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ABBYY Hosts Inaugural Developer Summit

November 25, 2013

Company Provides Top Partners and Technology Leaders with Advanced Information on the Latest ABBYY Products and Roadmap


ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and professional services, held its inaugural ABBYY Developer Summit November 13‐15at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, Calif., introducing its developer community to several new company initiatives and the roadmap for its Software Development Kits (SDKs). The Summit included product sessions discussing ABBYY’s FineReader Engine 11, FlexiCapture Engine 10, mobile, cloud, linguistic technologies and services.


“Hosting our inaugural Developer Summit last week was a significant milestone for the company asit provided us with a platform for engaging more deeply with our developer community,” said Butch Reh, vice president of sales, business development and solutions at ABBYY USA. “Developers are not only critical to our business because they help us further define and build out our offerings, but because they often are the first to introduce the benefits of document recognition and data capture technology to new audiences. We look forward to building upon last week’s Summit to facilitate deeper collaboration with our developer community and bring additional benefits via unique applications to organizations and individuals alike.”


Sponsored by ABBYY partners Fujitsu and Office Gemini, the three‐day event was marked by a keynote speech from Pamela Doyle, director imaging products group of Fujitsu, and Harvey Spencer, president of Harvey Spencer Associates, the leading Analyst company for the capture industry with round table and case study talks with industry peers and influencers, including Ralph Gammon, editor of the Document Imaging Report; and Greg Coulombe, software architect and engineering manager of Intuit. The event also included various product overview and roadmap sessions; a technical and management session; and one‐on‐one meetings for developers at the ABBYY USA Milpitas offices with company executive and technical support teams.


“The Developer Summit was a great indicator of how the data capture industry is moving forward and adding value at the front end of the business process,” said Harvey Spencer, president of Harvey Spencer Associates. “The developers present at the summit are helping transform the way the document capture market is benefitting enterprises and end‐users to create more efficient processes and improved customer service."


The ABBYY Developer Summit provided an exclusive opportunity to talk to ABBYY’s technologists and help to influence future development plans, learn best practices and tips and tricks, find solutions for current challenges, and discover new uses for document recognition and data capture SDKs. Specifically, project and product managers were able to gain a deep product understanding, see the ABBYY roadmaps for future opportunities, and build direct relationships with the ABBYY product team.


Development managers and senior engineers were able to learn how to optimize ABBYY toolkits for their usage scenarios and meet with the technical and research and development leaders. The event also gave attendees the opportunity to network with the industry peers and influencers.


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