World’s Leading PDF Technology Experts descend on Sydney for PDF Day Australia

22nd November 2016, 10:20am
Time to get your PDF hat on, November 25 2016 will mark PDF Day Australia, the first time this global event has travelled downunder.
 
PDF Day Australia is designed to help CIOs, document management experts and electronic content policy-makers come to grips with ISO-standardised PDF technology.
 
With special focus on archiving and accessibility, PDF Day Australia is an opportunity for those in the Asia/Pacific region to engage with the world’s leading PDF technology experts.
 
Hosted by ISO 32000 committee co-chairman Peter Wyatt R&D General Manager at Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) and Matt Kuznicki, Chairman of the PDF Association, this day will look at the strategic perspective on what PDF is, where it’s going and how organisations can better leverage the technology to solve business problems. PDF technology is one of the most commonplace office technologies of the 21st century. From large invoicing systems to individual authors, users create, share, read, convert, file and process hundreds of millions of PDF documents worldwide. The PDF Association is the only organisation dedicated to promoting awareness and adoption of ISO-standardised PDF technology in a vendor neutral manner.
 
Canon’s Peter Wyatt said through both standards activities and its technology developers, Australia provides global leadership in document management theory, policy and practice.

“PDF Day events are known in Europe and North America for their educational, informative and best practice content, so it’s a pleasure on behalf of CiSRA to be able to welcome these international experts to Sydney for Australia’s benefit.”

Peter Wyatt, R&D General Manager, Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA)
PDF Day events occur annually in Europe and alternate with PDF Technical Conference events in North America. Founded in 2006, the PDF Association has been staging events providing education and promotion of PDF technology since 2008.
 
“This is the first PDF technology event in Australia,” said Matt Kuznicki, PDF Association Chairman of the Board. “Since we have five days of ISO meetings the following week we decided to take advantage of the fact that these experts were gathering in Sydney to provide an opportunity for interaction with Australian policy-makers, managers and developers, and to provide some insight into the world of ISO standardised PDF technology,” Kuznicki said.
 
PDF Day Australia will provide practical, actionable information for CIOs, CTOs, regulators, ICT leaders, archivists and accessibility experts. There are strictly no sales pitches allowed at the event, all content has been reviewed and approved by the PDF Association’s Program Committee for quality and appropriateness.
 
PDF Day Australia will be held on Friday November 25 from 8:45 am until 5:00 pm and media are welcome. Tickets are first-come-first-served, and cost $50. Additional information, including a link to registration, may be found at https://www.pdfa.org/event/pdf-day-australia/ 
 
About the PDF Association
First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organisation promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology. The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.
 
The management board includes industry leaders from Adlib Information Systems Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, Datalogics Inc., DocuSign Inc., Foxit Europe GmbH, intarsys consulting GmbH, levigo solutions GmbH, Nitro Software Inc. und Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ). The association’s chairman is Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Datalogics Inc. The Executive Director is Duff Johnson, independent consultant and ISO Project Leader of ISO 32000 and ISO 14289.
 
About Peter Wyatt – CiSRA
An engineer and computer scientist by training, Peter Wyatt is R&D General Manager at Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA), and is one of two ISO Project Leaders for ISO 32000, the PDF specification. He has watched the PDF specification evolve
into the ubiquitous and advanced format it is today, and has developed PDF technologies from low-cost embedded to modern cloud and mobile platforms.
 
Peter’s current role is to oversee research and development of printing, display rendering and document format technologies at CiSRA. His global experience provides in-depth technical expertise on the issues that a reliable, vendor-neutral and implementation-independent electronic document format must resolve for all consumers and businesses.
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