thINK Ahead 2023 & thINK Academy 2023 Live Class Schedule Post

thINK Ahead 2023 & thINK Academy 2023 Live Class Schedule Post


Melville, NY—An independent community of Canon Solutions America inkjet customers, thINK announced that thINK Ahead 2023 is scheduled for July 17–19, 2023, at the Boca Raton.

Registration will open to all Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers in April 2023. Moreover, thINK Ahead 2023 partner sponsorship opportunities are now available at

“There is simply no better way for Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers to accelerate success with inkjet than to attend the annual thINK Ahead conference,” said Lori Messina, president at Access Direct and newly announced thINK board president.

thINK Ahead 2023

The annual in-person conference brings inkjet customers and industry experts together for networking, demos as well as educational sessions. Furthermore, its objective is to accelerate success for Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers.

thINK Ahead 2023 will kick off with a keynote and Canon Solutions America update. A variety of inkjet educational sessions with optional inkjet demos at the Canon Americas Customer Innovation Center will follow. Canon Solutions America inkjet partners will also be on-site. This will enable attendees to learn about inkjet solutions in partner discussions as well as in lunch-and-learn and theater presentations. ThINK-Academy-logo

Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers receive complimentary membership to thINK. Consequently, thINK members can tap into a variety of tools, training and resources available on

thINK Academy 2023

To further help achieve inkjet success, the thINK Academy 2023 class schedule is now available. Registration is open for inkjet learning throughout the year across a selection of inkjet topics. thINK Academy also brings the community together throughout the year in live Zoom classes.

“Whether you are interested in the 2023 print industry roadmap; tapping into the photo specialty market; migrating volume to Canon inkjet; getting the attention of print buyers; designing for inkjet; workflow automation; critical communications; selling print to vertical markets; Web 3.0; or ideas on how to grow your inkjet print business, there’s a thINK Academy class for that,” said Tonya Powers, director, Marketing, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America and thINK board member. 

In addition to the annual thINK Ahead conference and thINK Academy class schedule, thINK members can also access to download press-ready print samples and direct mail campaign templates. They can also access media packs and profiles and the most current evaluated inkjet media.

What’s more, they can get insights and learn about industry trends and new applications from market research reports and case studies. Of course, they can also connect with other Canon Solutions America inkjet customers to collaborate on a project.

thINK Board Appointments

In addition, the thINK board announced newly elected thINK positions. “The thINK board brings together years of experience, leadership and inkjet expertise.  It has led the thINK community to be one of the largest inkjet user groups in the country. I look forward to seeing the continued evolution and elevation of thINK, and supporting them every step of the way,” said Francis A. McMahon, executive vice president, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America.

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ThINK 2023 Board

Following are the newly election positions:

  •  Lori Messina, president, Access Direct | thINK board president
  • Pete Studer, president, Impact | thINK vice president/treasurer
  • Shelley Hyde, Co-owner and partner, PrintMailPro | thINK co-conference chair 2023
  • Chris Wells, executive vice president, DS Graphics | Universal Wilde | thINK co-conference chair 2023
  • Naveed Choudhry, Operations, Broadridge | thINK board member

Other thINK board members include:

  • Eric Hawkinson, senior vice president, Innovatis Group | thINK executive director
  • Sheri Jammallo, senior advisor, Canon Solutions America | thINK executive program liaison
  • Francis McMahon, executive vice president, Canon Solutions America | thINK board member
  • Tonya Powers, director, Marketing, Canon Solutions America | thINK board member
  • Larry Vaughn, strategic account executive, Thomas Printworks | thINK board member

Todd Roth, vice president, Manufacturing & Distribution Core Publishing Solutions, a Thomson Reuters Business, served four years as thINK’s board president. He will continue serving on the thINK board as immediate past president.

“It has been a pleasure serving as the thINK board president. I’ve learned as much as I’ve shared from this amazing community. I look forward to collaborating with our new thINK board president, Lori Messina, and the rest of the thINK board to continue fostering the success of the thINK community in my role as immediate past president,” commented Roth.

Lori Messina also commented: “I am pleased to accept the thINK board president position. I look forward to continued collaboration with the thINK board to plan the annual thINK Ahead conference and ensure tools, training and resources are available that will help Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers thrive with inkjet.”