Friday, February 13, 2009

Oce Hosts Print Professionals at First in Series of Innovation VIP Events at Oce Customer Experience Center

February 12, 2009 – Trumbull, CT – . . . . hosted the first Oce Innovation VIP Event at the Oce Customer Experience Center in Boca Raton, FL. . . . . The Oce Customer Experience Center, a world-class, eighteen thousand square foot facility. . .
Maybe Oce can do the prototype start up near Baca Raton. The school board in Fla has already approved open source for teaching reading in the lower grades. Plus Florida is running out of money to buy more textbooks. They might have an edge.


  1. Dear Dr. Drock:

    Thank you for your suggestion. We are proud to already have a partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County called the Oce Future Authors Project, now in its fourth year. Every summer, we gather a group of middle and high school students for a free eight-day writing workshop taught by licensed language arts teachers and professional authors. Writings produced by the students during the workshop are then digitally printed on Oce equipment. The formal book is then unveiled at a commmunity-wide book signing event attended by local community leaders, politicians, school officials, teachers, parents and other family members. We also invite the media. The public-private partnerships does fill a void in the District and demonstrates what great education opportunities can be created for students, despite budget cuts and a challenging economy. Local companies, such as BankAtlantic, as well as the Lawrence Sanders Foundation have joined the effort to help cover the costs of the teacher salaries.
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  2. Thank you for the granular description of the "future" starting to grow in Florida.

    This kind of story is exactly what I'm looking for. I know that Xerox has also been active in these kinds of programs. I haven't yet found the Ricoh, HP or Kodak stories.

    One of the purposes of this blog is to get all the vendors to stop focusing on advertising. If they would refocus on reinventing education as a core business strategy, they have the opportunity to do very well, by doing alot of good.