Information Management Institute
Opportunities for Digital Printing

September 7, 2012

Hyatt Rosemont
Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.

Course Focus

Nanotechnology is the current frontier of science, engineering and manufacturing technologies. IMI's Nanotechnology and Opportunities for Digital Printing short course provides a timely, critical overview of this vast field and its potential in the digital printing industry. Key topics include (1) history, evolution and economic/social impacts of Nanotechnology; (2) reviews of major research/technology areas and (3) discussion of opportunities to leverage Nanotechnology research/developments to fuel innovations in the digital printing industry.

The course materials cover a wide range of topics, from a general survey of the entire Nanotechnology field to the latest advances in key research areas to a discussion of using Nanotechnology to create new features in future printers - which are not accessible via conventional continuous engineering approaches. Scientists, engineers, managers and executives from industry and academia will find the information and insights beneficial to their research, new product development, planning and product implementation efforts.

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For those not fully involved in Nanotechnology, they will benefit from seeing the entire landscape as well as the advanced research, product and social impacts offered to digital printing by Nanotechnology developments. For product development, research, product management, business management and executive personnel; IMI's Nanotechnology and Opportunities for Digital Printing Course's scope will allow them to become familiar with the field - enabling them to be more knowledgeable and productive in the workplace. Scientists, engineers and managers engaged in printing research, development and product planning will benefit by broadening their knowledge base and by being inspired to incorporate Nanotechnology in their research and product development efforts.

Nanotechnology and Opportunities for Digital Printing Course
September 7, 2012
Hyatt Rosemont
Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

  Friday, September 7, 2012

  8:30 a.m.Course Registration

  9:00 a.m. Session 1

Course Leader
Dr. Kock-Yee Law, Founder & CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions, Penfield, New York
Dr. Kock-Yee Law, Founder & CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions
  • Background & Overview
    - What is Nanotechnology?
    - History & Evolution
    - Economic & Social Impacts

  • Major Technology Advances in Nanotechnology
    - Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene
    - Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites
    - Superhydrophobic & Suberoleophobic Surfaces & Coatings
    - Nanowire & Others

  12:00 NoonLunch

  1:00 p.m. Session 2

  • Opportunities for Digital Printing
    - Roles of Nanotechnology in Innovation
    - Printing and Printer Development with Nanomaterials
    - Ink/Toner Surface Interaction Fundamentals
    - Super Repellent and Self-Clean Surfaces for Future Hardware

  • Summary, Outlook & Discussion

 4:00 p.m. Adjournment


Dr. Kock-Yee Law, Founder & CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions, Penfield, New York

Dr. Kock-Yee Law, Founder & CEO of Research and Innovation Solutions retired early from Xerox to pursue his passion in research, education and mentorship. The goal in his "second career" is to have fun by helping others succeed and facilitate more and better technologies to enrich humanity. Research and Innovative Solutions is a global provider of technical advices and education services to the high-tech industry.

Dr. Law has been an extremely prolific scientist. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and filed over 100 US patent applications of which 75 were granted. He has spoken before numerous professional society meetings. Recently, Dr. Law has been active in the NSTI Nanotech Conference. He was co-organizer and chair for the Nanostructured Coatings, Surfaces and Films Symposium at Nanotech 2012.

Throughout the years, Dr. Law has conducted research in many different fields. His latest interest is in Nanotechnology, particularly micro, nanostructured surfaces, and the phenomena of wetting, adhesion and self-cleaning. He co-invented a self-cleaning polymer coating that is currently being implemented at Xerox. Dr. Law has also worked with nanomaterials and nanocomposites and was a world renowned scientist in the 1990's for his work in organic photoconductors, electronic spectroscopy and charge transfer phenomena.

Dr. Kock-Yee Law, Founder & CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions

Dr. Law started acquiring people, project and program management skills in the mid-1990's. In 1999, he ventured into product development. He championed global collaboration (with Fuji Xerox) and led cross organization teams to successfully develop office color printer technologies for Xerox products. Dr. Law has since become a competent practitioner in technology productization and innovation. He is a certified Lean-Six-Sigma Black Belt and is familiar with various quality and lean tools.

