Register for thINK Operations Virtual Workshops


A key benefit of being a thINK member is the ability to participate in thINK virtual workshops. thINK Virtual Workshops are led by industry experts. To keep these workshops interactive and collaborative, space is very limited, so grab your spot now and come prepared to share your camera and participate in live, dynamic discussions. 
Please note: You must be a thINK member to participate in the workshops. thINK membership is free — and exclusive to — Canon Solutions America inkjet customers. Not yet a thINK Member? Request membership now.


Workshop #1

Evaluating Your Finishing Options and Differentiating in a Crowded Marketplace

Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:00 pm EST

We’ve all heard the print expression “It’s not finished ‘til it’s finished”… and for good reason! Finishing can make or break the success of your printed products. Similar in functionality to print manufacturing, the world of finishing is making strides toward advancing the landscape of digital print. From increased automation and on demand capabilities, finishing makes it possible to differentiate and add value for yourself and your customers. In this virtual session, Keypoint Intelligence—InfoTrends’ Senior Director Pat McGrew will share the latest insights from the finishing frontlines so you can evaluate your finishing partnerships and investments to expand business opportunities.

During this interactive workshop, attendees will learn:

  • How to evaluate current finishing capabilities for value

  • Best practices when shopping for finishing that differentiates

  • How to use finishing for business expansion


Workshop #2

Unlocking the Power of Your Inkjet Capabilities:

A Tactical Approach to Matching Operations to Sales Growth Opportunities

Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:00 pm EST

When was the last time you evaluated your capabilities against what you are actually producing and selling? If you take the time to compare, you’ll likely discover a disconnect between operations and sales. Inkjet print production offers a wealth of production capabilities. In this interactive virtual workshop, Keypoint Intelligence—InfoTrends’ Karen Kimerer takes a tactical approach to assist you with finding and filling the gap between your operations and sales teams. Uncover the gold nuggets of profitability that are missing in your capabilities list and put them to use with a tactical plan.

Key discussions from the session will include:

  • Evaluating your capabilities list and matching it to your technological investments

  • Finding communication gaps and aligning sales with operations initiatives

  • Establishing a tactical plan for creating a list of capabilities that your sales team can sell


Workshop #3

"Fast Five" Workflow Touchpoints:

Assessing Your Workflow for Continuous Improvement

Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:00 pm EST

The workflow journey is never-ending. If you ask ten people to define workflow, you’ll get ten different answers—but there is a solution! It is a repeatable, auditable process that can be improved by automation. After all, the work that you do is a manufacturing process, and all manufacturing processes benefit from efficient workflows. Regardless of the occasion, it’s always a great time to assess your workflow and start mapping a plan for process improvement. In this virtual session, Keypoint Intelligence—InfoTrends' Director Ryan McAbee will assess your current workflow against Keypoint Intelligence’s “Fast Five Workflow Touchpoints” to create a plan for renewed workflow success.

The “fast five” touchpoints focus on job onboarding, preflighting, imposition, proofing, and data collection. Highlights from the session will include:

  • The importance of prioritizing job onboarding (i.e., bringing jobs in efficiently)

  • How physical job tickets add risk to the workflow

  • Why preflighting is an essential component of the workflow