Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, concluded its One Canon Event, held March 7-9 in Boca Raton, Florida. The occasion commemorated the Company’s Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) for its steady progress since the launch of the One Canon business strategy last August. At this invite-only event, industry analysts and journalists had the opportunity to fully engage with executive leaders, customers, partners, and hear new product news as well as all the latest Canon print technology and solutions.
Over 45 esteemed industry analysts and reporters from around the country gathered for an exclusive opportunity to learn more about how the Canon family of companies is working together to ensure customers and partners have access to all of Canon’s business-to-business offerings. Key executives informed guests on the impact the initiative is having on the company as a whole, as well as providing a deeper look into each of the business units represented within the company. In addition, a dynamic solutions showcase gave guests an exclusive, all-access look into the scope of print and workflow solutions that Canon has to offer.
“Last year’s announcement of the One Canon strategy marked a significant turning point for the company with a promise of delivering more integrated solutions offerings based on three pillars: innovation, possibility and smart solutions,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president at Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our goal for this event was now to demonstrate our commitment to uphold this promise. I hope the event provided our guests with an update on how the One Canon approach is already providing benefits to our customers and dealer partners.”
During the three-day event, guests attended a series of presentations divided into the areas of Production Print, Large Format, and Enterprise Solutions, along with dealer relations. While informing attendees about the different business units and their functions within the company, executive leaders had a chance to share their success stories through the voice of the customers and the partners they serve.
Representatives from the University of Notre Dame, Bacompt, and Bird Marella all joined the conversation by participating in a series of Q & A style interviews where they had the opportunity to share their view on the Canon approach from a customer perspective. In addition, Canon reiterated the company’s commitment to establishing strong partnerships with independent dealers by inviting high-profile Canon dealer Jerry Blaine from DEX imaging and his customer Howard Zimmerman from Architects, P.C. to speak alongside BISG Senior Vice President, Mason Olds.
“We sincerely appreciate the fact that Canon chose to include us in this event and cannot wait for another year of success thanks to their continued support,” said Jerry Blaine, founder, president, and CEO of LDI.
To heighten the excitement put in place by the inspiring customer testimonials and executive presentations, guests were welcomed to the highly awaited product pavilion and solutions showcase. This display generated great excitement as guests took part in educational group presentations and demonstrations from each of the business units. Canon executive leaders, expert print technicians and partners including Box and mxHERO were made available to further engage in in-depth conversations with the press and analyst community, while some of the company’s most anticipated and impactful products of the year were showcased simultaneously.
While all guests were motivated to be a part of the solutions showcase interactive experience, press and analysts from the wide format sector were especially excited for the world-wide launch of the Océ Colorado 1640 build on Canon’s new UVgel technology. It was a noteworthy moment when the guests gathered around the stage to learn more about the product that is poised to revolutionize the wide format arena. The new technology will be at the core of an upcoming family of roll-to-roll printers that will help print service provider’s increase their print production efficiency, while lowering their operating costs, enabling them to profitably grow their business.
Also making its debut at the solutions case was the new varioPRINT 140 Series, plus new imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS models to help meet the diverse needs of businesses.