• James Stanley, Xpedx: From the Packaging Design Center to the Sign Shop
• Kenneth Miess, Victory Packaging: Implementation of ArtiosCAD Enterprise
• Ken Madsen, GSG: Accelerating Speed-to-Market with Studio
• James Traber and Bonnie McMaster-Bigum, Catalent Pharma Solutions: ArtiosCAD Illustrations on the Production Floor
• Abbe Evers and Michelle Rademacher, University of Wisconsin: Esko in Education: A Student’s Perspective
• Bobby Congdon, Clemson University: Strategies for Prepress Workflow Automation Education
• Pete Rivard, Dunwoody College of Technology: STEAM Power: Adding Art to Technical Education Using Esko Solutions
• Dr. Chip Tonkin, Clemson University: Flexography for Printed Electronics
“While I have been working with ArtiosCAD for several years, I have never had the opportunity to attend EskoWorld until this year. Esko was offering free registration to speakers who were willing to make interesting presentations about the things they do with Esko solutions. I was pleasantly surprised when I was chosen. I spoke about how we use ArtiosCAD on the production floor to create 3D drawings of how components and kits go together,” remarks Jim Traber, Packaging Engineer II, Clinical Supply Services, Catalent Pharma Solutions. “The open atmosphere during EskoWorld classes and presentations was great. The Roadmaps were particularly gratifying. I was able to suggest a feature our company has been eager to find in ArtiosCAD for quite a while. And, there’s a good shot that we might see it in a future release. Overall, the classes were very beneficial and I look forward to trying some of the advanced features first-hand.”
EskoWorld Partner Zone helps customers extend solutions
“We are a recent Esko partner and attended EskoWorld in the Partner Zone for the first time. We had the opportunity to be in front of many customers, and market test our augmented reality solution with Esko Studio and ArtiosCAD,” comments Mickaël Jordan, Augment Co-Founder & CMO. “We also participated in three break-out sessions, including two Roadmaps and a presentation, ‘Sharing in 3D’. The experience has been amazing. EskoWorld exceeded our expectations. The people who visited our booth were enthusiastic and we returned to the office with lots of business cards with many viable leads to follow up. We look forward to working with Esko more in the future.”
Repeating the success from last year’s EskoWorld, this year’s Partner Zone was staged in the same room as the general sessions as well as breakfasts and lunches. Attendees actively pursued Esko partners to ask questions about shared technologies during session breaks and meals. EskoWorld Partners included Augment, Cape Systems, CHILI Publish, DuPont, EFI, Enfocus, HP, MacDermid, Meta Communications, The Quick Brown Fox, Southern Lithoplate, Storaenso, Tesa, Western Computer and X-Rite.
“We wish to thank the Esko community for enthusiastically turning out in fantastic numbers to learn how to get the most out of their systems,” concludes Quinlan. “We've already started planning to make sure next year’s program is just as rewarding.”
Held annually in the United States, similar EskoWorld events are now being scheduled by Esko on a global basis. For 2013, events have been recently held in Gent, Belgium; Stuttgart, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Helsingborg, Sweden. Further editions of EskoWorld 2013 are scheduled in the United Kingdom, France, and other countries.
EskoWorld 2014 is planned for June 15-18 2014 at Walt Disney World, Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL.