The Future of Output Management: Identifying Opportunities in Challenging Times
Rory Staunton, Strategy Partners
This presentation outlines the key issues facing buyers and users of document and output management technologies and services, and addresses the following key issues:
- What are the key European market trends in the next year, and how can they be exploited?
- What is the impact of the financial recession and changing business priorities on the European document and output management industry?
- What opportunities and challenges are emerging for users and vendors?
- Technically, where is the industry heading and what are the latest new product features, software functionality and services issues?
- Operationally, what do next-generation document and output systems look like, and how can they be made easier to buy and operate?
Rory Staunton is Managing Partner of Strategy Partners' London arm. He has extensive experience in providing advisory services to major European and North American pharmaceutical, finance and utility companies and government agencies concerning the exploitation of information technologies.
Previously, as Research Director at Gartner Group Europe, Rory was responsible for establishing Gartner's Integrated Document and Output Management (IDOM) service in Europe. He had world-wide responsibility for research into the business impact of document technologies and technical document management systems. Before that Rory was Information Systems Manager at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) where he was responsible for generating IT strategy, performing cost/benefit analyses, and implementing image processing and document production systems. His responsibilities at ICI included formulating the office systems strategy and defining IT infrastructure standards, managing a technical computing and telecommunications service and implementing process-safety and environmental systems in the Engineering, R&D and Pharmaceutical businesses.
He is a fellow and member of the board of the International Information Management Congress (IMC), a not-for-profit industry grouping, and a visiting lecturer at the Postgraduate School at the University of Kingston's Department of Information Technology. He has an Honours degree in Engineering from the University of Liverpool, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Techniques from Heriot Watt University.