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6Sight Conference Program Announced

The top imaging minds in the world return to Monterey, Calif. for the seventh successive year to participate in the 6Sight® Future of Imaging conference, eager to explore the opportunities and challenges the future of imaging holds in store for their businesses.

Thursday, November 8 – DIGITAL EYE

State of the art technologies are being developed to capture and store data that faithfully reproduces our experience of vision – ultra-high image quality, motion, depth and more.

Opening Keynote:

John Loiacono

Sr. Vice President, Adobe Creative Solutions Business Unit Loiacono is responsible for the development, delivery and marketing of Adobe's entire creative software portfolio, including flagship brands such as the Adobe® Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe InDesign®, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Macromedia Flash® and Macromedia Dreamweaver®.

“The photography industry has undergone the biggest transformation in history and the reality is it’s not over yet. Our continued success relies on the ability for companies to innovate, take risks with technology and seek out new opportunities for growth. It’s exciting to be a part of the 6Sight conference that unites the industry’s best leaders and provides a forum for discussion around how we can all push the limits of the digital image.”

– John Loiacono, Sr. Vice President, Adobe Creative Solutions Business Unit

Mid-Morning Cluster:

Resolution, Dynamic Range and Sensitivity – What developments should we expect in the next few years with respect to the three key measures of digital image capture?

■ Demonstrations of leading edge technologies, expert user perspectives and multi-disciplinary panel discussion. Speakers include Mikkel Aaland, Photographer and Author; Bill Crow, Principal Program Manager, HD Photo, Microsoft Corporation; Liz Cutting, Industry Analyst, The NPD Group; Mike McNamara, Executive Technology Editor, Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine; David Pedersen, Vice President Corporate Marketing, Zoran; and others to be announced.

Mid-Afternoon Cluster: Visual Recollection – What is the status of technologies that will automatically annotate our images with information about who is in them and where they were taken?

■ The Human Face: We’ll examine leading edge technologies to detect and analyze faces. Speakers will include: Marian Stewart Bartlett, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD and co-director of the Machine Perception Lab; Alexandru Drimbarean, Imaging Research Manager, FotoNation; Ariel Shamir, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer at the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel and Visiting Scientist, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories; and Eric Zarakov, Vice President, Marketing, FotoNation

■ Location, Location, Location: The emerging infrastructure of location-based image services and how customer images will integrate with it. A panel discussion led by Paul Worthington, Senior Analyst with Future Image and author of the recent research study “Location-Aware Images.”

Late Afternoon Showcase:

Bruno Berge, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Varioptic

Late Afternoon:

Financial Panel Discussion

Mark Kalow, Managing Director with Soquel Group, will reprise his annual session in which a panel of influential financers discusses the revenue and profit potential of the technologies presented earlier in the day.

Friday, November 9 – VISUAL VOICE

What are the implications of the explosive worldwide mainstreaming of image capture and communication, driven by miniaturization, decreasing costs and communication networks?

Opening Keynote:

Philippe Kahn, CEO, Fullpower Technologies, Inc.

Known to many as “the father of the camera-phone,” Mr. Kahn presents the day’s opening Keynote Address entitled “Three Billion Camera-Phones Later: The Instant Visual Revolution.” One of the true creative geniuses of software technology, the founder of Borland, Starfish Software, LightSurf Technologies and his newest company – Fullpower – Kahn has been lauded by industry leaders and countless publications for his visionary strategy, technology innovation and his ability to drive an entrepreneurial culture. Kahn is considered one of the most innovative and dynamic leaders in the imaging and wireless businesses. You can’t miss what he has to say at 6Sight®.

Mid-Morning Roundtable:

Analyst Roundtable

What is the #1 imaging opportunity and/or challenge in the imaging industry between today and 2010?

Moderated by Kristy Holch, founder of InfoTrends and independent writer. Analysts: Ron Glaz, Sr. Research Analyst, Digital Cameras and Scanners, International Data Corp; Steve Hoffenberg, Director, Consumer Imaging Research, Lyra Research Inc.; Marion Knoche, Global Manager, GfK Marketing Services; Ed Lee, Director of the U.S. Consumer Services and Director for the Digital Photography Trends Services, InfoTrends; Gary Pageau, Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives, PMA; and Paul Worthington, Senior Analyst, Future Image.

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