Kodak Document Imaging (DI) recently brought together industry experts, business partners and customers for its first-ever Kodak Global Directions conference highlighting the latest trends and technologies in the field of document management. The event proved a great success in building relationships and spotlighting the benefits of doing business with DI and its partners. The conference attracted nearly 200 attendees from 17 countries—Tanzania, Kenya, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Netherlands, U.K., Turkey, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Kodak speakers like DI President Dolores Kruchten and General Manager Tony Barbeau kicked off the program, which also featured external presenters who addressed the industry's latest trends and topics including "scanning documents directly into cloud applications" and "document security in the collaborative world." Some of the speakers at Kodak Global Directions included: Ralph Gammon -- Editor and Publisher, Document Imaging Report Donald Miller -- VP Sales, Commercial Accounts, Concept Searching Kerry Frank -- CEO, Comply365 Harvey Spencer -- President, Harvey Spencer Associates John Mancini -- President, AIIM International Steve Fox -- Director, Microsoft Consulting Services Attendees were enthusiastic about the event and learning opportunities that it provided. Raimund Wasner, Managing Director of industry research firm Kollabria said: "Kodak Document Imaging's first Global Directions conference was a significant success for a couple of reasons. First, Kodak demonstrated that its software strategy and portfolio are on target with the industry's demands—the Info Activate Solution is an example. Second, attendees witnessed the leading edge of thought leadership firsthand via knowledgeable presentations at a well-executed conference. I see this event as proof that Kodak not only empowers its customers so that they can climb the mountain of today's document management needs, but allows them to shoot right over to the other side." Watch this video to see an overview and highlights from DI's first Kodak Global Directions conference.