“Our working groups will enable DSC members to shape how digital ink innovations become part of a larger digital stationery market.”

– Masahiko Yamada, DSC Chairman.

Customer Use Cases Work Group

Chair: Markus Weber, Wacom
Vice Chair: Felix Obschonka, Montblanc
Scope of work: Analyze leading markets and identify promising use cases which makes creative ideation, workflows and collaboration more intuitive, simple, natural, effective and efficient. The focus is to address user’s problems and to uncover underlying needs – in conjunction with the DSC Digital Ink technology vision.
Goals:

  • Develop use cases based on the dev community, market research, analysis with legal and technology implications.
  • Proof of concept demos to make concepts tangible and to perform real-life user studies.
  • Derive whitepapers and communication assets which support market evangelism, business development and new product development.
  • Joint Inkathons to engage with developers and start-ups with the goal to stimulate new use case ideas

Marketing Work Group

Chair: Marc Montwé, Wacom
Vice Chair: Albert Liang, E Ink
Scope of work: To pool the relevant resources of all DSC member companies to support promotion activities for the DSC. This relates directly to the 2018 goals to raise awareness for Digital Stationery Market. The Work Group will strive to gain awareness and support the growth in members.
Goals: Increase industry knowledge of the DSC by:​

  • Leverage corporate channels of members for DSC promotion
  • Identifying DSC promotion opportunities
  • Develop marketing tactics for DSC promotion​
  • Develop marketing materials for member use

Technology Work Group

Chair: Markus Weber, Wacom
Vice Chair: Joohoon Lee, Samsung
Scope of work: Investigate and discuss how Digital Ink can be combined or integrated into upcoming, trending technologies. To evaluate technologies, the workgroup can initiate a proof of concept, e.g. prototype for Digital Ink in Virtual Reality.
Focus on technologies: VR/AR, AI, IoT, Cloud / ecosystems
Goals:

  • Define Requirements for Digital Ink technology to enable new use cases based on VR, AR and 3D
  • Technical expert community to represent DSC in industry
  • Proof of concepts / prototypes for the usage of Digital Ink with new technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning, Digital Ink in the cloud, or multi-modal sensor-technologies
  • Evaluation and integration of start-ups in vision roadmap
  • Vision roadmap and paper on promising technology

For more information about any of the DSC Work Groups, or to join, please contact [email protected]