for Business

Leading digital pen and ink technology

InkVision2019 Powered by digital ink
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Why Attend?

What you‘ll discover at this year‘s Partner Summit:

  • Wacom‘s latest product roadmap for hardware and software enablement tools for partners
  • Engaging presentations from business leaders and entrepreneurs inside and outside Wacom
  • Live demos of new B2B ink applications from our developer competition
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Wacom has a long history delivering digital pen hardware, but technology is changing and customers workflows are changing, so we also have to change. I truly believe that going forward, the data created by digital pens, known as digital ink, is the next frontier.”
Nobu IdeCEO, Wacom

Speakers

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Nobu Ide, CEO, Wacom Technology

Wacom Chief Operating Officer and digital ink technologist who has been leading efforts to promote Wacom’s new digital pen technologies across the industry, as well as to develop partnerships with key industry players.



Nobu joined Wacom in 2013 as the head of Wacom’s Technology Solutions group, responsible for working with OEM partners to embed Wacom’s digital pen technology across market leading notebook, tablet and mobile devices. He was appointed as the President and CEO in 2018.

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Taylor Romero, CEO, Spruce Labs

Taylor Romero landed his first web gig at the age of 14 and worked several high-profile positions in the tech industry before going in a totally new direction. He and his wife, Becca, opened Spruce, a menswear boutique and barbershop, in 2015 and haven’t looked back since. With his creation of SpruceBot, Taylor is quite literally on the cutting edge of new technology. Driven by the motto:

“The most important person in the world is the one walking through that door.”

Dr Odeh Muhawesh

Dr. Odeh Muhawesh, Executive Chairman, Squigl, LLC

Dr. Odeh Muhawesh is an award-winning educator and business leader. He founded several successful businesses over the course of 30 years, establishing a strong record of growing revenue and developing competitive products for software companies. As CEO, he created thousands of jobs throughout the nation. He received many awards including being named one of Minnesota's 50 Most Powerful leaders and Tech Titan of 2017.


He serves on several corporate and academic boards, in addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Squigl, LLC.

Boris Fantini

Boris Fantini, Marketing & Commercial Excellence Manager, Xerox

Boris serves as the Xerox Services Marketing & Commercial Excellence Manager for Latin America and Caribbean Region. He leads the definition, development and implementation of regional and local marketing strategies for the direct business of Xerox in LATAM as well as the Sales Enablement strategy for the region.


Boris Fantini holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Andrés (UDESA) and a Diploma in Online Marketing and Digital Business at the ITBA (Technological Institute of Buenos Aires). He is now finishing a Master Degree in Marketing & Communications (UDESA).

Dr Dung Mao

Dr. Dung Mao, Instructional Designer, Northwestern University

Dung Mao is an instructional designer at Northwestern Health Sciences University and adjunct faculty at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Dung earned his PhD in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. He had close to 10 years experience in the instructional design arena. During that time, he had the opportunity to work with instructors and faculty from various background and technological experiences, developing online courses for learners of all ages and technical skills.


Dung’s current research interests include student engagement, digital storytelling, online and distant education, financial education and literacy, and culturally responsive pedagogy.

Chris Wynder

Chris Wynder, Director of Product Marketing, Capture and OEM, OpenText

Chris Wynder is the Director of Product Marketing for OpenText’s Capture and OEM portfolio. He focuses on how organizations can bring in information in an organized manner to ensure usability and productivity. Chris has a decade of experience implementing and consulting on information management strategies in a variety of regulated industries. Chris uses his background in medical sciences (Ph.D from Rockefeller University) to bring insight on taxonomies, protocol design and analytics to his information management advice.


When not working Chris can be found on or around a Rugby pitch either playing or coaching his two kids.

Kevin Kulbacki

Kevin Kulbacki, Forensic Document Examiner, IRS National Forensic Laboratory

Kevin Kulbacki is a Forensic Document Examiner with the IRS National Forensic Laboratory. He specializes in the examination of handwriting and signatures for the determination of authorship as well as the identification of altered or manufactured documents.


