Harvey Spencer has over 40 years experience in the computer market as a User; VAR; Manufacturer/Developer; and Consultant. During his career he has had extensive experience in Systems Analysis; Application Programming; Hardware Development; Strategic Planning; Product Management; and Product Marketing.
Since 1989 he has been President of HSA Inc., an analyst company specializing in advanced document imaging technology and solutions, with a particular focus on document capture, recognition technologies, forms processing and content capture from structured and unstructured business inputs. He is a recognized expert on document scanning and forms recognition including OCR, ICR, OMR, and barcode recognition and has written extensively on these subjects.
HSA issues an annual analysis of the $3bn worldwide document capture software market, which is growing at double digits. Detailed reports from HSA identify market trends and opportunities as well as analyses of the leading vendors. The reports are complemented by an annual Capture conference, now in its 11th year, and the only conference devoted solely to this market.
Before joining HSA in 2013 Mike Spang managed Business Research for Eastman Kodak’s Document Imaging business. In this role Mike provided market research, market situation analysis, competitive assessment, and forecasting in the content capture and management market space. In his 20+ years of business experience, Mike has been involved with the consumer, print, and health care markets. In addition to market situation analysis, Mike’s variety of experiences also including: market research, capital equipment sales, workflow analysis & modeling, ethnographic research, usability testing, scenario planning and marketing communication..
Ralph Gammon has served as editor of the Document Imaging Report since 1998. In 2002, he purchased the publication and helped launch the publishing company RMG Enterprises. Ralph also works as a freelance consultant and editor for industry vendors and serves as a conference speaker. He has been a contributing editor for trade publications such as Business Solutions, Integrated Solutions and Transform magazines. Ralph is a former newspaper reporter who holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Gannon University in Erie. Reach Ralph at +1.814.866.2247, or send an email at to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award winning books, What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business (2014).
Ben sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School. In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant.
Ben joined Cognizant in 2011, from Gartner, where he spent 15 years researching and advising on areas such as Cloud Computing and Global Sourcing. Prior to Gartner Ben worked for a number of consulting companies including Coopers and Lybrand.
At Gartner Ben was the lead analyst on all things “Cloud”; he wrote the industry’s first research notes on Cloud Computing (in 1997!), and Salesforce.com (in 2001), and became well known for providing provocative but accurate predictions about the future of IT. In 2007, Ben won Gartner’s prestigious Thought Leader Award.
Ben’s expertise in helping clients see around corners, think the unthinkable, and calculate the compound annual growth rate of unintended consequences has made him an internationally recognized expert on leading edge technology and its intersection with business and society. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, the Drucker Forum Report, Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune, The Sun, the MIT Review, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Parade, the Times of India, Quartz, Inc., Axios, the Australian, and the Economic Times.
Based near Boston since 2000, Ben graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University in the UK where he grew up.
Gupton, a 3rd generation insurance expert, started Custom Benefits Solutions in 2006. Custom Benefits Solutions still runs strong after 10 years, operating under 3 core focuses- Trust, Transparency, and Technology.
Using smart strategies to make every plan in an employer’s benefit package function at a higher level, having…see full bio
Michael Simon is the Principal of Seventh Samurai, LLC consulting. He helps law firms, legal departments and government agencies manage their eDiscovery, Privacy and Information Governance issues. Michael is a licensed attorney, with six and a half years’ experience as a trial attorney in Chicago, where he was an early innovator in using electronic evidence to win cases for his clients. He has been an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law and Boston University School of Law, teaching classes in eDiscovery Law and Practice.
Michael is a legal technology thought leader, having made over 100 presentations as speaker, panelist and moderator at national and local events, webinars, law firms, corporations and law schools. He has written dozens of articles on eDiscovery and legal technology topics, including most recently as the lead author on the critically-acclaimed look at the future of lawyers in the face of the ever-expanding power of AI: Lola v. Skadden and the Automation of the Legal Profession, Simon, Lindsay, Sosa, Comparato, 20 Yale J.L. & Tech. 234 (2018). He received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was a published author and an Editor-at-Large of the law journal, and his B.A. cum laude from Tufts University in two majors that have nothing to do with what he does now.
Markus Most has spent over 20 years in records and information management positions. He has worked both in and out of the Federal government, including the Executive Office of the President, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation before joining the National Archives in 2007. At the National Archives, Markus served as the Director of Digitization and managed digitization operations as well as partnerships with private industry, non-profits, and academic institutions.
Additionally, he served as the Director of Operations and Business Development for the Federal Records Centers Program. In his current position, Markus works with Federal agencies to tackle their electronic records challenges and monitors emerging technology and its impact on records and information management. Markus received a Masters in Library Science with an emphasis in archives, records, and information management from the University of Maryland. He is also a Certified Records Manager.
Bob Williams is an Information Technology professional, with 29 years experience solving problems for customers in corporate, military (U.S. Air Force active duty), federal government environments. In his current position in the Office of Oversight and Governance (OGB), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. he advises on technology for information management, including electronic records and information systems.
Bob holds certifications as a FAC P/PM Level III information technology project/program management, and Contracting Officer’s Representative III. Bob is married to Emma Louise Williams, 29th Anniversary on 12 May 2019, and makes his home in Manhattan Beach, California. His hometown is Memphis, Tennessee.
Rene Schuurman is the Global Market Manager Channel Services based in Chicago, IL for Citibank. Rene has global market management responsibility for the API, online, mobile, SWIFT, file, and message based connectivity and integration solutions for Treasury and Trade Solutions within Citi. He is also has global product development responsibility for the customer facing API capabilities. In this capacity Rene is also a representative for Citi in various EDI standard governing bodies such as the Common Global Implementation workgroup.
Prior to joining Citibank, Rene worked at ABN AMRO Bank and Capgemini Consulting in Utrecht, the Netherlands where he has held roles in project management, client implementations, business architecture, and product management..
Rene graduated from the Polytechnic University of Amsterdam with a Bachelor of Science in International Finance and Business Administration.
Haresh Chhaya leads management of the SAP Treasury and Risk Management portfolio of solutions in the Americas. He is responsible for shaping SAP’s longer-term strategy for its products and service offerings. In this role, he actively engages internally and externally with all stakeholders in the treasury ecosystem. Chhaya has more than 20 years of experience in delivering business-transformation technologies to Fortune 500 customers. For the last 10-plus years, Chhaya has helped many global corporations in improving their treasury processes and delivering efficiency, control, and innovations on the SAP software platform. He has spent a significant amount of time working for the Big Four consulting firms while driving SAP-focused initiatives.