This fall listeners who tune into the award-winning “Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline” radio show will hear firsthand how the leading innovators and experts in the field envision the future of imaging and user-generated visual content, as the show broadcasts from the 6Sight™ Future of Imaging conference. The 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference will be held jointly with the 6th edition of the Mobile Imaging Summit conference, on October 24 and 25 in Monterey (CA).
“We have been following the dramatic changes in the imaging industry for some time now,” says Dave Graveline, host of the Into Tomorrow technology talk show. “To explore further the future of imaging, we went to the experts on imaging trends, Future Image, to learn more. Their 6Sight conference will bring together some of the foremost imaging thinkers and doers, and we will be there to convey their glimpses into the future to our listeners.”
6Sight brings together technologists, marketers, futurists, artists, educators, high-volume users and members of the media for a program emphasizing innovative use cases, breakthrough technologies, and creativity. The focus of the inaugural edition is the “Connected Imaging Revolution” and the changing role of imaging in human affairs. Gone are the days of taking pictures only on vacations and major events. A new generation of imaging products — connected through always-on access to a global network — are enabling people to connect more effectively with each other by routinely using user-generated visual content to communicate in all aspects of their daily lives – personal, work, and community.
For businesses and organizations of all types and sizes, Connected Imaging is a critical strategy for competitiveness, efficiency and productivity as explored in the groundbreaking book Going Visual. For individuals and families, Connected Imaging is an essential tool to enrich relationships, manage tasks and schedules, and communicate better in both physical and online communities. For vendors of imaging products and services, Connected Imaging presents a set of new opportunities and challenges of unprecedented and unparalleled magnitude.
“Industry conferences are typically all about features, specifications, and market statistics. Instead, 6Sight focuses primarily on the impact of connected imaging to people’s everyday lives,” says Alexis Gerard, president of Future Image. “We will explore the opportunities presented by Connected Imaging and how it delivers value to users. It’s about the myriad ways imaging tools can enrich our lives, with tools that help people connect more effectively with each other — whether for work, personal, or community purposes. It’s about being more informed, more productive and more in touch. And the 6sight conference is also about first looks at exciting new imaging technologies that will expand our horizons, and create new markets for user-generated visual content.”
“As the leading standard-setting body for imaging, I3A has eagerly stepped into the new arena of Connected Imaging to identify and help create the standards that will enable this industry to grow even more broadly,” says Lisa Walker, I3A President. “Co-hosting the Mobile Imaging Summit conferences, we have seen this ecosystem grow rapidly over the past three years. We look forward to building on that success with the new 6sight event, and expanding the boundaries of visual communication.”
Dave Graveline will interview Industry executives at the event, and produce an entire program from the award-winning Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, California. The 3-hour broadcast will air on Sunday, October 29th from 2-5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Advanced Radio Network. Companies wishing to know more about participating in the conference and the radio broadcast, please contact conference director Joe Byrd at email@example.com.
Conference sponsors to date include the top imaging and wireless industry associations: photokina, PMA, and the 3G Congress. Corporate sponsors include Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Sprint, Corel, Cognima/ShoZu, and Nethra Imaging. New Technology Showcase demonstration sponsors to date include Avago, Cap-XX, dBlur, DxO Labs, Invensense, Johnson Electric, OmniVision, PerkinElmer, Scalado, and Varioptic. Media sponsors include CNET/Webshots, Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline, and SymbianOne. For more information please visit www.6Sight.com.