PDF Day program for December 11 in New York City

PDF Association staff // October 1, 2014


PDF Day is 18 short, fast-paced educational sessions designed to convey non-commercial information meeting the interests and concerns of IT executives. Download the program as a PDF/UA and PDF/A-conforming document, or see the table below.

Educational session videos and "4 minutes with a PDF vendor" videos are now posted on YouTube.

More information about the event is available at de5.pdfa.org/nyc.

PDF Day - Thursday, December 11, 2014

8:00Registration opens
9:00Introduction: What is PDF, who owns it and why does it matter?
Duff Johnson (PDF Association), Leonard Rosenthol (Adobe Systems)
9:40ECM and Dark Data
Peter Duff (Adlib Software)
70% of content is Dark Data. Turn on the light to improve compliance, cut storage, and leverage this asset
10:10Coffee break
Track ATrack B
10:30Optimizing transactional output with PDF workflows
Drew Sprague (Solimar Systems)
How PDF is improving personalized customer communications in financial services
The real state of document productivity
Sam Thorpe (Nitro)
Results from a grass-roots survey of document productivity in the workplace
11:10How standards drive business
Bruno Lowagie (iText Software)
They sound dry, but software standards are instrumental in enabling new business models
Collaborating with PDF
James Borthwick (PDFTron)
What’s holding back the document management industry from using PDF more, and what comes next.
11:40Avoiding pitfalls in transaction documents
Mark Mansoor (ClosingBinders.com)
Ensure transaction closings aren’t marred by delivery of imperfect or corrupt PDFs
PDF/A-3: Practical and powerful
Dietrich von Seggern (callas software)
How PDF/A-3 differs from PDF/A-1 and 2; making the most of archives with attachments
13:00Content extraction from PDF
Matt Kuznicki (Datalogics)
What can you learn from the guts of a PDF file, how to get it and what you need to know
Making document communications accessible
David van Driessche (Four Pees) & Dietrich von Seggern (callas software)
How PDF/UA is useful in meeting other accessibility standards, and a survey of available technologies
13:40I sign therefore I am
Tim Sullivan (ActivePDF)
Electronic signatures vs. digital signatures and understanding identity repudiation
PDF/UA vs. HTML as an accessibility strategy
Wendy Lockyer (Accessibil-T)
Why PDF/UA is the best strategic option for cost-effective implementation of document accessibility requirements
14.20Common criteria for redaction tools
Mark Gavin (Appligent)
What the Common Criteria Protection Profile for Redaction Tools will mean for document redaction
PDF/UA as a means to ADA compliance
Jeff Williams & Shannon Kelly (Actuate)
How PDF/UA delivers ADA compliance for electronic documents
14:50Coffee break
15:104 minutes with a PDF vendor - Commercial Session
Moderated by Duff Johnson (PDF Association)
15:50The best possible electronic document format
Panel discussion*
16:50Closing remarks

* - Panelists include:

Program Committee

The following contributed their own time and that of their respective companies to developing and organizing PDF Day.

  • Sean Zinsmeister, Nitro | Senior Marketing Manager
  • Duff Johnson, PDF Association | Executive Director
  • Ivan Nincic, PDFTron | CTO
  • Matthew Kuznicki, Datalogics | CTO*
  • Peter Duff, Adlib Software | CEO*

* - A member of the PDF Association's Board of Directors


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The PDF Association is the meeting-place of the PDF industry. The staff of the PDF Association are dedicated to delivering the information, services and value the members have come to expect. Staff members of the PDF Association include: Duff Johnson (Chief Executive Officer) Thomas Zellmann (PDF Evangelist) Matthias Wagner (Operations Director) Alexandra Oettler (Editor) Nicole Gauger (Editor)


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