year of virtual enablement. The two discuss automation trends, including the shift from isolated platforms to cohesive software ecosystems. This podcast previews Keypoint Intelligence’s upcoming Production Workflow Road Map analysis.
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