UXBRIDGE – In a series of speeches at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Amsterdam today, business leaders from Xerox Corporation outlined their vision for the future of key public services such as healthcare, education, transport and government, including how these services will be fundamentally changed by technological innovations.

Lynn Blodgett, president and CEO of ACS, A Xerox Company, discussed the evolution of the IT industry in the event’s keynote speech, outlining how Xerox is helping to accelerate global innovation in a range of different industries.

Blodgett presented a vision of how IT can help stimulate social change through new initiatives, such as capturing unstructured data and processing it into structured information, which can be used to drive improvements in areas like transport, healthcare and education.

In one of several other speeches given by Xerox experts and customers, Dr. Jeff Bauer, vice president of Forecasting and Strategy for ACS, A Xerox Company, discussed how the parallel advances in medical science and IT could dramatically improve the quality of healthcare and drive down costs. He also explored how technological convergences could achieve the universal goals of health reform through innovation in shared applications, such as text mining tools that help detect infections and analytic protocols that identify the most cost-effective medical services for individual patients.

David Cummins, vice president of Sales and Marketing for the ACS Transportation Solutions Group, will address the increasing importance of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in a panel session focussed on mobility on day 3 at WCIT. With ACS’ experience as an investor, systems integrator and operator for clients in 30 countries, Cummins will be able to discuss how innovative financing, smart technologies and emerging business models are addressing increasingly complex urban transportation problems.

This year’s summit is themed around the ‘Challenges of Change’, and focused on addressing the global impact of issues, such as economic and social development, with the global IT community exchanging policies and ideas on how ICT can enable change and innovation in all parts of the world. As a platinum sponsor of the event, Xerox is also contributing to track sessions on eHealth, government and mobility, as well as showcasing applications and the latest innovations from Xerox’s European Research Centre based in Grenoble, France.

This year the congress is hosted by the Dutch IT Trade association and the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs with the formal support and participation of the European Commission. To find out more please click on WCIT 2010.

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About Xerox Europe
Xerox Europe, the European operations of Xerox Corporation, markets a comprehensive range of Xerox products, solutions and services, as well as associated supplies and software. Its offerings are focused on three main areas: offices from small to large, production print and graphic arts environments, and services that include consulting, systems design and management, and document outsourcing. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organisations worldwide. The 130,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries.

Xerox Europe also has manufacturing and logistics operations in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands, and a research and development facility (Xerox Research Centre Europe) in Grenoble, France.

For more information visit http://www.xerox.com or http://www.acs-inc.com

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