Mr. Kulbacki was trained in Forensic Document Examination at the prestigious firm Osborn & Son and has worked for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division as well as the IRS National Forensic Laboratory. He is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners.

Schedule of Events

Welcome Reception - October 23rd

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All speakers and attendees are invited to join us for an evening reception from 5pm to 7pm in the Pattycake Room on the 2nd Floor.



We will be serving heavy hors d‘oeurves plus a selection of wine and local craft beers. Take advantage of this relaxed networking opportunity to connect with partners, colleagues and industry leaders.

Conference Agenda

The main conference agenda will feature engaging keynote speakers and presentations from Wacom‘s partners and thought leaders in the eDocument and eSignature industries. Ideal for anyone looking to learn more about Wacom and the potential business opportunities for digital ink applications.



Time Presentations
8am - 9am Continental Breakfast
9am-9:15am Welcome from the Conference Chair

Larry Torri, Sales Director, Wacom

9:15am-9:45am Future of Digital Ink for Business

Nobu Ide, CEO, Wacom

9:45am-10:45am Keynote: Designing Technology for In-Person Interactions

Taylor Romero, Spruce Labs

10:45am-11am Coffee Break
  Main Conference Breakout 1: Collaboration
11am-11:20am Enhancing customer onboarding experience with process automation and esignatures: A View from Latin America

Boris Fantini, Services Marketing & Commercial Excellence Manager, Xerox

Wacom's Collaboration & Ideation Toolkits

Shane Wilks, Solutions Consultant, Wacom

11:20am-11:40am Digital Transformation in an Exponential World

Ewaldo Del Valle, Global Head of Digital Automation, Sonda

Case Study: Digital Education Tools for St. Leo University

Gideon Schnog, Director of Client Technology Services, Saint Leo University

11:40am-12pm No Client Left Behind: Delivering Omni-Capture with Legacy Processes

Chris Wynder, Director of Product Marketing, Capture and OEM, OpenText

Round Table Discussion:
The Future of Technology in Education
featuring representatives of:
  • Squigl
  • FlatFrog
    • Smart Technologies
    12pm-12:15pm Q&A
    12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
      Main Conference Breakout 2: eSignatures
    1:15pm-1:35pm The Future of Mixed Reality Tools for Business

    John O’Brien, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

    New Tools for Signature Verification

    Shane Wilks, Solutions Consultant, Wacom

    1:35pm-1:55pm Animating Digital Ink: The future for Learning

    Dr Odeh Muhawesh, Chairman, Squigl LLC

    Forensic Examination of Signatures in the Digital Age

    Kevin Kulbacki, Forensic Document Examiner, IRS Forensic Lab

    1:55pm-2:15pm Engaging 21st Century Learners: Leveraging Squigl to Improve Student Engagement and Learning Outcomes

    Prof Dung Mao, Instructional Designer, Northwestern University

    Round Table Discussions on:
    The Future of eDoc & eSign Adoption
    featuring representatives from:
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • OpenText
  • Sonda
  • 2:15pm-2:30pm Q&A
    2:30pm-2:45pm Coffee Break
    2:45pm-3:30pm An Introduction to WILL3.0

    Peter Bacher, Ink Division, Wacom

    3:30pm-4:15pm Wacom's Future Roadmap

    Larry Torri, Sales Director & Shane Wilks, Solutions Consultant, Wacom

    4:15pm-4:30pm Closing Remarks


    Following the conference, Wacom will be hosting an off-site dinner for attendees and speakers. More details will be announced shortly.


    Venue & Hotel InformationDon't miss out, register today!

    • Conference Hotel:
    • the Curtis Denver - a Hilton Doubletree Hotel 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
    • Room block rate expires: September 27th
    • Discounted Room Rate: $229/night + tax
    • Rate includes: Single occupancy room with 1 King or 2 Queen Beds. Discounted room rate is available for two days before and after the conference (must call to book extended days).
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    The Curtis Hotel

    United States of America

    1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202