Thursday, May 01, 2014

News on Upcoming Events from IOFM, Notable Solutions, HSA & Kofax


IOFM Preps for Second Payments Summit
Building on success of last year’s inaugural event, the Institute of Finance andManagement (IOFM) is gearing up for its second annual Payments Summit. The event, which focuses on B2B and C2B payments, is being held June 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. It features a day and a half of conference sessions, as well as an exhibition area.

Last year’s event had 100-150 attendees and IOFM organizers are expecting more this year. “Sign-ups have been steady, but we are still looking for more attendees and also have openings for exhibitors,” said RD Whitney, Executive Director for IOFM, which is owned by Diversified Business Communications. “We think we have the only event that focuses on the full spectrum of payments and provides a holistic view of payments automation.”

The Payments Summit was launched last year targeting former TAWPI members who felt alienated by the direction of IFO (the Institute of Financial Operations), which bought the TAWPI trade organization in 2011. IFO incorporated the former TAWPI show in its Fusion event, which is primarily focused on accounts payable. IOFM also hosts an accounts payable conference, but feels it is filling a market need with a dedicated A/R conference.

Last year’s Payments Summit was well received, and once again former TAWPI executive Mark Brousseau will be emceeing this year’s event. There is no headliner keynote, but the agenda features a steady stream of panels and end user presenters designed to provide peer-to-peer education. Last year’s hot topics included the challenges of managing multi-channel payment streams, as well as automating capture from full-page documents like EOB forms.

IBML is signed on as the title sponsor. Other exhibitors that Document Imaging talk readers may be familiar with include OPEX, BancTec, eGistics, Creditron, Data Dimensions, Fairfax Imaging, MAVRO, Open Scan, and Orbograph. Early attendee sign-ups include executives from industries like banking, telco, healthcare and retail, as well as trade associations and third-party payment processors.

Notable Solutions hosts inaugural US event
Capture and print management ISV Notable Solutions will be hosting its inaugural North American end user event that same week as the Payments Summit, also on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. eNgage 2014 will run June 4-5 at the Pier 5 Waterfront Hotel. Keynote speakers include Bob Larrivee, director custom research at AIIM and Feri Clayton, director, ECM, IBM Software Group. Notable Solutions end uses from organizations like Toyota, Tulane University, and Fairfax County Government will also present.

“This event is in response to numerous requests from our customers and partners to bring together industry experts to discuss the key challenges facing organizations today,” said Mehdi Tehranchi, Notable Solutions CEO, as quoted in a press release. “We also plan on sharing the successes of those customers who have raised the bar by implementing cost-efficient systems to securely manage and gain greater participation in their business processes.”

Why Kofax Transform is Moving to Las Vegas
Kofax has apparently outgrown the locations at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton where its annual Transform event has been held the past four years. Transform 2015 will be held at in Las Vegas, March 8-11. The 2015 AIIM Conference will then be held in San Diego March 18-20. Kofax is hoping to attract a more international crowd and feels Las Vegas is a better location for that as well. Apparently, AIIM checked with Kofax before scheduling their event in San Diego, so there is no conflict here.

HSA Capture Agenda Shaping up
Finally, once again I have been invited to give my news review and predictions at this year's upcoming Harvey Spencer Capture Conference. The event is being held Sept. 3-4 at its usual location at the Glen Cove Mansion on Long Island. Other topics on the agenda include Big Data, Computational Linguistics and Semantic Understanding, and Photo and Video Understanding. Hope to see you there.

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