Canon Solutions America Touts Best Practices, Security at Forum

Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., participated in the 2021 NIGP Annual Forum held virtually Aug. 23-26 and in person Sept. 11-14 in Anaheim, California. Representatives of the company interacted with attendees virtually and in person, participating in dialogue to promote education, networking, and problem-solving within the public procurement space.
The NIGP Annual Forum and Products Exposition is the largest North American educational conference exclusively for individuals in public procurement. Nearly 2,000 people attended this important event virtually to share best practices, explore new technologies, and participate in workshops. 

Canon Solutions America hosted a virtual networking forum, titled "A Layered Approach to Securing Your Organization's Environment." This aimed to educate attendees on Canon Solutions America's Five Pillars of Security Approach, which includes Device Security, Print Security, Document Security, Information Security, and Cybersecurity. Canon Solutions America also staffed a booth at the in-person NIGP Leadership Summit in Anaheim, where attendees learned how to protect their organizations from security risks, data breaches, and malware attacks. 

Building on the security theme, also seen in the Canon Solutions America booth were two solutions that aid in keeping workplaces healthy: the Whiz by SoftBank Robotics, a commercial robot vacuum built on a trusted AI platform to deliver a high-quality, efficient clean; and the welloStationX hands-free kiosk, an automated, FDA-cleared, no-touch clinical thermometer providing temperature screening, instant clearance badges, and flexible reporting and alerts to help lower the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious illness in workplace settings.

"The expertise Canon Solutions America brings to the table is unmatched, as we were excited to once again have their support at this year's Forum," says Fred Kuhn, chief growth officer, NIGP. "Hearing straight from the experts themselves provides an invaluable opportunity for members and allows them to gain a deeper understanding of how best practices are used throughout the industry."
David Wetzel, business development executive, Strategic Accounts, and Aimée Bivins, senior specialist, marketing, both of Canon Solutions America, participated in the NIGP Business Council virtual presentation "Contemporary Business Practices, Finding Common Ground." The session, garnering over 120 attendees, examined how to achieve an organization's environmental, social, and governance goals. Also in attendance at the Forum were Frank J. Carroll, senior manager, State & Strategic Account Sales, Canon U.S.A. and Paul T. Murphy, VP, Major Accounts & Vertical Markets, Canon Solutions America.

"We are proud to support the National Institute of Government Procurement Forum. As a member of the NIGP Business Council, we were excited to share our knowledge and expertise with members to enhance their day-to-day operations." said Peter P. Kowalczuk, president, Canon Solutions America. "We found it beneficial to hear directly from someone who speaks the procurement language, has hands-on experience, and who has a deep understanding of the best way to put into practice technologies and strategies for success."