Events

iText founder and Chief Strategy Officer Bruno Lowagie attended the European Business Awards gala in Milan, Italy on behalf of the company last week (June 17). In case you've forgotten, iText became Belgium's national champion in the Awards and then went on to compete with 32 other national champions on the European stage. Engaging over 32,000 businesses and racking up 227,000 votes in 2016, the EBA is an institution in its own right. At the gala, Bruno received a medal for Entrepreneur of the Year, recognizing both...
Today kicked off the two-day PDF Days event, hosted by the PDF Association. This year, the choice fell on Berlin as the host city of choice to gather the PDF world's finest minds and premium vendors. In over 30 seminars and workshops spread across three tracks, participants share knowledge and share ideas on topics such as PDF architecture, future business applications, end-user needs and frequently encountered challenges. iText is present at the event with a full delegation and hosts three workshops, starting of with iText founder Bruno Lowagie's speech on disrupting the documentation...
Last week, the ISO committee devoted to PDF standards convened at iText's global HQ in Ghent, Belgium. The delegation took the opportunity to explore iText's brand-new offices, which offer a clear view over the city skyline, and then later went to tour the city itself, visiting various landmarks as well as a construction site generally not open to the public. The site in question is a renovation project for a canal area district that used to include a now-defunct circus and a gym, and will be reconverted to a library and a residential area with waterfront apartments.
At GIDS 2016 , we have now just demonstrated one of iText 7's more powerful features: the pdfCalligraph add-on. Developer Benoit Lagae and CSO Bruno Lowagie demonstrated that it is now possible to include full support for the Devanagari and Tamil scripts in an automatic PDF process. Up until now, this has been a struggle for most PDF tools because of the many ligatures these scripts need, resulting in flawed lines and awkward character transitions. iText 7 eliminates this...
The annual Great Indian Developer Summit has opened today in Bangalore, India. Sponsored by key players such as Microsoft, PayPal, Amazon and, yes, iText, the event kicked off with a keynote speech from our Chief Strategy Officer Bruno Lowagie, who used the event to launch iText 7 . iText 7 is of particular interest to the Indian market because one of its value add-ons supports correct retention and rendering of...
Documation , an annual event held in Paris, France, around digitalization and document management, is in full swing. And iText is present! We're relishing the chance to talk to some customers as well as introduce ourselves to a whole host of potential new ones, and listening to the challenges organizations face in archiving, PDF management and smart document workflow. This year's edition runs on April 6 and 7, with the last day featuring a morning talk by iText's Product Manager Stephan Bleeckx about how PDF can help companies accelerate their...
SXSW (South by Southwest) is one of the world's most highly-publicized festivals that combine music, interactive media, film and technology. For the 2016 edition, running from March 11 to March 20, iText's CSO and founder Bruno among the festival's 80.000 attendees. In his wake, he's brought an armada of iText lego minifigs. These @iText LEGO dudes are real conversation starters at #SXSW with @StartupsBe...
From February 22 to 25, the Mobile World Congress, which bills itself as "the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry", took place in Barcelona, Spain. iText founder and CEO Bruno attended the event and shared an iText booth with Hancom as well as Hancom's new, European subsidiary ThinkFree. Over 100,000 people from 204 countries attended the event. "This was our first opportunity to present ourselves in this way to the world," said Bruno. "It was pretty intense but interesting to see people recognizing me through the iText logo on my shirt. Some people spontaneously stepped up to...
Tech Startup Day is a mix of hands-on workshops, real-life testimonials, plenary keynotes and networking. It is the must-attend event for tech startups in Belgium. On February 18, 2016, over 1,000 attendees will join the most complete and inspiring conference of the year. Register now ! iText founder Bruno Lowagie was the key note speaker of last year's edition. This year, he's on the lists of speakers once more. His talk is entitled "StartUp! ScaleUp!...
This is our team at the iText booth at the MS Tech Days in Thailand: