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Aug 31, 2010 12:00 AM
The Chicago-based HP users group, Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) announces a new event offering designed to “dramatically alter the landscape of the vendor/printer relationship in the digital print industry.” The 2011 Dscoop Partner Summit, Feb. 18-20 in Orlando, FL, will connect Dscoop Partners with HP and Dscoop members. Dscoop will host the three-day summit concurrent with Dscoop6, the organization’s sixth annual conference.
“The industry is changing quickly with new requirements constantly being placed on print service providers,” says Jan Riecher, vice president and GM, Americas Graphics Solutions Business, HP Imaging and Printing Group. “Not only is Dscoop ahead of the curve, but they’re making the curve by creating opportunities for HP to work with more than 90 Dscoop Partners to change the face of the industry and enact the vision of a new roadmap for HP Graphic Arts users.”
At the Dscoop Partner Summit, select-level Dscoop Partners can attend a briefing by HP executives and Research and Development Lab sessions, gaining unique insight to HP strategy and product development updates. Together, these groups will discuss the future of technology in the industry.
“Dscoop’s mission from the beginning has always been to provide a collaborate community for everyone involved with HP Graphic Arts products,” says Eric Hawkinson, executive director, Dscoop. “By delivering on the first-ever Partner Summit, Dscoop will bring our manufacturer and Partners together to assist in driving the direction of the industry. Through this process of inclusion, we continue to expand our leadership position within our community and deliver value to our membership.”
In addition, Dscoop will work with both Partners and HP to educate them on how to provide relevant Dscoop information to their customer base, which can help them drive greater value during their sales meetings with customers.
The 2011 Dscoop Partner Program officially launches Nov. 1, 2010. Last year, 90 Dscoop Partners exhibited at the annual conference and took advantage of year-round benefits offered through the Partner Program. Dscoop has seen a high renewal rate and expects to surpass 90 Partners this fall.