Festival of DAM 2021

A celebration of all things DAM


Stephen Kaufman

Vice President of Business Development and Strategy

Esko Brands Packaging and Color

Stephen is an engaging speaker who has been featured at many technology and graphic arts industry conferences around the world and is a visionary leader able to connect technology enablers to real business challenges a user-friendly way. As such, Stephen and his team manage roadmaps for Esko Packaging and Color – now incorporating brands including Pantone, X-Rite, WebCenter and Blue. His expertise generally centers around strategy and value discussions with Global CPG marketing teams, e-commerce acceleration techniques and understanding the MarTech ecosystem for consumer and life-science product marketing and execution.

Stephen comes to Esko via the 2018 acquisition of Blue Software LLC. Stephen founded Blue Software in 1997 and worked as CTO for Schawk Inc. from 2008 to 2015. He also served multiple terms as Chairman of The Intelligent Packaging Consortium (IPC) which created XML standards for the packaging supply chain. He has served on the Board of Directors of IdeaAlliance, and several other graphics and charitable organizations. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University. Stephen lives in Elgin, IL with his wife Lisa.


An Online Event

What others say

HS DAM events wrangle an incredible amount of information into clear, managed presentations - facilitating one of the best virtual events I've been in. I continue to learn something new each and every session. 

Nick Makansi
UNC Charlotte

HS DAM events has set the bar for virtual conferences! Live sessions, engaging polls and questions boxes, chats with attendees, and virtual contests for swag...I don't know how a virtual conference could be more awesome! I look forward to this conference every year and the team at HS never disappoints!

Nicole Burgess
Robert Half

HS DAM events provide me with an opportunity to learn, develop, promote and understand all there is to know about DAM, I have been able to truly connnect with DAM professionals who have helped me be successful in my own DAM journey.

Lynette Conlon
Tourism NI