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Photo Metadata Conference 2007, 7 June

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Roger Bacon, Media Product Manager - Reuters
Roger Bacon is responsible for managing Reuters Media delivery capabilities, including satellite, internet and terrestrial feeds & online databases. The role encompasses the management of content tagging, rights management and product administration for Reuters text, pictures, news graphics, and online products.  Roger has more than 25 years experience within the online news industry.  He recently initiated a program that draws together Editorial System Providers and Reuters clients to identify metadata, product and file format improvements.  Other projects he has collaborated on include migrating all of Reuters images from a third party to the and the introduction of rights management codes to the production process.
Peter Krogh - Peter Krogh Photography
Photographer Peter Krogh is the author of “The DAM Book” (O'Reilly, 2005), the most widely used reference on digital asset management for photographers.  His system provideds theoretical underpinnings, a solid plan, and practical advice, for filing, finding, protecting, and re-using photographs.
He is currently serving on the ASMP Board of Directors.  As an Alpha Tester for Adobe, with a specialty in archive, workflow and metadata,  his contributions can be seen in some features available in Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, and the DNG storage format. Peter consults with photographers, archivists, and software manufacturers worldwide.
Jan Leidicke - BVPA,Germany, and Keystone Germany
Jan Leidicke, born 1963, is the owner and president of Keystone Germany. The press-photo agency and photo archive, founded in 1924 and located in Hamburg, manages an archive of about 4 million images and a daily newspicture sevice. Keystone started working with digital photos in the mid 90th and since then working with metadata has become an important item. Since 1996 Jan Leidicke is also working for the BVPA (the German Association of Press-Picture Agencies and Photo-Libraries). First in the council and later as the BVPA president for several years. Nowadays he is representing the BVPA to the IPTC.
Harald Löffler, Research Manager - Ifra
Harald Löffler holds a university degree in mathematics. In 1997 he started to work as senior consultant for Ifra and today he is Ifra’s Research Manager. His focus is on process analysis and IT systems for all areas of newspaper publishing. He guided the Ifra working group “Integrated Publishing Systems”, is co-chair of the Ifra Middle East Committee and the Ifra Technical Group Publishing. He is Ifra’s representative to the IPTC and is the current Chairman of the AdsML Consortium. Harald Löffler is consulting Ifra members to optimise editorial and advertising processes and helps to select publishing systems.
Hiroshi Maeno, General Manager Digital Photo Software Planning Div. - Canon
Mr Maeno joined Canon in 1982. Since then he works in the Camera R&D department and on product planning for Canon camera hardware.
Clemens Molinary, Sales Manager - Fotoware
Clemens Molinari is a FotoWare sales manager, but also involved in technical innovation and product planning and marketing. He has more than 25 years experience in the publishing industry, started his career as a press photographer and graphic artist in the 1980s and moved into the software industry in the early days of Desktop Publishing. He is still a very active photographer, intensely using FotoWare's applications not only during office hours.
Gunar Penikis, Sr. Product Manager, XMP - Adobe Systems Inc.
Gunar Penikis is Senior Product Manager for Adobe Bridge and Adobe XMP at Adobe Systems Incorporated. He is responsible for defining platforms and products that empower the creative community to better manage media assets and workflow, enabling them to more efficiently express their vision.
Gunar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Masters degree in International Business Administration from York University, Canada.
David Riecks - David Riecks Photography
David Riecks is a well-known correspondent on digital subjects and a working assignment and stock photographer. He was an early proponent of digital imaging and is sought after by his peers as a "digital guru." Riecks regularly contributes to several professional forums, is involved in many recent standards initiatives, and is a featured speaker at industry events such as PhotoPlus Expo, and the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit. He was the only stock photographer involved with the IPTC working group which developed the IPTC Core metadata schema; and authored the User's Guide to the IPTC Core.
Riecks chairs the Stock Artists Alliance (SAA) Imaging Technology Standards committee, was a founding member of the Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines coalition (UPDIG), serves as the Chief Technical Advisor to the Picture Licensing Universal System coalition (PLUS), and represents photographers on two IDEAlliance working groups. Riecks founded to assist others with issues on keywording and embeding metadata for those creating images collections.
