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Liberating knowledge from documents

The 6th Fujitsu Imaging Channel Conference

PFU Imaging Solutions Europe

London, May 27, 2014
  • The 6th Imaging Channel Conference (ICC) attracts almost 300 document imaging experts from Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
  • End user presentations from the finance and construction industries bring to life the benefits for vertical sectors
  • Fujitsu Imaging Channel Awards Ceremony

Fujitsu hosted its 6th partner conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 20 to 22 May. Almost 300 experts from 47 countries in the EMEA region attended the event held under this year's theme "Document and Digitise: Free Knowledge". PFU executives offered strategic updates and an overview of Fujitsu’s document scanner business. Representatives of various industries such as finance and construction gave valuable insights into user scenarios. Eleven channel partners were awarded with special prizes in several categories.

Fujitsu invited distributors, independent software vendors (ISV), resellers, business users and manufacturers to provide a detailed view of the latest trends and market opportunities in the document capture market. The conference focused on transforming documents into useful sources of information by integrating them in electronic workflows to release the knowledge they contain.

Mike Nelson, Directeur général des ventes et du marketing, PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Ltd.Mike Nelson, Directeur général des ventes et du marketing, PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Ltd.

In his opening speech Mike Nelson, General Manager for Sales and Marketing at PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Ltd., explained why document scanning still is relevant in a 'born digital' age and how PFU will work with the channel community to nurture new opportunities and secure market growth now and into the future.

One of the highlights was the keynote by NASA space scientist Dr Garry E. Hunt. He explained that technology alone is not the answer for conquering the paper mountain. Instead, changes to corporate culture, business processes and working practices are of great importance and will finally lead to improved business and finance performance. Another keynote was dedicated to document capture in the healthcare industry, given by Dr Lester Russell. The Global Chief Medical Officer at Fujitsu Healthcare & Life Sciences described the use of digitisation to leverage Big Data as well as the benefits it brings to individual patients and medical staff.

As in previous Imaging Channel Conferences a special item on the agenda was dedicated to charity. This year’s donation will go to a project by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund: the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.

ICC – Exhibition AreaICC – Exhibition Area

By holding ICC 2014 in Abu Dhabi, Fujitsu emphasised its commitment to the Middle East market and supported new business opportunities of channel partners from all countries.

"We used our sixth Fujitsu Imaging Channel Conference to show our partners how we can work together to grow and develop the market into new areas," said Mike Nelson. "Our theme,‘Document and Digitise: Free Knowledge’ was brought to life by our customers, who demonstrated new applications for ID capture, front office banking and telecommunications. This is exactly the kind of information our channel partners need to help them seek new business opportunities and the feedback has been very positive."

And the winner is…

Traditionally, Fujitsu honoured particularly successful partners and projects with the Fujitsu Imaging Channel Award in various categories, as there are:

  • Best Project: Government (Services) Al Khalili United Enterprises LLC – Royal Oman Police, Oman
  • Best Project: Government Perfect Business Systems – Ghana Social Security Network Insurance Trust, Ghana
  • Best Project: Healthcare Ricoh Sverige – Vastra Gotlands, Sweden
  • Best Project: Utilities Abdulla Fouad Co. Ltd. – Ministry of Water and Electricity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Best Project: Legal Ricoh (UK) Limited – Eversheds, UK
  • Best Project: Finance K7 IT-Solutions GmbH – Sparkassen, Germany
  • Best Project: Education Computer Prodotti S.A.S. – Rome and Region Lazio public libraries, Italy
  • Best Project: Telco eDoc – Mobily, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Best Project: Logistics Adehis – Belgian Driving Licence, Belgium

Special Awards:

  • ScanSnap Partner of the Year ATOM Options Computers, Dubai
  • Most Innovative Integration of Network Scanners INDRA, Spain

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About PFU

Fujitsu brand scanners are designed, manufactured and marketed worldwide by PFU Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (Japan). PFU is a globally active IT provider that designs, manufactures and markets computer hardware, peripheral products and enterprise software. PFU offers a broad portfolio of document scanners for professional personal, desktop, workgroup and high-volume production environments and is one of the world's leading document scanner companies. PFU has been engaged in the document imaging scanner business for more than 25 years and generates an annual turnover of over $1 billion.
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About PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited

Operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited is responsible for marketing and sales of Fujitsu document scanners. The European company was established in the United Kingdom in 1981 and has subsidiaries in Germany and Italy.
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Date: 27 May, 2014
City: London
Company: PFU Imaging Solutions Europe


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