About 400 people here at the event being held in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the National Harbor in Washington, DC. Mix of Kodak employees, resellers/channel, end users, ISV partners and media/analyst. The great Ray Kurzweil gave the opening keynote.
Kurzweil, a renowned futurist, discussed the exponential growth of the information technology market. He also said that companies competing in this market need to be looking 3-4 years out. This coincided nicely with the Big Data message that seems prevalent at the conference. Speakers from big-time software companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com took the dais on Day 1 and there overwhelming message was that Big Data is coming.
So, what does this mean to the attendees? Two things as far as Kodak Alaris Document Imaging is concerned:
1. The emergence of a multi-channel/source capture model to deal with an increase in information being received by organizations through an increasing number of input sources.
2. The need to add some sort of intelligent processing to efficiently manage this increasing volume of incoming information – which is the point of the Info Insight software that Kodak first discussed last year and recently made available as a product.