Ricoh Signs on as First Platinum Sponsor of Premier Imaging Conference, Transform Global

MIDWAY, KY, March 14, 2013 undefined Photizo Group proudly announces that Ricoh Americas Corporation will be a Platinum sponsor of the Transform Global Conference, which will take place on May 6-9, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. Photizo’s Transform event is the premier conference for the imaging channel and draws a global audience.

Ricoh has a clear commitment to helping its channel partners successfully navigate the imaging industry undefined the company is a longstanding sponsor of the Transform conference series. Most recently, Ricoh was a Diamond sponsor of Transform 2012 Europe, which drew close to 350 attendees. Ricoh also recently signed a global contract to utilize Photizo Group’s Partner Transformation Series, which is a comprehensive transformation program designed for those who are serious about succeeding in MPS and strive for increased profitability, revenue, and organizational power.

“As the imaging industry sees significant changes, it’s important for companies to strengthen customer relationships and help solve their business problems – MPS can play a significant role,” said Terrie Campbell, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Ricoh continually supports educating our industry professionals, which is why we are proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Photizo Group’s Transform Global Conference.”

Ricoh is sponsoring the keynote speaker, Ryan Estis, who will be presenting Passion on Purpose: Turning Corporate Culture into a Competitive Advantage. Estis is a business performance expert who helps companies and sellers effectively connect with their employees and customers. In addition, Ricoh Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Terri Campbell, will be on the executive panel at Transform. The executive panel brings industry leaders together, providing an opportunity to speak out on the future of business and managed print services and answer questions from the audience.

“I remain impressed by Ricoh’s dedication to keep up with the advancing pace of the managed print services industry,” said Photizo Group Founder and CEO, Ed Crowley. “As longstanding partners of Photizo, we could not be more inspired by Ricoh’s commitment to bring the channel the most cutting-edge education available.”

Transform Global provides attendees and sponsors with the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and receive cutting-edge education, diving beyond managed print services and into the future of imaging. The year 2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the Transform conference series, and the event will feature industry leaders, experts and analysts, end-user case studies, and channel success stories of transformation.

About Photizo Group

A leading transformation firm, Photizo Group assists clients in transforming their businesses from product-centric to services-centric companies. We provide clients with innovative and practical market intelligence, consulting, and education services based upon our deep industry insight and objective analysis. Photizo is a trusted advisor and provides clients, as well as the entire imaging market, with visionary guidance to help make successful business decisions.
About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems, and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approximately $23 billion).

The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions, and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service, and its sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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