Francois Ragnet is a passionate thinker, challenged by the gap between what is and what could be in document technologies. At Xerox Global
Services, Francois recognizes that the need for a new direction is approaching. When he talks about "The Future of Documents," he imagines
a time when smart documents will move across enterprises and perfectly integrate with all business processes. He foresees document technologies
when 3D visualizations of complex information will be commonplace and office productivity will achieve new heights. To Francois, the future is now.
Document technologies and document management
Novel technology transfer
Innovative and wireless technologies
10+ years industry experience
Program Manager, Xerox Research Center - Grenoble, France
Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technologies - Gaithersburg, MD
Unleash the Power of the Digital Mailroom
This paper shows how Xerox Global Services is
reengineering the mailroom to reduce client response
time and cost, improve communications and quality,
while assuring regulatory compliance. We do this
through Smarter Document Process and
Technologies, a unique collection of information
workflow practices and software from Xerox.
Combined with a fine-grained analysis of your
documents and business processes, they can be
combined and adapted to radically transform some
of the most challenging business processes and, in
this case, unleash the power of the Digital Mailroom.
The Less Paper Office
The "paperless office" became a buzzword after being introduced in an article, The Office of the Future, in Business Week in 1975. It coincided with the advent of the personal computer, and the hope was that all documents could be processed electronically and that paper would become irrelevant.
Since then, a number of technologies have made it seem within our grasp-among them desktop publishing, the web, e-mail, content management systems and more. Today, digital information is pervasive throughout our organizations, is managed and secured in digital repositories and drives business at lightning-fast speeds.
But has paper disappeared? Not at all. Actually, paper consumption is still increasing, soaring to extremely high levels. Paper continues to predominate in activities that involve knowledge work, reading and collaboration.
So how do we manage paper now and in the future?
By using Smarter Document Technologies in the office, learn how to use paper more responsibly, reduce the amount of paper that your organization uses and effectively drive business improvement from a cost, communication, and environmental standpoint.
Beyond Document 2.0: The Future of Documents
Corporations spend a lot of time and money wrestling with the challenge of making enterprise document management and other information-based work easier, more efficient, and more effective. No longer just static containers of information, today the document can be a powerful, intelligent vehicle for driving business processes.
Once a document becomes digital and networked, a new set of challenges appear. Organizations can meet these challenges with a variety of software, services and hardware such as color multifunction devices, scanning with OCR, rules-based printing, authentication and accounting tools, document management systems and more. Learn more about the technologies that enable Document 2.0 and beyond.
October 21 - 22, 2009 - Optimizing Innovation 2009
Topic: Succeeding Through Service Innovation
New York, NY
March 5, 2009 - Xplor Global Conference & Exhibition, Tampa Bay, Florida
Xplor International, also known as The Electronic Document Systems Association®, is the worldwide association of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a variety of document technologies. Incorporated in 1981 as a not-for-profit association, its worldwide network of regions and chapters are directed, organized, and governed by its members.
Topic: Xerox Thought Leader Francois Ragnet will present at the Xplor Document University 09 strategies that help you reduce paper handling and consumption while transforming your business, while improving customer communications.
December 3, 2008 – Webinar: The Future of Documents
Topic: Turn ordinary business documents into strategic assets. Xerox Thought Leader Francois Ragnet shares innovative document strategies that help you reduce paper handling and consumption while transforming your business.
September 3 - 5, 2008 - Office 2.0 Conference, St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, CA
Topic: The Office 2.0 Conference focuses on the emergence of "collaborative, web-enabled, office productivity applications." Office 2.0 is self-described as "using Web 2.0 online services instead of desktop applications, and storing data online rather than onto one's desktop or laptop hard drive." Event addresses such topics as collaborative document management, industry standards for Office 2.0, and tools for enterprise mashups. Began 2006.
November 2007 - Documento 2.0 event, Sao Paulo
Topic: This event focused on new ways of managing documents and information in the enterprise, by adding value and intelligence to the document. This is Document 2.0.
June 28, 2007 - XE event Netherlands - Dutch Ministry of Justice
June 27, 2007 - Echt Society
Topic: Future of Documents & Information Security
May 2007 - Digital Mailroom Congress, Brussels
Topic: This event, which was part of the Document Management Congress. It contained a number of customer testimonies and technical presentations of various vendors on the electronic mailroom, which is a digital gateway to the many and varied document workflows that are the life-blood of any modern company.