Who: Michael Karbe
Company: Actino Software GmbH
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!