With Konica Minolta in transition to the digital workplace at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Barcelona

| 30 October 2014

Digital business is blurring the lines between the digital and the physical worlds, disrupting all industries and redefining the role of IT. In this new era, people, businesses and things are connecting, transacting and even negotiating directly with one another. CIOs, business leaders and technology providers, who understand and harness digital technologies, will play a leading role in helping their organisations or government agencies succeed in this new environment. At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Barcelona from 9−13 November 2014, CIOs and senior IT executives will gain insights into how to realise, build and optimise digital opportunities, move digital business from theory to practice, and evolve their own IT leadership to become indispensable in the new digital business world. For the third time, Konica Minolta will be a sponsor for this year’s Market Place at the Symposium to touch base with IT experts. Alongside discussions on the latest developments regarding information management and business process automation, Konica Minolta will conduct an interactive Solution Provider Session to discuss needs and strategies with leading companies as well as outline in a Theatre Presentation how enterprises can optimise their global information management.

Langenhagen/Germany, 30th October 2014The interactive Solution Provider Session (SPS), a 45-minute panel discussion with high-profile industry speakers on 11 November 2014, will address the topic “In transition to the digital workplace – a new era for corporate IT” in rooms 133+134 from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m. During the session, Yuji Ichimura, General Manager ICT Service Business Operations, Konica Minolta, Inc., will discuss with Dr. Jörg Wallner, Director Innovation Management & Consulting, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank, as well as Stefan Winquist, CIO at Bech-Bruun, how we will be working tomorrow, and what the workplaces of the future will look like. The experts will focus on the emerging trends in the business world and discuss what CIOs and IT executives can do today to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.Also on 11 November, Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing Division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, will hold a 20-minute Theatre Presentation focusing on the exponentially growing information flood, no matter what the business or industry. Under the topic “Enterprise search – keep control of your document and information flow,” interested attendees will hear how enterprises can manage their information globally in a fragmented and decentralised environment without incurring extensive costs for the consolidation and integration. The presentation is scheduled in Theatre A from 12:25 to 12:45 p.m. Demonstrating its competencies as well as latest activities in information management, Konica Minolta will show ECM, collaboration and workflow automation solutions at its booth 04 located on the ITxpo showfloor in the outsourcing and IT services section.“Driving Digital Business”This year’s motto of the Gartner Symposium is “Driving Digital Business”. In line with that, Konica Minolta developed its storyline with the core message “In Transition to the Digital Workplace”. “We feel our attendance at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo perfectly matches Konica Minolta’s portfolio, which is why we decided to support the Market Place again in 2014”, Olaf Lorenz emphasises. “CIOs and senior IT executives are at the centre of the digital transformation, and we are happy to discuss our approach with this international audience of IT experts.”Konica Minolta Innovation Forum – “Innovation and the power of many”In addition to the Gartner Symposium, Konica Minolta will hold an exclusive client event on 12 November, the “Konica Minolta Innovation Forum” hosted by the European Business Innovation Centre (BIC). On this occasion, the workshop members have the opportunity to share experiences in current and near-future technology, learn about the next generation of workplace environments, interact with solutions and discuss key trends emerging into the marketplace. The Innovation Forum output will be a sketch of the shared ideas and group learning, using the latest collaborative approaches. The workshop is accompanied by high-profile external speakers and Senior Management of Konica Minolta, Inc.The Business Innovation Centres have been newly established by Konica Minolta in 2014 in each of the four key regional markets, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan, in order to develop new businesses and thus respond to regional customer needs and markets. One further BIC is planned in China. Under the motto “Innovation and the power of many,” the BICs put emphasis on co-innovation in a community of entrepreneurs, academics and clients to accelerate the realisation of a proof of concept or vision.Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.euTerms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.ContactSilke Zühlke
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5604