Sarah Saunders - BAPLA / Director, Electric Lane
Sarah Saunders is a consultant in picture archiving and commercial image sales, and runs consultancy and training  company Electric Lane.  She is chair of the BAPLA Metadata Group and has worked for BAPLA with the PPA Pic4Press Committee on digital guidelines and a new BAPLA/Pic4Press metadata panel.  Electric Lane does training and consultancy for picture libraries, publishers, not for profit organisations and corporate companies.
Joe Schorr, Senior Product Manager, Apple
He is the senior product manager for Apple's award-winning Aperture software, a photo workflow and image management application designed for professional photographers. A graduate of Yale University, Schorr served as a contributing editor at Macworld Magazine and co-authored eight books about the Mac, including two editions of "iPhoto: The Missing Manual" before joining Apple in 2003.
Jeff Sedlik, CEO and President, PLUS Coalition
Jeff Sedlik is the President and CEO of the PLUS Coalition (Picture Licensing Universal System), an international non-profit organization for picture licensors and licensees, dedicated to the development and implementation of image licensing standards and systems. CEPIC is a charter member of the PLUS Coalition. A leading commercial photographer for more than 20 years, Sedlik is the past president of the Advertising Photographers of America. Sedlik is an authority on the business of image licensing, and provides expert witness and consulting services to clients in the photography, design, advertising and publishing industries. A Professor at the Art Center College of Design, Sedlik teaches courses on business and technical topics. Sedlik received the 2005 "Photography Industry Leadership Award" from the United Nations International Photography Council, and was named the 2006 Photo Media "Photography Person of the Year" by PhotoMedia Magazine.
Simon Span, Deputy Publishing & Development Manager - The Mirror Group Newspapers, UK
Simon Spann is Deputy Publishing & Development Manager for Mirror Group Newspapers (Trinity Mirror) with remit for maintaining and improving image quality across the group’s national titles. Simon was involved in the launch of Today newspaper (the first national colour newspaper in the UK) and subsequently joined Mirror Group as part of the Colour Development team responsible for implementing the move towards full colour for the Daily Mirror titles in 1989.
Michael Steidl, Managing Director - IPTC
IPTC Managing Director since 2003, Michael is deep in the business of creating, promoting and maintaining standards for the news industry. He has a long record with information technology for news as a consultant to news agencies for 20 years. Being an engineer by education he also worked as an editor and managing director for news agencies, hence knowing the news business in a broad sense. Among many other tasks at the IPTC he lead the development of the "IPTC Core" standard and is co-chair of the Photo Metadata Working Group.
Peter Stig-Nielsen, Director Digital Camera Products - Hasselblad
1980'ies: 5 years in the graphics industry building service bureaus. Then 5 years in the graphics software industry (Uniras A/S, Autograph A/S). Leading into product management position in 1992 with ScanView A/S building scanners and imagesetters for the printing industry. Since 1995 leading product management position with digital capture products (digital backs and digital cameras) with Color Crisp A/S and Imacon A/S. Merger with Hasselblad 2004, where major transition has been managed to move Hasselblad from the analogue to the digital world.
Andreas Trampe, Head of the Photo Department - Stern general interest magazine
Andreas Trampe (44) works since 1996 at Stern magazine, since 8 years as one of the Heads of the Photo Department. Stern magazine is Germanys biggest general interest magazine. From 1991 to 1996 he was in the same position at “Bild am Sonntag”, one of Germanys Sunday papers. Before that time he worked as freelance photographer for German newspapers and magazines. After school, in 1982, he finished a traineeship, an education as a photographer and photo editor in a small picture agency. After that he worked for eight years as an editorial photographer for newspapers and magazines. This year, it will be his 25th anniversary working in this line of business.
Josh Weisberg, Director, Digital Imaging Business Development - Microsoft
Josh Weisberg is the Director of digital imaging business development at Microsoft Corporation. He has over 15 years experience in the computer and digital imaging industry, and is the author of four books  on digital imaging & color management.
Mr. Weisberg has been employed at Electronics For Imaging, SuperMac Technology, and Apple Computer, and has successfully managed and launched numerous products and technologies including several Microsoft imaging technologies, the Fiery RIP,  Splash PostScript controllers, ColorSync 2.0, and QuickDraw 3D. He has also served as a consultant to industry leading corporations, including Intel Corporation, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, and Canon.
Mr. Weisberg has studied digital imaging at the Rochester institute of technology and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco.