Woodbury, NY—David Pogue, the leading technology columnist who recently joined Yahoo.com as the founder of Yahoo Tech, signed on as the keynote speaker for the 2014 Digital Imaging Symposium, which will be held at the Apella at the Alexandria Center in New York City on June 24, 2014.
Now in its second year, the DI Symposium is designed to address the issues facing the digital imaging industry in the coming years. Last year’s inaugural symposium drew leaders from the industry’s preeminent manufacturers and retailers in the digital imaging space. Its featured speakers included Heather Cartwright, director of Digital Imaging, Amazon.com; Josh Rubin, founder of CoolHunting.com; Jacob Ward, editor in chief of Popular Science magazine; and Enrique Muyshondt, president of desktopFab, a 3D printing company.
This year’s program will continue its mission of delving into the issues facing the industry. In addition to David Pogue, speakers tentatively committed to date include: Marc Levoy, a professor from Stanford University who will discuss Google Glass and its effect on the future of photography; Greg Sterling, senior analyst at Opus Research; Hans Hartman, president of Suite 48 Analytics, who will present current issues in mobile photo app development; Colby Brown, a photographer/entrepreneur with over two million followers on social media; and Michael Petricone, senior vice president, Government and Legal Affairs, CEA. The 2014 symposium will also feature panels that discuss current trends in imaging retail, 3D printing and social media, among others.
“We’re excited to have David Pogue as our featured speaker at the DI Symposium,” said Jerry Grossman, editor in chief of Digital Imaging Reporter magazine and executive director of PMDA. “His perspectives on the digital imaging space have been followed and respected by millions, and his talent as a presenter will certainly be a highlight for our event.”
For 13 years, David Pogue was the weekly personal technology columnist for the New York Times. Now with Yahoo!, where he helps oversee and expand consumer technology coverage, he has emerged as one of the preeminent speakers on the latest consumer technology. Pogue is also the host of NOVA scienceNow and other science shows on PBS, and he’s been a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 2002.
With over three million books in print, Pogue is one of the world’s best-selling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the For Dummies series, including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music. In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called The Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
The DI Symposium is presented by Digital Imaging Reporter magazine and the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA). For more information, please visit disymposium.com.