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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Interview with Dr. Bernd Wild about PDF Days Europe 2017

Who: Dr. Bernd Wild Company: intarsys AG Position: CTO PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal relationship with Berlin? Dr. Bernd Wild: Not directly. But I appreciate Berlin for its locations and eve …

Interview with Dietrich von Seggern for PDF Days Europe 2017

Who: Dietrich von Seggern Company: callas software GmbH Position: Managing Director PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal relationship with Berlin? Dietrich von Seggern: Yes, definitely. I first cam …

Interop workshops: building a test matrix

How will the PDF 2.0 interop workshops work? This article explains the process of building the test-matrix to establish possibilities for pair-wise testing.

PDF Days Europe agenda looks to the future

With over 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics spanning the future of PDF technology, this year’s PDF Days is more relevant than ever.

SHA-1 is gone… and it’s deprecated in PDF 2.0 as well

As we reported yesterday, those in the crypto world are well-aware that Google and others have proven that SHA-1, the venerable cryptographic hash function standard, is dead. The consequences, however, are yet to be determined. Somewhere, it is safe to …

Interview with Michael Karbe (Actino) for PDF Days Europe 2017


Who: Michael Karbemichael-karbe
Company: Actino Software GmbH
Position: CEO
Job description: Consultant, project manager and entrepreneur for digital transformation and document formats.

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal connection with Berlin?

Michael Karbe: I have no personal connection with Berlin but it is still the most exciting thing in the world to explore the city more than 20 years after the unification.

PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “PDF as a Service” – what’s that about?

Michael Karbe: To be more productive, we do not need more features, we need better integration, more automation and standard support. In my presentation I will show how web and cloud services could be a perfect solution to achieve these targets. The attendees will see that it is quite simple to implement and also very user-friendly.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Michael Karbe: It’s aimed at enterprises and institutions who are thinking about corporate-wide solutions to replace paper-based workflows with PDF or optimize existing digital processes. It’s for people who would like to learn what can be done and for experienced users to get some ideas for more.

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Michael Karbe: The attendees will see reference projects from archiving, office communication, collaboration or printing and learn that PDF with its object-orientated structure, metadata and job tickets provides all the properties needed for digital transformation. They will learn that server-based solutions support integrated processes much better and more cost-effectively than deploying and managing client applications.

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe has become the leading PDF event. What makes the PDF Days so unique in your mind?

Michael Karbe: It’s finally the place where the whole PDF world comes together. No other event welcomes so many experts from different areas, and you always leave full of good ideas, new contacts and inspiration.

PDF Association: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at PDF Days Europe 2017!


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