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    Delivering Value to Graphic Communications

    , Vice President, Solutions and Product Planning

    I am often asked, “Can Konica Minolta claim market leadership in the production space?” While the analysts might still be deciding who the leaders are, I believe the facts are in our favor. The success of the bizhub PRESS C8000 propelled us to a leadership position in the mid-market production print segment and our product road map will help expand that into the upmarket segments. Our growing solution portfolio sets us apart by helping commercial printers drive efficiencies and expand business opportunities. As proof, we are the ONLY equipment manufacturer that is gaining in market share and in gross revenue. I believe we are leaders in this space and GRAPH EXPO 14 is the perfect time to demonstrate it.

    As we prepare for the biggest graphics communication trade show of the year, it’s the perfect time to showcase the value Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Production portfolio provides customers.

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    STEM Education and the Future of Innovation

    , Vice President, Strategic Business Development

    Girl and microscopeThis past summer, my 12-year-old daughter attended the Beuhler Challenger & Science Center Rocket Girls Science and Astronomy Camp. It was a week-long day camp focusing on encouraging girls to use science, math and technology to shape their futures. They built and launched rockets and learned about astronomy and women in aviation. Especially touching to me was the session about Sally Ride, the first female in space, who was also a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego, my alma mater. My daughter came home daily with new facts, excited to share her learnings, and reciting the names of the planets and facts about our solar system at every opportunity. Fueling passion for science, technology, engineering and math, often referred to as STEM, during childhood is extremely important to our nation’s students and our future as a global leader. (more…)

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    4 Ways to Increase Profit for In-Plant Printing

    , Senior Vice President, U.S. Direct Sales

    In-plant managers often talk about the challenge of outsourcing print orders. Even when their printing resources are in-house, companies still outsource. There are many reasons for this, such as limited in-house capabilities, color quality and consistency, volume or media requirements. In some cases, the reason is due to the perception of the in-plant and the lack of understanding among organizational departments about what services the in-plant print department actually offers.

    Overcoming these challenges is key to any in-plant’s success and can turn it from a cost center into a profit center. Here are four tips from some of the most successful in-house printing departments: (more…)

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    We Have Seen the Future and It Is Interns

    , Senior Vice President, Marketing

    internsThis summer, 52 bright and energetic young adults got a taste of corporate America interning at Konica Minolta offices around the country.

    Their roles were varied: sales, marketing, customer service, systems engineering and IT. All came ready to work, rolling up their sleeves and jumping right in to their respective departments. We believe the internship program was a huge success, not just for the students who got to experience various aspects of our company and corporate life, but also for us. (more…)

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    SharkSince it’s Shark Week, I thought it only fitting to talk about the sharks in our own organization.

    For fiscal year 2013, there were 313 Direct Channel employees whose superior achievements and talent drove them to be our top performers and earned them a place in Konica Minolta’s President’s Club. We celebrated their achievements in July at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe, surrounded by mountains, forests, and a pristine lake.

    Because of their dedication, President’s Club members set the bar high, not only for themselves but for everyone around them. Just like in pro sports, top performers encourage colleagues to push themselves harder to create that winning team. (more…)

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    Konica Minolta Food for Thought: Childhood Hunger Relief

    , Vice President, Strategic Business Development

    Hunger in the United States is on the rise, with studies proving that one in six Americans face hunger. What’s more important to consider is that hunger doesn’t only exist in the home, it is often brought to school, and this can deeply affect a child’s learning capabilities. In fact, three in five elementary and middle- school teachers say that they see children come to school hungry.

    While more than 20 million students receive a free or reduced-price lunch on an average school day fewer than half of these students are provided the same bargain for breakfast, which is known to be the most important meal of the day. Teachers claim that having a nutritious breakfast increases concentration, leads to better academic performance and encourages good behavior in the classroom. (more…)

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    Going Above and Beyond for Customer Service Excellence

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services

    I travel on a very-frequent basis to support Konica Minolta. I am a road warrior by definition and have all the credentials to prove it: Global Status on United Airlines and Platinum Elite with Marriott.   In order to achieve and maintain this status level, I travel anywhere between 150-200K miles per year with United Airlines and stay 75+ nights with Marriott. But this has nothing and everything to do with this article! (more…)

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    Konica Minolta: Blueprint for the Future

    , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    On July 9, 2014, we held the Print Production Technology Showcase and Blueprint for the Future at our New York City Customer Engagement Center.

    This event allowed industry media and analysts the opportunity to see our flagship digital color production printer bizhub PRESS C1100, plus our top-of-the-line monochrome bizhub PRESS 2250P and our high-volume color bizhub PRESS C1085. It also gave media and analysts the opportunity to hear success stories and speak directly with our early-placement customers of the bizhub PRESS C1100, all of whom gave glowing reviews about our signature production printer. This real-world feedback is critical to proclaiming a successful product launch and demonstrating our portfolio’s value to customers. (more…)

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    A Global Perspective on Business Innovation

    , President and Chief Operating Officer

    As I took my daughter Katy to the airport recently, I couldn’t help but marvel at her growth. A student at the University of San Diego, she participates in the school’s International Study program, which has given her the opportunity to live and learn in Florence, Paris, London and Cork. During her time in each city, she will have hands-on experience with international perspectives and cultures in preparation for her role as a global citizen.

    As a business leader, I see parallels with Konica Minolta’s place in a globally complex world. While the company headquarters are in Japan, less than 10,000 of our employees work there. The majority of our 41,800-strong workforce is spread across the globe, including our own North American headquarters here in Ramsey, NJ. (more…)

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    More Companies Looking Up to the Cloud

    , Vice President, Marketing, All Covered IT Services from Konica Minolta

    Have you joined the cloud revolution? If you use Salesforce.com to connect with customers, Dropbox to share large files or Concur for travel expenses, you are using the cloud. If you use a smartphone or tablet, you are using the cloud.

    The maturity of the technology has led more businesses to embrace the cloud. A 2013 study reveals that 75 percent of IT managers report they are currently using or evaluating using cloud computing. 77 percent of enterprise businesses (with more than 1,000 employees) polled are using the cloud. 73 percent of SMB businesses with less than 1,000 employees are also in the cloud. The return on investment for the first year of cloud storage deployment is 58 percent. ROI reaches 433 percent by Year Five. (more…)

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