“US DUO offered a forum that was beneficial to users as well as, I suspect, Dalim Software, by informing the attendees where Dalim Software products are heading and offering an opportunity for users to offer ideas for future product enhancement,” comments Spiegler. “The sessions were intriguing—in particular the presentation about video workflows by John Putterbaugh and the session by Dalim Software’s Jacques Thiebauld, who demonstrated how ES could be used as a digital asset management system. I also found it interesting to make connections with users and the speakers.”
The venue of Washington DC provided guests a wonderful opportunity to visit the historical Old Ebbitt Grill and take an evening walking and riding tour of a number of historical sights.
Preceding US DUO, EuroDUO was held March 20-22 at the Barbican in London. Attendees from throughout Europe met to share ideas, network with old and new friends, and discuss technology issues of mutual interest. Content followed roughly the same agenda as US DUO, including a presentation from Bob Sacks. However, two case stories were of more local interest, including ‘How did McKenzie Clark & ES contribute to the 2012 Olympics’ Success’, and a ‘Findel Education Resources case study’.
“This is a challenging time for both print service providers as well as content originators like publishers and ad agencies. They are sorting out how to effectively and efficiently reach their audiences,” explains Carol Werlé. “Our conversations with US and EuroDUO attendees showed that while there are many challenges, Dalim Software can offer of forward path of services that complement print—like web-based e-Pubs and video workflow. We look forward to showing them an even more concrete roadmap next year.”