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Are You Going to the FTA’s Fall Conference?

FTA Conference Hosts AV Speakers

The Flexographic Technical Association’s conference is next week from October 14th to 16th in Kansas City, Missouri at the Marriot Kansas City Downtown:

This year’s conference has a packed schedule. There will be 18 educational sessions run by industry professionals on topics ranging from Statistics 101 to Data Collection.

Anderson & Vreeland’s Randy Carter and Jessica Harkins will be sharing their expertise with conference attendees.

Randy Carter will be presenting Finding the Needle in Data: How to Use it to Troubleshoot Your Process. From the program:

“With a virtual sea of data comes the challenge of making something useful of it. Most printers think the data is there for the sole purpose of optimizing or characterizing the press. The true power of data is to let it tell you what needs attention. What data is vital to troubleshooting problems that arise? What data can you ignore? How can you combine datasets to amplify your problem-solving efforts? This presentation will show you unconventional ways to use data to not only improve your process, but to control it as well.”

Jessica Harkins will be presenting Finding the Needle in Data: How to Use it to Troubleshoot Your Process. The program description:

“With a virtual sea of data comes the challenge of making something useful of it. Most printers think the data is there for the sole purpose of optimizing or characterizing the press. The true power of data is to let it tell you what aneeds attention. What data is vital to troubleshooting problems that arise? What data can you ignore? How can you combine datasets to amplify your problem-solving efforts? This presentation will show you unconventional ways to use data to not only improve your process, but to control it as well.”

A&V partners Flint Group and Esko will also be presenting. Flint’s P.J. Fronczkiewicz will be presenting Beyond Belief: The What, When, Why and How of Platemaking Control, an overview of the different plates and equipment often measured in plate rooms. Esko’s Mark Samworth will be presenting Statistics 101 Revisited: An Academic Look at the Numbers We’re Beginning to Use Everyday in Flexography, an overview of basic statistics and how they’re applied to data analysis.

Then, if you have time, there are plenty of things to do in Kansas City, like visit the penguins in their new home at the Kansas City Zoo, take in some of the city’s legendary Jazz scene, or the National World War I Museum, the only museum in the country devoted to the first Great War.

Whatever you choose to do, the FTA Fall Conference will certainly be an educational experience.