Dr. Law earned his BSc in Chemistry at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD in Photo-organic Chemistry from The University of Western Ontario. In the spirit of continuous learning, Dr. Law also completed executive training courses at the California Institute of Technology on: "Management of Technology Innovation" in 2003 and "Strategic Marketing of Technology Products" in 2005.

IMI Programs During September 2012

Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2012
September 5-6, 2012, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

Ink Jet Technology Integration Short Courses
Understanding Piezo Technology
September 7, 2012, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

Nanotechnology and Opportunities for Digital Printing
September 7, 2012, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

Designing for Digital: Best Practices for Design & Color Quality
September 7, 2012, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

Developing More Winning New Products Faster!™
September 7, 2012, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

IMI Completed Conferences on this Topic

IMI Europe Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2011
June 8-9, 2011, Barcelona, Spain

Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2010
September 8-9, 2010

Ink Jet Technology Suppliers Showcase 2008
April 16-18, 2008

A Complete Listing of IMI Completed Programs

Hotel Information
IMI's Nanotechnology & Opportunities for Digital Printing is being held at the Hyatt Rosemont in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each program participant. IMI's room rate is only $139 per night and includes in-room internet service. Early booking is advised as the group rate of $139 for single or double occupancy is guaranteed only until August 30, 2012. Hyatt Rosemont, Chicago


IMI has chosen Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois for its central location and great travel connections from within the USA and beyond. Served by over 40 domestic and foreign airlines, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport offers competitive fares and convenient flight schedules. The venue is the Hyatt Rosemont located in Rosemont, Illinois - less than 15 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The Hyatt Rosemont provides complimentary 24 hour per day airport shuttle service every 30 minutes. The Hyatt Rosemont is also conveniently located for those wanting to drive (over 10 million people in Chicago metropolitan area and over 80 million people within a 500 mile radius) and Hyatt Rosemont provides complimentary parking. Chicago is strategically located in close proximity to many major U.S. cities and manufacturing centers with excellent air, train and highway connections.
Chicago Skyline The boutique-style Hyatt Rosemont offers all you need for a successful stay - beautifully-appointed guestrooms, generous work areas, delicious dining, flexible meeting space and the latest wireless technology. Savor a delicious meal at Networks Restaurant, their newly-renovated restaurant and bar, or order room service and relax in your comfortable hotel suite or guestroom. Conveniently located minutes from O'Hare Airport, this hotel in picturesque Rosemont, Illinois just minutes from downtown Chicago's bustling shopping, nightlife and cultural events. Hyatt Rosemont is located just steps away from Rivers Casino the newest gaming destination in Illinois. Rivers Casino also features multiple food and beverage outlets including Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House (operated by Gibson's), Flipt Burgers, Mian Asian Cuisine, Canopy Buffet and more!

The Hyatt Rosemont plus the City of Rosemont the Chicago area and the State of Illinois provide an excellent opportunity to extend your visit into a memorable vacation experience.

The Hyatt Rosemont address is:

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Road,
Rosemont, Illinois, 60018 USA
Phone: +1-847-518-1234
Fax: +1-847-518-0855
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The Numbers: Worldwide Printer & Supplies Market Report
Provided to all Symposium Registrants

Information Management Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has commissioned I T Strategies of Hanover, Massachusetts to prepare a confidential study report entitled "The Numbers: Worldwide Printer and Supplies Market Report" for distribution to all registrants to IMI's programs.

This exclusive market report is updated on an ongoing basis and provides a source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure. The report authors, I T Strategies, generate this report from their worldwide model of the printer industry.

All registrants to the Nanotechnology & Opportunities for Digital Printing on September 7, 2012 at the Hyatt Rosemont will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the "The Numbers: Worldwide Printer and Supplies Market Report."


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