Dscoop brings 'Edge' to Orlando: The annual HP users conference was an opportunity to 'Turn Ideas Into Reality.'.

Author:Hrinya, Greg
Position:Conference news

Dscoop and HP enjoyed another banner event, as more than 1,700 people descended upon Orlando, FL, USA to attend Dscoop Edge. With a theme of "Turning Ideas Into Reality," 38 countries and 35 states were represented at the HP users conference, as Dscoop Americas celebrated its 14th annual event.

From March 24-27, the Gaylord Palms Convention Center hosted Dscoop Edge, which included an in-depth education track and a jam-packed Solutions Showcase. The event featured three keynote presentations, 75 educational sessions, a technical track and partner sessions, totaling more than 70 hours of educational content.

"We want you to connect and build relationships that go beyond these few days and last throughout the years," said Amanda Free, Dscoop conference chair. "Connection is a core and a foundation. We have speakers here to discuss innovations and how to bring them to life. We also have to inspire each other. We can make those connections last a lifetime," she said.

With technology driving change in various industries throughout the world, Dscoop Edge explored creating a more connected community - one that will benefit and collaborate using all the latest printing innovations.

"What changes businesses are networks," noted Keith Wilmot, CEO of Dscoop. "Let's do the same thing with print. Networks disrupt. Imagine if every company you represent were connected and sharing ideas, capacity and innovation."

As part of the event, Dscoop officially launched membership-based services: Dscoop Plus and Dscoop One. They are designed to provide a global support network for HP users to develop print solutions that pop off the shelves. Dscoop has also unveiled its revamoed website, dscoop.com.

The organization's goal is to provide year-round support for its members. "We want to deliver value to Dscoop next week and the week after next and the week after next. It's the power of Dscoop online but every single day of the year," explained Wilmot. "With a partner like HP, we think we can do it and do it in a powerful way.

"We can now open up our network to a slew of creatives, brands and agencies while showing them what print can do for their business," he added. "We believe dscoop.com can be a real catalyst to drive that on a global basis."

Dscoop Plus, available for $99 per month, allows users to create a profile and upload content into the profile. Creatives, designers and printers can subsequently share ideas and concepts in a forum atmosphere. Dscoop One, on...

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